Visit or trade at our markets

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Become a market trader

We are looking for new market traders to enhance our popular markets. 

If you are interested in becoming a market trader, please complete the casual traders registration form below and return it to

Choose where to run your market stall

Bedford Charter Market

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at Harpur Square, St Paul’s Square in Bedford town centre
  • A traditional general market
  • Traders must provide their own stall

Kempston Market

  • On Sundays outside Kempston Sainsbury’s (Saxon Centre)
  • A traditional general market
  • Traders must provide their own stall

Things you need to know before you book a pitch

All permanent market traders are licensed on our markets.

Please read our market regulations (PDF) 

Casual traders and charity stalls

Casual traders must complete an application form (Word) and provide confirmation of public liability insurance (at least £5 million) before trading can commence.

We will keep your Casual Trader Registration Form on file for six months. If you have not heard from us within six months you will need to resubmit your registration form.

We always have opportunities for local charities to take space on our markets. If your organisation is interested in having a stall you will also need public liability insurance up to £5 million, and provide all relevant method statements and risk assessments to the Markets Officer beforehand.

Car boot sales in Bedford Borough 

You can find information about holding a car boot sale in Bedford Borough here