Stallholder FAQ's
What do the stalls look like/ what are the dimensions?​​​
Please download Stall Dimensions document
HERE.


What payment methods can I use?
Payments can be made via cash or cheque. We do not accept BACS payments.
 
Who do I make cheques payable to/ where do I send cheques or cash?
Please make cheques payable to ‘Standon May Day’. Send cheques and cash to Rachel Law, 11 Station Rd, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire, SG11 1SN.
 
What is the latest I can return my form and payment?
Completed booking forms AND payment must be received by midnight on XXXXXX. There will be no exceptions.            
 
I am now unable to attend the event but have already sent in payment, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately payments are non-refundable. You can ‘sell’ your spot to another person (but they will need to complete a booking form for Health & Safety reasons).
 
Can I be the only person selling XXXX at this event?
No. We do not limit types of stall or offer exclusivity. We will strive to place similar stalls away from each other.
 
Will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Yes, an email will be sent a few days after we receive your completed booking form and payment. Please make sure we have your correct email address.
 
Should I have a pitch on the High Street or Burrs Meadow?
Burrs Meadow is reserved for activities, food and drink vendors and those with generators only.
 
When do I find out where my pitch is located?
We will send out a map one week prior to May Day with allocations, plus other useful information. Please note the map is not to scale, and the places are approximate, but please stay to the area you have been allocated.  We would appreciate your co-operation if you are required to move your stall slightly to accommodate other stallholders on the day to fit everyone in. For those new to May Day, the plan may look as though the stalls touch and there is no space inbetween, but in reality that is not the case.
 
Can I have the same pitch as previous years?
If you would like a specific pitch or area please put details in the Notes/ Special Request section of the booking form. Obviously we can’t always grant all requests but we will do our very best to accommodate you.
 
Can I leave my vehicle near my pitch or nearby?
Some exceptions are made by prior arrangement (mostly pitches in Burrs Meadow) but unfortunately vehicles must be removed from the High Street by 11am at the latest. This gives the committee time to finish constructing the Main Arena with hay bales and put the road closure in place. The closure of the High Street to traffic is dependent on it being kept free of parked cars and accessible to emergency vehicles at all times. Stallholders can park their cars in the Paper Mill Lane carpark which is only a short walk away. The High Street will re-open to traffic at 5pm.
 
Where do I park?
Parking is available in the Paper Mill Lane carpark at the Church End of the High Street. Do NOT park by the church. All vehicles must be removed from the High Street by 11am.
 
What time can I set-up?
Set-up is at 9.30am. Please do not arrive before 9.30am, we will not be ready for you. The road closes at 11am, so vehicles need to be moved to the carpark by 10.50am. Do NOT park your vehicle further up the High Street near the church.
 
What time does May Day start and finish?
Gates open at 1pm. Events in the Main Arena run 1pm- 4pm. The High Street re-opens to traffic at 5pm, at which point you can collect your vehicle and bring it back to the stall for pack down. All stallholders on the High St and Burrs Meadow must have vacated and left by 6.30pm. The gate to Burrs Meadow will be locked at 6.30pm sharp.
 
Is there a cash point nearby?
There is one cash point inside Westwoods Newsagents store, but we would advise you to bring your own cash/change supplies for your float, food/ drink/ purchases. All stalls within May Day are cash only.  
 
Where are the toilets?
The toilet block is inside Burrs Meadow on the far left-hand side (next to the fairground).
The Bell and The Star public houses also have toilets, as do St.Marys Church and Standon Village Hall.
We may have portaloos in The Bell and/or The Star carparks tbc.
 
How will I anchor my gazebo?
If you are bringing a gazebo for the High Street then you must bring weights/sand bags to weigh it down. There is nowhere to tie any guy ropes. You are responsible for the secure anchorage of your gazebo. The May Day Committee accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage. Please remember the maximum width allowed for a gazebo is 7ft or 2m (unless you have booked a double space). Stallholders in Burrs Meadow can obviously secure their guy ropes using pegs/ hammers since it’s a grass meadow.
 
Can I bring LP Gas cylinders or generator?
Yes you can, but you must tick ‘yes’ on the booking form so we have advance notice. You must also provide your own safety/ fire extinguishing equipment, Risk Assessment and Public Liability insurance. Failure to produce any evidence of these on request may lead to you being asked to leave the event without refund.
 
Do you need any volunteers?
Yes please! We ALWAYS need volunteers, whether as part of the May Day committee or simply on the day, we would greatly appreciate any help. Please email us on [email protected] and we’ll call or email you back. Programme selling volunteers work on each end of the High Street between 1-4pm in 1hr slots.
So if you have any friends or family who can help support this amazing local event, please do get in touch.
 
Can we advertise on your website/ Facebook page/ programme?
All stallholders are welcome to advertise on our Facebook page in the run-up to the event.
 
Unfortunately space in the programme is reserved for event information and promoting people/businesses who have donated or helped us out. We will put a generalised description of goods/ services/ produce available at the event but no actual company names.