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Young Traders’ Market 2024

After a very successful few years running the Young Traders’ Market’s at SHAPE Youth Summer Fest, we wanted to bring it back for 2024!

The market will be part of the national Young Traders’ Market programme, where entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30 get the opportunity to sell their goods. Anyone taking part can have a stall for free at our event, as well as be in with the chance of entering the National Young Traders’ Competition, run by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF).

If you are aged between 16 – 30 and want to enter the competition, you will need to complete the SHAPE application form here and also apply on the NMTF website here (Please note you will not be registered for the competition if both forms are not completed).

For more information about the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) please visit: www.nmtf.co.uk

Although the National Young Traders’ Competition is for 16-30 year olds to trade and compete in, this year we are also welcoming anyone over the age of 30 to trade at the festival at a cost of £10 per stall. You can apply for a stall here.

Please Note: You will not be allowed to sell or have alcohol, tobacco or any other smoking accessories on site as this festival is tailored for children and young people. Also, if you are selling food, all food traders must have a 4 or 5 food hygiene rating standard (FHRS) to be able to trade at this event. We will be requesting hygiene certificates to review before you can trade.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2024. Applications may close early if we reach full capacity.

If you have any questions, please email us at shape_events@sandwell.gov.uk