about the taunton independent market

In recent years, Taunton had become a market town without a weekend market. Local business woman Michelle Beck, who runs By Invitation Events, dreamed of bringing the heart back to our County Town by creating a monthly destination market.


The Taunton Independent  Market launched successfully in March 2020 with over 65 stalls and exceeded all expectations by bringing a positive vibe to Taunton’s town centre and attracting in excess of 7.5k people into the County Town on the day.

​The Taunton Independent Market (TIM) is a quality destination street market, showcasing the best local producers of food, drink, crafts, homewares, beauty and fashion, providing visitors a unique retail experience with an emphasis on shopping local. It connects customers with local suppliers, bringing enormous benefits to Taunton's economy and reputation as the County Town of Somerset.