The three towns within Ashfield District, Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall, each hold weekly markets, with both an indoor and outdoor market in Sutton.
Sutton - Outdoor - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Sutton - Indoor (Idlewells Market Hall) - Monday to Saturday
Kirkby - Outdoor - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Hucknall - Outdoor - Friday with Flea Market on Thursday evening
For market locations, opening hours and contact details please see "General Information".
How do I become a market trader?
The National Market Traders' Federation receives many enquiries from people who feel they would like to be their own boss and earn a living by retailing.
Markets can be the quickest way to get started, and although it is not the easiest way to make a living it can be lucrative and rewarding. In the end, your success will depend to a large extent on your own judgement and initiative.
Where do I start?
A trader is unlikely to get a regular stall or pitch on an established market without first attending as a casual. This is the hard time, but remember everyone has done it.
A casual trader must be prepared to stand in queues early in the morning hoping that a stall is available.
Most authorities have a method of stall letting, but basically the longer you attend the more chance you have of being allocated a regular stall when one becomes available.
The exceptions to this are if you are selling a line of goods that clashes with a nearby trader (apart from certain food products, traders in the same line are placed as far apart as possible), or if the market management consider they have enough regular traders in that particular line.
If you require further advice or information, please contact the Markets Manager on 01623 551385 or 07949 093366.