LOVELY TO BE BACK!
There was an air of rejoicing for Kew Village Market’s return on Sunday 2nd May. Around 40 fine food and craft stalls had well over 1,000 shoppers (all Covid-safety conscious, thank you), lockdown puppies were on parade and with toddlers bopping and everyone cheering at local heroes The Dustbowl Sinners playing live it felt like the best sort of party. One that even made the national news – a team from Sky News came down to record the event. A surprise that crowned the perfect day!
NEXT MARKET – SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 10am– 2pm
On the first Sunday of the month (except Jan) from 10 am and 2pm
What makes Kew Village Market so special? Is it the lovely leafy setting? The particular mix of stalls selling quality food and beautiful crafts? The great live music from local bands? All these and more add up to a monthly community event which residents, visitors and stallholders alike say is absolutely their favourite market – the very best.
With the village streets closed to traffic, on the first Sunday of every month (except January), around 45 independent traders set up their stalls, many of them award-winning and all of them loving what they sell, whether it’s craft beer or charcuterie, hand-knits or herbal infusions, perfect pies or pottery... And with great street food on hand the market has become quite the place to hang out for lunch, listening to the bands in the sunshine-yellow music marquee and meeting friends and neighbours.
Two-thirds of our stallholders sell food and most are with us every month while the craft stalls tend to be more occasional. To help you plan your shopping, a week before each market here you can find a list of the month’s stalls. And if you’re interested in taking a stall pitch yourself all the details are here.
Run by volunteers & supporting local charities
Kew Village Market is run entirely by local volunteers and all our operating profits are donated to local good causes. Thanks to the support of residents, visitors and stallholders over £75,000 and rising, has been given to neighbourhood charities since the market was launched in 2011. To find out more, or perhaps to nominate a worthy cause, visit our charity page. And if you know of, or play in, a local band that fancies a spot in the KVM limelight, see our music page.
We hope you enjoy visiting Kew Village Market as much as we enjoy organising it.
Your Market Needs YOU!
As KVM goes from strength to strength we really need more volunteers to make it happen – if you can spare a couple of hours each month do let us know at the stall or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need help not only with the advance planning and admin but also on market day itself with the set-up and/or breakdown, or traffic marshalling, or roadying for the band. Hi-vis vest, your own whistle and a friendly atmosphere go with the job...
Help spread the word
The success of the market really depends on people attending it to support their local businesses and charities, so do please let all your friends know about KVM and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The best way to keep up to date with the market plans is to sign up for our newsletter below: