Markets and Fairs

continental marketAlton has been the home to traditional country markets for more than 1000 years. It is the most valuable market recorded in the Doomsday Book and today the town reflects this heritage through the interweaving of its medieval, Tudor and Jacobean buildings with the Georgian Town Hall, Victorian facades and modern arcades. The market tradition too has kept pace with changing times and today the many markets and specialty shops combine the needs of modern day living with the relaxed and magical atmosphere of an English country market town.

continental marketA warm welcome awaits all shoppers to the main town market held every Tuesday in the High Street whilst a more intimate atmosphere can be enjoyed at the Alton Friday Market for home produce held every Friday in the Methodist Church Hall. The town also host regular Farmers Markets, Continental Markets together with specialty markets and fairs held throughout the town. These range from the Model Railway and Bottle Fairs through to the Petticoat Lane Markets and craft fairs. In addition Walls Travelling Fair arrives on The Butts for each of its Charter Fair Weekends to provide all the fun of a modern and safe travelling fair.

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November 2012

Saturday 10 November 2012, from 10am until 3pm, in the Market Square, Alton
The Lions Club of Alton provides a well-established 'Craft Market' with a broad choice of high quality locally crafted products on offer and drawing visitors from all around the district.
Saturday 10 November 2012, in the Town Centre, Alton
Experience the taste of Hampshire with Hampshire Farmers Markets. Bringing real food, passionately produced to markets all year round throughout the county, making food come to life through a great experience.

December 2012

Saturday 8 December 2012, from 10am until 3pm, in the Market Square, Alton
The Lions Club of Alton provides a well-established 'Craft Market' with a broad choice of high quality locally crafted products on offer and drawing visitors from all around the district.
Saturday 8 December 2012, in the Town Centre, Alton
Experience the taste of Hampshire with Hampshire Farmers Markets. Bringing real food, passionately produced to markets all year round throughout the county, making food come to life through a great experience.

Local Attractions

Alton has many attractions, including Benedictine Monastery Alton Abbey, the Curtis Museum, The Allen Gallery, site of the concluding action of the Battle of Alton St Lawrence Church and much more.

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