Next Carboot 21st April 2024

Thank you for your support in 2023.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Charity Collection at our Carboot sale on July 9th 2023.

Over £2,100 was raised for the ‘My Wish Charity’ at the West Suffolk Hospital.

2024 DATES

Every two weeks starting Sunday 7th April to Sunday 6th October:

  • April 7th, 21st
  • May 5th, 19th
  • June 2nd, 16th, 30th
  • July 14th, 28th
  • August 11th, 25th
  • September 8th, 22nd
  • October 6th

TIMES Sellers welcome from 06:30, no booking needed – just turn up on the day

Buyers welcome from 07:00 – 13:00

If unsure where to go once you arrive, just ask one of our friendly staff who will be wearing yellow Hi-Viz vests.


Cars £10.00 / pitch
Small Vans £12.00
Large Vans £15.00
Trailers £2.00
All payments to be made on the day by credit/debit card or cash.

Free Parking
Adults £1.00
Children under 16 FREE
All payments to be made on the day in cash.

About Us

Fordham car boot sale is one of the largest and longest running car boot sales in East Anglia.

Located between Newmarket and Ely, just off the A14 and the A142, we are easy to find with sign posts at every entrance to Fordham.

  • FREE unlimited parking including easy access parking for the disabled
  • Private on-site toilets, child amusements
  • approved caterers  available throughout the day.

We are listed on the following websites:

Trading Policy

We require that all car booters abide by the following trading policies:

  • No sale of counterfeit goods or copied / counterfeit media of any description
  • No sale of age restricted goods when they are sold to underage buyers, displayed incorrectly or sold without the required licence.
  • No sale of alcohol / tobacco of any description
  • No sale of any type of food including cakes
    (Only caterers authorised by management are permitted to sell food and drink)
  • No sale of pets or livestock
  • No sale of offensive weapons
  • Persons found selling any of the above will be asked to leave.

Abusive or aggressive behaviour towards staff, sellers, or buyers will not be tolerated. Anyone found acting in this manner will find themselves excluded from the grounds and may also result in further action or prosecution.

Please leave your pitch, and this site, clean and clear of rubbish.

  • We operate a strict clean policy on this site
  • You are provided with a clean pitch, and you are required to leave a clean pitch.
  • There are no facilities on site for disposal of unwanted goods.
  • Litter bins are provided for the disposal of normal waste and litter only.

Action, to include, but not be limited to being banned from the site, will be taken against any person or persons leaving goods or rubbish on this site.


Google Reviews

  • Best car boot around. Shame its only every other week. Well organised parking.

    Theresa Lawrence Avatar Theresa Lawrence
    October 5, 2023

    Big car boot U just get so many traders here and there is so many buyers Fulbourn is better btw UPDATE: I meant rubbish goods like what traders sell, the field is clean btw x

    Andy Deane Avatar Andy Deane
    May 5, 2023

    Great market, well marshalled and great range of vendors. Fast food prices bit high but it's a captive populous and there is a cost of living crisis. Well worth a visit, either as a buyer or seller. Going to be returning soon as the possibilities are tempting.

    Matt Farrant Avatar Matt Farrant
    June 5, 2023
  • Best carboot in the area, lots and lots of vendors and only 50p p/p entry fee.

    Danny Clark Avatar Danny Clark
    March 5, 2023

    Lots of people.. love it the best place to buy anything 😄

    Sylwia Dobrzyńska Avatar Sylwia Dobrzyńska
    June 5, 2023

    I got a good bargain

    M. W. Avatar M. W.
    July 5, 2023
  • Absolutely fantastic car boot. But be ready to have you're pants pulled down in the barter. Much better if you're a professional like the butcher's and food vendors.

    Thomas Fewins Avatar Thomas Fewins
    March 5, 2023

    Very very large. Opens early. Well worth the long journey. Biggest one we have seen.

    Gylis Durham Avatar Gylis Durham
    July 5, 2023

    Best carboot I've bought or sold in. Very friendly staff.

    Jonathan Williams Avatar Jonathan Williams
    August 10, 2019
  • Bigger than the normal ones I go to but products that are less quality and more samey. I suppose it will depend on what you are after. Food and toilets are available as well as ample parking. Prices are more reasonable than I am used to.

    13ionic 5aussage Avatar 13ionic 5aussage
    August 5, 2023

    A MASSSSSIVE car boot. Honestly it’s so big. Some good bargains to be had here except maybe the meal wagons. Very pricey. 50p entry for a buyer

    Andrew Manchester Avatar Andrew Manchester
    July 5, 2023

    Have lots of good stuff on sell

    Chiamaka Osondu Avatar Chiamaka Osondu
    March 5, 2023
  • Ok

    Nikola Trifonov Avatar Nikola Trifonov
    June 5, 2023

    Massive carboot better then all other's even Norwich

    Anthony Kitchin Avatar Anthony Kitchin
    January 18, 2020

    Large field with plenty of space for sellers and buyers to park. Neatly organised. Includes rides for children, food vans, toilets, first aid caravan, and regular business sellers as well as private persons. Usually has an abundance of stalls with baby clothes and products. Disappointing that there is now a charge to buyers (50p per adult) as well as sellers. Especially as there has been reports of increased number of cars damaged and broken into while parked here. Runs for about 6 months of the year, every other Sunday.

    Lucy Sells Avatar Lucy Sells
    June 26, 2019
  • V nice 👌

    rawat khan Avatar rawat khan
    September 5, 2023

    Well run and large car boot, with a good mix of private and trade sellers

    Simon Cogan Avatar Simon Cogan
    March 5, 2023

    Great. Bargains galore and fun inflatables for kids

    Laura Ferguson Avatar Laura Ferguson
    September 5, 2023
  • Going there again and again , happening ones in 2 weeks , good organised , but entry £1 per adult now

    Lana Drozdova Avatar Lana Drozdova
    August 5, 2023

    Very well organised, only thing I would say is £10 for a car is a bit pricey and times aren't correct. We got there at 6.15am and it was in full swing, loads of buyers while you are trying to set up. Think I'd get there a bit earlier next time. Big pitches, plenty of room. People start packing up around 10.30

    Lynnda Osborne Avatar Lynnda Osborne
    July 5, 2023

    Very small bootsale with lots of potential.

    Rochele Mutton Avatar Rochele Mutton
    May 5, 2023
  • Thats a big place for a carboot, worth to visit…

    Madalin-Romeo Mihailescu Avatar Madalin-Romeo Mihailescu
    June 5, 2023

    Great carboot. Very big area lots of variety of stalls. Fresh meat and fresh fruit and veg stalls, definitely worth a visit every second Sunday March to oct

    clive sweeting Avatar clive sweeting
    June 5, 2023

    Well organised

    Christine BEVINGTON Avatar Christine BEVINGTON
    September 5, 2023
  • Ok

    Jevgenijs Jakovlevs Avatar Jevgenijs Jakovlevs
    October 5, 2023

    Good variety large boot sale with ABC meats available for brilliant quality meat.

    Jenny Groom Avatar Jenny Groom
    August 5, 2023

    Nice little car boot

    Jay Berry Avatar Jay Berry
    July 5, 2023
  • Very large carboot, takes good 2 hours to do it all especially if it is a good one. It is a shame that as a buyer you have ro pay 1 pound per person.

    Andreea Slevoaca Avatar Andreea Slevoaca
    September 5, 2023

    Fewer stalls than usual but the meat van is always worth a visit...top bargains

    Doug Doug Avatar Doug Doug
    August 5, 2023

    The best place to buy new and old stuffs!

    Adrian Pîrvu Avatar Adrian Pîrvu
    September 15, 2019