Traders Terms and Conditions

  1. Ginger and Spice Festival, Spicy Artisan Street Market is being managed by Ginger and Spice Festival Heritage Trust and will begin at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm on Saturday 28th September 2024.
  2. The event will take place in Market Drayton on Cheshire Street
  3. The location of the pitches will be allocated prior to arrival and on the day instructions for arrival and set up will be sent a week before the event.
  4. Stall holders may arrive from 6.30am.
  5. All stalls must be set up by 9.00am. The last access for vehicles wishing to unload will be 8.30am and all trader vehicles MUST be removed from the trading pitches by 8.45am at the latest. Please do allow enough time to unload as there will not be any flexibility on this.
  6. Stall holders must follow the event stewards’ instructions whilst unloading their goods/produce and equipment and then park their vehicle in a nearby car park (a map will be provided to show car parks). There may be a day rate charge for parking from Shropshire council car parks.
  7. Each stall holder must hold and provide evidence of at least £5,000,000 valid public (and product) liability insurance (covering participation in this event).  This insurance must cover all staff and/or volunteers working on your stall at the event, or you may need employee insurance if you have people working for you (volunteers included).
  8. All stallholders must conduct and submit a risk assessment for their stall
  9. Charities must provide proof of charitable status and their charity number.
  10. If stall holders such as charities are bringing their own gazebo or equipment, gazebos MUST be weighted in each corner to prevent movement in high winds (there will not be water available so please bring your own or bring alternative metal weights). The gazebos must also be fire retardant with a relevant certification that meets with UK standards. All gazebos will be inspected by the event organiser (or their representative) and if considered to be not adequate, will be removed. Stalls are not to be left unattended and should always be staffed, with no closing early allowed.
  11. All stalls must fit completely within their allocated area and cause no obstructions to surrounding pitches, emergency access and pathways.
  12. If there is anything on a stall which may potentially cause harm to others e.g., a source of heat, sharp objects, machinery etc, then appropriate precautions must be taken and outlined in the risk assessment.
  13. Stall holders MUST keep their stalls and surrounding areas clean and tidy and must sort, bag and tie their rubbish at the end of the day and take it away with them.
  14. Vehicles will be allowed back onto the street from 5.00pm once the stewards have agreed it is safe to do so.
  15. Stall holders must pack away all belongings and take all belongings with them. Nothing must be stored or left behind.
  16. If stall holders have requested an electrical socket, they must bring with them a recently PAT tested extension lead (at least 12ft in length) as the source may be a distance from the pitch. All equipment must be PAT certified and proof of certificate must be sent to the organisers on application.
  17. Fire safety provision must be provided on stalls if electricity, gas or a generator is being used, along with a valid Fire Risk Assessment..
  18. The Ginger and Spice Festival Heritage Trust, the Ginger and Spice Festival, the Spice Larder, or anyone else associated with the event shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to merchandise or personal property, or injury to any person caused by the day’s activities, the weather, or another reason or cause. Money and valuables should be kept out of sight and secured. We strongly advise all stallholders to have their own insurance to cover personal loss or accidents
  19. Stall holders whose trade, profession or practice is regulated in any way (licensed, certified or otherwise regulated), must provide evidence of compliance with such regulations.
  20. Stall holders must provide evidence of health and hygiene certificates and a minimum level 2 food handling certificate where applicable.
  21. All bookings must be paid on application via the online booking process. Failure to pay when making an application will result in the loss of your pitch.
  22. There will be no refund of fees in case of bad weather or for any other reason.
  23. There will be no refund of pitch fees for cancellation of bookings unless the event is unable to take place due to updated covid-19 government guidance.
  24. There will be no refund of pitch fees for any trader who does not attend on the day of the festival.
  25. Organisers of the event will not be held responsible if the event is cancelled before or on the day for any reason.
  26. All stalls will be inspected by the event organiser (or their representative) and if considered to not be complying with health and safety standards, they will not be allowed to open and there will be no refund.
  27. Each trader is responsible for operating their business safely & in line with the law. Food and drink traders MUST be registered with their authority /local borough council and FSA, or equivalent, & adhere to their specific requirements. Sampling activities must be included in your risk assessment.
  28. Traders who are catering must have hand washing facilities with them and bring their own water.
  29. Traders who are selling alcohol must have a personal licence and must apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) from Shropshire Council.
  30. All health and safety documents requested & relating to you, your application and your stall must be brought with you on the day of trading for inspection by the G&SF team, a representative or the council. If they are requested and you do not have them, this may result in your being asked to leave the event.
  31. Payment for your pitch is to be made on the web link provided, or via a bank transfer and at the time of application. If you pay via our web link you will be issued with a confirmation via the system. The Ginger & Spice Festival does not issue invoices for payment, but if you make a bank transfer and would like a receipt, please ask us via email.