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Manchester Carnival - Traders
In recent years the Manchester Caribbean Carnival has grown tremendously in popularity. The Carnival is now firmly established as a major event in Manchester’s annual calendar. Due to the success of the Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival, we receive a growing number of stall applications year on year.
In order to avoid potential overcrowding, and to increase opportunities for all stall holders to maximise their investments, we now offer a standard dimension for what constitutes a pitch, mark them out and number them. Stall pitches remain available on a first come, first served basis; therefore, to avoid disappointment we recommend that Traders book early. For 2019, stall prices remain set at £500.00 for Food and Drink (Not Alcohol) and £400 for all other goods and services for the two-day Carnival weekend.

The maximum dimension for a single stall is 4 metres x 4 metres, so if trader stalls exceed this size, it will be classed as two pitches. Prime locations next to the main arenas will come with a premium, the price of which will be given upon application, so please see the park schematic below and choose where you want to be.

The relevant stall booking form can be read and downloaded below, or you can use the online form instead. If you have any queries, please contact us on 0161 234 5710.
Manchester Caribbean Carnival Traders
Manchester Caribbean Festival Extra Trader Info
Important Information & Guidance Please find additional Manchester City Council advice and guidance below for mobile Traders and food sellers. Please ensure you read and understand the information provided. Should you have any difficulties understanding your responsibilities as a Trader, please contact Manchester City Council Environmental Health and Licensing team at 0161 234 5710 or The telephone is manned Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 3pm, however, an out of hours answer-machine will take any messages and we will endeavour to respond to you on the next working day.

Stall holders must ensure that all forms are returned to the respective addresses listed on them. All documentation MUST be completed, signed and returned along with payment before booking is confirmed.


Grab Your Stall Booking Forms Here

Please download your stalls booking form here. Just click the Adobe PDF logo in order to open or download the relevant form. You will be able to save the form to your desktop from there.




Important Information for Traders

A standard Stall Plot is 4m x 4m. If a stall is larger than these dimensions, the price charged will reflect how many plots are occupied, eg: 6m x 4m will be classed as two stall plots. 8m x 4m will be classed as three stall etc.

Fees are non-refundable.

You are required to provide your own self-catering unit, gazebo, table(s) and chairs.

Petrol generators are NOT ALLOWED!

Please ensure you are covered for insurance of your goods e.g. theft, damage etc.

You MUST have public liability insurance cover up to £5,000,000 which must be sent with your application.

Please send a valid food, health and hygiene certificate with your application.

If you need to obtain certification prior to the event, you should contact the food section of the environmental Health Division at the Manchester City council for advice. Contact number is 0161 234 5710.

Trader Application Form

Petrol generators are NOT ALLOWED!
It is essential that you have insurance
It is essential that you have certification.