Eastbourne prepares to host its first ever Young Traders’ Market

Eastbourne will be hosting its very first Young Traders’ Market next month.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:37 pm

Local young traders will be out in force on June 19 to bring members of the public a selection of handmade gifts and freshly-prepared food and drink.

In addition to the stalls, there will also be live entertainment and rides in the town centre.

This event will be held in conjunction with the National Youth Market’s Campaign, which will see young traders across England setting up their stalls in various markets, in a bid to be crowned Young Trader of the Year in the NMTF’s annual Young Traders Market competition.

Young Trader of the Year 2020, Emma Rus, The Tipsy Bakery

Last year’s national winner, Emma Rus, walked away with the title and £500 cash prize.

Luke Johnson, Your Eastbourne BID operations manager, said, “We are really excited to be able to develop the first Young Traders’ Market in Eastbourne.

“We trialled the idea as part of the Christmas Market in 2020 and found it to be very successful, enjoyed by many and provided essential experience for our young entrepreneurs.

“With rides and live entertainment as part of the event, we hope lots of visitors come out to support them.”

Your Eastbourne BID is currently recruiting traders for this event. If you are aged 16-30, please get in touch with Luke Johnson to book a pitch [email protected]