Oxford Covered Market goes outdoors

Published: Thursday, 13th September 2018

Oxford Covered Market will spill out into Market Street and Cornmarket Street to showcase the market’s unique range of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and fashion.

The outdoor market will take place between 10am and 5pm tomorrow (14 September).

Traders – including florists, butchers, bakers, and those selling fruit and veg, and gifts and collectables – will showcase their wares during the event.

Oxford City Council, which owns Oxford Covered Market, first started the spill out events in 2014 and now organises them two or three times a year.

Last month, the City Council agreed a £1.3m investment to complete a long-term refurbishment of the Covered Market roof, which will secure the structure for around another 60 to 80 years.

The City Council has allocated £3.1m of funding to the Covered Market in recent years, including £1.8m for the roof and £1.3m for internal refurbishment, decorations and flooring.

Oxford Covered Market features more than 50 traders selling food, gifts, shoes, fashion, flowers and jewellery, and provides a unique showcase for the very best in local crafts, food and drink.

Councillor Mary Clarkson, Executive Board Member for Culture and City Centre, said: “The Covered Market spill out events have been hugely popular and they are a great way for local residents and visitors to discover the market’s eclectic mix of local food, drink, crafts, gifts and fashion.”