Do I need to apply for a space at the market? - No, you can book straight into a space within your category providing no-one else has booked in. If you look at a date and there is no time showing, then the space has been allocated but if you email me a picture of what you make I can compare and may very well be able to add another space if there is availability.
Are tables and chairs provided? All of our indoor spaces have tables and chairs provided, so you will only need to bring your own if you are booked into a gazebo space at Ringwood.
what size are the tables? All of our tables are a standard 6ft wide, they are standard hall hire table size, with the exception of Audley where most are 5ft rectangular tables, with a few being round, at our next event at Audley I will be trying to standardize them so we dont need to use the round tables.
I have booked but where is my information pack? You will find the information pack at the bottom of the email that you receive once you have booked and paid but you can download a copy from the information download page if you lose your email.
Can I share my table with a friend? Sharing is only permissible with prior arrangement. I try very hard not to put two of the same category near each other so table sharing can complicate an already elaborate job. At some markets i can duplicate categories due to space and size of the venue. If you are planning to share with a friend please call or email me before booking.
Do I really need insurance? Insurance is very important to protect you and your business. Some people think they are just playing at a hobby but if you are making to sell in any capacity you automatically become a small business. I will allow very new starters to join the market without insurance for one market to trial it but only at their own risk. You can find plenty of small crafter insurance companies on the internet which are very affordable, one popular one is called 'Simply Business' this is just one of many. Please shop around to find one that suits what you do.
If I cancel will I get a refund? Our cancellation policy is in all the information packs but essentially if you cancel 6 weeks or less prior to the market date then no refund will be issued, but if your space can be filled by another trader then I can offer you a swap to another venue/date but please note this is at my discretion as I am running a small business and my outlay per market needs to be covered. Please do reach out to me and chat if you are struggling.
Are there kitchen facilities at the market? There are no kitchen facilities at all venues so please bring your own refreshments. At some venues there may be a café running depending on staffing levels
How do I see if you have space for me? Its really easy to book your space. We don't run on an application basis , so once you have paid you know your space is secured. So go ahead and book your stall by following the process below:
· Click on the venue
· Scroll down
· Click on your category
· Click ‘book now’ (This will take you to a calendar, all markets are on a Saturday where you'll see a time on the date of the market)
· Click on the time, (If there is no time showing then please email me a picture of your makes so i can see if i can fit you in)
· Click on Next (This is on the right of the calendar.)
· Complete the form
· Click Pay now.
What if I fit multiple categories? It is really important you pick the correct category for your products as I like to make sure that I don't have two similar stalls next to each other. If you cross over several categories please pick the one that covers the majority of your products but you must email me a photo of what your table layout looks like so I can see what type of stock you sell.
I am stuck, I can't book in and I'm not very good on the computer can you help? Yes, I'm always happy to help and if you don't have the facilities to book online you can call me or email me and I will help. If you just need me to talk you through how to book in that's fine too, all I ask is that you don't call after 6pm as I've normally been working from about 6am or 7am so need time with my family. You can use the 'let's chat' button on the website as that pings on my phone, so where I can help you whilst away from my laptop I will.
Can I book my Romsey market stall with you? No, unfortunately it is not my choice that I am no longer a part of Romsey Makers Market or South Central Makers or Your Local Makers so you will need to go to them directly.
How much is a stall?
Lyndhurst - From £33
Lymington - From £36
I am a musician and am interested in Busking at your market how do I apply? We love meeting new musicians and are always pleased to encourage new buskers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org including a link so we can hear what you play. Let us know the dates you are available. We currently only have buskers in Ringwood and Lyndhurst so check out the market dates page for availability. We look forward to you joining us soon.