Caterers and Exhibitors

Shepherds Ice Cream at Hay Festival

Hay Festival 2024 will once again feature a diverse range of exhibitors and caterers to browse and enjoy. Take a look at our 2024 exhibitors...


Caterers Applications for Hay Festival 2024 have now closed!

Hay Festival aims to have high quality local and seasonal foods available across the festival site, giving visitors a chance to taste and enjoy the delicious produce the local area has to offer, along with different cuisines to tempt tastebuds, and vegan, veggie and gluten free options to ensure there is something for everyone.

Applications are now CLOSED for 2024.

If you would like to be added to a waiting list, or added to our mailing list for 2025, please email

If you have already submitted an application and have any queries or amendments, please contact


Exhibition stands at Hay Festival include handcrafted and vintage clothing, jewellery, local art and crafts, Welsh textiles and lavender products, prints, unique homewares, gourmet food and drink, children’s clothing and accessories, travel, education, magazines and charities.

We have a limited number of ready-made exhibition units on the festival site:

  • Half-size Exhibition Stand – 3m frontage x 3m deep
  • Single Exhibition Stand – 3m frontage x 6m deep
  • Double Exhibition Stand – 6m frontage x 6m deep

The Festival provides the following for all stands:

  • marquee structure
  • boarded floor and exhibition-grade carpet
  • a single light and a 3kW power supply through a single outlet

A phone line, internet connection and additional power are available at an extra cost.

Please contact us directly for costs. For all exhibitor enquiries please contact

Please note that we do not offer retail spaces to booksellers. All book sales are handled by our Hay Festival Bookshop and limited to books by authors or subject matter appearing on the programme.

Black Mountain Roast and Gwatkin Cider at Hay Festival