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Visitor's FAQs

What social distancing measures will be in place?

Stalls will be spaced out much more than normal and walkways will be made wider to allow plenty of space for you to enjoy the market. In response to the latest regulations, we will be asking all of our traders to ensure that their stall staff have face coverings. For our hot food stalls, we will also be asking them to install queuing markers to ensure social distancing is safely adhered to.

Do I have to pay for entry or buy a ticket?

The majority of our events are free, however we do charge a £2 entry fee for adults (free for children) for our Oxford and Cambridge events.

Are dogs allowed?

The vast majority of our locations are outdoors and well behaved dogs are more than welcome. At some of our indoor venues dogs are not permitted unfortunately. Please check the location page on this website to make sure.

Will there be any Gluten Free food for sale?

Yes! We always have quite a few traders selling gluten free food.

 

Trader's FAQs

What are the criteria for being accepted as a Vegan Market trader?

All stalls are subject to organiser approval: 

·       Acceptance, products and services must fulfil our requirements of being healthy, sustainable and ethical. 

·       Products and services sold or promoted must be suitable for vegans. 

·       Non-vegan businesses are welcome provided they only sell and promote vegan products and services on the day. 

·       Products must not have been tested on animals. 

·       No plastic bags are to be given out – eco, hessian or paper bags are suggested as alternatives. 

What is a hygiene rating certificate?

If you are physically producing the food and drink that you will be selling onsite with us, you will need to be registered with your local council, which is usually a very simple online application and will involve a hygiene inspection.

Check out the following link for more information: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/register-a-food-business   

Can you advise me on my Public Liability Insurance cover and how much it needs to be?

We recommend that your public liability insurance policy be a minimum of £5 million cover. If have yet to get your policy in place, we’d recommend Simply Business as they are easy to get set up and reasonably priced. 

Can I book power? 

Every event site is different, so please check the traders page of the location that you want to attend on our website, where it will detail what is available to you. 

When do you pay for the pitch fee? 

We ask all traders to pay the pitch fee at least a month before the event takes place, if there is no payment then we reserve the right to cancel you from the market you are booked into and any future markets. 

Can you tell me who is currently signed up to attend a market?  

Check out our Facebook event that highlights the traders that will be joining us ahead of each market. 

Do you accept last minute bookings? 

We require payment of a pitch fee at least one month prior to the market date, so we tend to not accept any new applications up to two weeks ahead of the event. If you, however, are eager to join us and are able to make a payment of your pitch fee within 72hrs prior to the event, we may make an exception.

Please email our Event Organiser at sarah@veganmarkets.co.uk to confirm if we will be able to accommodate you. 

How much does a stall cost?

Our prices vary depending on the event, what you are selling, and where you are selling it, so check the trader page of the location you're interested in to find specific pricing. For a general idea, our standard pitch fee is around £69 (inc. VAT) with our hot food caterer pitches at around £169 (inc. VAT).

Can I hire a gazebo and/or table?

Gazebo and table hire is available at most of our outdoor locations and generally costs £5/item. Gazebos available for hire are either 2m x 2m or 3m x 3m and tables are either 5ft or 6ft in length. Please check the trader page of the location you're interested in to find out what is available. You can bring your own gazebo as long as it is 3m x 3m or smaller.

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Vegan Markets UK & Vegan Marketplace are trading names of Earth Events Limited. Company number 09804492.