Pontefract Market


Important Information

We have made changes to the opening times of some of our markets and have temporarily closed those smaller ones with less footfall and fewer traders to protect you during the coronavirus outbreak.

Visit https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/markets to see the changes in opening times of your market.

​Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AU


01977 722725

Market Hall

Open Market

(small local produce market on Fridays)

Monday9am - 5pm MondayClosed
Tuesday9am - 5pm TuesdayClosed
Wednesday9am - 5pm Wednesday8.30am - 4pm
Thursday9am - 5pm ThursdayClosed
Friday9am - 5pm Friday8.30am - 4pm
Saturday9am - 5pm Saturday8.30am - 4pm
SundayClosed SundayClosed



Pontefract is home to Wakefield District's largest street market, extending from the market place to the area near the museum and library behind St Giles church. The market offers a wide variety of goods from fresh produce, baked breads and fish to fashion, jewellery and flowers.

The open markets are held on Wednesday and Saturday with a local farmers' market on Fridays.

Open six days a week, Pontefract Market Hall is home to 28 independent traders selling fresh meat, produce, cheese, carpets, fashion and much more.

You can combine your shopping experience with a visit to Pontefract's other attractions such as the racecourse and the historic castle.