NOTICE! Applications to trade at Gateways Festival close 31 March 2022.

We're looking for the best food and retail traders to apply for pitches for our summer 2022 event!

Following a very successful event in 2021, We're looking for the best food and retail traders for our family-friendly festival in summer 2022. Supporting local is important to us, and we’d like to give back to the people of Skipton and Yorkshire. For this reason, we‘re investing in more trader pitches for 2022 so we can give more local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products/services.

Trading at festivals and events can expose you to a huge captive audience of potential customers. Hitting the right event with the right product can be a great opportunity for small businesses looking to raise brand awareness and grow profit margins.

We want to make our festival-goers experience at Gateways Festival amazing! To reduce competition between traders at the event, we’re looking for a variety of different stalls. It’s in our best interest to secure traders who will satisfy our event target audience, so when applying make sure you share why you’d be a good fit for our event.

If you’re a:

Smaller independent trader selling something a little different


Arts and crafts



Face painting/glitter artists

Organisations promoting sustainability

Food caterer selling interesting and local food

…we’d love to hear from you!!

*Please note we’re not taking applications for bars or drinks vendors.

The event capacity for Gateways Festival 2022 is 8,000 per day. Our anticipated attendance for 2022 is between 5,000 and 8,000 per day (not guaranteed).

For 2022, Gateways is split into two events:

The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms: Friday 22 July 2022.

Gateways Festival: Saturday 23 July - Sunday 24 July 2022.

Both events will be taking place at Aireville Park in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Given the format of Gateways for 2022, the majority of traders will only be trading on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July 2022 as we don’t expect the demand for traders at The Great Yorkshire Proms. Traders are welcome to trade on Friday 22 July 2022, if they want to. 

Key Infomation can be found at the links below

Non-Food Trader: Key Information

Food Trader: Key Information

Prohibited Items List

If you’d like to apply to trade with us, click the links above to read our trader information documents and please fill in the appropriate form using the links below and submit your application before 31 March 2022. 

If you have any questions about trading with us, please refer to our trader documents before contacting us.

None food / Retail trader application form

Food trader application form