Applying for a Stall at the Onion Fayre

Saturday 10th September 2022


This year you can apply for a stall by completing an online form. Links to the forms are available lower down this page.
After you click 'submit' you will receive an email copy of your submission.

Once the application has been processed and approved we will contact you by email with a request for payment (See note above) and provide our bank details for internet payment. For those wishing to pay by cheque there will be also be details of where to send the payment. 

For anyone applying who has not attended before, Newent Onion Fayre takes up the whole of the centre of the town. The town is closed to vehicular traffic and stalls are located throughout the main streets, the car parks and in the park. Stalls in the streets are all on tarmac surfaces, those located in the park and other areas will in some cases be located on grass. All Food Village stalls are located together in one tarmac car park

Pitches at the Newent Onion Fayre are available in the following categories: 

Non Food Standard Street Pitch

This is a vacant pitch. No tables or canopies are provided.
Available in 4 lengths, 3m - 4m - 5m - 6m. The maximum depth of the pitch is 3m (including any gazebos or overhangs etc. that you may use).

Food Pitch or Stall

This is available to produce sellers, artisan food sellers, hot and cold food, culinary/kitchen products- anything you would normally associate with a food festival! A traditional market stall can be provided with table, canopy, back and sides, included in the price. Power is available if requested at time of application (see notes on application form).
Available either as a single 3.07m (10ft) or double 6.15m (20ft)

Compact Pitch

A limited number of smaller vacant pitches, 2m x 1.25. These pitches would suit those promoting a service or showing small or limited ranges of products, or for ‘testing the water’ for future years! (Note: the size of this pitch would prohibit the use of a normal gazebo!)

Fairground Pitch

For larger machines, rides and roundabouts, we will mark the pitch according to the dimensions provided in the application. Please ensure that the all parts of the ride fit within the measurements given, including kiosks and hitches!
For sideshows and small roundabouts, pitches are per metre frontage.



Pitch Fees


Standard street stall


Newent Shops

(excluding hot food and licensed bars)

 Clubs &Voluntary organisations 


-hot food
-licensed bar

(limited number available)

Food Village

-artisan/cold food
-licensed (sealed containers)

Food Village

-Hot food
-Licensed (for immediate consumption)

3m empty £60.00 £45.00 £45.00 £120.00 £70.00 £130.00
4m empty  £80.00 £60.00 £60.00 £160.00 N/a N/a
5m empty £100.00 £75.00 £75.00 £200.00 N/a N/a
6m empty £120.00 £90.00 £90.00 £240.00 £140.00 £260.00
2m compact £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 N/a N/a N/a
3.07m market stall N/a N/a N/a N/a £70.00 £130.00
6.15m market stall N/a N/a N/a N/a £140.00 £260.00
Fairground: Large ride £240.00 per ride       
  small ride  £20.00 per metre frontage       
  Sideshow £20.00 per metre frontage       


 Documents you will need to provide with your application

You will need to upload documents to send in with your application. It is easier if you have the files ready to upload when you complete your application form.

Items to send with Application:

Who needs to include it


Risk Assessment

All Applications

 If you do not have your own already, click here for a template which you can complete, save and then upload when you apply

Food Safety Certificates

Food stalls.

 Not required where all food is pre-packed and no food is handled.

Temporary Events Notice

Stalls selling alcohol, or providing alcohol as part of another purchase.

Available from Forest of Dean District Council. Click here for link
*Times to enter on application 10:00 – 17:00*



Public Liability Insurance Certificate

Fairground rides, Food stalls, Traders



Safety Certificates

Fairground rides



Advert details

Applicants wishing to advertise in the programme

150dpi jpeg of advert if providing your own.


Important: Before you apply please make sure you are familiar with our terms and conditions

For general information about setting up on the day, click here
To apply for a pitch online please click on the appropriate link below:

Standard Non Food street traders

Clubs, charities and voluntary organisations

Newent shops and businesses based in the main street.

Food Stalls and pitches

Fairground rides and sideshows


If you would rather download a copy of the application pack to print and post, click here


If you have any other queries or would like further information please contact:

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