‘Freedom Day’ has been and gone, so now is the moment to make the most of the beautiful weather.
If you need a day out then look no further, as there are plenty of local markets and fairs to explore. From art to food to music, there’s a market for every-one this summer in East Sussex – and you may even be able to pick up a bargain or two. 

By Ben Cornwell


Gallery on the Pier, Hastings Pier

Organised by Love Hastings, this arts and crafts market every Sunday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, gives both new and established artists the chance to showcase and sell their work. There will be a huge collection of work on display, including oil paintings, photos and sculptures, which will be available to buy each week.


Pop-Up Market, The Stade Hall, Hastings Old Town

The pop-up market helping support local businesses and makers will be running on Saturday/Sunday 4th and 5th September 11.00am-4.00pm. There will be some beautiful, handcrafted items to buy, so make sure to put the date in your calendar.


Rye Farmers Market, Strand Quay

The Farmers Market has been running in Strand Quay every Wednesday 10.00 am-1.00 pm for over ten years. Pop down and check out their stalls containing fresh fish, meat, eggs, vegetables, cheese and so much more.


Rye Country Market, Rye Community Centre

Rye Country Market is open every Friday 10.00-11:30am and features stalls selling local produce such as cakes, savouries, eggs, fruit & vegetables and fresh flowers. Take a look for yourself the next time you have a free Friday morning.


Bexhill Record Fair, The De La Warr Pavilion

Thousands of records will be on sale at the Bexhill Record Fair on Saturday 14th August 10.00am- 9.00pm. Make sure you get there early to get your hands on some absolute bargains and rarities before anyone else.


Autumn Market, Manor Barn Bexhill 

Don’t miss out on this year’s Autumn Market on Sunday 5th September 11.00am-2.00pm, as there will be plenty of craft stalls, treats, food, music and entertainment to enjoy.


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