Manchester City Council

Markets Apply to hold a market or fair

Manchester Markets manage the market rights for the City of Manchester. Market Rights exist to protect markets and fairs from too much direct competition and to safeguard the tradition of holding markets and fairs in Manchester.

A market or fair is defined as a 'concourse of buyers and sellers'.

This can include:

  • Traditional and specialist markets and fairs;
  • Fun Fairs and amusements;
  • Car boot sales; and
  • Table-top sales

To find out more please refer to our Market Rights Policy.

Apply for a licence

If you would like to hold a market or a fair in Manchester you will need to have successfully applied for a Market Rights Licence.

For full pricing information please refer to our pricing guidance or apply now.

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