Gainsborough Market

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Gainsborough’s traditional retail market offers a range of great value food, clothing and household goods.

Markets are held in our historic Market Place every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

Our regular stalls include fruit and vegetables, fresh Grimsby fish, quality fashion clothing, home-made cakes and pastries, value pet foods, haberdashery and wool, watch batteries and repairs, mobility scooters. Our traders offer great value and a customer-friendly service, several of them have stood on our market for twenty or more years.

A market has been held in Gainsborough for over 800 years since King John granted the town its Market Charter in 1204. We are investing in our historic Market Place to make it once again part of the commercial and social heart of our town.

Here are some of our regular traders.

Remember our Farmers' and Craft Market runs the second Saturday of the month.

New traders

If you are interested in trading on our market please complete the online general trader application form or the food and drink trader application form. If you have any questions, please contact market.officer@west-lindsey.gov.uk.

We welcome applications from local charities and community groups to have a free of charge stall on our Tuesday or Saturday market (conditions apply).

Please complete our charity market application form online to apply.

Specialist markets

We welcome interest from organisations and private operators to run specialist markets on a sub-let basis. We require a minimum of 8 stalls for a specialist sub-let market. Specialist market organisers bringing more than 25 stalls will be offered a discount on the standard fees. Please get in touch with the Market Officer via email market.officer@west-lindsey.gov.uk to discuss.

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Fees for traders

Gainsborough Market fees for traders

All prices are per stall (3 meters by 2 meters) or pitch (3 meters by 3 meters)

Tuesday Market

Registered Trader

Tuesday Market stall fees for registered traders
Number of stalls Total fees
1 stall £16.00
2 stalls £27.00
3 stalls £35.00
4 stalls £43.00
5 stalls £51.00

Casual trader

Tuesday Market stall fees for casual traders
Number of stalls Total fees
1 stall £17.50
2 stalls £35.00
3 stalls £52.00
4 stalls £70.00
5 stalls £87.50

Saturday Market

Registered Trader

Saturday Market stall fees for registered traders
Number of stalls Total fees
1 stall £10.00
2 stalls £20.00
3 stalls £25.00
4 stalls £30.00
5 stalls £35.00

Casual trader

Saturday Market stall fees for casual traders
Number of stalls Total fees
1 stall £16.50
2 stalls £33.00
3 stalls £49.50
4 stalls £66.00
5 stalls £82.50

Other units (Vending vans, trailers and similar)

At Tuesday markets we charge registered traders £23.50 per other unit, and casual traders £25.50.

For Saturday markets we charge registered traders £15.00 per other unit, and casual traders £20.00.

New traders at the Saturday Market

All new traders are offered £7.50 per stall for a maximum of six months. The six month period will be cumulative and will be calculated on a rolling basis for each trader. Once a trader has had 6 months discount no further discounts will be given irrespective of time gap between trading.

Upcoming changes to fees and charges – from 1 April 2024

Young Market Traders (Traders from 16 years old to 25 years old) will get a 50% discount when trading for 12 continuous weeks.

New traders will get a 50% discount when trading for 12 continuous weeks.

Market traders bringing more than 25 stalls to Gainsborough Market on either Tuesday or Saturday will get a larger discount.