Trading & Markets

Attracting tourists, locals and performers from all over the world, the festival's main hubs are great spots for traders.

Each year there are a limited number of spaces available for both art/craft and food/drink traders at the Festival, which are carefully selected to ensure they will fit into the ethos and atmosphere of the event. We are particularly interested in a diverse range of original, handmade, high-quality goods, designed and made by the traders themselves.

Applicants are advised to apply early to increase the chance of gaining a space.


Makers Market

Our Ventnor Fringe Makers Market returns  with affordable stalls available for artists, craftspeople and other artisans. Please note this market is not suitable for food/drink traders. The pitch fee is £25 per day. Sign up in the link below.

The Makers Market this year will take place at St. Catherine’s Church on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Friday 26th, Saturday 27th July 2024.

Click Here for Makers Market Registration 2024 


Food Traders

This year we’re looking for great street food to help us create a ‘food quarter’ at the heart of the Fringe Village in Ventnor Park. This is the real social centre of the event, and where the festival’s largest venues are located. Pitches are offered on a 15% commission of total sales and preference is given to those able to trade for the 10 day duration of the festival. Sign up in the link below.

Click Here for Food Traders Registration 2024


Fringe Village Traders

Got a creative idea for a stall in the Fringe Village in Ventnor Park? We have a small number of spaces for interesting ideas that might include artists work, vintage clothes, antiques, screen printed items, books, plants or homeware. Pitches cost £200+VAT for the full 10 days. 

If you’re looking to trade for fewer days at a cheaper rate we have the Makers Market which might be more suitable. Sign up in the link below.

Click here for Non-Food Traders Registration

If you have an idea for an installation or workshop that you can offer as part of your stall or are a charity we’re happy to consider providing some free or discounted spaces to help make this possible. You can reach out to us with your idea at: