Monthly Market

Historically, Belper had its first market in1739; this was the same year that the River Derwent froze over and a football match was played on it at Belper! At that time, the Jodrell family were Lords of the Manor, which afforded the right to hold a market in the town, although it was really just a large village at that time, with about 500 inhabitants. The Jodrells who owned the Market Place eventually sold it to Belper Urban District Council after the Second World War.

Nowadays the Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, excluding January. It is held on Belper’s historic Market Place from 8.30am – 1pm. We have a wide variety of local food producers, including local cheeses, honey, bread, brownies and cakes, pies, fish as well as coffee, chocolates, olives and local bottled beers. We also have local wood and woollen crafts. This is a quality market showcasing fine foods and goods from around the County.

If you are interested in trading at the market please complete the enquiry form below. Your details will be held on file in accordance with Belper Town Council’s Data Protection Policy.

The Council offer a free market stall to local charities and community groups. One stall is available each month and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Contact deputyclerk@belpertowncouncil.gov.uk if your group would like a stall.

Saturday Market Dates 2023

Saturday 11th February
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 8th April
Saturday 13th May
Saturday 10th June
Saturday 8th July
Saturday 12th August
Saturday 9th September
Saturday 14th October
Saturday 11th November
Saturday 9th December

Become a Stall Holder

Would you like to trade at our Monthly Market? Here’s what to do next:

  1. Submit an Enquiry Form to the Deputy Clerk. We will check if we have any stalls available and decide if your product is suitable for the Farmers’ Market.
  2. If suitable, we will ask you to complete an Application Form.
  3. Read the Market Rules for Farmers’ Market Traders and the Food Safety Guidelines from Amber Valley Borough Council, and ensure that you can meet the requirements.
  4. Return the completed Application Form together with any additional paperwork, including a copy of your Public Liability Insurance, to the Deputy Clerk.
  5. We will assess your application and consider whether we are able to offer you a trading pitch. We may contact you to request more information.​

Market Documents

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