Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after I apply for an event?
Once you have filled out the online application form we will review your application and check your products don't overlap with others. If successful, we will then email you with details of what to do next. If you're not successful, you will automatically be added to the waiting list and we'll be in touch if we're able to find a space for you. Please bare in mind it can take up to 3 weeks for a response, and sometimes longer during busy periods.
Will there be a cafe at your events?
There will be a cafe at our events in Shoreham and over Christmas for you to have a rest and grab a hot or cold drink. For details of each event please see our events page. At our Brighthelm summer events, there will not be a cafe but plenty of street food with hot and cold drinks available to purchase.
Can traders share stalls?
We're happy for you to share a stall with another trader. Please only apply once, but list both of your businesses on the application.
Questions about events at Brighthelm
How do I get to the Brighthelm Centre/Gardens in Brighton?
The Brighthelm Centre is easily accessible which makes this the perfect venue in Brighton! If you're travelling by train, the closest station is Brighton Station. You can find the Brighthelm Gardens on Queens Road (4 minute walk, straight down from the station). There are plenty of buses to Brighton. Please check out Brighton & Hove buses or contact us for more information. If you're travelling by car, please see the question below.
What's the parking like at Brighthelm?
If you're familiar with the Brighthelm Centre, you may know that the car park is relatively small and we cannot control how many spaces there will be on the morning of an event. This is why we give hot food traders the priority as they tend to have a lot more equipment. However this still doesn't mean that all traders will be guaranteed a space, and if you're able to find a space you may get blocked in until the end of the event. We always have volunteers working on the car park in the mornings to help assist and guide you.
However there are plenty of other parking options nearby:
The cheapest option is the Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College) car park which is £5 for parking all day, Book through Just Park.
The car park right next to Brighthelm offers an Early Bird Price of all day parking for £9. However you must enter the car park before 9am otherwise it will be considerably more for a full day of parking. If you wish to take this option, please let us know as we will amend your expected arrival time.
You can also book your parking in advance through Just Park.
Questions about events at Shoreham Centre
How do I get to The Shoreham Centre in Shoreham?
The Shoreham Centre, again, is very accessible. It has its own pay & display car park which costs £5 for all day. Find all the rates here. There is also free parking north of the railway tracks. The closest train station is Shoreham-by-Sea and the number 2, 2a and 700 bus go through Shoreham. These are all within walking distance of the Shoreham Centre.
Questions about events at BHASVIC
Where can I park if I am visiting or attending a fair at Bhasvic?
There is a free car park at BHASVIC, however we recommend leaving this for visitors. There is plenty of on-street pay an display parking all around BHASVIC.
You can also get the number 27 bus to BHASVIC which stops right outside.