24th February 2024

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Markets in Kettering

Weekly markets

Blue backgound with burgundy coloured market stall

Kettering's Market Charter dates back to the 13th century and allows the Town Council the exclusive right to run markets in Kettering within six miles of the town centre.

Currently there are three markets a week:
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8am to 4pm in Gold Street

Charges for market stalls and pitches.
£12 for a stall provided by the Council
£8 for a pitch only, where you supply your own rig or vehicle
£25 for speciality markets

For the latest information on what stalls we have on each day please go to the Kettering Markets Facebook page where we posts all updates on traders and timings.


Specialist markets and events

We run a range of different specialist markets and events across the year and are now booking for the following dates.


Summer Saturdays

These are community festivals and markets held on the last Saturday of the month n the Market Place in Kettering town centre, with a mixture of food, drink and entertainment across the day. The events run from 11am to 4pm and pitches cost £25. We can either supply a 3x3m gazebo and table or traders can bring their own rig.
Saturday 27 April 2024
Saturday 25 May 2024
Saturday 29 June 2024
Saturday 27 July 2024

All traders attending Kettering Town Council events must comply with our traders regulations, which include:
Public liability insurance
Recent food hygiene inspection rating of at least 4 stars
Providing a full risk assessment


Love Food

Sunday 1 September 2024
This is a celebration of local food and produce, held in Wicksteed Park, Kettering, from 10am to 5:30pm, with pitches for this event costing £45.

All traders attending Kettering Town Council events must comply with our traders regulations, which include:
Public liability insurance
Recent food hygiene inspection rating of at least 4 stars
Providing a full risk assessment


Market Rules and Regulations

Please read our market rules before applying - and if you have any queries contact us at markets@ketteringtowncouncil.gov.uk


Single-use plastics ban

From 1 October 2023, new laws came into effect in England, which means businesses can no longer supply, sell or offer certain single use plastic items.

The ban on these items includes:
• Over the counter sales and supply
• Items from new and existing stock
• All types of single-use plastic, including biodegradable, compostable and recycled
• Items wholly or partly made from plastic including coating or lining.
• Single-use plastic cutlery or balloon sticks
• Ready-to-consume food and drink in polystyrene containers and cups

If businesses continue to supply banned single-use plastics after 1 October, there is the prospect of a fine.

There are limited exceptions and particularly if the items are packaging:
* A pre-filled salad bowl or ready meal packaged in a tray
* A plate filled at the counter of a takeaway
* A tray used to deliver food.

You can still supply food or drink in polystyrene containers if it needs further preparation before it is consumed. Further preparation can mean:
* Adding water
* Microwaving
* Toasting

Full information is available on the Government's website.


Advice on starting a market stall

Not sure how to start? Get support from the Startups website in expanding your business or starting a new one.

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Last updated: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 17:02