TRADESTANDS AROUND THE MAES
Unfortunately, the Eisteddfod Management Board has had to take the very difficult decision to postpone the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod to the summer of 2021. Although the festival itself is not being held for another four months, the construction phase had to be considered as well as the restrictions on people coming together, and the impact this would have on our competitions, performances and concerts.
Ensuring the safety of our volunteers, exhibitors, supporters, visitors, competitors, suppliers, artists and staff is of paramount importance to us, so we are postponing the Eisteddfod for a year.
We, like you, are disappointed that we will not be hosting the Eisteddfod this year.
We will not be taking any more bookings until early 2021.
In the meantime, here is some general information on tradestands at the Eisteddfod.
2021 Date: July 31 - 7 August (tradestands to open at 10.00 on 31 July)
2021 Location: Tregaron
Release date for
registration forms: Early 2021
Exhibitors will be able to choose their location, but will need to complete an on-line registration form and pay a deposit of £250 + VAT (£300) first.
We will then contact you in the order that the registration forms come in so that you can complete a more detailed application form and choose your location.
Once we’ve contacted you, we will not proceed to the next exhibitor until we have received your application.
Please be mindful that this process will take a few weeks.
The 2020 prices (there’s a possibility of a price increase for 2021) can be seen in the document at the bottom of the page along with a copy of the Information Booklet which contains the rules and regulations.
Please read this booklet before making an application for a tradestand.
If you have any queries please contact Eira Bowen email@example.com or ring 029 2074 1703.
Here are the different options of stands available:
- you can hire 3m x 6m units
- you can hire 3m x 12m / 5m x 12m units
- you can hire wooden chalets
- take a stand within Artisan (craft hall)
- hire a purpose built building
- bring your own promotional vehicle or marquee
If you would like to receive information or discuss the costs for hiring a building please contact Eira Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A TRADESTAND AT THE EISTEDDFOD ?
If you would like to promote your business to a large Welsh market, you can do so at the Eisteddfod for a very reasonable cost.
Many shops and companies choose the Eisteddfod to gain national exposure and to sell their goods. Some decide to launch their company at the Eisteddfod. All the major Welsh institutions as well as professional, voluntary and charity organisations are also present.
Wales’ largest cultural festival, based on 800 years of tradition. It is held through the medium of Welsh and all traders should expect to receive queries from visitors and customers in Welsh. The stallholder must, therefore, have at least one Welsh speaking member of staff available at all times - this person can be an experienced learner or someone just starting to learn. Traders should also ensure that the majority of pamphlets, etc on the stand shall be in Welsh.
At the centre of the Maes you will find the main pavilion where various competitions, the Gorsedd ceremonies and evening concerts are all held. There are also numerous smaller pavilions and different areas around the Maes such as the Literature Tent, Children’s Village, Science Village, the Visual Arts Exhibition (Y Lle Celf), a Welsh learners area, sports area, as well as a theatre, cinema and an open air stage for various performers until late at night. The food village caters for everyone with a wide range of street food stalls. There is also a licenced restaurant on site.
The Festival, which attracts in the region of 150,000 visitors, is situated in a different location each year.
Come to the Eisteddfod to promote your company – you won’t be disappointed !