FOOD TRADERS APPLICATION FORM - Winterval 2021, Waterford
We are delighted to announce that Winterval is back.
Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas Festival, runs this year from 19 November until 23 December throughout Waterford City Centre.
Applications to trade at Winterval 2021 are open.
Please mind this application form is for FOOD & DRINKS traders only.
In case you sell CRAFT please fill this application form
Check out our Winterval festival videos from previous years:
Please fill in the form below to register your interest.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note this year Winterval will not be in position to provide units for traders. Each trader will need to provide their own trading unit.
In the case where you have units selling different products please fill in a separate form for each type of food you wish to sell.
Quality and diversity of your products together with the presentation and appearance of your trading unit is very important.
Christmas decoration are an essential part of the unit presentation for Winterval 2021.
If your products and unit are considered a good match for our event our Concessions Manager will be in touch soon with the relevant info.
Event Location: Waterford City Centre
Events & Dates & Times:
* 19 trading days / approx trading times 12PM to 7PM each day
* Markets will close at 5pm on December 23rd
Fri 19th - Sun 21st
Fri 26th - Sun 28th
Fri 3rd - Sun 5th
Fri 10th - Sun 12th
Fri 17th - Thu 23rd
Cost of trading will include:
1. Pitch fee
2. Power fee
IMPORTANT NOTE: This application form is a registration of interest only and trading at Winterval 2021 is limited and not guaranteed.
For any additional queries, you can contact us at
Name and Surname
Please state the name and surname of responsible person
Please state your company full name
Please state your business address
Please state your invoicing address if different from your business address
Please state your company website or Facebook page
Please state your mobile number
Trading Unit Name
Please state the name of your trading unit
Type of Food
Please state what type of food you sell. Please be aware the sale of alcohol is not permitted. Single use plastic is also banned at Winterval. Sale of certain soft drinks may also be regulated by event organisers.
Coffee / Snacks / Sweets
Cuisine Type / Nationality
Please state your cuisine type/nationality/main dishes.
Maximum Hourly Meal Capacity
Please state maximum number of meals you can deliver in one hour.
Type of Trading Unit
Please state type of trading unit. Please have in mind presentation and appearance of your trading unit is very important to festival. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note this year Winterval will not be in position to provide units for traders. Each trader will need to provide their own trading unit.
Mobile catering unit
Trading Unit WIDTH in METERS
Please state your trading unit WIDTH in METERS
Trading Unit DEPTH in METERS
Please state your trading unit DEPTH in METERS
Please note gas will be permitted in certain circumstances only. It must be suitable for outdoor catering and conform to the standards set out in the Fire Safety Appendix to the application form. Please Note: there are restrictions about the location of units using gas that are unavoidable, therefore the festival will seek to minimise the amount of Gas units on site.
NON GAS unit
Site Services Required
Please state what services you need at location to be operational. NO own generators permitted unless by prior arrangement with Management. NO 13 amp or domestic plugs allowed – only blue 16a connectors & outdoor plugboards. Traders with electrical requirements will need to supply their own extension lead suitable for outdoor use and must indicate their exact electrical needs on application. Traders will only be supplied with one connection on the distribution board. Traders must have an internal distribution board if there is a need to split supply.
32amp 3-Phase Electricity
32amp Single Phase Electricity
16amp Single Phase Electricity
Total power (kva) consumption electrical equipment
In case you are not self powered and require electricity to operate, please calculate your total power consumption
Waterford City Centar- From 19th Nov - 23rd Dec
Trading hours will be approx 12 PM till 7PM daily. UNITS WILL NEED TO STAY IN THEIR POSITIONS DURING ALL TIME, no load in or out will be allowed in between weekends / breaks. TRADING DATES: November Fri 19th - Sun 21st, Fri 26th - Sun 28th. December: Fri 3rd - Sun 5th, Fri 10th - Sun 12th, Fri 17th - Thu 23rd
Eats & Beats Area - From Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Dec
Trading hours will be approx 12 PM till 7PM daily. This will be one off event and places to trade are very limited.
Please state on what other Christmas Markets you have traded at in previous years
Please state Type of Payments you Accept
Cash and Cards
Please email PHOTOS of your Unit and MENU to
Please send photos of your Trading Unit. Christmas decoration are essential part of the unit presentation for Winterval so please make sure you send photos of decorated units. Alternatively please send photos of the unit and separately photos of decorations you plan to use. Please make sure your PHOTOS and MENU are NAMED SAME AS YOUR UNIT. Your application won't be taken into consideration till Photos and Menu submitted.
Please confirm you have read and accepted Terms and Conditions for trading at Winterval 2021
Please read T&C's here:
If any additional info you would like to share with us, please state here.
I understand that this form is a registration of interest only and that trading at Winterval 2021 is limited and not guaranteed.
Terms and Conditions for Traders -
Documentation needed to Trade at our event -
*Keep in mind this documentation needs to be emailed only if we take your interest to trade in consideration. This documentation will be necessary later to successfully complete application.
Food traders will be using ONLY compostable and biodegradable food and drinks ware.
No Parking on Site, please make sure you arrange your own parking.
Please make sure you have appropriate wind protection for your unit.
Please note most of the food preparation should be pre done and brought to location.
Please make sure on site to have valid fire extinguishers for cooking units:
- Non Cooking Units must have 1x 6kg dry powder/foam extinguisher and 1 x 2kg CO2 fire extinguisher
- Hot Food Units must have 1 x 6kg dry powder extinguisher, 1 x 2kg CO2 fire extinguisher and a 1 x 1m2 light duty fire blanket
- Deep Fat Frying Units must have a 6 litre wet chemical extinguisher (Class F), 1 x 6kg dry powder fire extinguisher, 1 x 2kg CO2 fire extinguisher and a 1.8m2 heavy duty fire blanket.
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