Fair Day 2024 Stallholder Expressions of Interest

Be part of Mardi Gras Fair Day 2024, presented by
American Express

Join our all-day rainbow extravaganza! Expressions of interest to have a stall at Fair Day 2024 are now closed. Applicants will be notified by 7 November.

Fair Day is home to a colourful and electric market where stallholders can connect with the LGBTQIA+ communities. It’s a fantastic place for community groups to meet and recruit new members, for talented designers to sell wares, for entrepreneurs to trial a new product, for small businesses to cultivate new customers, and for farmers and food producers to sell produce.



Please note, Food stalls or trucks request for payment will only be actioned upon receipt of a City of Sydney temporary food stall registration. These can be applied for on their website.

Below outlines the costs associated with having a stall at Fair Day.

Please note:

  • Costs below are GST inclusive
  • Additional costs incurred for equipment and electricity beyond the market stall
CommercialOperating for profit as a registered company or
business, including, retail and services 
2.4m x 2.4m$1410
Double stall4.8m x 2.4m$2820
Triple stall7.2m x 2.4m$4230

Food stalls or trucksSingle food stalls2.4m x 2.4m$1410
Double Food stalls or trucks up to 6m in length 4.8m x 2.4m$2820
Triple Food stalls or trucks up to 9m in length 7.2m x 2.4m$4230

Large Not-For-Profit organisations and servicesA stall run by a not-for-profit community/volunteer-run
organisation of which proof of ‘not for profit’ status must
be provided on request. Annual Revenue of more than
$350,000 (Government organisations, political parties,
national + international NFP, professional sports organisations) 
2.4m x 2.4m$785
Double stall4.8m x 2.4m$1570
Triple stall7.2m x 2.4m$2355

Small Not-For-Profit organisations and services A stall run by a not-for-profit community/volunteer-run
organisation of which proof of ‘not for profit’ status
must be provided on request. Annual Revenue of
less than $350,000 (LGBTQIA+, Health, Arts, Community
organisations, community sports organisations) 
2.4m x 2.4m$400
Double stall4.8m x 2.4m$800
Triple stall7.2m x 2.4m$1200

Artists handmade products Artisan products produced in small numbers e.g.
artist made items, hand crafted pet goods 
2.4m x 2.4m$525
Double stall4.8m x 2.4m$1050
First Nations CircleA stall run by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-owned
business or an organisation with a focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People
2.4m x 2.4mSingle stall, by application.

1. Read the Terms and conditions, which can be found here

Consider the following for a successful activation at Fair Day:

  • Will you need to hire additional equipment? Mardi Gras can supply a number of items for you, to make your Fair Day easier!
  • WIll you need to hire additional equipment? Sydney Mardi Gras can supply a number of items for you upon request.
  • Do you have a market stall structure that meets the requirements, or will you need it supplied?
  • Do you need a generator? You will need to hire a generator via the Mardi Gras. Strictly no BYO generators are allowed on site. Additional power requirements cannot be fulfilled on the day and need to be arranged well in advance.
  • Are you a Food stall or truck? Food stallholders must hold a City of Sydney Council food license for a temporary food stall, valid at the date of the event. Register your temporary food stall here.
  • Any food stalls or trucks that use gas will require certification. This will be made available through a third-party gas certified plumber, arranged by Mardi Gras.
  • What will you do to dress up your stall and make it festive? We have a competition for best stall! Make it as fun as possible!
  • Do you have sponsorship or advertising? Fair Day is made possible by our partners – your sponsors may not be able to be advertised if in direct competition. Please contact the Fair Day team for a chat. fairday.stalls@mardigrasarts.org.au

Standard Market Stall configuration is as per the following diagram: 

If you wish to use your own tent/stall, your fee will be based on the size of your stall. If your stall is 3 – 6m wide, you will be charged for a double stall, 6-9m at triple. 

Stallholders must also have current engineering certificates. SGLMG Production will conduct random inspections of stalls to ensure compliance. No holes or pegs are permitted on the park surface and all structures must be self-standing and suitably weighted. 

All food stallholders must comply with the requirements of the City of Sydney for operating a food stall. City of Sydney Council officers will be present to inspect food stalls on Fair Day. The City of Sydney requires all food stallholders to store food in a cool room if stalls are operating for more than three hours. Share cool rooms will be available for hire. The selection of food stalls will be made as soon as possible, and successful applicants will be notified. 

Items may not be given away or provided free of charge from Food Stalls. Should any changes be required to the list in your application, SGLMG will contact you. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions outlining prohibited items. 

Available for hire:

  • Electricity 10amp: $245 
  • Electricity (per additional 10amp outlet): $165 
  • Electricity 15amp: $275 
  • Electricity 20amp: $375 
  • Electricity 32amp 3 phase: $825 
  • Vehicle Tracking Rental (2 boards): $130 
  • Chair (each): $15 
  • Trestle Table (1.8m x 75cm x 75cm): $28 
  • Food – shared cool room: $250 
  • Food – Hand Wash Station: $125 

As there are only a limited number of powered sites available, stalls requiring power will be grouped together.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all electrical appliances, cables and leads on site are appropriately tagged by a qualified electrician in advance. SGLMG Production will conduct random inspections of stalls to ensure compliance with this important request. Equipment hire pricing is inclusive of GST. 

Please contact fairday.stalls@mardigrasarts.org.au if you have a specific requirement not outlined.

Once approval has been granted, applicants will have 14 days to make payment or their successful EOI will be forfeited. 

There is no parking available onsite. Vehicles must be removed from the park by the time specified by SGLMG and may not return to the park until permitted. 

Nearby carparks:

  • Broadway Shopping Centre Car Park 
  • Shephard Street Car Park 
  • University of Sydney Law School Car Park 

Partnerships at Mardi Gras showcase the wonderful contribution that businesses make to show support to the LGBTQIA+ community. SGLMG relies on the support of our generous corporate partners and it is important that we identify as early as possible any potential issues or conflicts between our sponsors and our Stallholders. 

If you are a commercial entity, please provide details of your business. If you have any sponsorship or advertising arrangements, please indicate this so that we can work with you to resolve any issues well in advance. 

Stallholders should note that SGLMG’s arrangements with its partners will take precedence over individual Stallholders’ product or service displays at Fair Day, and we will request modification to the appearance of your stall or the range of products you are selling on the day if they conflict with our contractual arrangement. Where Stallholders commercial operations pose a direct conflict with SGLMG partnership arrangements, you may be advised by SGLMG that your participation in Fair Day may not be possible. 

Click here to read our Terms and Conditions

 Please ensure you have read, understood and agreed to all Terms and Conditions laid out for Stallholders prior to completing your application. Any breach of the Terms and Conditions may result in cancellation of your application, or closure of your Stall, at any time, without refund.

For all Stall enquiries please send through your questions to fairday.stalls@mardigrasarts.org.au 
For all other Fair Day enquiries please contact fairday@mardigrasarts.org.au