It may still be January but businesses planning on retailing at summer markets should already be getting stuck into the planning process! If you run a market stall read on for a hand-picked list of some of the best summer markets set to hit the UK in 2015.

Leicester Market Summer Food & Drink Festival

Tastebuds are set to be tantalised at the 6th annual Leicester Market Summer Food & Drink Festival. Whatever you whip up at your market stall get in quick to secure a place and feed thousands of hungry Leicester locals.

Feast London

Set to take place from July 4-7, this Brick Lane Yard extravaganza is a must attend event for Britain’s self-confessed foodies. As well as boasting some of the UK’s most scrumptious eats the street food festival features local musicians, artists and DJs to create a lively and upbeat atmosphere. Critics have dubbed it the ‘Glastonbury for foodies’ and it just gets trendier every year!

Fringe Festival – Edinburgh

As the world’s biggest festival, the Fringe is a mecca for market traders selling all kinds of wares. Set up shop in the bustling Grass Market, snag stall space outside the majestic St Giles Cathedral, vend amongst the spooky gravestones of the Parish Church of St Cuthbert, brave the crowds of the Royal Mile, pop-up in The Meadows or tantalise the taste buds of festival goers heading to bustling Bristo Square.

Cambridge Beer Festival – Cambridge

In the business of beer? Get yourself down to the annual Cambridge Beer Festival which takes place on May 18-23. The six day event sees the bustling university town overrun with some of the best brewers in the country, as well as some exciting international acts! The event will be
celebrating its 42nd birthday in 2015 which makes it the UK’s longest-running CAMRA festival.

Castlefield Market – Manchester

If you vend gourmet street food, handmade crafts or vintage wares Manchester’s Castlefield Market is the place to be.
While it’s not exclusively a summer market (it runs on the first Saturday of every month) it’s still one of our favourite picks for fun in the sun. With a beautiful location in a restored Victorian Market Hall Castlefield Artisan Market never fails to impress.
Whether you sell food, drinks, crafts or clothing all market stall holders should protect their business with a full market traders insurance policy. Factors to consider include employee liability, public liability, stock damage, fire, theft and goods in transit. While these may seem like unlikely events no market trader is safe from the risks and should any unexpected incidents occur is always pays to be covered.