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 FIRST 3 DATES

Sat 19th & Sun 20th June

Sat 17th & Sun 18th July

Sat 14th & Sun 15th August

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 3 OF THESE MARKETS WILL CLOSE MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY THE 25TH OF APRIL

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

APPLICATIONS FOR LATER DATES WILL OPEN EARLY JULY

 

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, Fashion & Lifestyle and Food & Drink 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 about 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 forward.

  • 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.

  • Please note that all traders will be required to have public liability insurance covering their trading activity.

What are you applying for?

  • Applications are currently open for our first 3 weekend dates. You can tick to apply for one or multiple events with your application. Please bear in mind that the application process if for all 3 events and it is unliley that you will be able to apply for a later date stand at a later date so do apply for all dates that you are keen to do now.

  • By making an application for an event you are applying for both the Saturday real life market and the corrseponding Sunday Instagram market. This does mean that it's a benefit for you to be on Instagram, however it isn't essential.

  • 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 market will take place on the Sunday on instagram @duchyfairs - on our grid and stories.

  • We have a strong marketing plan to promote the event.

  • 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 - for payment devices only. If electricity is essential to your application please let us know in the message field. 

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We love to stay in touch and we can't wait to share our exciting visitor fair & market news with you! We will only ever share relevant information about our fairs with you and your data will not be shared. You can unsubscribe from this email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

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While 2020 wasn't the year we planned we have hosted 3 wonderful virtual events. Along with more virtual happenings we will be back with some real life markets and fairs later this year, in 2021. In the meantime you can take a look at our previous events for some inspo about what's in store.

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Hello! So you're interested in trading with us? That's wonderful, you'll be joining a welcoming and supportive community of indie traders. Please head here to find out what we look for in our traders and then, if you think we're right for each other, fill out the form to be notified of event news and application dates.

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