Maidstone Market


Where is Maidstone market

The market is part of the Lockmeadow complex and is split into three areas:

  • The Market Hall which is inside
  • The Market Square which is outside
  • The Undercroft Area which is outside and covered

The main entrance is on:

Barker Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8LW

Getting there

On foot

The market is about a 10-minute walk from Maidstone High Street.

By car

There is parking at the market. Or you can use the Barker Road Car Park or any of the other car parks in the town. More information about our car parks can be found on our Parking pages. If you are coming by car, please don’t use the B&Q car park as you may get clamped.

By bus

The 505 is a free shuttle bus that runs from The Chequers Bus Station to the Market and back. It runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm on a Tuesday and there is a bus every 20 minutes.

By train

The nearest train station to the market is Maidstone West. More information about train services to Maidstone can be found on the National Rail website.

Apply for a market pitch

The market has a mix of indoor, outdoor and covered outdoor pitches.

To apply for a pitch email marketservices@maidstone.gov.uk

Applications take up to two days to process.

When you start trading, you will need to bring with you:

  • Money to cover the pitch hire
  • A copy of your public liability insurance. You will not be able to trade without this. We need to see this the first time you trade and every time you renew it.
  • Proof of ID as stated on your application

If you are selling food on a regular basis, you need to register your business within 28 days of trading. To register fill in our online form. You can also find more information on our Food pages.

Tuesday market information

When

Tuesday markets take place every Tuesday from 7.30am to 1.30pm in the Market Square and the Undercroft Area.

Fees

Pitch fees are split into:

  • Summer pitch fees - 1 April to 31 December - Starting from £25
  • Winter pitch fees - 1 January to 31 March - Starting from £18

Saturday market information

When

Saturday markets take place every Saturday from 7.30am to 1.30pm in the Undercroft Area.

Fees

Pitch fees are split into:

  • Summer pitch fees - 1 April to 31 December - Starting from £25
  • Winter pitch fees - 1 January to 31 March - Starting from £18

Market Hall

Auctions

People looking to sell items at the auction, must bring them in on Wednesdays between 6am and 10am. The auction itself is on Thursdays. Viewing for the auction starts at 8am and bidding starts at 10am.

Hire of the Hall

The hall is 50 metres by 20 metres.

The current fees until 31 March 2017 are:

Standard hire - £495 per day
Standard hire for auctioneers - £390 per day
Local community and junior (under 16s) events - £125 per day or £20 per hour for a minimum of three hours
Commercial hire - £1,030 per day or £545 per half day
Hire of chairs - £47 per 100 chairs
If you want to hire the hall you will need Public Liability Insurance of £5 million.

To hire the hall email marketservices@maidstone.gov.uk.

Saturday Boot Fair

Maidstone Boot Fair operates alongside the Saturday Maidstone Market 52 weeks per year in the undercover car park at Lockmeadow, so we are never rained off. The Boot Fair runs from 7:30am to 1:30pm, the same hours as Maidstone Market.

Second-hand goods only

No need to book, just show up between 5:30am and 7:15am for a pitch. Prices are £10 for a 3 metre pitch and £17 for a double

Events at Maidstone Market

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