New Traders

If you are keen to be a trader at the Hillcrest Country Market please note our most important rule: traders may only display and sell locally made or crafted items. Under no circumstances are imported products acceptable, however products that are locally made using imported materials are acceptable.

The market boasts both indoor and outdoor stall availability with maximum indoor capacity of 60 and outdoor capacity of 50. Outdoor traders need to provide their own gazebos for shade purposes.

Single Stalls are R250 and Double Stalls are R325.

All traders are provided with tables and chairs: one table and chair for a single stall, and two tables and chairs for a double stall. Double stalls may be positioned either lengthways or in an L-shape depending on where the stall is located. Locations of stalls are allocated at the discretion of Market Management and may change from month to month for regular traders depending on final stall numbers and products being sold. There is no guarantee of the same stall every month.

Payment must be made in full before your booking will be confirmed. Deadline for payment is the Friday before the Market.

Electrical points are available in limited number. Traders need to indicate on their application form if they require electricity or not. Trader bookings will be sent out 1 to 2  weeks before the next market and bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis. Market Management reserves the right to decline any application submitted as there is a selection process for all trader applications.

Selection Criteria:

  • Locally made products of a high quality (imported materials accepted as long as the products are made locally)
  • Products that are unique and interesting and will add an element of freshness to the market
  • Where we have several traders all selling similar items booking is on a first come first serve basis
  • Products that are visually appealing

Traders are responsible to ensure that their stalls look attractive and meet the basic neatness requirements of management. Stalls that are untidy or unattractive will not be permitted to trade at future markets. We give traders free reign with the decorating of their stalls and award a Best Presented Certificate to the most attractive stall every month. During special holidays we require that traders decorate their stalls in that theme: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Winter Festival, Spring, Christmas.

Traders may arrive from 07h00 on market day to setup and be ready to trade by 08h45. We ask that traders not pack up their stalls before 13h00 which is when the market officially finishes, even if there are only a few remaining people at the market as this gives a poor overall impression. Porters will be available to assist with carrying to and from your stall, we do however, only have 4-5 porters on any given day, so please be patient if they seem a little harried, and don’t forget to tip if you would like to.

Traders will be asked to promote the market through social media and online platforms where they are active, as well as through any print mediums they have access to. Materials will be provided every month for this purpose.
Market Management engages in varied marketing and advertising strategies to keep the feet up every month!

We are available to help and advise any trader, new or regular, before the market and on market day. We will do whatever we can to make your trading experience wonderful!