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5. Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale

As we are cautiously coming out of lockdown, it is important to be mindful of all Government and NHS advice regarding Covid 19. Please refer to these guidelines when deciding to attend the market and follow instructions by the organiser:

  • If you have Covid 19 or any Covid 19 symptoms, or feel unwell, please do not attend
  • Adhere to all government and NHS advice on social distancing
  • Face coverings are encouraged to be worn during the market
  • It is recommended to carry your own hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes



The market and car boot sale is open every Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm (closing time is subject to weather conditions as this is an outdoor event). The market can accommodate approximately 40 traders and 200 car boot sellers.

Please note: The Market is operated by Paul Carpenter who can be contacted on 07717 684158 or

Please Note: From Sunday 5 September the time will permanently change to 8am-2pm (closing time is subject to weather conditions as this is an outdoor event)

The market and car boot is just ten minutes from the city centre at the Matford Centre, Marsh Barton 

  • Free parking for buyers
  • Hardstanding all weather
  • Dogs on leads permitted
  • Additional pitches at £5

Charity & Local Community Groups

Every Sunday FREE pitches will be available for different charity or local community groups to have a fundraising opportunity to sell items and raise funds for their groups. We are taking applications for the free pitches, these will be allocated by market organiser with a maximum of 4 slots per year for each group. If you are interested in applying for these pitches, please contact the organiser on 07717 684158 or

Market Traders

Traders must contact the organiser prior to attending the market for information.

  • Traders £15
  • Vans £18

Car boot sellers

Payment required on entry from 6am-9am

  • £7.00 per car
  • £5 for additional pitches 

All Pitches are allocated on the day by the Market Organiser.

Devon County Council Car Boot Code of Practice

The Matford Centre Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale is a member of the Trading Standards Car Boot Code of Practice. The Code of Practice ensures legitimate market traders can be clearly identified as they have a legal obligation to display their business name and address.

Counterfeit and illegal items

We take measures to prevent the sale of counterfeit and illegal items on the market. If you see a stall selling a product which you think is suspect take a note of the goods, the vehicle registration, the position of the stall and a description of the seller. Please do not approach the seller but report the details to Trading Standards or Devon and Cornwall Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, notify a member of staff