Please have a look at the fact sheets below, which tell you everything you need to know about running a stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair.
Space is limited and every year we receive many more applications for stalls than we can accommodate. The Stall Allocation Fact Sheet explains how we allocate pitches for stalls. For information on stall prices, pitch sizes and locations, and arrangements for setting up and clearing away, please see the Food Fair Fact Sheet for all stalls selling food and drink, or the Market Stall Fact Sheet for all other stalls, including those for charities.
All stallholders wishing to provide food and drink to the public at the Mill Road Winter Fair must comply with the food safety guidelines provided by Cambridge City Council. The food safety guidance applies to all stallholders, including professional food or catering organisations, Mill Road traders offering food items outside their premises or one-off stallholders. Please read the Food Fair Fact Sheet for more detailed information. You will be required to confirm that you have read and understood your responsibilities for food safety as part of your online application for a Food Fair stall. All the information you need for food safety and licencing is available on https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/food-safety.
Please note that you are responsible for registering your food business with Cambridge City Council and, if you are selling alcohol, you are responsible for obtaining an alcohol licence for your stall. You will need to bring paper copies of your food business and alcohol licence so that they are available for verification at spot checks on the day. Please contact the Council’s licensing officer if you are uncertain about eligibility or require advice.
We are asked each year about safety guidance for gas appliances. We do permit the use of gas appliances, but it is essential that you notify us of their use in the space provided on the application form. Below is a useful checklist which you can use to minimise risks. Our safety officers, who will carry out spot checks at the Fair, will refer to this list when they check that your appliance is safe to use: