Sleaford Market, which dates back to the early 12th Century, is held on the picturesque Market Place alongside St Denys' Church. For most of the week the Market Place is a car park operated by the District Council, but on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, there is a small, regular Market.
On the first Saturday of each month, a Lincolnshire Farmers' Market is held alongside the regular Market. This brings in more stalls, all laden with local produce.
Information for Market Traders
All Market Traders agree to abide by the Town Council's Market Regulations and the "Real Deal" (Lincolnshire County Council) Code of Practice for Markets and Car Boot Fairs.
Sleaford Market is run on a pitch only basis at a cost of approx £2.30 per metre (70p per foot) frontage. A typical single pitch is 3m x 3m, which would be £7.00. We operate a 'buy one date, get one free' payment basis, which covers all the regular Markets apart from the Farmers Market. We will send you an invoice at the end of every month. We accept cash, cheque (made payable to Sleaford Town Council) or Bank transfer (details are available upon request).
Bookings are for a pitch only, stalls are not included.
New traders must give their required pitch measurements when booking, so that prices may be calculated. Pitches must be booked in advance.
Free markets – these are held where normal market days fall over Bank Holiday periods. An extra free day is also usually arranged for Christmas Eve, by permission from the District Council, where this doesn't fall on a normal Market Day.
Please Note: All Market Traders must provide a copy of their Public Liability Insurance certificate when booking a Market pitch.
Sleaford Christmas Market
Sleaford Christmas Market is a one day Market and is held on Advent Sunday each year. The Market attracts several thousand visitors to the town and is very popular. The Christmas Market includes gift stalls, food and drink, seating areas, live entertainment and attractions. The event is a perfect festive day out for all the family. The Market also incorporates the town's Christmas lights switch on. Pitch charges and applications are separate to our regular Markets and Farmers' Markets and will be advertised via our Facebook page and website.
For further information on all our Markets, please contact:
Facebook: Sleaford Town Council
Telephone: 01529 303456
Forms for Traders - Regular Markets & Farmers' Markets
Information Letter for Traders (PDF, 106 Kb)
Information letter for traders.
Sleaford Market Pitch Booking Form (PDF, 188 Kb)
Sleaford Market Pitch Booking Form.
Sleaford Market Regulations (PDF, 3.7 Mb)
Sleaford Market Regulations.
Code of Practice for Market Traders (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Code of Practice for Market Traders.