Retford Big Market Days are back in 2024

by | 11 February 2024 | Community Event, Retford

Retford Business Forum (RBF) is delighted to promote another year of Retford Big Market Days in Retford Town Centre, starting on Saturday 17th February 2024.

There will be the usual great selection of market stalls at the Farmers Market – whether you are looking for cheese, porridge, jam, venison, pork, pies, bread, or more, the Farmers Market outside the Town Hall has a brilliant choice of quality produce. The Craft Market in the Buttermarket, at the rear of Retford Town Hall, has a range of gifts, books, bags, cards, and a café run by Girlguiding Retford. The Traditional Saturday Market on Retford Market Square brings together a variety of products including clothing, food, plants, and household goods.

There will also be brilliant free entertainment for all of the family every month, including balloon modelling, stilt walkers, circus skills workshop, Punch and Judy Show, and much more – free for all to enjoy.
Don’t miss out on the fun – why not put the dates in your calendars now?

Retford Christmas Market 2024 will be on Sunday 24th November and, guess what… it will be bigger and better than ever!

There will also be lots of other events through the year – not all of them run by Retford Business Forum, but they are delighted to support them. Don’t miss: Retford Reads (8th June), Make Music Day (21st June), Babworth Arts Festival (November), Rotary Santa Fun Run (December), Winter Festival of Light (December) and many more – there is always something happening around Retford!

Retford Business Forum is looking for volunteers to help them deliver their events and activities – if you are interested in helping Retford be even better than it is, why not join them. Whether you want to help run the Forum or just want to help out at an event, please contact

Retford Big Market Days

Retford Big Market Days in 2024 will be on the following Saturdays:

  • 17th February
  • 16th March
  • 20th April
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 20th July
  • 17th August
  • 21st September (The Big Cheese Festival!)
  • 19th October
  • 16th November
  • 21st December

Retford Big Market Days are brought to you by Retford Business Forum (RBF), in partnership with North Notts BID, and Bassetlaw District Council. RBF is very grateful for the help provided by its partners, supporting organisations, stallholders, performers, and everyone who attends its events.

RBF is a volunteer-run group which relies on its members, donations, and grants, and is not regularly funded by anyone – see To find out about membership, and to join (for only £24.00 per year), please contact

Events subject to change