Market Trader Registration

Retford Market

The historic market town of Retford was granted its first charter (the right to hold a fair) by King Henry III in 1246 and this was extended in 1275 By King Edward I to allow a Saturday Market a tradition that continues today.

The very popular open-air market is held in the market square each Thursday and Saturday against the backdrop of fine Georgian buildings.  On Friday’s, browsers can seek out bargains at the Antique and Collectors Market. 

On the third Saturday of every month, Retford plays host to a popular Farmers’ Market where a variety of locally grown produce including fruit and vegetables, jams, meat, honey, ice creams, dairy produce and freshly prepared food and drink is on sale.  

Also on the first and third Friday of the months between May and October there is a "Crafty Corner Craft Market".  You can book by filling in our online "craft market stall" form.

Your local traditional market has something for everybody.  From household goods, clothing and flowers, to providing fresh fruit and veg, catch of the day and quality meats, Retford’s Market caters for all. Support your Market! Shop Retford!

Stall Rates

All prices include VAT.  Stalls and canopies are provided by the Council.

Thursday MarketPrice
1 Stall £14.50
2 Stalls £27.50
Each additional stall £10.00
Vehicle pitch (per 10 feet of frontage) £13.00
Extension of vehicle pitch (per six feet of frontage) £8.00
1 pitch fixed (per 10 feet of frontage) £13.00
Casual traders £18.00
Friday Collectors MarketPrice

1 Stall

£13.50
2 Stalls £22.00
Each additional stall £8.50
Vehicle pitch (per 10 feet of frontage) £13.00
Extension of vehicle pitch (per six feet of frontage) £8.50
1 pitch fixed (per 10 feet frontage) £13.00
Saturday MarketPrice

1 Stall

£15.50
2 Stalls £29.00
Each additional stall £10.00
Vehicle pitch (per 10 feet of frontage) £14.00
Extention of vehicle pitch (per six feet of frontage) £8.50
1 pitch fixed (per 10 feet of frontage) £14.00
Casual Traders

Additional £3.50 per market day to above charges

Saturday Butter MarketPrice
1 x 10 feet of table £10.50
Farmers MarketPrice
1 Stall £16.50
2 Stalls £32.00
Each additional stall £8.50
Car ParkingPrice

Per month/per market day

£2.00
Other Fees & ChargesPrice
Promotional pitch - daily rate £50.00
Promotional pitch - daily rate (vehicle) £60.00
Craft fairs (per stall) £10.50
Festive markets (per stall/pitch) £20.00
Festive market (per craft stall) £15.00

Licensed Market Traders (Retail markets - NOT second hand/collectors market) stall holders sign a licence.  A financial obligation of which is that absenteeism from stall(s) carries a penalty.

Penalty: 50% of rent.

 

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