Locations of Weekly markets in Newtownards and Bangor and Monthly markets in Comber and Portaferry
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There are two weekly markets to choose from;
Bangor market is one of the largest open-air markets in Northern Ireland. The market populates ASDA car park every Wednesday from 7:00am to 1:00pm and features upwards of 50 stalls, offering a wide selection of the freshest fruit and vegetables, a fantastic range of fish, irresistible home-baked cakes, seasonal plants, shrubs and much, much more.
The market is over 90 years old and is a real institution attracting many visitors from across Northern Ireland, especially during the summer months.
A weekly Saturday Market is held in Conway Square, BT23 4NP, Newtownards from 8am to 3pm and each year in September, a Harvest Fair is also usually held.
The market and the Harvest Fair are operated on a franchise basis, with each subject to public tender every five years. Tenders are evaluated for value for money, the applicant's ability to demonstrate that they have read, understood and will comply with the tender specifications, past experience and an assessment of an accompanying business plan.
For further information contact the Borough Inspector's Office on 028 9182 4005
There are also two Monthly Markets in the Borough.
In Portaferry, the Market on the Square is held on the first Saturday of the month in and around the recently refurbished Portaferry Market House. The Market takes place 10am to 1.30pm from April to December. There is a wealth of extremely talented people in the Portaferry area, so go along and celebrate the area’s artisan food and crafts. Take time to interact with local food and craft producers and learn about their art.
In Comber, the award winning Comber Farmers' Market takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 9am - 1pm in St Mary's Church Car Park, just off Comber Square. Stock up with local, seasonal produce and enjoy a chat with the producers.
Check out a recent visit by some French foodies in this video, however it is a test on your French language skills!
Don't miss out on the North Down Craft Collective market that takes place in Holywood too during the year - find out more