Information for traders


Bakewell Market 'To Lets'

Most of our traders become licensed at Bakewell - to guarantee a permanent place on the market you need to apply through our 'To Let' scheme.

Our weekly stall market

Day Location Availability
Monday Bakewell Regular vacancies for casual traders


Market Stall Allocation 

To obtain a stall on a Casual Trader basis means you need to arrive at the market on the day of trading and report to one of the Market Team any time after 7:30am.  One of the Market Team will then take your details (ie a brief description of the goods you wish to sell, name, contacts, insurance details etc) and will add you to the waiting list for that day only. Once the Market Team know how many stalls are available the allocation process will begin. The District Council's allocation of stalls is at the discretion of the Market Team and their decision is final. 

A stall will only be allocated to a casual if:

  • You are a current and paid up member of the National Market Traders' Federation (NMTF)
  • You have Public Liability Insurance to a minimum policy value of £10m. (A copy of your insurance certificate will be required for our records)
  • Your products do not exceed our line limit for the market. (ie if there are already 6 stall holders selling "Confectionery" then you may not be allocated a stall)
  • The only stall available is not next to or on the same row as a trader selling the same or similar products as you.  The stall will not be allocated if you have similar goods.  
  • You can only pay by card as the market is cashless.

Reserve or book?

We do not currently provide a reserve or pre-book service for our stalls, it is, therefore, not guaranteed that you will be allocated a stall and you may be turned away from the market on that day.

What we will provide

The District Council will provide the stall unless you are paying a fee for a pitch; you would also need to provide your own clips, top cover or rain sheet (recommended size 4m x 3m). 

Bakewell Farmers' Market

Bakewell Farmers' Market is held at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell on the last Saturday of each month. To discuss stall availability please contact the Agricultural Business Centre.

Prior arrangement for a pitch must be made first as you will be rejected if you turn up on the day.