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Trade With Us

Trader & Stall Enquiries

Demand for stall trading space has always been high at The Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival.  In 2019 we had over 7,000 visitors. We have a hardcore of Artisans & Producers bringing an array of delicious produce each year.  Many traders have been with us from the start, over 10 years ago and usually have a good day.

There is no specifically good or bad area to trade in, as monitoring shows that public visit all parts of the festival.

We broadly have two trading areas – The temporarily pedestrianised High Street which is where most of the cookery demonstrations take place and the majority of “ingredients” based traders are situated.

Park Walk which runs alongside Shaftesbury Abbey Wall with an almost infinite view across the beautiful Blackmore Vale, where we have our Artisans & Crafters area and the majority of the unique Streetfood traders.  In this area we always have some live musical entertainment.

They key is “Local” & “Regional” and of course the “Quirky “ & “Unusual” – all areas that our discerning public are craving for.

Traders should all by now be geared up to use compostable and easily recyclable packaging for their products.

Fresh Produce, Cured Meats, Organic Vegetables, Grass Reared Meat, West Country Dairy Ice Cream, Artisan Baked Breads, Cakes & Pastries, Vegan & Vegetarian Choices, Delicious Original Snacks, Small Production Cheeses, English Wines, West Country Hand Pressed Ciders, Real Ales, well presented Fresh Seafood –  The list is endless but proven provenance is essential.

Kitchen Tools – Do you produce and/or sell useful kitchen tools that make life easier for the discerning home cook.

Crafters – Do you make and sell locally regionally crafted homewares, gifts and art ? – We have a popular crafters area on Park Walk.

StreetFood (Hot or Cold) –  Ethnic or Region Specific or Scratch Made or Unusual Offerings are much more likely to be found space.   We already have enough Coffee & Hot Drink Vendors and if you are selling processed food, please do not apply.  In 2022 we will have an extended trading period into the evening on Park Walk with some  extra entertainment and for a small premium you can carry on trading after 4pm until around 8pm.


We do not provide electricity but LPG and Super Silent (Below 69db) non petrol generators are permitted by prior arrangement on Park Walk.    There is no trader parking adjacent to stalls, but we will be able to provide free parking for traders less than a 10 minute walk away.

If you require more information on PARK WALK stalls, please click HERE

If you require more information on HIGH STREET stalls, please click  HERE