Hiring a Tradestand

Over a period of 8 full days, the 35 acre Maes is home to over 250 stands – businesses, craftspeople, charities, statutory organisations and many more choose to use the Eisteddfod as their ultimate pop up shop.  

With hundreds of activities of all kinds throughout the week and a large scale communications campaign to attract visitors, you too could be part of the Eisteddfod buzz and vibrancy – selling your product or service – developing your business and attracting new customers.

Our aim is to attract more shops, businesses and craftspeople from Wales to the Maes and to promote the Eisteddfod as a one stop shop for everything Welsh.   If you feel that you and your business would benefit from this opportunity, get in touch.  Stalls are available from 1 February every year.

Why should you have a stand?

  • It’s an opportunity to promote your business to a wide audience for a reasonable cost.
  • Customers are searching for different products and gifts to buy, especially those made in Wales.
  • Some business receive commissions following having a presence at the Eisteddfod.
  • People buy products throughout the year after seeing businesses at the Eisteddfod.

The language and the Eisteddfod

One of the main aims of the Eisteddfod is to promote the Welsh language and culture.  At least one Welsh speaker is required on the stand at all times – this person can be an experienced learner or someone just starting to learn. All signs and leaflets have to be in Welsh or bilingually in Welsh and English.

Recruiting Welsh speaking staff

If you’re looking for temporary staff to help on your stand during the week, get in touch.  We offer a free job advertising service on our website and via social media in the months up to the Eisteddfod itself.

Grants

Some organisations offer grants for businesses and crafts-people keen to take a stand at festivals like the National Eisteddfod.  We play no part in the decision making process of these organisations, and cannot guarantee that you will receive any financial assistance towards exhibiting at the Eisteddfod.  Get in touch with your local council to find out whether any local grants are available.

The next step

The cost of a trade stand at the Eisteddfod Maes is very competitive and a great business opportunity.  The prices are published on our website at the beginning of the year – www.eisteddfod.wales. If you’d like to discuss your company’s needs or requirements, send us an email – gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk – and we’ll be happy to help you choose the stand which works best for you and your business.