Totnes is known as an attractive market town and the market is very much part of the town’s identity. It has had a market for many centuries. Until 1955 the space the pannier market now occupies was a dedicated, covered Market Hall that was burnt down. It now shares its space with the Civic Hall, a car park and a public highway.

Totnes Christmas Market and Late Night Shopping 2024

These evenings are a town-wide celebration of festive family-friendly fun with live music and entertainment, street food and craft stalls. The events take place on the first three Tuesdays of December from 3pm-9pm on 3, 10 and 17 December 2024. Find out more and book a stall here.

Totnes Weekly Outdoor Markets

Totnes Market operates every Friday and Saturday on the Market Square and part of the Civic Hall car park. The opening times are 8.45 am to 4.30 pm (November to March) and 8.45 am to 5.30 pm (April to October). In addition there is a monthly Totnes Good Food market held on the third Sunday throughout the year.

On regular market days there are 59 pitches in all, 26 of which are sited on the Market Square fronting the High Street, 12 under the Civic Hall and the remainder on the small car park to the rear. The stalls in the Market Square are predominantly food and produce. The rear of the market comprises a range of Collectable and Vintage stalls.

South Hams District Council owns the Market Square area and operates the Market. The Pannier Market is managed from within the South Hams District Council Street Scene Services Team. Devon County Council have responsibility for the highway that traverses the Market Square and the Town Council manage and maintain the Civic Hall.

Indoor Artisan Markets

Totnes Town Council runs a monthly Artisan Market in the Civic Hall on the Second Tuesday of the month April-November. 9.30am – 3.30pm

You’ll find over 20 local makers, including jewellery, knitted toys, handmade chocolate, clothes and textiles, cards and prints, mosaic art, and dried flowers.

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If you’re interested in having a stall at the Artisan Market, please contact Lisa on

Fri 23rd February 2024
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Fri 12th April 2024