Traders and Stalls

Are you interested in having a stall at our seasonal market events?
Spaces for stalls will be allocated based on individual merit. We endeavour not to duplicate stalls in order to provide variety and uniqueness to our visitor. The closing date for applications for each of the markets are:

Spring Fair – 29th March

Chilli Fest – 2nd July

Winter Markets – 17th September

There are forms for both traders and food outlets (anyone selling hot or cold food/drink that is to be consumed straight away) so please do ensure you fill the correct form out for your stall. Due to the last year, we will be in touch closer to each event date to request payment for your stand. All our bank details are noted on all the attached forms.

Spring Fair – 1st & 2nd May

The Spring Fair will take place in the Courtyard and Piazza and will include a variety a quality stalls, lively entertainment and local foods.  This year we are looking to incorporate all things gardening and outdoors so are encouraging as many plant/flower/garden stalls as possible to join. As well as this we are going to be hosting Holker’s very own ‘Fun Dog Show’. There will be a variety of categories to enter your dog into such as ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘best paw shake’ so please do get involved!

We have now closed off entries to our Spring Fair as we are fully booked. We will be running a waiting list if you still wish to apply. Please get in touch via or by calling the office on 015395 58328.

Chilli Fest – 4th & 5th September

After the only market event we were able to run in 2020, we are thrilled that our Chilli Fest returns for 2021. Many chilli vendors alongside other food styles both adapted for the chilli lover or hater, stalls offering handmade items, live entertainment and of course the chilli eating competition. Last year was the best attended Chilli Fest we have had and we are hoping to make 2021 even better!

We have now closed off entries to our Chilli Fest as we are fully booked. We will be running a waiting list if you still wish to apply. Please get in touch via or by calling the office on 015395 58328.

Winter Markets – 5th, 6th & 7th November

The Holker Winter Market has steadily grown over the last 16 years and 2019 saw the greatest footfall of over 9000 visitors across the 3 days.

We provide a wide variety of crafts, foods, gifts etc and each stand space is allocated on individual merit. As we are usually oversubscribed, we would be most grateful if you could return the completed application form as soon as possible.

Register your stall for the Winter Markets here.

Register your food outlet for the Winter Markets here.





2021 Season

The 2021 season will run up until 7th November.

Our Christmas opening then takes over with the following opening times and dates:
Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall open -
Friday 12th Nov - Sunday 14th Nov / Friday 19th Nov - Sunday 21st Nov

Hall, Gardens (first two formal sections), Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall open -
26th, 27th & 28th November
1st - 5th December
8th - 12th December
15th - 19th December



Dates and Times

Café / Gardens / Gift Shop / Food Hall – Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm

Hall – Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 4pm

Please note that the Hall will be running pre-booked guided tours on the hour. Tickets need to be booked no later than 24 hours in advance of your visit. Click here to book your tickets.  

Garden tickets will not be refunded on account of bad weather.