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.
Watchet’s Wednesday Market got off to flying start at the Market’s official Launch Day which was held on the 12th of April 2017. The band, Spinach for Norman, gave a wonderful performance and, although breezy, the weather held out and there was some sunshine. Traders commented that it was lovely to see locals and holiday makers alike, and that they are looking forward to the rest of the season.
The season kicks off in full swing on WEDNESDAY 3 MAY 2017 and continues every Wednesday up to, and including, WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2017
STALLS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 2017 SEASON
As in 2016, stalls for single weeks may be reserved by local community groups to raise funds or awareness of their work benefiting the Watchet community, so contact us to book a date.
The main 2017 season runs from 3rd May to 27th September, with stalls trading from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 2016 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 2017 even better.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01984 633344
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.