Tradestand Information

The Show is a great opportunity to promote your business and sell your wares.  With around 60,000 visitors expected over the two days we are delighted to be joined by in excess of 500 traders each year.

We offer various different types of stands:

Open Outside Trade 

This is for those who have or hire their own marquee/gazebo/trailer and just require an open space to erect it in.  The spaces come in 6m, 9m or 12m depths and start with 6m frontage going up in 3m sections.  We have 15 avenues for Open Outside Space including specific avenues for Agricultural Trade, Motor Trade, Equestrian and Country Sports.  Stands start at £324 + VAT for a 6m x 6m open outside space and £585 + VAT for a 9m x 12m open outside space.  Agricultural Tradestands start at £337 + VAT for 12m x 6m. Click here for a General Trade Application Form.

Tented Outside Trade 

This is available for those who wish to be outside but would like us to provide the marquee.  These stands are 6m deep and start with 3m frontage going up in 3m sections.  They are housed in shedding which is open to the front on to the avenue. These start at £468 + VAT for 3m x 6m. Click here for a Tented Outside Trade Application Form.

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This large clearspan marquee houses around 60 stands and is a popular destination for visitors.  Stands are 3m deep and either 3m or 6m in width.  The site is on grass, backing on to the marquee wall and no partitions or tables are provided.  Electricity points are available at extra charge.  These stands start at £258 + VAT for a 3m x 3m site. Click here for a [email protected] Application Form.

Dorset Artisan Craft Marquee

This marquee was introduced in 2016 and has lots of local makers and producers displaying and selling their wares, ranging from ceramics to jewellery to textiles. The exhibitors represent some of the most exciting craftspeople in Dorset and exhibitors in the tent are by invitation only, selected by a group of craft specialists.

Food Halls 

Our two popular food halls house around 50 stands in clearspan marquees.  The Dorset Food Hall is for businesses based in Dorset only and the Food Hall is open to other food businesses.  The stands in both halls start at 3m deep with a frontage of either 3m or 6m.  The site is on grass, backing on to the marquee wall and no partitions or tables are provided.  Electricity points are available at an extra charge. These stands start at £168 + VAT for 3m x 3m in the Dorset Food Hall and £238 + VAT for 3m x 3m in the Food Hall. There is an additional cost of £210 + VAT for 'Food to Go'. Click here for a Food Hall Application Form.

Plant Avenue & Floral Pavilion 

The Plant Avenue feature is open to all professional growers and sellers of ornamental and edible plants who produce more than 75% of their own plants.  This cost effective option for having a stand provides a high profile presence within the popular horticultural zone. 3m x 3m pitches are available for £60.00 on a first come first served basis. The Floral Pavilion hosts the traditional floral trade exhibits judged by our experienced judges on Saturday morning.  There is the opportunity to win prizes of up to £100 and have a 2.5m selling area. Click here for a Floral Pavilion Application Form or Plant Avenue Application Form.

Catering Concessions 

A number of Catering Concessions are available for the Show.  To apply for one of these you need to submit a tender on the form provided and all applications are considered in March prior to the Show.  Charges for Catering Concessions are 23% net of sales based on actual sales. Click here for a Catering Concession Application Form and Catering Concession Information.


Rules & Regulations

All stand holders are obliged to abide by our rules and regulations.  They must also hold Public Liability Insurance and complete our compulsory Risk Assessments.  Details of both of these must be submitted to the Show Office prior to the Show.

Please see here for our Booking Guide including Rules & Regulations

For clarification on any of these items please call the Show Office on 01305 264249 or email us

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