A Market Town

Thame is a historic market town in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history; ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture.

The iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the historic market place for which it was originally designed, but there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today. 

Tuesday Charter Market

Thame was granted a market charter in 1215 and markets have been held on a Tuesday since that time. A trip to the market guarantees you a vibrant display of produce, gifts, homeware, clothes and more with friendly traders always ready to help. Located in the Upper High Street Car Park from 9am – 3pm you will be amazed by the variety of stalls available each week.
Each year the Charter Market hosts a variety of fun activities, including a Community Market Day in August, with fun activities for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to find out more about Charities and organisations that serve Thame.

Follow their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all that is going on.


Thame Local Produce Market

On the second Tuesday of each month our regular market is joined by Thame Local Produce Market (formerly known as the Thame Farmers Market), with stalls displaying an incredible range of produce from the local area and further afield.

Thame Local Produce Market – Facebook page 

Thame Farmers Mart

Thame Farmers Mart is one of the busiest markets around for weekly sales of genuine farmers’ store stock. Every Friday at 10.30am bidding starts on up to 850 cattle with buyers attending from across the country. For more information about forthcoming dates visit their website.


Specialist Markets

Thame also hosts a range of specialist markets throughout the year.

Upcoming events:

Spring Market

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March 2023

A vibrant display of food and drink, produce and goods on sale in this 3-day market around Thame Town Hall.

French Market

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October 2023

Stall holders travel to Thame from France selling a range of local crafts, hot food, soaps, and more.

Autumn Market

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October 2023

A vibrant display of food and drink, produce and goods on sale in this 3-day market around Thame Town Hall.