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Marketplace Info Pack


Marketplace 2024 information pack



Saturday 24th August 2024



Roman Lawn and Market Square, Dover




All vendors set up from 8.30 – 10.30am.

Anyone arriving to set up after 10.30am may be denied access and will not receive a refund.

Roman Lawn opens to the public at 12 – 4pm for main event.

Derig/pack down from 5pm, unless instructed otherwise or staying for After Party.

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

Derig/pack down from 10pm.



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.

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.

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