The 2019 dates will be available here once confirmed.

The 2018 runs from 03 to 27 August, with trading ending early on the final day of the festival.

There will be an early finish on the final day to assist Fringe Society staff packing stalls away for storage. The exact time will be confirmed in trader contracts but is usually 17:00.

There are three hiring periods within the trading dates for traders to choose from:

  • Period 1: Friday 03 – Sunday 12 August (10 days)
  • Period 2: Monday 13 – Sunday 19 August (7 days)
  • Period 3: Monday 20 – Monday 27 August (8 days)

This means if you are changing site your changeover day will be Sunday. You may choose to trade for one or two periods only or for the full festival. If you select 'full festival' you will be allocated a stall for each period of the Fringe i.e. two periods on the High Street and one on The Mound.

Our arts and crafts markets are an integral part of the Fringe Street Events and take place on the High Street and the Mound Precinct throughout the Fringe. Attracting huge numbers of tourists, performers and promoters from all over the world, there is no doubt the centre of the festival makes an excellent trading location.

We are in the process of changing the market layout for both the High Street and the Mound Precinct. You will be informed of the new layouts before having to commit to taking a stall.