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Markets in Warwick

With food, drink, clothes and trinkets, the markets in Warwick are great to explore with the family. Gain insight into the city’s history and meet some of the regions most passionate sellers.

With some of Warwick’s markets dating back over 700 years, they are the perfect place to learn more about the city’s heritage. Enjoy a drink, grab some hearty food and spend time with your loved ones around some of Warwick’s markets.

Find out about some of our favourite markets in Warwick…

Warwick Market

Warwick Market

Taking place every Saturday, Warwick Market is one of the best places to find fresh fruit, veg, plants and gifts. You can take the family and spend the morning searching through the many stalls and sellers on show.

With so many different stalls, you are sure to find something to pique your interest at Warwick Market. From trinkets and toys to clothes and plants, this is one of the best markets in Warwick to visit throughout the year.

The market is open between 9am – 3pm. Along the way, you can find local cafes and restaurants to sit down and relax after a day of bargains.

Find the Market: Market Place, Market Square, Warwick, CV34 4SA
When is the Market: Saturdays, 9:00 – 15:00 (The market does not take place when the Mop Fair is on)

Artisan & Re-enactors Market

Warwick Re-enactors Market

Whether you spend your weekends re-enacting historical events or have a curiosity for ye olde Britain, the Artisan & Re-enactors Market in Warwickshire is a must. The artisan market in Warwick is a mix of unusual items that are perfect for your next re-enaction.

You can find pottery, pocket watches, tankards and armour among the mix of stalls. You may even want to pass by the blacksmith to sharpen your sword.

Although this Warwick market targets re-enactors, it is a great day out for the whole family. You are sure to be impressed by the atmosphere and the time these independent makers put into their work. You may find yourself leaving with a brand-new suit of armour.

A lot of the stallholders at the Artisan & Re-enactors Market are the manufacturers themselves. It is great to see the passion and skills that go into creating the items on sale.

Find the Market: The Fosse, Fosse Way, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
When is the Market: 12 – 14 November 2021

Warwick Beer Festival*

Warwick Beer Festival

Fresh beer, cider, live music and an entertaining atmosphere are all available at the Warwick Beer Festival. With independent breweries at the heart of the market, you will find a range of unique beers and ciders to sample.

Each year there are hundreds of beers and ciders on offer. The list includes many of the region’s proudest brewers. Why not sample some of the Slaughterhouse Breweries customer favourites or a stunning IPA from the Old Pie Factory Brewery.

At the Warwick Beer Festival, the organisers aim to keep the visitors entertained. Throughout the day, you can experience local bands and live music. There’s nothing better than sampling the region’s ales and listening to live music with your friends and family.

*Please drink responsibly. 

Find the Market: Pageant Gardens, Jury Street, Warwick, CV34 4EW
When is the Market: 2022 Dates are yet to be announced

Warwick Winter Food Festival

Warwick Winter Food Festival

If you’re feeling festive and want to start stocking up on food for the winter months, the Warwick Winter Food Festival is a great choice. You can find a selection of some of Warwick’s freshest produce. It is perfect if you are looking to indulge in the winter festivities.

With over 50 stalls, you can find treats for yourself, children and dogs. You can find fresh street food, delicatessens, preserves and somewhere to wet your whistle. It is the perfect stop for any foodies in the area.

Plus, if you are travelling with your family, the children have a chance to have an enchanting experience with Santa. At the festival, there is a Grotto where you can take photos, receive a gift and immerse children in the magic of Christmas.

Find the Market: Market Place, Market Square, Warwick, CV34 4SA
When is the Market: 28th November 2021, 11:00 – 18:00

Warwick Mop Fair

Warwick Mop Fair

With nearly 700 years of history, the Warwick Mop Fair is well ingrained into the region’s heritage. Taking place on the first Friday and Saturday after the 12th of October, the Warwick Mop Fair is perfect for children and adults.

With the Mayor officially opening the fair on the first Saturday, you can discover food, drinks and many adrenaline-fuelled rides. The main feature of the Warwick Mop Fair is the prized hog roast. An auction decides who gets the first slice, and then the rest is divided up and sold to anyone who wants a succulent roast.

Each year the Mop Fair brings many traditional values back to the residents. However, it is a fantastic spectacle for anyone to get involved with.

Find the Market: Market Place, Market Square, Warwick, CV34 4SA
When is the Market: 15th October 2021 & 22nd October 2021: 17:00 – 22:30; 16th October 2021 & 23rd October 2021: 12:00 – 22:30

Stratford-Upon-Avon Christmas Market

Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Market

We can’t talk about the best markets in Warwick without mentioning a local Christmas market. The Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Market is one of the best in the area.

What makes the Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Market stand out is the Victorian theme. The stallholders dress up and get into character, serving street food, mulled wine and hot chocolate. The little ones can meet Santa and his magical reindeer while the adults can enjoy live music, dance groups and a few Baileys hot chocolates.

After recent popularity, the Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Market has expanded to give you an extra day of festive fun. Running from Thursday to Sunday, you can get into the Christmas spirit with the whole family.

Before visiting, you can also read our guide to 12 of The Best Restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon to help plan your stay.

Find cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon to enjoy the Christmas Markets.

Find the Market: Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 9RP
When is the Market: 9th December 2021 – 12th December 2021: 10:00 – 20:00

Spend the weekend exploring these markets in Warwick whilst relaxing in one of these cosy Warwickshire cottages

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