Markets in Louth
Louth is chiefly a market town. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the centre livens up as the
Cornmarket is taken over by market stalls. There are auctions of plants, game and household items on
certain days. But that's not all.
On Friday mornings the Louth Town and Country market takes place in the British Legion Hall on
Northgate. This features various craft and produce stalls, such as jewellery, clothing and cakes.
Every three weeks or so there is a farmers market, again in the Cornmarket. Ostrich burgers have been
available at this in the past, and there are usually good speciality meats, cheeses and local produce to
be bought. The timing of this is not very regular, normally it's the second to last Friday in every month.
Louth has an indoor market every day of the week, with entrances from New Street and the Cornmarket.
However, the biggest market of the year is the annual Christmas market. This doubles as a fair and a
public concert and features a lot of local craft and charity stalls that don't appear at any other time.
Articles about markets and shopping
As England prepares for a second lockdown to combat Covid-19, there will be changes in local retail, and support available for those self-isolating.November 2020
ELDC may have voted to refurbish the cattle market, but more must happen to secure its future.October 2017
The district council has launched a consultation over the cattle market, and the decision will profoundly affect the farming community and retail in Louth for years to come.August 2017
The town partnership may have lost its funding, but other organisations have emerged to take over some of its roles. The town council also scrutinises detailed plans for 148 homes.March 2015
Town councillors slam the decline of the Louth market and discuss its cause.January 2015
Louth was abuzz thanks to events celebrating the regeneration of a historical beauty spot, floral enhancements, and local food.July 2014
We polled people about a proposal to block Mercer Row and part of Eastgate to vehicles.June 2014
The ELDC executive met to consider the future of the cattle market. Is its sale a done deal?June 2014
There was lively debate at a public meeting about supermarket provision and the livestock market.April 2014
The pressure group responds to the formation of a lobby group aimed at bringing another supermarket to the town.March 2014
Save Lincolnshire Libraries prepares to lobby MPs, whilst various groups fight for the future of the livestock market.March 2014
Does Louth need another big supermarket? As the district council consider selling the cattle market, our poll shows that many people believe it does not.February 2014
The 2013 annual Victorian Family Fayre featured stalls, entertainment, and dressing up.October 2013
The town council deliberate over green issues, skate park noise, and plans for houses on flood-prone land.August 2013
Plans are unveiled for increasing biodiversity at the cemetery, and refurbishing and improving Louth's cattle market on a large scale.August 2013
The fight to save Lincolnshire libraries from the drastic cuts planned by Lincolnshire County Council goes on.August 2013
People gathered to discuss the future of the cattle market, amidst fears that ELDC are about to sell this town asset to supermarket developers.July 2013
The town council talk about the cattle market, surface water flooding, and plans for biomass boilers.May 2013
The Localism agenda has serious implications for planning, which may impact a major development on Legbourne Road.March 2013
Members of the town council criticised the retail report produced by Nathaniel Lichfield and partners. A lot.January 2013
Will Church Street get widened? Will the smell on Legbourne Road ever go away? And did the Louth Area Committee really break out into a mud fight as soon as I left?November 2012
Parking enforcement has yet to change hands, but market traders are already complaining of heavy-handed tactics.November 2012
The third annual Victorian Family Fayre was bigger, better, and thanks to George Horton camper than ever before.October 2012
You know what this cemetery needs to spruce it up? A giant shipping container!July 2012
Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders causes a stir with her sausage costume.June 2012