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Markets in Kettering

Christmas 2023

Bookings open for our Christmas Markets on Monday 4 September 2023

We are holding Saturday markets weekly from 25 November to 16 December and we are inviting a mix of stallholders to apply for a pitch.

Stall pitches will also be available on Thursday 23 November for Kettering's Christmas lights switch on event.

Pitches cost £21 and stallholders will need to hold up to date public liability insurance, food traders will have to produce up to date food hygiene certification, including a four or five-star rating. The pitch fee includes a 3x3m gazebo and table.

Please read our market trader information pack before you apply and if you have any queries contact Emma Dezelu at

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Weekly markets

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 8am to 2pm in Gold St
Fridays and Saturdays 8am to 4pm in High St and Gold St

Regular traders will be joined by occasional traders from time to time. The Wednesday market has historically been more of a collectors market, but is now open to all traders.

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
£21 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.

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Market Rules and Regulations

Please read our market rules before applying - and if you have any queries contact us at

Advice on starting a market stall

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Last updated: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 13:00