29th November 2019

Our Winter Festival is well attended by lantern bearers and audiences alike. The day time tends to be quieter but as soon as the lanterns arrive in the Market Place the atmosphere changes significantly.  There is a general buzz with our indoor crafts market and a market in the Shambles in full swing throughout the duration of the event.  We have extended trading hours by 30 minutes for the Outdoor market as audiences seemed keen to linger and shop at the end of the event.

If you are interested in booking a stall at the Devizes Christmas Festival and Lantern Parade please complete our initial enquiry form.

Each year we run our own mulled wine stall, which raises much needed funds for DOCA. We also work with our sponsor Stealth Brewery, who provide a Christmas bar, so will not be seeking new vendors looking to run their own bars unless their offer is significantly different.

DOCA is in charge of both the Outside Market in the Market Place and the Makers Market in the Corn Exchange. For the market in the Shambles, please contact Wiltshire Council directly

Over the next three years DOCA is looking to phase single use plastics out of all of their events. During this time, we will start looking more favourably on market traders who share this ethos and use alternatives such as wooden cutlery or vegware and are becoming more environmentally friendly about their packaging. In future years this will be part of our selection process

OUTDOOR MARKET

  • Suitcase Stall (see below) – £15
  • Charity (3x3m) – £15
  • 3m x 3m stall – £45
  • 3m x 4.5m stall – £55
  • 3m x 6m Stall – £65
  • 3m x 9m Stall – £85

This will take place around the Devizes Market Place during the day and into the evening. Usual trading hours are 12.30pm – 9pm.

POWER: Power is limited to one large generator which restricts the flexibility of the location we can position the stalls. Hiring it in is also a large expense for us and subsequently we have to charge you. If you have your own silence, non-smelly generator please consider bringing it along if you require power, if you emit fumes we will ask you to switch your generator off. Please state clearly your power requirements.  Please bring your own gazebo which will need to be suitably weighted down.

INDOOR MARKET (CORN EXCHANGE)

  • Suitcase (see below): £15
  • Charity: £15
  • Single Trade: £25
  • Double Trade: £48

Usual trading times are 2.30pm – 8.30pm. 6ft tables will be provided, please bring your own tablecloths etc. We are limited to power points available for traders, and these have been already allocated. Please make sure that any electrical equipment you bring is battery powered.

SUITCASE STALLS

Our Suitcase stalls have been a successful addition to the  market, so we are bringing them back and hoping to add more! We are happy to host you both indoors and out.

These are aimed at small scale sellers with a particular focus on local makers offering unique and individual products. We particularly like to support start up businesses.  Stalls are limited to MAXIMUM 1m x 1m, and stall holders will need to bring their own table if needed.

Please note there will be no cover for suitcase stalls outdoors so traders should bring their own parasol or golf umbrella if required. Gazebos are not permitted for suitcase pitches.

Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before applying