The summer Royal Hillsborough Farmers’ Market takes place on The Dark Walk and Hillsborough Fort on Saturday 24th June from 10am-3pm. With up to 50 traders lining up on The Dark Walk artisanal food stalls, local art and craft it is sure to make for a really lovely mid-summer day out...

Artisan food producers at the market will include Northern Irish reared farm-to-market grass fed beef, pork and poultry including heritage breeds such as Shorthorn from The Curious Farmer and Angus beef, Berkshire pork and pasture raised heritage chicken from Seaview Farms as well as dry cured and smoked bacon from Buchanan’s Farm Shop, available from their new market trailer. Local fishmonger, Something Fishy will be along too with a wide range of freshly caught fish and seafood and together with The Oyster Catcher’s small batch smoked salmon and ready-to-eat seafood products ensure that all your fishy needs are covered! Locally grown seasonal fruits will be on the Autumn Harvest stall and organically grown salad leaves and pasture reared eggs from Four Leaf Farm

Local bakeries Tori’s Coffee, Cakes and Bakes. Round House Bakery and Kin & Folk are taking part along with Lisburn based bakeries The Daily Apron and Rosie McNeill Cakes.  There will be cheesemakers and cheesemongers, mezze and chutneys to buy from - perfect for a mid-summer weekend picnic.

Royal Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is also a great place to find local art and unique crafts created by talented artisans with a curated collection of stalls to broaden the offering and interest at the market. So whether you're looking for handmade jewellery, a painting or print created and inspired by a local artist, or a beautifully handmade accessory which is made with sustainability at its heart, you'll find it all here. With so many different vendors selling their wares, you are sure to find something that catches your eye.

Treat yourself or find the perfect gift with organic skincare products from Franchine Young Ireland, Lip balms and body butters from Plumpy Balms and the most divine scented and textured soaps from Wild about soaps.

In addition to the fantastic selection of food and crafts on offer, children can look forward to giant flowers in the craft tent, face painting and balloon modelling.

Royal Hillsborough village itself adds to the attraction of making a day trip out of it with independent shops and eateries to discover. Make sure to take in a historic walk taking in Hillsborough Church and Hillsborough Fort and don’t miss the sculpture trail around Hillsborough Forest. There is also an adventure play park which the kids will enjoy.

The Julie Elliot boutique is a must-visit with those in the know with its carefully curated selection of clothing and accessories.Tahlia Studio has a stunning collection of coats made from Irish Leather and Alpaca wool as well as accessories, located inside the beautiful Oonagh Boman Beauty Salon. Bluebell and Willow lifestyle store is a treasure trove of fashion and homewares so make sure to visit for a browse. 

 in klöver features a beautifully curated collection of art and crafts from artists and makers across Northern Ireland and beyond. Twigs & Twine has its own distinctive style of flowers, giftTahlia Leathers and cards on Lisburn St in the heart of Royal Hillsborough village. If you are looking for expert skin treatments, pay a visit to Skin Future.

Foodies won't want to miss out on some of the new culinary attractions in Hillsborough either. Arthur’s Boutique Hotel and Coffee Shop is perfect for those looking for a luxurious overnight stay or just a quick coffee break. You’ll be spoilt for choice for cafes too with Karibu Coffee, Owl & Pussycat and Mimi’s serving speciality coffee, while Keane’s Deli creates a range of signature salads, freshly made gourmet sandwiches and sausage rolls to take away, all made using locally sourced ingredients.

Not forgetting the gastropubs that are renowned in the village - a name check is all they need from The Parson’s Nose on Lisburn St to The Plough Inn & Vintage Rooms and The Hillside on the Main Street. 

This is the last market in the village until the Christmas market this year so don’t miss it. We look forward to welcoming you all. 

Royal Hillsborough Farmers Market

Date: Saturday 24th June

Where: The Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort

When: 10am-3pm

Parking: Hillsborough Forest (parking managed by stewards for ease of use) & Ballynahinch St Pay & Display car park

Trader lineup for Saturday 24th June

Food producers 

Autumn Harvest

Ballydown Milk

Ballylisk of Armagh

Buchanan’s Farm Shop 

Crawfords Rock Seaweed Company 

Deli Muru

Four Leaf Farm

Green Fingers Family

Indie Fude

Jack’s Fudge

Ke Nako Biltong

Kin & Folk Fine Treats

Lecale Harvest

Little Popcorn Shop

Marshall Beekeeping 

Moocha Kombucha

Moon Gelato

Rosie McNeill Cakes

Round House Bakery

Seaview Farms

Something Fishy NI

The Curious Farmer

The Daily Apron

The Local 

The Oyster Catcher

Tom and Ollie

Tori’s Coffee, Bakes and Cakes

Horticulture - locally grown plants & flowers

Gracehill Flower Farm

Potters Hill Plants

Street Food, Coffee & Ice Cream

Buchanan’s Farm Shop

Loki’s Coffee

Moon Gelato

The Curious Farmer

The Fancy Fox

The Flavoursmyth

The Gardener’s Kitchen

Tribal Burger

Art, craft, skincare and sustainable living

Aggie & I Soy Candles

Alison Hanvey Ceramics

Ann Feely Artist

Frances Magee Art

Franchine Young Ireland

Monday’s Child

Plumpy Balms

Seaside Books 

Seven Makes

Susanna Banks Art

Thomas Powell Pottery

Wild about soaps

For Dogs


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