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Trading for over 700 years, Hay Market Day is a vibrant local market held in the centre of Hay-on-Wye every Thursday, 8am to mid-afternoon. With over 40 stalls offering a diverse range of items, from food to woolly socks, there is something for everyone. Many say it is “the best day in Hay!” so, come to visit, come to socialise, come to eat, come to shop, and, most of all, come to enjoy!

Hay Market Day has stalls in Memorial Square, Cheese Market, Butter Market and around the Clock Tower.


Emily Daw 07989 980601

John Evans (01497) 820590

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Traders include:

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Organic seasonal produce
  • Locally reared meat
  • Fresh fish and game
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Fruit infused teas
  • Hot homemade takeaway food
  • Delicatessen items
  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Herbs and spices
  • Homemade preserves and chutneys
  • Artisan bread
  • Traditional French bakery
  • Homemade cakes, pastries and savouries
  • Handmade French confectionary
  • Olives and nuts
  • Locally pressed juices
  • Vintage and bric a brac
  • Jewellery and clothing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Greetings cards and gifts
  • Homewares
  • African rugs and baskets
  • Handmade soaps and cosmetics
  • Children’s books
  • Haberdashery
  • Premium Dog Biscuits
  • Plants, flowers and garden items
  • And much more!

Other Markets

Hay also holds several smaller markets on different days of the week.

Saturday Local Produce and Artisan Market

Held 9am-5pm every Saturday throughout the year in the Hay Cheese Market. The Saturday Local Produce and Artisan Market offers delicious homemade pastries, cakes, treats and artisan bread, African rugs and baskets, organic Hay-grown vegetables, local goats cheese and kimchi, plant dyed handspun yarns and woolen items and handmade silver and semi precious stone jewellery.

Information: Kate

Friday and Saturday Markets

Held most Fridays from February through to December, 9am-5pm, in the ButterMarket, the Friday Flea Market sells an eclectic range of bric a brac, antiques, collectables, jewellery, books and vintage items from local traders.

On several Saturdays throughout the year the Butter Market hosts one-off markets, craft fairs, charity jumble sales and pop-up events.


Friday Flea: Dave 07599 380735

Saturdays & general Buttermarket enquiries: Visit website.

Friday Vintage Market

Held every Friday from March through to October, 9am-5pm, in the Cheese Market off Memorial Square. The Friday Vintage is a dedicated group of vintage specialists selling a range of vintage clothing, from 1950’s tea dresses to converse footwear, to vintage accessories, collectibles and homeware.

Information: Keri Facebook link.