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The market is a glorious mixture of around 50 stalls selling vintage and retro treasures, local food and plants and a wide range of local designer made producst. It is held during the summer months from April to September 9:30am till 2pm with a Christmas special in December. You will always find the market on the first Sunday of the month from 10 am until 2pm.
The idea of the market was to attract visitors to Frome on a Sunday when there was not much else going on. The theme was inspired by the funky mixture of shops already on the hill and visitors agree that the shops and the stalls together make a great combination for an inspiring present buying expedition.
The unique and slightly crazy element of the market is provided by the topography of the hills of Stony Street and Catherine Hill. Stallholders are very resourceful with their use of bricks, blocks and planks to create stable platforms for their beautiful displays and the effort of walking up to the very top of the market is rewarded with the outdoor seating provided by the Little Red Cafe.
The market has become a very popular event in the Frome calendar, attracting over a thousand visitors over the morning even when it rains. It has been featured by the Guardian newspaper and is regularly visited by local celebrities and artistic types.
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