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Exciting plans for The Harris

The Harris will temporarily close from 5pm on Saturday 2 October.

Get involved with events

Person juggling

There are many ways to engage in Preston's major events and we welcome interest from a wide range of organisations, businesses, communities and individuals.

Register with us

See below for the different ways you can register your interest with us. Once registered we will inform you of opportunities that arise for our events throughout the year.

Performer/artist

If you are a performer or artist and would like to register your interest in performing at one of our events please complete the performer/artist registration form.

Register your interest as a performer/artist

Event stall holders (food and non food)

We offer opportunities for trading at our events through our application process outlined below.

Stall holder application process

1. Add yourself to our stall holders database: We hold a stall holder database, which we use to email stall holder opportunities as they become available. If you would like to be added our database please complete the supplier events form.

2. Complete the stall holder booking form. Bookings for the Easter Egg Rolling event are currently open, information relating to both non-food stalls can be found below.   

Non food stall holders

How to apply

Applicants should complete the Non Food Booking form, the closing date for bookings is Friday 10 March 2020.

Requirements:

  • Public Liability Insurance to a minimum indemnity of £5 million
  • Employers Liability Insurance to a minimum indemnity of £10 million (if applicable)
  • Risk Assessment

How much?

  • None food commercial - £75.00 (including VAT)
  • None food charity - £50.00 (including VAT)

Complete Non Food Booking form

Food stall holders

If you wish to have a food stall at one of our events, you must have achieved a minimum score of 3 on the National Food Hygiene rating scheme.

If this scheme does not operate in your area, your current risk rating will be checked by our Environmental Health team.

Please download and read our Icon for pdf event catering guidance [216.44KB] and ensure that you are able to comply with all requirements.

If you require any further guidance, please contact the Council's Environmental Health team on 01772 906907 or email e.health@preston.gov.uk.

Selection criteria

Food stall requests will be acknowledged upon completing the form, though will not be accepted until a decision has been made. The decision is based on a scoring system around the below criteria:

  • Previous experience
  • Quality of offer ( e.g. range and quality)
  • Price of menu
  • Documents provided

Please note: you will not make payment until your application is successful.

What to include

  • Public Liability Insurance to a minimum indemnity of £5 million
  • Employers Liability Insurance to a minimum indemnity of £10 million
  • Risk Assessment
  • Gas Test Certificate
  • PAT Test Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent
  • A minimum Hygiene rating of 3 or above on the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
  • Menu
  • Which Local Authority you are registered with?

If no documentation is provided prior to the closing date on Friday 19 January 2018, your application cannot be scored and will be excluded from the process. 

Terms and conditions

Download our Icon for pdf food concessions terms and conditions [37.14KB].

Annual events

Preston hosts many annual events that you can get involved in.

For information on Preston's annual events please see Visit Preston - annual events.

For information on the bi-yearly event please visit Lancashire Encounters website.

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