Armagh Georgian Festival- 30th November 2019

Armagh Georgian Festival- 30th November 20192019-08-06T21:54:08+00:00

ARMAGH GEORGIAN FESTIVAL 2019: TRADER INFORMATION

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 12 noon

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invites you to apply for participation in Georgian Day Armagh 2019.  Georgian Day Armagh includes craft stalls and food stalls. You may apply to take a stall at Georgian Day Artisan Food and Craft Market and at the Children’s Georgian Market to sell a food or craft product or both.

Georgian Day Armagh takes place in the Streets of Armagh, in the heart of the historical City Centre.  Now in its 16th Year, Georgian Day Armagh is a well-established event with approximately 25,000 visitors attending in 2018.

For 2019 we will have a dedicated area for all hot food traders, along with entertainment and other food related activities.  This area will be located in Linenhall Street car park.  This area will be well signed from both Thomas Street and Scotch Street.  No hot food stalls will be located anywhere else within the city centre.  8 stalls will be available for hot food traders and these will be scored based on the application form only.  In the event of multiple applications being received for similar products and two or more applicants score the same points, selection will be done by drawing from a hat.  Space available will be in 3m sections.  Single applicants can apply for up to 3 spaces running together and each 3m space will cost £50.

The very popular Children’s Georgian Market at the Shambles Yard will return again in 2019.  Stalls which are perceived to be for children will be considered for the Children’s Georgian Market as this will be the focal point for children’s activities.  The Children’s Georgian Market will have some wonderful attractions for families with children including entertainment, workshops, Santa’s reindeer, stable and traditional carousel.  As it gets dark visitors will have an enchanting experience when the market comes to life with Christmas lanterns and fire performances.  The Children’s Georgian Market will be well promoted in our marketing campaign and, although it is within easy walking distance from the city centre, we have dedicated buses running from the city centre and park-and-ride site at the Palace.

Times for the Children’s Georgian Market are from 1pm until 7pm.  We understand that some traders will want to trade in the city centre and at the Children’s Georgian Market and if you wish to apply for stalls in both locations a 50% reduction will apply to the stall at the Children’s Georgian Market.

The aim of the Georgian Day Artisan Food and Craft Market in Armagh City Centre is to offer a range of products which are not readily available within Armagh City.  The product on offer should be distinctive, diverse and speciality.

Traders must demonstrate on their application form the ‘distinctive, diverse and speciality’ nature of their products, this relates to both craft and food products.

Only one, or possibly two, of each type of product will be selected based upon a scoring system.  After scoring, if necessary and to ensure fairness, applications will be drawn from a hat.

A selection process will allocate stands, demonstrations and workshops.  Selection will be based on the APPLICATION FORM and SUPPORTING MATERIALS alone.   Previous attendance at Georgian Day does not guarantee re-selection and the panel can only select based on the information received this year.  All supporting materials must be provided otherwise your application will be rejected.

If you would like to apply for participation please fill in the Application form which can be found HERE.
 If you have any queries, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact with:
Please note:
  • Applications with missing documentation/application requirements or those received after the deadline will not be marked.
  • In the event of multiple applications being received for similar products and two or more applicants score the same points, the selection will be done by drawing from a hat.
  • Food Vendors must supply:
    -Proof of registration with local authority Environmental Health Department
    -GasSafe certificate if using gas appliances
    -Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate for all electrical appliance
  • The completion of this application form does not confirm the grant of a stall. Successful applicants will be chosen using the agreed selection criteria by a selection panel.
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council reserves the right to amend the conditions of entry at any time and traders will be notified in writing of any such changes.
  • The selection process and scoring criteria can be found in the Conditions of Entry on the download section below
  • Applications will be based solely on the information given in this application, please take the time to ensure the quality of your answers and the images supplied, give a good representation of you and your business.
BNL Productions Ltd are the managing partner for traders at this event. If you have any queries or need more information please get in touch using the contact details below.  This event is being hosted and funded by the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

RECENT UPDATES

APPLICATION FORM IS LIVE: August 5th 2019

APPLICATION FORM DEADLINE: 14th August (12 Noon)

EVENT TAKES PLACE: 30th November 2019

TRADER APPLICATION FORM

Applications to trade at the Georgian Day Festival must be submitted via the online application below

This application WILL REQUIRE a Google Account to complete as it will ask you to upload documents and images. If you don’t have a Google account, you can create one by going clicking here. You will be asked to upload the following documents so please ensure you have them at hand before starting the application process. Please also ensure you read and understand the Trader Conditions of Entry and Selection Process before completing your application, this document has all the relevant information you will need to complete your application in full.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Liability Insurance – Compulsary document (PDF ONLY)
Portable Appliance Test Certificate (PAT Test) – Not required if you dont require power (PDF ONLY)
GasSafe Certificate – Not required if you are not using Gas Appliances (PDF ONLY)
Local Authority Environmental Health Department Registration Certificate – Food Vendors only (PDF ONLY)
Images to show your stock and stall setup are also required (Maximum of 5)

  • Applications open for all events on August 5th 2019
  • Applications close for all events on August 14th 2019
  • Review and scoring of all applications completed by September 6th
  • All applicants notified of successful or unsuccessful application by 8pm on September 6th 

If you require further infomration other than what is detailed on this web page please contact BNL Productions LTD on 028 38323793

Key contacts for the application process are:
Rebekah Hutchinson – rebekah@bnlproductions.co.uk  (Contact hours are between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Ensure you Read the Trader Conditions of Entry and Selection Process before completing your application.

This link opens in a separate window, this is normal and you will be asked to login to your Google account. Please do not share any passwords within this form.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TRADER APPLICATION FORM
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DOWNLOADS

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

KEY CONTACTS

Any queries relating to these events should be directed to:

rebekah@bnlproductions.co.uk

or call the BNL Productions office on 028 3832 3793