Kettering Markets

Kettering is a Charter Market with Fridays and Saturdays being the traditional market days, whereupon it becomes a general retail market providing everything from fruit and vegetables to plants and fashion. The market is held in the pedestrianised area of the High Street.

Wednesday is a Flea Market trading second hand, collectables arts and crafts is held in Meadow Road just off the High Street.

Pitches (size 3m x 3m) are available to traders with either the provision of a council owned stall or for traders to provide their own rigs (guidelines apply).

Desborough market is held in the The Square in Desborough town centre. The market is restricted in size but has a busy footfall and traders trade from their own stalls and units.

Kettering's FOODIE FRIDAY markets are running over 3 dates throughout the summer.

  • 1st June which ties in with the school's half-term time
  • 13th July welcomes the town’s Kettfest 2018 (a culture, music & community festival) where events run throughout the town over a 3 day weekend
  • 10th August also ties in with the schools half term time plus the town's popular 4 week-long attraction Kettering by the Sea (a traditional British seaside combined with a host of free activities)

We are currently looking for foodie related traders to join in with our regulars. Traders are required from 7.30am till 4pm; costs are as little as £16 for 3m x 3m own rig or £20 for a fully erected stall, with a table provided. The market sells a feast of locally produced food and drink from across the Borough. Traders and their products will vary with the seasons but the quality available will always be high. Market traders can also benefit from our license to sell alcohol as Kettering Borough Council holds the licence.

We know customers value high quality and fresh produce, therefore it should be produced in ways that conserve the environment and respect animal welfare for example free-range and of course comply with all relevant regulatory standards.

Date Market Location Trading Hours
Wednesday Flea Market Meadow Road,Kettering 9.00am- 2.00pm
Thursday Market Desborough 9.00am - 2.00pm
Friday General Market/Foodie Friday High Street, Kettering 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday General Market High Street, Kettering 9.00am - 5.00pm
  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Stall provided £10  N/A  £20 £20
Own Stall £10  £13  £16 £16


Kettering Teenage Market will take place on Saturday 14th July and Saturday 1st December 2018, offering free stalls and insurance for anyone aged 13-21. Find out more here!

For further information download a copy of the market rules or email

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