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register for a market stall

Register your stall at this year’s fabulous Market deLight to be held at the Lismore Lantern Parade on Saturday 19 June, showcasing the best, unique and yummiest of the Northern Rivers’ fare.


2021 sees the Lismore Lantern Parade celebrate 27 years of bringing light to the heart of our community. In 2019 we celebrated our 25th anniversary, thousands and thousands of people lined the streets and cheered the parade as it danced along. What a wonderful night!

Many of the participants and audience at that Lantern Parade were probably at school themselves at the first parade - what a wonderful inter-generational heritage we have created with our community!

In 2020 we missed so many of you when we were hit by the global pandemic, but we WERE HERE, in the heart of the city with lantern installations, little ‘parades in place’ gardens, driveways and suburbs, and100s of people participated on-line in the Virtual Lantern Parade.


Every year it seems we have to change something - flooded parklands, renovating sports fields, always something. We love the challenge of change it keeps us all on our toes.

In 2021, believe it or not, we are still in the grip if a pandemic - so this year is no different, due to NSW Govt COVID Public Health Orders and after a roller-coaster few months the whole event is moving to LISMORE SHOWGROUNDS.


We are limited to 5,000 ticket holders so will be selling grandstand and general entry tickets to the festival in early May. In order to give stallholders the best opportunity to have a successful day, we will limit the number of stalls


So we can support our CBD traders who have been impacted by this sudden move stallholders who make, bake, grow or produce their own wares locally will be given priority.


Applications for second hand, unique or Fair Trade stalls will be assessed individually and you are encouraged to apply.


After carefully reading through the information and conditions please register your application on the link below.


As noted above the whole festival has had to move t the Lismore Showgrounds, so stalls will be located within the showgrounds themselves. We will make the area beautiful and COVID safe, so we really encourage you to think about decorating your stall and lighting it so that it looks amazing.

There are opportunities for a limited number of stalls to be located under cover.


  1. Applications must be submitted online, unless by prior arrangement.

  2. Preference will be given to residents of the 2480 postcode and stall holders who meet our selection criteria.

  3. We will not accept unhealthy, mass-produced imported goods, offensive items or goods that pose a risk to our environment and health.

  4. You must abide by WH&S regulations set out by LightnUp Inc. and Lismore City Council.

  5. You must have a Lismore City Council Food Permit.

  6. You must provide LightnUp Inc. with a copy of current Public Liability Insurance for the stall during the application process.

  7. Stallholders must use environmentally friendly packaging, no plastic bags or straws. Please contact Kemp Agencies in Lismore on 02 6621 8666 if you wish to discuss packaging options.

  8. Agree to remove all waste, including wastewater, from your stall site at end of the festival.

  9. All stalls will be checked by our electrician and market coordinators prior to trading.

  10. Stalls must ensure all electrical equipment is tagged.

  11. Stalls must provide their own infrastructure and equipment.

  12. Stalls requiring power must bring tagged 25m &10m extension cords to be connected to nearest distribution board.

  13. Only commercial cooking equipment is to be on site. Ensure all Gas appliances are AGA approved for use in a commercial setting with gas bottles to be positioned outside of marquees.

  14. Stalls must be decorated with your own lanterns and lights.

  15. All stalls will operate for the full time of the respective venue. Please ensure you have adequate staff to look after your stall for these hours.

  16. Bump in from 6.30am with ALL cars off-site by 10.30am, no car access between 10.30am and close. Individual bump in times will be organised prior to the event.

  17. Bump out commences at end of the trading time, depending on the site. Vehicle access to sites for bump out will be decided by the site manager on the night depending on pedestrian traffic.


Craft (3m Frontage) - $75
Craft (6m Frontage) - $100
Food (2480) (3m Frontage) - $250
Food (Non-2480) (3m Frontage) - $450
Food (2480) (6m Frontage) - $350

Food (Non-2480) (6m Frontage) - $550
Community Information Stalls - (3m Frontage) - $50
Community Food - (3m Frontage) - $150
Community Food (Extra Meter) - $50

Power-lights only - $20
Power - 10 Amps - $40
Power - 15 Amps - $60


  1. 3 x 3 Meter Site Area or extension if requested

  2. Power - 1x10amp (If Requested) - Lighting Only. If you require power for any other reason a power fee will be charged.

  3. Your business/name will be on any advertising/media that includes a list of exhibitors/stallholders.

  4. Access to garbage and recycling waste services (NOT oil disposal).


If you are unable to attend the Market deLight 2021 and you cancel your site before the 4 June 2021, you will be entitled to a full refund. If you cancel after 4 June 2021 you will not be entitled to any refund as all program and site maps will have been produced.


A payment invoice will be included in your site offer. Please ensure this invoice is paid in full by the due date to secure your spot at Market deLight 2021.


Market deLight 2021 is produced by LightnUp Inc for the Lismore Lantern Parade. All enquiries should be directed to the coordinators below:


Robyn Kelly, Coordinator

0418 272 685


Jacob Stone, Site Manager

0466 415 172


First round of applications close at midnight on 31 May 2021. Offers for positions to Market DeLight 2021 will be made by 4 June 2021 by email.