Market Traders

We are delighted to welcome applications for individual pitches at our Saturday market on the quay.

This open-air market aims to showcase premium local food and drink, locally-made, premium and hand-crafted goods and produce.

The market has several available pitches (approx. 2.8m x 2m) for use of pop – up rental on a regular weekly basis (rental fees apply).

We pride ourselves on a high standard of high quality products, helpful customer service and supportive attitude to each other.

Resellers or those not making their own products/goods must make sure that they are either Kentish-made or British.

For these reasons, we have established a selection process – to see if your products fit our criteria of being handmade/original and sold by independent traders.

If you would like to apply for a pitch at the market, please complete the below form with the details of your products.

Applications will be shortlisted and traders will be interviewed and their products assessed for quality, price, saleability and origin of product/goods.

Frequently Asked Questions

A single market pitch costs £15 per market. This is used as a deposit to secure your booking, and must be paid for in advance of your attendance at the market.

We do have a small supply of tables and gazebos which are available to hire for £5 (gazebo and /or table – subject to availability).

Please complete the form below and in the additional comments section, add in any extra details about number of pitches,  or requests for recurring pitches. 

A member of our team will contact you to discuss this. 

Yes, there is access to electricity and water points on the town quay.

We ask that all traders are set up and ready to trade by the time the market opens at 10.00am.

Members of the harbour team will be on-site to help from 8.30am.

Before you apply...

All traders need to comply to regulations and our terms and conditions before being considered.

Public Liability insurance

All traders are required to have Public Liability Insurance cover to the value of £2 Million GBP.



food hygiene certificates

Food traders must have a “Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate” to covers retail sales. Those processing food on site must advise us of the authority where your food business is registered and display your Food Standards Agency, Food Hygiene Rating.

alcohol licence

Any trader selling alcohol must provide evidence of a temporary event and alcohol licence, and have this with them on the day.

dbs cHECK

All stallholders must have a DBS check. This is a requirement of Swale Borough Council and is non-negotiable. 

You can apply for a DBS check here