Skipton Market

About The Market

Skipton Market

Skipton Market is an outdoor market which operates every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year on Skipton High Street. Generally, market trading hours are from 9am to 4.30pm.

There are occasional additional market days, particularly on the approach to Christmas.
Market stalls and pitches are located on a cobbled area between the main road and the footpaths. The Market forms an integral part of the Town Centre shopping experience in Skipton with market stalls operating directly alongside shops lining the main High Street.

The Market Authority, under the provisions of the Food Act 1984, is Skipton Town Council who administer the Market on behalf of Skipton Castle, the owners of the Market Charter.


As of 1st April 2022, we now offer a Monday Incentive Scheme for any new businesses wishing to stand on Skipton Market.

The Scheme entitles the trader to 8 free, consecutive Mondays, where the trader will be able to stand on Skipton Market free of charge on one of the council run pitches.

A 3mx3m gazebo, weights, and tables can be provided free of charge.

This allows you to get a taste of the market life.

Skipton Town Council welcomes applications from traders to stand on the famous, award-winning, Skipton Market.


If you would like any further information, please contact the Market Team on (01756) 700553.

Alternatively, you can email us at






Applying For Skipton Market

If you are interested in trading on Skipton Market, you should read the following Guidance Notes carefully. The notes give you full background to the Market and how it operates, together with details of the fees charged for standing.

Trader Application Guidance Notes and Rate Card 2023


 Once you have read the notes and decided you would like to apply to trade on the Market, you should complete the following application form and return it to the Market Management Team at the Council.

Skipton Market Application Form 2023

Skipton Market Risk Assessment Template 2023


Applying to Run a Car Boot or Other Ad-hoc Sale or Market


The permission of Skipton Town Council is required for any activity which could be regarded as a ‘market’.

 The kind of activities which would require the permission of the Council include (but are not limited to):


  •  Car Boot Sales
  • Table Top Sales
  • Occasional Sales or Markets
  • Farmers Markets
  • Antiques Markets
  • Flea Markets
  • Craft Fairs
  • Specialist Sales or Fairs (i.e Record or CD fairs)


Below, you can view or download a copy of the Council's Guidance Notes. These give you further information on what is likely to be approved and what isn’t. It includes the terms and conditions which would be applicable if your application is approved and details of fees payable (if any).

 You can also view or download a copy of the Council's Application Form.

 If you have any further questions, please contact Skipton Town Council on 01756 700553 and ask to speak to our Markets Team


If you are the organiser of any proposed event which comes under the jurisdiction of the Council in line with its 'Market Rights' as the Market Authority for Skipton Market, you should read the following guidance notes carefully. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Guidance Notes


If you would like to apply for permission to hold an event of this nature, you should complete the following application form and return it to the Council:

Application Form 


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