About our markets

West Suffolk Council runs and manages markets to help support local businesses and communities, as well as making sure that West Suffolk remains economically vibrant and thriving.


Our markets in Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket vary in size and style, but visitors are always guaranteed a warm West Suffolk welcome from them all.

West Suffolk has a rich market tradition, dating back to Medieval times. 

  • The market in Newmarket has been running for over 800 years, meaning that it is one of the oldest markets in Suffolk.
  • The Bury St Edmunds market dates back to before the days of William the Conqueror.
  • The weekly market in Mildenhall has been held since 1412, when a royal charter for this was first granted.

Example Event

There are plenty of colourful and bustling stalls to explore! Discover high quality fruit and vegetable stalls, tasty street food, handmade gifts and homeware, delicious cakes and sweet treats, jewellery and more!

West Suffolk hosts a range of market events throughout the year, including:

  • makers markets
  • craft fairs
  • eco markets
  • Christmas mini markets
  • gift fairs
  • farmers markets
  • street entertainment