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Are you a maker, creative, indie business owner, food & drinks producer ? If you'd love to be involved in our monthly makers market in Dumfries town centre and be part of our 2023 Line Up, well look no further, applications for November & December 2023 are OPEN! 

On this page you'll find everything you need to know on how to apply for Dumfries Makers Market. We've streamlined the application process so you can apply for several months at one time.  At our Makers Market we don't just allocate spaces to traders but ask interested businesses, charities and community groups to complete an online application form by a deadline date. Our application process allows each event we produce to be curated, with a mixture of disciplines and a variety of different traders taking part. This lets us maintain a high level of quality that visitors to our events have now grown to expect when they come along.


This process also allows us to limit where possible any duplication of existing businesses in the town. Our aim is to provide additionality to Dumfries town centre, not to detract from it. We offer a stall sharing opportunity so that young fledgling businesses can take the first steps into a retail environment and get direct feedback from customers with minimal investment. In addition to this, we offer a few pitches to charity/not for profit stalls, if space allows, so they are able to benefit from some community fundraising.


Would you love to get involved, collaborate, interested in leading a workshop, giving a talk, demo, tasting, or have another wonderful idea, we'd love to hear about it! 

Firsly, please read over our Application Process below. Please ensure you also read our APPLICATION CRITERIA and TERMS & CONDITIONS in full before applying. It includes vital information and we hope will answer most of your questions. The online application form can be accessed by the clicking 'APPLY NOW' under each of these months.  This is only visible once applications have been open, so if it says 'COMING SOON' please check back. We recommend signing up to our mailing list to find out more information and updates.


Once you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation message "Thank you for taking the time to make an application for Dumfries Makers Market we will be in touch shortly after the closing date." which will be displayed on your screen once you submit an application online. You can also request to have a copy of your application emailed to you. You'll be sent a completed form and have the opportunity to make edits if necessary. 


Once you've submitted an application, it's then a patient wait for an email response from us after the closing date, which is stated on the application form and below. All applicants will be contacted to inform you whether you were successful or not. If your application is successful, we'll provide you with further details regarding payment, insurance documentation etc. The booking fee will need to be paid by a specified date to confirm your place. You may also be added to our waiting list as last minute spaces do sometimes become available.


All our successful traders MUST provide valid certification of Public Liability Insurance and Employers Liability Insurance where necessary. Food and beverage stalls must also provide the appropriate Health and Safety/Food Hygiene certificates to be permitted to trade. 

Got a question about Dumfries Makers Maket before you apply? Please get in touch and we will try our best to answer your query.



  • Please ensure you've read our APPLICATION CRITERIA and TERMS & CONDITIONS before you complete your application form. If you have any questions then just get in touch.
  • If you're filling out an application form for one of our markets for the first time, you'll be required to share some business details and links to your social media accounts. All stallholders must go through our application process by filling out our simple online application form and provide us with good quality images that will be used in marketing the each event. We'd suggest preparing these details before you start the application process. 
  • Our online application forms require you to have an account with Google so that you can upload files and also request to have a copy of your completed form emailed to you. You will need to be signed in to access the forms before you click the 'APPLY NOW' link below.
  • Your application can be sent to you and re-edited after you submit, just toggle the request at the end of the form. We recommend filling it out in one sitting and not stopping and starting this form. So before you start, please have all of your business information available and atleast 4 SQUARE images prepared and ready to upload.

8TH APRIL 2023


April Application Form

13TH MAY 2023


May Application Form

10TH JUNE 2023


8TH JULY 2023


12TH AUGUST 2023



APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON | more details to follow


APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON | more details to follow


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN |  deadline 30th July at midnight



deadline 30th July at midnight

We curate each Makers Markets we organise, The Guild Dumfries will review each and every application thoughtfully.

By making an application to be involved at the Dumfries Makers Market, you are agreeing to our TERMS & CONDITIONS. Space is limited at each event so if your application is unsuccessful this time, please don't be disheartened or take it personally.  We want to provide visitors and customers with a mix of sellers and disciplines and an alternative shopping experience. 

Are you a maker, designer. artist, food & drinks producer? Are you keen to be part of a community, find new ways to get your products in front of new customers and build your audience? We want to collaborate with makers from across the region and beyond. We hope that we can work together to offer a platform, support and opportunities to help your business to flourish & grow. 

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