Guide for new traders and craft workers

Tenterden Folk Festival  Craft element has seen a regular growth over the last 4 years, with the craft Marquee proving more and more popular, especially with the free music stage alongside to attract a larger audience and the casual lookers into the craft fair.  It is proving that good numbers are being tempted, especially with each stall being different and selling items that are generally not available on the high street, be it in the craft Marquee or the outside trader at the other end of the High Street.  It has to be working for most traders that started the first year are still with us. Yes the odd trader has dropped out but most have attend each year once in. 

So what do you need to bring to the event to become part of this success story? 

You need to trade in something that at present we either do not have, or is in our stalls organiser's opinion, is not having the public demand met by the present craft/trade workers.  It is our target to have every trader making a profit and enjoying the event, so that they wish to attend year after year, for he says ”it makes his work easy that way and the public tend to look at every stall”.  It seems to be working.

Every existing trader has till April to book their space for the ensuing year otherwise their product could be filled by a new trader; yes we do try and look after those that help us grow.

You have insurance and can give us your risk assessment.

That your product fits into the aims of the charity, basically you add interest for the event visitors rather than just feeding of the numbers.

We are looking more for true craft workers, rather than bought in products being just traded, see above.

You can only book for both days unless you can find a suitable partner for the second day, as a guide each day’s trading will cost more than £50 in rent.  We do not take booking in the last week.

Caters please note at present the existing cater that came in the first year and took the risk is still trading with us.

Traders and craft workers please note the following information is required when you first contact us.

The Product you sell

Do you make it

Your name and your contact details

A website link or access to see your stall would be useful


Last updated 12th November 2017


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