Vintage by the Sea 2023

Vintage by the Sea 2023

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd September 2023
The Midland Hotel, Morecambe
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Applications for this event are now closed

Vintage By The Sea will return to Morecambe on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2023. This fabulous celebration of vintage design, fashion, dance, film and music regularly attracts visitors nationally and internationally.

Hopeful and Glorious will be curating the Makers Market at The Midland Hotel. Situated on Morecambe Promenade this fabulous Art Deco gem is located in the heart of the festival activity. We will curate a showcase of around 30 artists, upcyclers, producers, makers and designers who have been selected for the quality and originality of their work and of course we’d love to see some vintage inspiration.

Event information and how to apply

If you are interested in applying for a stand at the Makers Market, please complete the online form with links to your website/s and social media.

All stalls are for the full two days – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2023. The market opening hours are 11am until 5.30pm. We recommend that makers set up their stall on the evening of Friday 1st as road closures will be in place from Saturday morning to Sunday evening (9.30am-6pm).

Each stand should be presented to a high standard and have a distinctive, visually appealing appearance. We will consider makers, designers, artists, producers, and photographers who meet our standards of selection.

All work should be made or designed by you.

Before applying, please read the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this document as you will need to agree to comply on your application.

Tables and chairs are provided. All other display equipment must be provided by the maker. If you wish to use rails or other display equipment rather than a table, please indicate this in the stall information.

If you are unable to complete the form online, please email us to request a word version of the form.

Stall prices

Makers can apply for a single 6ft table stall or a double table area (12ft). A single socket can be requested with your stall booking for £10. Please note there is a limited number of double stalls available so if this is your preferred option please apply early.

Stall Description Price
Single 1 x 6ft / 1.8m long trestle table for both days £90
Double 2 x 6ft / 1.8m long trestle table for both days £160
Power A single power socket for both days £10

Venue location

Terms, conditions and information

  1. Traders must use the tables and chairs provided by the organisers.
  2. Traders must have a minimum of £1m public liability insurance. Copies of the insurance certificate must be available on the day if required by the festival organisers.
  3. Traders must have their own risk assessment considering their production methods and their pitch safety and staff working practices.
  4. Traders are responsible for providing PAT certificates for any electrical products.
  5. Traders are responsible for removing their own rubbish after the event and may not use the public bins within the festival site.
  6. Traders must have all documentation outlined above for reference at the event.
  7. Allocation of pitches will be by the organisers. Their decision is final.
  8. Only handmade and local crafts will be accepted. We do not offer pitches to franchised products because it is not in keeping with the ethos of the event.
  9. Event setting up details will be forwarded to each maker a minimum of 1 week prior to the event. On arrival at the venue, please familiarise yourself with the fire exits or ask organisers if you need further instructions.
  10. Road closures will be enforced from 9.30am. If an exhibitor has not arrived at the venue and has not notified Vintage by the Sea, the allocated table will be removed from the venue. No admittance will be permitted after this time and the full amount paid will be forfeited.
  11. Strictly nothing is to be attached/stuck to the venue walls. Exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage that they cause to the venue or property. Should there be any damage, the exhibitor will be charged for the full cost of repair and refused future bookings.
  12. Any additional free-standing displays must fit within or behind the allocated 6ft table space you have paid for.
  13. As exhibitors are limited to the allocated 6ft table space, you may wish to book an extra space to ensure adequate room for any additional free-standing displays.
  14. Due to Health & Safety reasons, strictly no items are to be left/displayed at the sides of or in front of the stall.
  15. You should have Product Liability Insurance policy when selling goods to the public and ensure all products reach any required safety standards for your type of work. You will be liable if a claim is made.
  16. Consumer safety is entirely the responsibility of each trader and the trader shall be liable should in the event of any incident or injury as a result of any product sold by the trader at this event.
  17. Traders must attend the makers market on both days from 11am until 5.30pm.
  18. Please consider this is a family festival and all materials, text and language used on products and promotional materials should be appropriate for this audience.
  19. In applying for the market, you are agreeing to the information you provide being shared with the Vintage By The Sea partners.
  20. If you need to cancel your stall booking, please let us know as early as possible.
    1. Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the event a 50% refund payable.
    2. Cancellation less than 8 weeks before the event – no refund payable.