2018 Derry Halloween Festival

The Haunted Harvest Market will be located in Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place accommodating 25 – 30 trading locations from Saturday 27th October – Friday 2nd November.  Food stalls will be located in Guildhall Square and craft stalls will be located in Waterloo Place. The market is held on flat surfaces close to site services.

In the lead up to the festival additional trading opportunities may be identified. These opportunities will be advertised here as and when they arise.

Trading Dates & Times:

All traders, without exception, will be expected to open every day of the operating period and for the whole of the opening times.

Date Start End
Saturday 27th October 2018 12noon 6.00pm
Sunday 28th October 2018 12noon 9.30pm
Monday 29th October 2018 12noon 9.30pm
Tuesday 30th October 2018 12noon 9.30pm
Wednesday 31st October 2018 12noon 11.00pm
Thursday 1st November 2018 12noon 9.30pm
Friday 2nd November 2018 12noon 6.00pm

Trade Stand Fees:

Costs shown below are for the duration of the festival (7 days trading) for a 3 metre (frontage) x 3 metre trading space.  Traders requiring a larger trading space will be charged accordingly i.e. a street food stall with a 6m (frontage) x 3m with electric will be charged: £700 (first 3m frontage) + £700 (second 3m frontage) + £30 electric + VAT = £1,716.00 for the duration of the festival.

Product Fee per stand

Sweets & Street Food

(anything cooked/fried/baked/prepared at the stall for immediate consumption, including packed as take away for consuming later)

£700 plus VAT = £840.00

Fresh/Artisan/Craft Food

(bakery, cakes, fruit & veg, homemade chutneys/preserves/sauces, craft chocolates, artisan ice cream, Hot drinks – Tea/Coffee)

£600 plus VAT = £720.00

Fast Selling Items

(Toys / Balloons / Light Up Toys )

£700 plus VAT = £840.00
Crafts £400 plus VAT = £480.00
Electric (if required to trade) £30.00 plus VAT = £36.00

The above costs cover your trading licence, security, stall hire and electric (if required to trade).

Application and T&C’s

Download the application form below and submit 3 copies to Derry City & Strabane District Council by 4.00 pm on Friday 21st September 2018. Please note that applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.



Download Application Form

Download Terms & Conditions

Download advice for Food Businesses operating within markets

Download further information on Food Safety