These are the Terms and Conditions / Booking Conditions that traders should adhere to:



Opening Day

You must trade for the whole day you have booked (from 11.00hrs until the close of the festival at 17.00hrs). Traders are not permitted to close or break down their stalls until closing time.

Opening and Closing Times

Trading may take place from 11am on the day of the festival.

MKFoodFest  – Trading hours publicised are 11am to 5pm

Clearance Period

At the end of the day of trading you must vacate the stall within one hour of the day’s closure to allow time for handover of the site back to The Parks Trust.


Stallholders are required to make all the necessary arrangements for the removal of any refuse and food waste they create. Hot food caterers must supply a bin for their customers to dispose of food packaging generated by the stall.

Servicing stalls

Vehicles should be removed immediately upon loading or unloading.

The festival ground is pedestrianised between 10.30am to 5.00pm

During these times there should be no market vehicles in the festival area. Any “topping up” if required, must be carried out without the use of a vehicle within the festival site.

Encroachment / Storage

Building out beyond the limitations of the allocated stall area will not be permitted. Stall areas will be marked in spray paint on the grass area corresponding to their position on the site plan

Cancellation Policy for MKFoodFest

Reservations of market stands will lapse if payment is missed, 100% of the fee is required before any stand space is confirmed.

100% refunds if cancelled before 3o June.

50% if cancelled between 1st July and last Saturday in August

No refund given if cancelled after the last Saturday in August.

This policy also applies to electrical hook up requirements.


No refunds can be made for circumstances beyond our control (e.g. bad weather / number of customers etc).

Health & Safety

Health & Safety is of prime importance to us at MKFoodFest and we have a policy to take account of the activities taking place at the festival. As an exhibitor, please ensure you read this policy. If you are unclear about anything related to health & safety, in the first instance raise your concerns with the festival management team by email or using the contact form on the website.


Each Stallholder will be required to provide information regarding:

  1. Indemnity / Insurance

Be in possession of Third Party Public Liability Insurance in the sum of £5 million and indemnify the The Parks Trust and MKFoodFest against any claims whatsoever as may arise as a result of using the stall.

  1. Paperwork

All exhibitors are required to provide copies of their paperwork regarding food hygiene, health & safety risk assessment, sale of alcohol etc. where appropriate before the 30th June. Failure to provide this paperwork will exclude you from consideration as an exhibitor.

This checklist and relevant paperwork will be sent out to traders when they register.

  1. Alcohol

Alcohol sellers are asked to ascent to the following:

As a retailer/trader I will be responsible for the lawful running of my stall. I will at all times keep the Premises Licence Holder and the designated Premises Supervisor fully indemnified against all actions, proceedings, claims, fines, costs and expenses, which they or any of them may be liable to incur arising out of any offence committed under the Licensing Act 2003, with respect to my participation in MKFoodFest

  1. Sub-Letting

Ensure that no assignment or sub-letting of the stalls occurs.

  1. Good Order

Be solely responsible for keeping and maintaining proper order on the stall.

  1. Nuisance etc.

Ensure that nothing shall be done to cause nuisance or annoyance to members of the public, the Council’s representatives or other traders, or to contravene any statute, by-law or regulation of the Council.

  1. Litter

Ensure that no litter is unnecessarily deposited and take all reasonable steps to prevent the deposit of such. Upon cessation of MKFoodFest remove any litter or rubbish from the stall area and leave it in a clean and tidy condition.

  1. Electrical Equipment

Ensure all electrical equipment is either still under warranty or has been PAT tested and has the correct documentary evidence.

Exhibitors are not allowed to use their own generators on site.

Stallholders requiring an electrical hook up must request and pay for this when submitting their stand registration. There are three different power options for stallholders to choose from. Please ensure you choose the correct option. Cancellations of electrical hook up follow the same refund terms as that for stand cancellations and is set out above. If electrical hook up is not purchased in advance, it will not be available to the stallholder on the day.

  1. Management

Comply immediately with such requests by the Event Manager, any authorised officer of the Parks Trust or MKFoodFest as may be necessary for the good management of the Festival.