In the Government Gazette of 30 October 1855, the Governor, Sir George Grey, gave permission for Prince Albert to hold a weekly market. The market flourished for years but eventually disappeared.
In January 1998 the Prince Albert Tourism Association resurrected the weekly market, which is held every Saturday morning on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum.
Stallholders offer dried fruit, homemade jams, pickles, cakes and bread, fresh fruit and vegetables. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a pancake or an early lunch at the market.
Some Saturdays you will find crafters selling their wares. Volunteers from the 'Thursday Club' runs a White Elephant stall which supports the soup kitchen and other charities in the village.