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The Guild Dumfries are really looking forward to organising Dumfries Market Festival in the heart of Dumfries town centre on the 2nd Saturday of the month, from March to November. If you'd love to be involved, you'll need to APPLY and find out about our application process and complete an online application form for each event. Before you do, don't forget to read all the information which includes our APPLICATION CRITERIA and all the finer details below.  By taking part at our market at Dumfries Market Festival you are confirming you agree with The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C terms and conditions, which have been put together to protect your business, The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C and our visitors.



We will send you all the details you need to make payment if your application is successful, please do NOT send payment with your application form. The Guild Dumfries can receive payment in advance by bank transfer, details of which will be included within your acceptance email. Payment will be required by a date specified in the acceptance email. Your booking is not secure until full payment has been made and copies of all required documents have been received by the deadline. If payment has not been received before the payment deadline stated in your acceptance mail, your selling space at the market will be allocated to another business on our waiting list. Bookings are non transferable.



There are a variety of different types of trading spaces available at the makers market at Dumfries Market Festival on the 2nd Saturday of the month in Dumfries town centre from 10am until 4pm.

SMALL Market Space | £45

A Small Market Space is a traditional covered market stall measuring 6ft by 4ft.

MEDIUM Market Space | £50 

A Medium Market Space is a traditional covered market stall measuring 8ft by 4ft. 

LARGE Market Space | £60

A Large Market Space is a traditional covered market stall measuring 10ft by 4ft. This market space has a covered walk in area at the front of the stall so additional display can be used e.g easels, shelving etc


 A Gazebo Spaces is a 3metre by 3 metre space with a gazebo and a 6 foot by 2 foot table included. You can of course bring along additional tables, hanging rails, easels and dispaly shelving as long as this fits within your allocated space.


At our PITCH ONLY GAZEBO & CHARITY SPACE you are required to provide your own weighted gazebo, tables, chairs etc. These MUST allocate a 3 metre by 3 metre space. 

Street Food Vendors are PITCH ONLY | £75

As a social enterprise any additional profits made from each event will be re-invested into developing the types of facilities, projects, events, activities and opportunities our community and town needs.



You will be sent more specific details of set up and breakdown information if your application is successful, and when payment and documentation have been received by us.

The positioning of stalls is the decision of the organiser. Stalls cannot be moved on the day. Stallholders MUST NOT pack away before the event has ended. We ask all stallholders to keep all bags, suitcases, boxes etc under their stall and hidden by your table covering. All walkways should be kept clear at all times throughout the event.



We will be marketing the Dumfries Market Festival on all our social media accounts, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We will also promote the event on our website, blog, to our mailing list and within our network of organisations, partners and supporters. Each maker will receive a media kit that we encourage you to use on your social media and website. We will release announcements and information to press and media, publish the event on online calendars, do extensive marketing on social media as well as place posters and flyers around the region leading up to the event.



The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C take no responsibility for loss or damage to you, your products or belongings during the event. The Guild will not be held liable for any thefts or accidents that may arise during set up, trading hours and breakdown of the market. It is your responsibility as a business to have suitable Product & Public Liability Insurance.

If more than one employee willbe working at your stall during the trading hours of the event you will also be expected to have Employee Liability Insurance.  The team at The Guild will make every effort to prevent any incidents. However, we cannot be held responsible if theft or damage does occur. You will need to provide us with a copy of all insurances if your application is successful and when payment is required.



At any of our events, food safety is important. All food handles will need to provide us with copies of the following documents if their application is successful.

• Food Hygiene Certificate/s.

• Food Hygiene Rating.

• Details of the local authority you are registered with.

• Gas safety check documents ( if operating with gas).

• Electrical Safety Documents (we require all electrical equipment to be PAT tested).



A full refund of the stall fee will be given if cancellation is made within 21 days of your payment and booking. No refund will be given if you fail to notify us of a cancellation or do not show up at the event. If a cancellation is made after 21 days, we will of course try our best to fill your space if you cannot take part in the event. You will be charged in full if a replacement cannot be found. Please be aware of the time and administration required to re advertise your space at the market.

The Guild Dumfries shall be under no liability for delay or failure to provide any services as a result of any act or circumstances beyond reasonable control included and not limited to, act, chanhes to goverment policy regarding Covid-19 outbreakbad weather conditions, failure to power supply, injury, terrorism, fire, war, lock out or strike.



We ask that all successful traders become FRIENDS OF THE GUILD so that you are showing your support for The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C. It also allows us to show potential funders, stakeholders and others that the community supports the work that we are doing.



Dumfries Market Festival is an exciting community event, designed specifically to promote our aims and vision but also to promote your work and business. We want customers who come to the festival and the Makers Market to know the makers and people behind the marvellous products they purchase. We want them to get to know you a little better and create profiles for our community of makers taking part. To do this and to help us sell your products effectively we will need a few things from you. More details will be sent to you if your application is successful.

If you are successful, we would also like businesses and organisations to promote their attendance at Dumfries Market Festival, let your mailing list know, post details or share e-flyers on social media, your blog and website. We would also be keen for you to distribute printed posters and flyers. We happily invite you to send us content, social media posts and images that can be used in the run up to the event and to share your story.


By taking part in Dumfries Market Festival, you are agreeing to these terms & conditions above. Space is limited at this 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 to the Dumfries Market with a mix of sellers and disciplines and an alternative shopping experience. 



Are you a modern maker, creative, indie business owner, food & drinks producer or street food vendor?

Applications for Dumfries Market Festival are now open


The Makers Market we organise at Dumfries Market Festival are curated, The Guild Dumfries will review each and every application thoughtfully.