THE organisers of Winchester’s Hat Fair are looking for market traders for the festival weekend.

The annual event, which takes place throughout the city’s streets and green spaces during the first weekend of July, will have pitches available for traders on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.


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The organisers are looking for craft, retail, charity, food, coffee and ice cream stalls to complement the atmosphere of the festival. Each stall will be matched with a suitable location in the city centre and audience.

The application process is currently open. However, spaces are limited so anyone interested is asked to submit their application early.

Preference will be given to local businesses.

Visit for more information and a link to the application form. The closing date for applications is Friday, April 5.