APPLY TO TRADE AT THE SHOP SMALL MARKET

Hello! So you're interested in being a part of the curated line up for The Cornwall Shop Small Market. That's wonderful!

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR OUR AUTUMN DATES

Sat 18th & Sun 19th September

Sat 16th & Sun 17th October

APPLICATIONS FOR THESE DATES WILL CLOSE MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY THE 1ST OF AUGUST

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR APPLICATION OUTCOME WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF APPLICATIONS CLOSING.

 

Who are we looking for? 

  • The curated line up will feature a hand picked selection of small businesses, indie makers, designers, curators, producers and creators. To qualify for the market you must be a small independent business! It's all about big love for shopping small!

  • The market line up will feature Craft & Design, Vintage & Salvage, Home & Garden and Fashion & Lifestyle traders, something for everyone!

  • We will be focusing on businesses that are based in Cornwall but businesses from further afield can apply. If two applications are similar then priority will be given to a Cornwall based applicant. However primarily we will allocate a stand on the basis of the merit of the application in terms of how it fits with the concept.

  • We consider product, merchandising, stand display, branding and marketing when reviewing applications. We always strive for an amazing visitor and trader experience and that means the whole package counts!

  • We're looking for 30+ traders to complete our curated line up. This is for V.1 of The Cornwall Shop Small Market. We have big plans to grow the market (in real life and virtually) going into 2022.

  • The space does mean that we won't be able to welcome everyone who applies along. If we can't offer you a place don't be offended, it's not a reflection on what you do, just more of a case of us not being the best fit for each other. Some categories are particularly competitive. Don't let that put you off applying, we would love to hear from you.

  • Note to Food & Drink Traders - we will be mindful of the Truro Farmers Market line up when curating the food & drink traders we offer a place to, this means that we will try and limit competition by creating a complimentary line up. If you have a competitor who trades at TFM it's unlikely that we will be able to welcome you.

  • Please note that all traders will be required to have public liability insurance (1m+) covering their trading activity.

What are you applying for?

  • Applications are currently open for our autumn dates. You can tick to apply for one or multiple events with your application. 

  • By making an application for an event you are applying for both the Saturday real life market and the corresponding Instagram market. This does mean that you need to be on Instagram to take part.

  • The real life market day is the Saturday, taking place in the heart of Truro on the Lemon Quay the market will be open from 9am - 4pm. Set up will be pre 9am with good vehicle access and a level unload to your stand. Truro Farmers market also host their twice weekly market on a Saturday making the quay a real destination on market day.

  • Truro BID have sponsored the event and are providing us with the gazebos that will form the covered stands market with. They are modern and heavy duty structures (up to 45 mph winds) that are 'divided' down the middle to create two stands.

  • The virtual showcase will take place on the Friday on instagram @duchyfairs - on our grid and stories. On Sunday we will make further social shares.

  • Full details of the market will be sent to successful applicants.

What does it cost?

Stands for the weekend are £48 or £66 (or multiples of - just pop us a message on the app form). Remember you can always make a joint application with a fellow trader if you would like to share a space and stand fee. The stand charge includes the real life market, provision of the set up gazebo, optional table AND inclusion in the virtual Instagram market. Please note that these stand prices do not include electricity however you will have access to a charge point behind our welcome stand for payment devices only. If direct stand access to electricity is essential please let us know on your application, there is a further charge of £5 for this.