The Hovingham Village Market has been running since October 2009, although the first Market in Hovingham predates this and was opened around 1256. Hovingham is located about 18 miles north-east of York, 8 miles between the market towns of Malton and Helmsley on the B1257.
The Hovingham Village Market is run by village volunteers to provide a monthly market for this and the neighbouring area. It is run on the first Saturday of each month, from February to December, and an additional special Christmas Market on the third Saturday of December. We champion local producers together with our Community.
The Market Group are very grateful for the support of shoppers and users of the unique Community Café, together with all the stallholders, both regular and occasional guests. Sincere thanks to the over 100 volunteers who staff the Cafés, help setup and take down the 50+ stalls, give up their spare time to help visitors, hand out literature and sell shopping bags. Over £71,000 has been raised for these Groups since 2009.
Some of the Local & National Awards Achieved
Finalist North Yorkshire Best Community Project 2015
The Duke of York’s Community Initiative 2014
Best Ryedale Rural Community Group 2012
Yorkshire Life – Farmers’ Market of the Year 2012
Countryside Alliance – Yorkshire Enterprise Winner 2012
Best Ryedale Rural Community Group 2011
NMTF Britain’s Most Improved Green Market 2011
Best Ryedale Rural Community Project 2011
NMTF Britain’s Greenest Market 2010
The Market benefits our local community, together with local businesses providing local produce and crafts. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hovingham Village Market.