Caterers and Exhibitors

Hay Festival 2022 will once again feature a diverse range of exhibitors and caterers to browse and enjoy. Take a look at some of our past exhibitors...

Shepherds Ice Cream


Food is an important part of the Hay Festival experience and with thousands of hungry festival-goers, having good food on offer – with lots of variety – is a must.

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.

Thanks to all who applied to cater for 2022. Applications are now closed and all applicants will be notified shortly.

To be added to the mailing list to be first to know when 2023 applications will be live at the end of the year, 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.

Farmers Lavender at Hay Festival