National Youth Market

The National Youth Market celebrates young entrepreneurs trading on our nation’s markets, festivals and fairs. It will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 31 August and 1 September 2018 #NYM18

Young people aged 16 to 30 from all over the UK can apply to trade on the National Youth Market. It will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 31 August and 1 September 2018. Preference will be shown to traders who have traded on local youth markets in summer #NYM18

2017’s National Youth Market award winners: (L-R) Lauran Trussler, 25, Signature Print Design; Abby Dank, 30, That Charming Shop; Rose Dyson, 17, Pura Cosmetics; Charlotte Kleban, 26, from Hand Drawn World; and Abbie Allert, 26, Mamma Made It.

Young Trader of the Year: Rose Dyson, 17, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, runs Pura Cosmetics. She is an extremely determined entrepreneur. Rose’s lipcare products are natural, vegan-friendly and not tested on animals. She trades online and on markets in Barnsley, Doncaster and Leeds. She was Barnsley Council’s “Market Champion.” Truly pout-pleasing!

This year, the NMTF is working in partnership with LSD Promotions, who run markets in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Applications for this year’s event will open in May.

In the meantime, contact your local operator to see if any trading opportunities are available on local youth markets!

Are you young person interested in market trading? Or a market organiser interested in holding a youth event?

Get in touch! Contact the Projects Department at the NMTF on 01226 749 021 or

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Highly Commended 2017
Charlotte Kleban, 26, Ashton-under-Lyne
Hand Drawn World

Highly Commended 2017
Abby Dank, 30, Winchester
That Charming Shop

Highly Commended 2017
Lauran Trussler, 25, Barnsley
Signature Print Design

Highly Commended 2017
Abbie Allert, 26, Barnsley
Mamma Made It