There has been a market in Watchet since the 13th century and this tradition continues today with the lively and colourful Watchet Summer Market. Every Wednesday, from May to September, brightly-coloured gazebos are erected on The Esplanade, overlooking the harbour and marina, and traders arrive to offer the best of local produce and craft.
Launch Day 2016
Watchet Market gets underway for 2016 with a Market Launch Day on Wednesday 6th April. This is an opportunity for new producers to try out the market, as stalls will be free to traders on that day. There will be music from folk band 'Spinach for Norman' to add to the festive atmosphere. If you are interested in trading at Watchet Market please contact the Town Council office . Alternatively, download further information, a registration form and booking form and send the forms back to us as soon as possile. Charges are set out in the policy document, along with all the rules and regulations. As in 2015 stalls for single weeks may be reserved by local community groups to raise funds or awareness of their work benefitting the Watchet community, so contact us to book a date.
The main 2016 season runs from 4th May to 14th September, with stalls trading from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 2015 was a very successful market season, with stalls offering fruit and veg, cheeses and chutneys, bakery goods, cakes and chocolate, garden plants, books, local art and crafts, gifts, antiques and curios and introducing a fresh fish stall. We hope to make 2016 even better.
Ian Woollard - Flaxpool Nursery
A Watchet Market regular for many years, Ian is shown here with a selection of Christmas wreaths, on sale at the Watchet Christmas Market in December 2014.
His regular fare is garden plants and shrubs locally grown at the nursery, near Crowcombe.
Ian always has a good selection and is happy to advise on suitable plants for a particular garden position.
Emma Duke – Driftwood Art and Design
Emma has been one of our most regular traders since 2014. Emma walks the Somerset and Devon coastlines to source naturally sculpted driftwood, which she assembles into a variety of products from large studio art pieces to a range of household and gift items such as candle holders, hook boards and mirrors.