Fylde is renowned for not only its historical seaside resorts but also for its rural beauty.  From the estuary frontages to the historical market towns and villages.  Within these centres we retain a strong appetite for fresh produce, drinks, locally made arts and crafts. Our Artisan Markets reflect this quality offer.

St Annes Farmers Market – 1st Thursday of every month, held within St Annes Centre on the car parks, traders run this market – artisan foods and drinks in particular

Kirkham Artisan Markets – 2nd Saturday of the month, held within the towns market square, this team host other markets in the area and are run by traders – home produced food and drink, arts and crafts.

We also have additional markets and annual events hosted in the Borough, please check out our tourism website Discover Fylde for further information.

You may have also found St Annes Indoor Market during a web search – this is now run independently of Fylde Council or St Annes Town Council.  However, the small units in there provide shoppers with a quirky mix of all manner of treasures, and is well worth a visit to find out more.

Thinking about a change of career or supplementing your income?

If you have been considering a new journey and turning a hobby into a small business, then Fylde Council can offer valuable support and advice.  Many a commercial product was born from a market stall. Our Regeneration team have experience as Market Traders and hosted events with traders, so we know what it takes and the fun you can have making lasting friendships and businesses acquaintances along the way.

Why not:

  1. Ask a member of our regeneration team today for some advice, email invest@fylde.gov.uk
  2. follow our suggested link to market trading specific advice at the National Market Traders Federation – Over 100 years of market trading experience the organisation is run by traders for traders.  NMTL is a membership scheme with really useful benefits and advice. They offer great start up support, supplier discounts, training as well as a hard to beat insurance scheme.
  3. or simply pop down with some of your produce or crafts to one of the markets listed above and speak to the market organisers

There are other entries into markets by what are called ‘Country Markets’.  These teams sell as a whole on behalf of a trader for a small commission.  Some of the representatives sell at the above markets and this may be another route in if you do not own all the kit needed to trade at a market.