Bedale Markets

Weekly Tuesday Market

Tuesday is Market Day in Bedale and it has been for over 750 years! Why not come and experience Bedale's fine georgian-fronted, cobbled market place filled with the stalls and the sounds of Bedale Market. The market hosts a range of local suppliers offering fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, locally baked bread, household supplies, clothes, cards, cakes and other goods to attract the shopper. Bedale Market is truly at the heart of the community.

Living History

Bedale market is one of the longest running markets in Yorkshire. In 1251 King Henry III granted a Market Charter to Alan, son of Brian of the Manor of Bedale to hold a market every Tuesday and a three day fair once a year on the Feast of the Ascention (40 days after Easter Sunday). In 2006 the 1251 Market Charter was conveyed (passed on) to Bedale Town Council which is now responsible for hosting the event each week.

Bedale's Medieval Market Cross dates from the early14th Century.

Special Markets

Building on the success and history of the market in the town the Town Council organises a weekly Car Boot Sale on Bedale Park every Saturday from March to October.

Special Event Markets take place at various times through the year; to Celebrate Yorkshire Day in the first week of August, an Autumn Market in October and a Christmas Festival Event Market to mark the start of the Christmas Season.

Latest News

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    Every year Bedale Town Council seeks to recognise and reward members of the community who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serve the Tow...
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  • Bedale Festival 2018 - Date Announced
    Bedale Scout and Guide Group have announced the date for their annual Bedale Festival for 2018. Sunday 17th June 2018 has been chosen for the eve...
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Market Information


Mr Phil Matthews

Market Superintendent


Please note that the Market Superintendent is only employed by the Council on a Tuesday morning.

Information for Stallholders

Bedale Town Council

Tel: 01677 427949


Office Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Contact the Council