Expression of Interest – Stall space at Food & Cider Markets – September 2021

Solitude Park, Banbridge Friday 10th September

Shambles Market, Armagh Saturday 11th September

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council wish to invite you to consider being part of their Food & Cider Weekend Markets, this process is being facilitated by BNL Productions.

On behalf of the Events Team, I hope that you and your family have been keeping well during this uncertain and challenging time.

In accordance with up-to-date government advice, we are hopeful that our annual Food & Cider Weekend Markets will proceed in September this year.  In order to ensure the safety of you, visitors and our staff, it is likely that significant operational changes may be necessary.  These are principally in order to control attendances and to ensure current Covid safety measures can be maintained.  We may need to offer the public timed and ticketed access to the Markets, numbers may also be limited according to guidelines.

We would like to ascertain whether you would be interested in trading at Food & Cider Weekend Markets in this format.  Please note that these Market events will only proceed should Government advice allow them.

To express your interest and apply for stall space, please complete the application form attached.  It is imperative that you carefully read and agree to the criteria and conditions of entry.  Please note that these have changed substantially from previous years to take account of the restrictions implemented over the last year.  Based on the level of interest we will take the necessary steps to plan for the Market events.

Following receipt of expressions of interest/application forms, a scoring panel will determine the successful traders to attend the Market events.  Successful applicants will be contacted to confirm they still wish to participate in the event.  At this stage, applicants will be required to make payment for their stall space.

With consideration still being given to COVID-19, these Market events may have to be cancelled at short notice, in this case all traders will be refunded the cost of applying for stall space.

If the Food & Cider Weekend Markets can proceed, they are scheduled to take place as follows:

Market Venue Date Times
Sundown Market Solitude Park, Banbridge Fri. 10.09.21 2.30pm to 9.30pm
Urban Orchard Open Air Market Shambles Yard, Armagh Sat. 11.09.21 10am to 8pm

As noted above, access during the opening times to the public will be both time and capacity limited.

Food & Cider Weekend Markets – Stall Application documents are available below

  • Food & Cider Weekend Stallholder Policy, Criteria and Conditions of Entry 2021
  • Food & Cider Weekend Stallholder Application Form 2021
  • Product Safety Leaflet

If you wish to apply for a stall at any/both of the Markets, please return completed and signed application forms, along with proof of insurance and images of your products and any other required documentation before closing date of 20th May 2021 at 4pm.

Applications are now closed

Please refer to the attached Application Criteria and Conditions of Entry, as they outline in full, information on stall fee, criteria, set up, etc.

If you have any other queries that cannot be answered by referring to the policy, please email who will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Applications are now closed


The documents below are for reference only, please ensure you check back regularly for any further updates:


Any queries relating to these events should be directed to: