Barkway Market – Saturday 13th May 2023 10am – 4pm

*** All of of our stalls for this year are sold out ***

Our famous Barkway Market has become a Hertfordshire tradition in its own right. It is Barkway’s big day and typically attracts around 4,000 visitors from miles around.

This year we are fully booked with over 180 stalls! It’s a maximum score for Barkway Market! – One hundred and eighhttyy!

We have many varied and wondrous stall holders booked who will be selling unique items ranging from antiques to bric-a-brac, artisan food & drink to homewares, garden wares to plants, clothing to jewellery, curiosities and more besides within the grounds Manor Farm, one of Barkway’s attractive old houses, as well as a craft fair in the Church.

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!

Catering will include a licenced bar from Barkway’s own Tally Ho pub and delicious food from local chefs to include pizza, paella, pulled pork, Indian street food as well as fresh coffee and barbeques provided by the Church, Preschool & School. There will be ice cream and cakes aplenty as well as dessert served up by Royston district scouts to raise funds for their forthcoming Jamboree trip to Korea.

Royston Town Band will be there to provide the soundtrack to the day and we will have an organ and a piano recital in the Church. Once again we have the miniature steam train from Royston & District Model Engineering Society providing rides for the young and old alike and Squirty Wirty children’s entertainer will be conjuring up some magic with two shows and circus tricks included. Also, Royston Fire Station and community police should be in attendance with their vehicles.

There is car parking available with a suggested donation of £1 to 7th Barkway Scouts who kindly marshal it for us. Entry is £4 per adult, children 16 and under are free.

The origins of Barkway Market can be traced back to 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 working with the committee of Barkway Village Hall (registered charity no. 272922). Last year in 2022 nearly £20,000 was raised on the day for local village causes!

If you’d like to volunteer to help on the day please contact Alison on 01763 849932. For all other enquiries please contact

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