Food stalls FAQ

Types of pitch:
– Single 3m x 3m pitch in the main block, suitable for cold food/confectionery only.
– Double depth (3m wide x 6m deep) hot food pitch which allows space for food preparation behind.
– Van pitch (6m x 4m) for self-contained catering vans.

Please note: There is no power available on site and a very limited number of van pitches available. External generators are not permitted.

What does it cost?

Size:Includes:Parking/access:Fee:
Cold food pitch
(pre-prepared goods)
3m x 3m2m x 1m tableUnloading/loading only£85+VAT
Hot food pitch
(includes space for prep to rear)
3m x 6m2m x 1m tableOne car per stall may remain on site£170+VAT
Van6m x 4mOff-site parking is supplied for towing vehicles£220+VAT

Who is allowed to sell at the festival?
We welcome high quality small independent traders and prioritise local businesses. We try to ensure that we have a balanced mix of different cuisines in order to cater for everyone, and to avoid unneccesary competition. You must have a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 to trade with us.

Am I guaranteed a space if I apply?
No. If your application is approved, you will be asked for payment. Once this has been received, your space is confirmed, pending the receipt of the appropriate certificates.

What do I need to provide?
You must have a current Food Hygiene Certificate (Level 2 or above) for everyone working on your stall, HACCP system and up-to-date Public and Product Liability Insurance. If you are using gas appliances, you must have a Risk Assessment and working fire extinguisher. Please refer to our terms and conditions for details of requirements.

What happens if it rains?
We recommend that you bring a gazebo, or something to cover your goods in the event of it raining. The event will go ahead, come rain or shine, unless the field is so waterlogged that it poses a risk to public safety.

What happens if I am not able to attend the festival?
You must inform the organisers at the earliest possible opportunity if you are unable to attend, so that your pitch may be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

What if the festival is cancelled?
In the event that the festival cannot go ahead, payments for stall bookings will be refunded in full.

What can’t I sell?
You may not sell alcohol (unless you are one of the festival’s approved bar concessions) or any prohibited substances. You may not sell goods in non-degradable containers i.e. plastic bottles or aluminium cans.

Rubbish/recycling:
Please try to keep your use of disposable/single-use items to a minimum. The use or sale of goods utilising single-use plastics is not permitted. All serving/packing materials must be degradable/compostable in domestic facilities. You must remove your own rubbish at the end of the day.
Please note that Barnet Council does not provide recycling facilities for public use, either in its parks or on street.

What time can I arrive?
Gates open at 8.30am for setting up. There is a 30 minute window before general stallholders are also allowed access, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open to the public at 12pm.

What time does it finish?
The festival finishes at 6pm. Traders are not permitted to pack up and leave before the end of the festival. Once the festival ends, we will ensure that traders are able to leave in a timely fashion.

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