Young Traders Market National Final will be held next month, but no regional events

WHILST the nine regional events planned for the 2020 Young Traders Market campaign have fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic the National Final is going ahead as planned.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 FINAL HAVE NOW CLOSED

Because of the continuing need for social distancing the number of pitches available at The Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, on Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, will be limited.

Deadline for applications was Wednesday, July 15.

In the absence of regional finals we will have regional judging panels.

They will select a winner from each category to represent their region at the National Final.

The four categories are: Arts & Crafts; General Retail; Grocery; and Food & Drink.

NMTF CEO Joe Harrison said: “It is a great pity the pandemic has meant we have been unable to hold what would have been an expanded series of regional events.

“But we are grateful that Stratford town and district councils and the local market operator LSD Promotions have been keen to stage the National Final.”

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