The Harbourside Market – Set Up Guide

The Harbourside Market – set up guide



  1. Bring their own commercial standard marquee (usually, 3mx3m), and own at least 104kgs of metal weights;
  2. Protect the full area beneath their pitch (usually 3x3m) with an impermeable sheet.  Any stains caused by grease or spills (or other damage caused by traders) will have to be professionally cleaned/restored, and the costs passed on to the trader involved;
  3. Take any non-customer waste (packaging, cardboard, food waste) off-site at the end of the day; and
  4. Only use fully compostable food packaging, utensils, drinks containers etc. (e.g., Vegware).



The Market is able to trade from 11am until 4pm at the weekend and on Bank Holidays.

Set-up is from 9.10am, and traders must be ready to start at 11am, and should not close early except in unusual circumstances, and with the consent of the Market Management.


Our Wednesday and Thursday street food markets are open from 12pm until 2.30pm.

Traders cannot arrive on-site before 9.45am, and must not continue trading after the market has finished. The site must be cleared by 3.30pm.


Please make sure you arrive with enough time to be fully set-up in time for when the market opens.

Traders arriving late may not be allowed to set-up and trade at all.


Please unload from the cobbled areas beneath the trees next to the wooden decking, before leaving the same way to park.  Driving across the decking is dangerous and strictly prohibited.

Please use your hazard lights and stick to 5mph whilst on the pavement.

Currently all pitches are located on the west side of the market (Hippodrome side) and must access the site via a drop kerb on Anchor Road. Please see the image below for details.

Traders should unload their vehicle and park, before setting up their stall – to avoid parking in the loading area too long.

Nearby parking is available at Wapping Wharf, or Mud Dock, just off Prince Street.

There is no parking available on-site.


ELECTRICITY: Power is limited to 1 x 16amp supply per stall, so please bring a 16A plug and cable to reach your pitch.  Supply is strictly limited to 3kW per stall, so check the wattage of each of your appliances and make sure you don’t exceed this.

Drawing too much power causes the whole supply to fail, and in extreme cases, can cause an electrical fire.

You are responsible for ensuring all appliances, extensions and hook-ups have an in date PAT-test certificate.

GAS: Gas appliances must be transported, stored, and used in compliance with GAS SAFE recommendations.  Hoses must be in-date, safety certification up-to-date, and canisters safely secured out of reach from the public.


All traders must bring evidence of up-to-date public liability insurance every time they trade. Food traders must also bring a valid food hygiene certificate.


If you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner at or around The Harbourside Market, please call 999 immediately and without hesitation. Avon and Somerset Police also have an Anti-Terrorist Hotline which you can reach at 0800 789 321, while anti-social behaviour can be reported to 101.

Market Managers are not cleared to engage with anyone participating in dangerous, suspicious, or anti-social behaviour, and it is best to contact the police right away. Please report any other issues to the Market Manager, based in No. 1 Harbourside, or the market bar (on weekends).

The fire assembly point is located on Broad Quay.

If you have any questions about emergency procedures, please raise them with one of our Market Managers or email

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