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Barkway Market

Held within the grounds of Manor Farm, one of Barkway’s oldest houses and with a craft fair in the Church, the Market is Barkway’s big day. With over 180 stalls, refreshments & entertainment, we typically attract 4,000 visitors from miles around.

Our market is a quintessential English day out with a strong community spirit and we welcome you to join in. We're confident you'll find something to suit your taste, your home, your style and your pocket too!

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Market Origins

Re-established in 1977 our famous Barkway Market has become a Hertfordshire tradition in its own right.

Being 35 miles from London & 15 miles from Cambridge, Barkway is part of the old London to Cambridge coaching route and the origins of the market can be traced back to medieval times in 1270. It was re-established in 1977 as a “Street Market”, when residents Molly Bruce, Mr Fidler and others wanted to raise money for a village party to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.


Nowadays the market is organised by a team of volunteers on behalf of Barkway Village Hall which is a registered charity and hosts many of Barkway’s community groups. Proceeds go towards the running of the hall and in 2022/23 were distributed more widely to local community groups and
projects for the young and old alike; from a weekly toddler group to a monthly village luncheon.


The Market is also an opportunity for local organisations to raise funds including the Barkway Church, Scouts and Beavers, School and  Preschool. In 2023 over £17,750 was collectively raised by the Market and other organisations who supported it on the day!

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What's on?

We will have over 180 stalls selling unique items ranging from ranging from antiques to bric-a-brac, artisan food & drink to homewares, garden wares to plants, clothing to jewellery, curiosities and more besides.


All stalls are located within the grounds of Manor Farm, one of Barkway’s attractive old houses, as well as a craft fair in the Church.

Entertainment will be provided for all the family. There will be children’s entertainment, the local police and fire engine vehicles plan to be in attendance and of course Royston Town Band will provide the soundtrack to the day, with more entertainment to be confirmed.

Catering will include homemade sweet and savoury delights from Barkway Church as well as a food court with a licenced bar, fresh coffee and delicious food from local food vendors. And ice cream too!

There is a small entrance fee of £4 for adult visitors (there is no charge for children 16 and under) and a suggested donation of £1 for car parking which goes directly to Barkway Scouts who marshall the car park. Parking is provided for in adjoining fields.

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What's On



We're currently looking for sponsors


Please contact us if you would like to sponsor the market


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