Gloucester Quays is a fabulous historic location nestled between the bustling city centre and the Quay’s major shopping outlet which is home to some of the world’s top brands. 

We’ve been delivering events for over six years in this amazing space including the fabulous Gloucester Tall Ships, the Gloucester Food Festival, and the much-loved Victorian Christmas Market. 


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2022

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Gloucester Food Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July at Gloucester Quays and is now open for applications.

Last held in 2019, the Festival was a huge success, so we’re excited to once again be working with the Peel Group for 2022 to deliver the region’s much-loved foodie event.  As always, we will have the very best traders offering delicious street food, quality craft, gift and retail products, plus our fabulous entertainment programme for the whole family. We have celebrity chefs, a live music stage and it is FREE for visitors to attend.

We have an extensive list of traders interested in exhibiting at our events, the response already ahs been fantastic, we can’t wait!

Apply online via the booking form.  If you would prefer a PDF version, please let us know.

As a reminder of the 2019 festival please view the gallery and video – it will give you a good flavour of what to expect!


First weekend of the month (Feb – Oct 2022)*

The past couple of years have been hard but with the support of our amazing traders, suppliers and the Channell team we’ve brought the monthly Orchard St Market to the Quays. We’ve built up a fantastic mix of gift and craft traders, delicious street food and bars, plus yummy foodie products from local artisan producers. We have a number of regular traders but we’re happy to give new traders the opportunity to sell and promote their products. If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch.

*No market in June as Gloucester Tall Ships will take place that weekend


In 2021 we held seven Festive Orchard St Markets throughout November and December. The markets were a huge success for traders and visitors with thousands of people visiting each weekend. Like our monthly Orchard St Market, there was a fabulous selection of gifts and crafts and delicious artisan food products, some of the region’s very best street food vendors and bars. The stalls were dressed with festoon lighting and the ice rink from mid-November attracted even more visitors to the markets.
We are pleased to announce we will be holding the Festive Orchard St Markets again in 2022 on the following dates:
November: 5th & 6th / 12th & 13th /19th & 20th / 26th & 27th
December: 3rd & 4th / 10th & 11th / 17th & 18th
We are now accepting applications for the markets. To find out more please get in touch.


2024 Dates TBC

Channell Events were delighted to work alongside Richmond Events this year for Gloucester City Councils – Tall Ships Festival 2022. This was the fourth time Channell Events has managed the traders at Tall Ships in Gloucester Quays – an incredible event which takes place over the fabulous Gloucester Quays site.  The festival consists of market stalls and gazebos for gift, craft and artisan food producers, plus street food, bars and live music and of course amazing entertainment for families to enjoy.  2022 was a great festival and very busy, we look forward to the future plans, the next festival is set to take place in 2024. To register your interest please click here


A number of our regular traders are already booked in for 2022 so places are filling up quickly across all our events, but we are always keen to hear from new companies.  If you are interested in trading please email us with photographs of your products, stall set-up and any social media/website links and we will forward you the booking details.