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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
  • Childrens 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.

Produce Market

Held every Saturday throughout the year, 9am-5pm, in the Cheese Market, off Memorial Square. The Saturday Produce Market offers delicious homemade pastries, cakes and treats, artisan bread, African rugs and baskets, and handspun yarns and woolen items.

Information: Kate

Friday and Saturday Flea Market

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

*The Butter Market has occasional one-off markets, craft fairs and events, when the Flea Market wont be on.

Information: Ian 07866 843538

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 1950s tea dresses to converse footwear, to vintage accessories, collectibles and homeware.

Information: Keri Facebook link.