Braintree Street Market
Braintree's bustling street market will take over the town centre on the last Saturday of every month for 2019 (expect for Christmas markets), offering a cosmopolitan mix of street food to local produce, drinks bar and artisan bakery, to handmade gifts, plants and flowers.
Whether you're looking for a bite to eat or looking to do some shopping, the street markets are a great social experience so next time you're looking for day out, you know where to head.
We introduced the monthly street markets in 2018 in a bid to enhance and revitalise the market which was a huge success! Here are some comments from residents who attended the market last year:
"Great street market guys! Good atmosphere and turnout. We made the effort to pop in and glad we did. Nice to see Braintree buzzing"
"We arrived home from a wonderful cruise, dropped the suitcases, put on layers of warm clothes and went to the monthly market... warmed ourselves up with wonderfully spiced cider at Silks stall, enjoyed pizza at Nonna's and got lots of ideas for Christmas pressies... roll on next month"
"Loved it, we'll be back again next month!"
Here are the upcoming street market dates & lists of what stalls are there each time...
- Saturday 25th May
- Saturday 29th June
- Saturday 27th July - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 31st August - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 28th September - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 26th October - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 16th November (Christmas market) - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 7th December (Christmas Market) - traders confirmed shortly
- Saturday 21st December (Christmas Market) - traders confirmed shortly
If you would like to trade at our street market, please complete our online application form.
Important parking information for traders
As a trader at one of the markets located in Braintree you can park in the below car parks:
- Victoria Street - Park behind the red line and no large vehicles
- Station Approach
- Causeway House (weekends only)
We offer a trader tariff for parking of £1.50 all day – to get this you press a button on the machine to be given the tariff. You will need a permit to use the £1.50 tariff, the permit can be collected on your first market day, sent by post or collected from the Council office prior to market day.
Please note: You cannot park in Manor Street car park. Manor Street and Victoria Street car parks look like one car park but they are separate. To ensure you are in the Victoria Street carpark and not Manor Street make sure you access it from Victoria Street.
Traders for the street market are requested to be there to trade for 8.30am and to not pack up before 3pm. The latest trading hour is 6.30pm.
The Market runs through Braintree Town Centre from Manor Street through Manor Place along the High Street and up Bank Street.
Car park information
See information on local car parks to enjoy what's on offer in the markets town centre.