National Youth Market

The National Youth Market celebrates young entrepreneurs trading on our nation’s markets, festivals and fairs. Applications to trade at this year’s event open 17 May and close 30 July 2017. Click here to apply.

Are you aged 16 to 30? Have you got a great business idea? Test it out on your local market! Ask the organiser if any trading opportunities are available. You can find their contact details in our database here.

The National Youth Market is run by the NMTF in partnership with Manchester Markets.

This year, the NMTF and NABMA are teaming up too. The focus of Love Your Local Market, run by NABMA, is supporting young people.

In May, market operators all over the country will be offering free or discounted pitches to young people so they can test the market.

Following this, each market that takes part is welcome to send a Market Champion to the National Youth Market!

1-2 September
King Street

Operator Action Pack
PDF (1.4MB)

Love Your Local Market
17 to 31 May

Applications Open
17 May to 30 July

£500 to the Young Trader of the Year. £100 each to four Highly Commended Traders. All five will trade on Manchester’s Christmas Market FOR FREE – two weeks for the winner and a week each for the runners up.
Love Your Local Market
Find out more
Run by NABMA

Are you a young person interested in trading on your local market? Or a market organiser interested in holding a youth event during Love Your Local Market? Get in touch!

Contact the Projects Department at the NMTF on 01226 749 021 or – if we can’t assist directly we’ll be able to signpost you to someone who can!

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