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1st & 2nd June 2024 from 10am

trade at family fest

Trade with us for our 2024 festival - bringing all ages together across two fun packed days in Wimborne, Dorset!

Family Fest is celebrating its 7th festival in the heart of Wimborne, Dorset and for 2024 we will once again bring together the finest selection of small businesses, brands and charities keen to impress over 2000+ festival goers across one weekend.

Family Fest is the perfect opportunity to showcase your business or charity with retail, sponsorship, and branding opportunities throughout the event sites and across our media channels and outlets. Whatever your business objective we can tailor a package to suit your needs.

Book your 2024 trading pitch with us today, to avoid disappointment.

Standard Trading

Become a trader at Family Fest and showcase your business, charity, or organisation!

As a standard trader, you will need your own gazebo (which must be secured, weighted, and suitable for all weathers), your own trading furniture for your stock, and be ready for what the great British weather throws our way, come rain or shine (don't forget sandals and boots)!

2024 standard trading pitches are the following fees:

  • 3m x 4m Weekend Pitch - £80.00

  • 3m x 6m Weekend Pitch - £120.00

  • 3m x 4m Weekend Pitch at Front Entrance - £160.00

  • 3m x 6m Weekend Pitch at Front Entrance - £240.00

  • Bespoke Options larger than 3m x 6m - From £130.00

We cannot be responsible for any damage to your gazebo while on site and we can not guarantee the location of your trading pitch for 2024.

Please note that you will require the following documents: Public Liability Insurance (£2 million or above) & Event Risk Assessment including Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

MarQuee Trading

New for 2024, become a trader at Family Fest in our new small businesses marquee, presenting your business from a small pitch within an area created for those small creative businesses.

We are looking for small businesses: artisans, bakers, publishers, creatives and other individuals.

As a marquee trader, you will need your trading furniture for your stock. You will be based in a closed sided marquee within the festival site.

2024 marquee trading pitches are the following fees:

  • 3m x 4m Weekend Table - £40.00

  • 3m x 6m Weekend Table - £60.00

We can not guarantee the location of your trading pitch for 2024.

Please note that you will require the following documents: Public Liability Insurance (£2 million or above) & Event Risk Assessment including Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

Charity Trading

Become a charity trader at Family Fest and showcase your charity, with a discounted trading pitch!

We love to be able to support local charities in promoting themselves, raising vital funds and making sure you can support the community and we are proud to be able to provide charities with a very discounted pitch all trading pitch fees for our standard trading. Please note that these spaces are limited to only 15 charities, so make sure you get your application to us as soon as possible as once they have gone, they are gone.

As a charity trader, you will need your own gazebo (which must be secured, weighted, and suitable for all weathers), your own trading furniture for your stock, and be ready for what the great British weather throws our way, come rain or shine (don't forget sandals and boots)!

2024 charity trading pitches are the following fees:

  • 3m x 4m Weekend Pitch - £15.00

  • 3m x 6m Weekend Pitch - £25.00

We cannot be responsible for any damage to your gazebo while on site and we can not guarantee the location of your trading pitch for 2024.

Please note that you will require the following documents: Public Liability Insurance (£2 million or above) & Event Risk Assessment including Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

Food Trader

Become a food trader at Family Fest and present your fantastic food to our festival goers!

As a food trader, which is at several locations across the festival site, you will need your own gazebo or trailer (which must be secured, weighted, and suitable for all weathers), your own trading furniture for your stock, and be ready for what the great British weather throws our way, come rain or shine (don't forget sandals and boots)!

2024 food trading pitches are the following fees:

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  • 4m x 4m Weekend Pitch - £300.00

  • Bespoke Options larger than 4m x 4m - From £330.00

We cannot be responsible for any damage to your gazebo/trailer while on site and we can not guarantee the location of your trading pitch for 2024.

Please note that you will require the following documents: Local Authority Registration, Food Hygiene Rating (must be 4* or above), Public Liability Insurance (£5 million or above), Employer's Liability Insurance (£5 million or above), Fire Risk Assessment, Event Risk Assessment including Covid-19 Risk Assessment, PAT Test Certificate (if required) and Gas Safe Certificate (if required).​

Traders Agreement Deposit Info

New in 2023, due to many traders not abiding by the trading terms and conditions in previous years, we will once again be taking a 25% extra deposit on top of the pitch fee for 2024 and this will be returned if you follow the below rules.

  • Trade at Family Fest from 11am until 6pm, on both days

  • DO NOT pack up and leave early causing spaces within the traders (without good cause)

  • Park in the trader's car park on site as instructed by the Family Fest events team

  • Listen to all instructions from the Family Fest events team when you are on-site, including pitching up in the correct position

 

For example, for a £80.00 3m x 4m pitch, you will be invoiced £100.00 with £20.00 returned after the event if the above rules are met fully.

In the event that any of the above is not met, you're 'trader's agreement deposit' will not be returned.

Application Process + Dates

If you have been successful, you must confirm acceptance and make full payment (including the Traders Agreement Deposit) upon the invoice being issued to confirm your pitch at Family Fest. Your 2024 pitch will not be confirmed until full payment of the invoice has been paid.

 

If you are successful, you will be emailed within 21 days of your application via email from hello@familyfestdorset.co.uk.​​

  • Applications Open: Monday 13th November 2023 at 10:00 

  • Invoice Due: Due if full, within 14-days of invoice issued

  • Documents Due: By Friday 10th May 2024 at 23.59

  • Applications Close: Friday 10th May 2024 at 23.59

The Traders Agreement Deposit will be returned after the festival, with confirmation via email once this has been completed, by Friday 21st June 2024.

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