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Markets

Towns grew up around the site of regular markets. Many of today's thriving communities owe their existence to the market in their midst. Markets in South Holland are held in Spalding, Crowland, Holbeach and Long Sutton.


Market locations

Markets in South Holland include:

  • Spalding - Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Crowland - Fridays
  • Holbeach - Thursdays
  • Long Sutton - Fridays.

Market trader applications can be made using our Markets online application form.

Once you become a Registered approved Market Trader you can book via the Market Stall Booking Hub

Registered Regular Market Traders will benefit from priority access over the market bookings for up to 7 days before the date of the market. Only, with 7 days to go until the market is due to stand will the market pitches become available for casual traders to book. Please note that available market dates must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that safe market layouts are established each week. If no booking is made the stallholder will be contacted by the Markets Team.  If there is no response or the pitch is not required on that day it will be made available for a casual trader for that day only. 

If, due to a registered trader not booking to stand, a reserved pitch becomes available it will be let by the Markets Inspector to a stallholder who has filled in their application and is on the waiting list.  The market inspector will be responsible for maintaining commodity balance within the markets and may refuse an application due to replication of a commodity within the market. 

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Market pitch costs

Please note: Market pitch fees become effective from Monday 10th January 2022. 

Spalding market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and the costs are:

  • Fee per pitch (10ft x 10ft) - £7.00

Crowland market is held on Fridays and the costs are:

  • Fee per pitch (10ft x 10ft) - £7.00

Holbeach market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays (Saturdays are currently not active) and the costs are:

  • Fee per pitch (10ft x 10ft) - £7.00

Long Sutton market is held on Fridays and the costs are:

  • Fee per pitch (10ft x 10ft) - £8.50 (Long Sutton market has an additional cost of £1.50 to cover a proportion of the road closure costs incurred by the council.)

SHDC Market Consultation EQiA 2021 Final (PDF) [216KB] (opens new window)
South Holland Markets Regulations Handbook (PDF) [393KB]

We reserve the right to amend our charging policy at any time. If you have any queries about the information provided on this page or if you would like more information, please contact customer services.

Charity Stalls

On all of South Holland District Council markets there is one allocated Charity Pitch which is available free of charge.  Registered Charities must complete an online application form and will be able to book once per month on each market through the book and pay system.  If  additional bookings are required in a month, the Charity can become a Casual Trader and will be subject to the fees for the pitch size required.  A charity can hire a 3mx3m gazebo and table for a maximum of 6 weeks at an additional cost and subject to availability.  For more details please contact the Markets team at markets@sholland.gov.uk.