Markets and Market Hall
In line with the latest Government guidance from Thursday 31 December only traders selling essential goods will continue to trade on the outdoor Market and in the Market Hall.
In the coming days the Chesterfield Markets During Lockdown page will be updated with details of which traders will continue to operate.
Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has a rich history dating back to at least 1165. It hosts a variety of different markets and events all year round.
Chesterfield's market was earning royal revenue as long ago as 1165, when the Sheriff of Derbyshire recorded an account of £1 2s 7d from the market of Chesterfield.
But it was the Charter granted by King John in 1204 that gave the town the right to hold a market twice a week and an annual eight-day fair at the Feast of the Holy Cross in September. The original market site was by the Crooked Spire church, but early in the 1220s it outgrew this area and was gradually moved to where we see it today.
Chesterfield's Victorian Market Hall was originally built in 1857 and was fully refurbished in 2013. Find out more about Chesterfield Market Hall.
Details of our open air markets and eventsExpand all
Artisan Market – last Sunday of the month, 10am to 3.30pm
Chesterfield artisan market takes place once a month with over 80 of the very finest artisan market traders.
You will find a high-quality range of authentic goods with an emphasis on all that’s local, ethical and original. Our traders are all super-talented and we expect great things of them.
Whether it is something for dinner, a gift for a friend, a treat for someone special or simply stocking up on essentials that you can’t get elsewhere – Chesterfield artisan market is the place to visit. No matter what the weather rain or shine, the market will enliven your spirit, and combined with a scout around the shops and a wander around this beautiful town, it’s a great day out!
Browse stalls, taste the culinary treats, talk to artists, vintage dealers and designer-makers, or sample the hot authentic street food whilst being entertained by local musicians.
The artisan traders will have been busy, baking, brewing, preparing, making, designing, distilling, sewing, stitching, stirring, cooking, sourcing, painting, growing and constructing.
2021 artisan market dates:
- 28 February
- 28 March
- 25 April
- 30 May
- 27 June
- 25 July
- 29 August
- 26 September
- 31 October
- 28 November
- 19 December
Organised in association with The Market Co.
Autojumble – Monday, 6am to 4pm
Chance to browse the stalls selling a range of motoring memorabilia, old car parts and spares.
Flea Market – Thursday, 9am to 4pm
Rummage among the stalls to find yourself a bargain. You never know what might be on sale secondhand – a piece of Pearson’s pottery, Goss crested china, vintage jewellery and clothes, and a range of collectables.
One of the biggest weekly flea markets in the country, there are regularly more than 120 stalls and it’s a fantastic idea for a day out.
Open air market – Monday, Friday and Saturday, 9am to 4pm
Chesterfield market has become one of the biggest open-air markets in the area, selling everything from cutlery to carpets, from shirts to shoes, from pans to potatoes.
Whatever you want to buy, there’s a stall selling it somewhere – it’s just a matter of finding it among all the stalls packed into the town centre.
In the run up to Christmas there will be a Market every day from 10 December until Christmas Eve.
Chesterfield High Street Awards 2020
Market trader of the year
Winner – Steph's Sustainable Stuff
Runners Up – Ibbotson's Fresh Quality Produce and SAH Fruits