Axminster evening food market dates 2024

We’ve got a new venue for 2024 – in the heart of the community on Minster Green! Find us on summer evenings under the big Devon sky and join us at the community dining table to nourish your friendships and eat your way around the world. It’s where global cuisine meets the locals. We’re there on the 4th Friday of the month. 

Welcome to Axminster Eats Boutique

view the next event menu here, published a few days before

We endeavour to include a guide to dietary options available from each trader on our menu, but please do check with each trader at the market if you have a specific request or allergy.

Axminster Big Dinner Cherry Fayre 2024 menu includeds pizza, bbq fish, stroop waffles, Thai, Persian chicken wraps and African flavours.

Find us in the green heart of town, on Minster Green, St Mary’s Chruch, Silver Street EX13 5AH

from 4pm until sunset (or around 9pm)

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The people who trade at our events are small businesses and sole traders who live right here in the south west. Our events directly support up to 10 businesses each time.  By creating pop up street food markets Unique Boutique Events offers opportunities for traders to build a livelihood from street trading. We further contribute to building resilient local economies as many of us source  ingredients from local producers. Our loyal caravan of traders come back time and again because they know we make great food markets that our communities value. Find out more about our wonderful street food traders in our Hall of Fame.

Eats Boutique street food markets animate our town spaces by bringing people into their public realm. Our free to attend events are inclusive and accessible. Keep on reading for FAQs to make the most of your visit to our event.

Whats on the menu?

Scroll up to see our latest menu, check out each event on our calendar a few days beforehand, follow us on social media….. Sometimes it can change last minute – life can get in the way sometimes! But we do our best to ensure that we have a range of options for all dietary needs but please do speak to search trader if you have an allergy.

When does it get busy?

If you want your food in a hurry come either early at 4, or late, at 8. We have extended our trading times to try and ease the pressure at peak time. Street food is fresh food not fast food so queues can take a little time. We suggest you grab a drink form the bar and use your queue time to make new friends with those around you. 

Our traders work long hours behind the scenes to be able to serve up what they love to eat. Please be patient – its a tough industry to be in right now. Please be kind and enjoy the theatre of their cooking. All that hard work is rewarded by having fun with our customers. We love meeting you. 

What should I bring?

Another layer for when the sun dips behind the hills, a cup or glass for your pop up pub purchases (or you can take part in our borrow and wash cup scheme for 25p), perhaps a cushion for your picnic, and your well behaved friends.

Are dogs welcome?

Yes, our furry friends are very welcome. Please bear in mind that we are using a green space that was once a graveyard and there still exists some gravestones that pooches may be “curious” about.

Why is it about community?

Sharing food is a ritual as old as time. This informal way of dining its a great way to meet people that doesn’t put too much pressure on the purse. Our crowd are loyal friends and come back time and again to soak up the atmosphere and catch up with their mates. 

Is there somewhere to sit?

The wonderful Waffle House across the road led the way with getting some picnic tables on the Green, perhaps subconsciously willing our events into town? I don’t know about hat, but what I do know is that they are perfect for our events. We supplement these tables, and people perch on the walls and lounge on the grass.

Can we bring our own food and drink?

If you choose to purchase food from an establishment in the town instead, then thats great. Spread the love! But please save little love for us because we are all trying to be viable businesses.

Where are the loos?

Public facilities are available in West Street carpark, a 1 minute walk away. These will be open beyond 9pm for our convenience.

Can I pay by card?

Yes – all traders take cards. You can also get a little cash back from the pop up pub.

Do you have music?

Yes we invite people to busk at our events. If you’d like to be one of them please do get in touch! And if you enjoy their music please do leave some money in their case to support these artists.

What time is the market?

We open at 4 and serve until about 9pm or when the food runs out. 

Is there public transport?

Axminster has a mainline train station less than 10 minutes’ walk away. There are also regular buses from Lyme Regis and Seaton. Check out TravelSW.

What else is there to do on a day out in Axminster? 

See what else Axminster has to offer on this dedicated website. There’s Axminster Heritage Centre and the Axe Valley Wildlife Park. Also take a look at Miller’s Farm Shop for local produce. Shute Woods are brilliant for mountain biking, walk along the River Axe, visit the independent Flamingoes swimming pool, check out the old Court House. And if you’re in a car visit Lyme Bay Winery, The Coffee Factory and Castlewood Vineyard. A bit of a local’s secret, the Lower Bruckland Nature Reserve is a tranquil spot, and in in the other direction there’s Burrow Farm Garden that hosts summer outdoor theatre.

“We love Seaton Eats!!! A highlight of the summer season in Seaton! A great time to get  together with friends and family, chilled atmosphere and great location by the sea”

Alanah

“As a regular trader at Unique Boutique Events I have enjoyed thorough professionalism from the very first event and for the last nine years of my association with the management  of this beautiful upmarket festival.”

Edmond

“Lovely events that bring people together in a party atmosphere. Always fun and interesting food choices”

Claire

Can’t make this one? No worries. Check out our other upcoming events:

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