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The government has announced further restrictions on mixing between households in any indoor setting in County Durham, in a bid to control the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Find out more about the latest measures at Indoor inter-household mixing restricted in parts of the North East


We currently oversee the management and operation of nine markets across the county. Find out where the markets are and the days and times they are held.


All our outdoor markets are now open. If you are visiting one of our markets, please ensure that you follow social distancing guidelines.

Durham has a variety of markets that operate throughout the year and offer a range of products. We oversee all of the markets below, however some are managed day to day by external operators.

Barnard Castle marketMarketplace, Barnard CastleWednesday8.00am to 4.30pm

contact us

Bishop Auckland marketMarketplace, Bishop AucklandThursday and Saturday8.00am to 5.00pmcontact us
Chester-le-Street marketMarketplace, Chester-le-StreetFriday and Saturday8.00am to 5.30pmcontact us 
Consett marketMiddle Street, ConsettThursday, Friday and Saturday8.00am to 4.00pmDerwentside Market Traders Co-operative Limited
0771 416 9208
Crook marketMarketplace, CrookTuesday and Saturday8.00am to 5.00pmNobles Promotions Limited
0191 373 0220
Durham City marketMarketplace, Durham CitySaturday9.00am to 4.00pmDurham Markets Company
0191 384 6153
Seaham marketChurch Street, SeahamFriday8.00am to 4.00pmNobles Promotions Limited
0191 373 0220
Spennymoor marketFestival Walk, SpennymoorSaturday8.00am to 4.00pmcontact us
Stanley MarketFront Street, StanleyThursday and Saturday8.00am to 4.00pmNobles Promotions Limited
0191 373 0220

Chester-le-Street Market operators

Events2gogo will operate the market on the following dates in 2020:

Month Dates 
JuneFriday 5, Saturday 6
JulyFriday 3, Saturday 4, Friday 31
August Saturday 1
September Friday 4, Saturday 5
OctoberFriday 4, Saturday 5
NovemberFriday 5, Saturday 5
DecemberFriday 4, Saturday 5

Trading at a market

To become a trader at one of Durham's markets, contact the operator listed on our markets page.

Why trade at a market?

  • It's a low cost retail option compared to purchasing or leasing a premises
  • Network with other traders and learn from one another
  • Benefit from the footfall of local events, high streets and tourism
  • There may be incentives offered for first time traders or business start ups

Do I need a license to be a market trader?

No, you don't need a license to have a stall in a market.

Contact us
Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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