1. Celie Nigoumi for The Frome Independent

    Celie Nigoumi for The Frome Independent

Join us on Sunday 1st May at The Frome Independent

We’ve got our fingers crossed for a glorious spring day on Sunday 1st May –  come along and wander the streets of our beautiful town to stock up everything you need to feel zingy and springlike – seasonal greenery, fresh fruit, veg and flowers from Somerset Farmers’ Markets – or find plants, seeds and all the things you could possibly want for your abode in our Homes & Gardens section near the river.

Pop along to The Village Green where you can join the wonderful Morag to make mini maypoles and other springtime crafts, accompanied by our friends at the Vintage Mobile Disco who’ll have your Sunday soundtrack sorted with their impeccable selection of vintage vinyl.

All of this, plus your favourite fantastic street-food, talented designer-makers and wonderful vintage traders.

Throughout the day we’ll have fantastic live music on the Market Place Stage – here’s the lineup:

11:00 -11:30 The Lucky Pierres
11:45 -12:15 Dexters Extra Breakfast
12:30 -13:30 Hello Hopeville
13:45 -14:15 Freddy Mercer
14:30 -15:00 Amy Bisazza

If you like music… and books… and beautiful surroundings, our friends at The Bath Festival will be on hand at the Village Green on Sunday to offer our Market Makers a special discount on their incredible series of events taking place from 13 – 21 May.

With an outstanding array of authors, musicians and influential thinkers lined up to entertain and inspire, the world-renowned festival celebrates books and music in a beautiful city with a series of citywide live events.  Find out more here and if you’re not a Market Maker yet, read on for more info!

Our charity partner for May is Breakthrough, Supporting Survivors of Trauma – a UK charity supporting adult survivors of trauma and abuse. One in five people experience trauma during their lifetime, and Breakthrough provide specialist therapy, support and wellbeing services; a crisis helpline for service-users; befriending; and mental health courses. They also provide training for friends and family, businesses, churches and other community organisations in how to provide effective support for those struggling with their mental health.


Our special market day Park & Ride bus service will run throughout the day, please help us run this vital service by donating £2 per car to park!

For full visitor information, check out the VISIT page.


MARKET MAKERS – support The Frome Independent and make the good stuff happen!

To fund the free market day activities including live music, art activities, workshops and street performance, The Frome Independent relies on money raised through its Market Maker scheme – it’s only £20 to join for a year and you’ll get a free gift from us, ongoing exclusive discounts from all the traders and a selection of Frome shops!

Find out more HERE!

The Frome Independent: Sunday 1st May, 10am – 3pm, Frome town centre