The Morecambe Carnival returns to Morecambe Promenade on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017. Applications for Crafts and Stall Positions are open.
Traders must provide their own marquee, tables, chairs etc. The price is for a pitch only which will be situated, as in the first year of the Morecambe Carnival, on the Northumberland Street car park. Places are limited and whilst every effort will be made to accommodate interested parties it is at the discretion of the Carnival Committee who is selected to attend to ensure a good mix of goods on offer.
Charities will be placed on the Promenade opposite the Midland Gardens and must also provide their own marquee and power if applicable. Whilst a reduced fee is offered for Charities, this fee will be waived if the Charity will provide manpower for one of the two days for an Information Booth.
Trading hours are from 10am until 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday. No one day trading will be permitted.
- An application does not guarantee a pitch. Once applications are finalised the number and type of stall will be considered before entrants are accepted. Successful applicants will be notified separately and the appropriate payment requested.
- If successful, fees are as follows: £100(Craft/trade), £50 (Charities) for the two day period. The booking will not be confirmed until payment is received and, if not received within the time stated, will be forfeited. All payments are non-refundable.
- Full description of goods for sale must be stated when first applying. This will assist the selection process and will limit what can be offered for sale on Carnival weekend.
- Stalls will be allocated a 3x3m pitch only.
- If extra space is requested a further payment of £25 per metre is payable.
- Public Liability Insurance for £2m MUST be held by all stallholders and a copy must be provided prior to the event.
- A Risk Assessment must be completed (the Organising Committee can assist with this if necessary).
- Any electrical equipment MUST be PAT tested.
- If foodstuffs are for sale a Local Authority Hygiene Certificate MUST have been obtained. Details of the appropriate trading name of the business and the local Authority issuing the certificate must be given before consideration will be given to an application. The details will be checked against the National register.
- All rubbish connected with the stall/stand shall be removed each day by the stallholder and disposed of in either receptacles provided or taken away. Failure to do so will jeopardise future bookings.
- Goods can only be left overnight at the stallholder’s own risk. There will be overnight security provided for the area generally but the Carnival Committee cannot be responsible for stallholders’ goods.