top of page

Marketplace Info Pack


Marketplace 2024 information pack



Saturday 24th August 2024



Roman Lawn and Market Square, Dover





All vendors set up from 8.00 am.

Market Square: all traders must be completed setting up and ready to trade for 10.00am.

Roman Lawn opens to the public at 12pm.

Anyone arriving to set up after 10.00am may be denied access and will not receive a refund.

Event runs until 4pm. Market Square and Day event Food traders only to derig/pack down from 5pm, unless instructed otherwise.

After party (food vendors only) runs from 7 – 10pm.

Derig/pack down from 10pm.

All vendors must trade until end of day unless otherwise arranged with or asked to by the Site Manager.



Vendors are encouraged to bring their own gazeboes/tables/coverings. The Market Manager will discuss your needs upon confirming your place to trade.

Please make sure your products and display units are weighted and prepared appropriately for all weathers.


Vehicles and parking

Vehicles will be able to access the Market Square between 8-9.30am. All vehicles must be off site by 9.30am when the space becomes open to the public again. Vehicles are not allowed on to the Roman Lawn unless permitted by Dover Pride and/or the Site Manager. You will be able to drop off equipment by the entrance, accessible via the Market Square. There is no parking on site. Please check here to find parking for the day.,-Streets--Parking/Parking/Car-Parks-in-Dover.aspx


Electricity, Water & Gas

There are no water, electricity or gas services on site. Please arrange to bring your own generators if you need power to run your stall, as we are unable to provide these services.


WiFi & Card Payments

We are unable to offer WiFi services for card payments. Payment machines may be temperamental at busy periods, so we advise that vendors bring a cash float.


Pitch Allocations

All vendors will be allocated fair pitch spaces by the Market Manager. You will be told where to locate your pitch space upon arrival. If you require a specific pitch, please contact Lori Crow to discuss your needs. Please note that we are introducing the Market Square for vendors this year, where general good traders will be situated. Only food and drinks vendors will be situated on the Roman Lawn.

Waste Disposal

We expect traders to leave their pitch spaces clean, tidy and presentable upon exit – as you would have found it at the start of the day. Please limit your waste as much as possible. Refuse bags will be available for traders to use and refuse areas will be available around the site. Please encourage people to use them.
Failure to leave your pitch clean and tidy may hinder your chance to trader with us in the future.



Please clearly list any allergens in your products to signpost customers and to avoid allergic reactions from event participants.


We encourage our vendors to limit the use of single-use plastic and use alternatives wherever it is possible.



If you encounter an emergency at your pitch, please notify the closest member of the Dover Pride Team, a Volunteer or Security. In the case of a bigger emergency, please stay at your stall, make it as safe as possible and await instructions from Dover Pride staff or Security.


Traders are required to remain for the entirety of the event unless granted explicit permission by the market manager. Departure prior to the event's conclusion will result in forfeiture of any refund and potential revocation of trading privileges with our organisation in future events.

bottom of page