Prior to 2017 all light up and flashing toys were sold by peddlers, who were not affiliated with the Carnival. This meant that we did not receive any money from these sales.
Our 2017 procession saw us try out selling our own light up toys for the first time – and thanks to the support of the wonderful Frome community, this was a huge success. In 2019, we want to build on this: selling a greater variety of items and more of them! Achieving this will mean a significant increase to our profits and in turn, more money being passed to the Frome Carnival Charity.
Where will you be selling from?
We have listened to feedback and we now have stalls in the by the Market Cross and The Vine Tree.
We will have two fixed stalls, one in the town centre and one near the Vine Tree pub.
Along the route we will have sellers pushing Asda Trollies (Thanks Asda!)
All of our sellers will be wearing Frome Carnival Tabards.
This will only be possible with the support of people like you. We need volunteers to join our fabulous team of Carnival Sellers: you’ll need to be physically fit and able to walk the route, alongside having good interpersonal skills. A key to our sales is engaging with the crowd and being enthusiastic throughout.
If you’re interested in being a Carnival Seller click here.
Fun Day Stallholder Information
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Frome Carnival holds its Fun Day on the first Saturday of in June. This event’s success continues to grow, and now have more than 30 stalls of all types, along with the fairground rides, trains and pony rides and much more. If you are interested in attending please express your interest by following the link.
Additional information for stallholders can be found link.
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Frome Carnival attracts large crowds and they get hungry! Mobile food traders are therefore a key part of Carnival day.
We have spaces for 11 mobile food traders – so we urge you to register your interest as early as possible. In 2019, we will offer these spaces through a ‘silent auction’ process where all businesses will be asked to submit a bid – with the highest bidders being offered a trading Pitch. (Equal bids will ranked on a ‘first come first served basis’.)
After the closing date we will email you notifying you are successful (Normally within 7 days of the closing date.). Unsuccessful bidder will be held on a reserve and notified of this within 14 days of the closing.
You can find out all about the available pitches in our information pack .
To be considered for one of these spaces, please be aware that:
• Vendors will all operate under Mendip District Council Street Trading Consent exemptions / Licensing Street Trading Policy Version 5, Paragraph 10.
• You must have registered with your local authority as a food business.
• You must comply with current health and safety requirements and food safety regulations.
• Mobile food traders MUST arrive and set up before 14:00 (afternoon route only) or between 17:00 to 18:00.
• You must complete the mobile food trader check list.
• You will need to complete the vendor preference sheet so we know which pitches you are interested in. Use the information pack to help you with your selection.
On the day of the Carnival, all traders will be checked by the Chief or a Lead Marshall to ensure that they have met the requirements of the check list. Any vendor found to not meet the requirements, will not be allowed to trade.
If you’re an interested Vender, please complete the form below.