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Sutton Market place with stalls set out and people shopping

Become a market trader

Have you ever thought that a market stall could be a low risk entry into a career in retailing?

We have 2 types of market: outdoor in the 3 major areas of Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield and Hucknall, and an indoor market hall within the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton in Ashfield.

Find out about opportunities for trading from a unit at Idlewells Indoor Market. 

Outdoor markets

Our markets take place between 9am and 4pm on: 

There are also a number of specialist or themed markets throughout the year, including plant and craft fairs and our very popular Food and Drink Festival in August and Christmas festival markets in December.

How much does an outdoor market stall cost?

Stalls are £14.30 per day for the first stall, with a reduction for second or more stalls.

Apply for an outdoor market stall

Read through the outdoor markets - rules and regulations in the related documents section of this page and then let us know you're interested in becoming a market trader by applying online. 

Apply to be a market trader

You can also download the application form, complete it, and return it to us. Find the form in the related documents section at the end of this page.

Send the completed form to the Markets Office by email to or by post to Markets Office, Idlewells Market, Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 1BP.   

Other ways to get in touch with us about being a market trader

If you'd like to have a chat about becoming a market trader, or have any questions, you can contact us by: 

The Markets Office
Ashfield District Council
Idlewells Shopping Centre
Sutton in Ashfield
NG17 1BP.