Caterers and Exhibitors


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

Hay Festival aims to have high quality local and seasonal foods available in our Festival Food Hall and around the festival site, giving visitors a chance to taste and enjoy the delicious fresh food the local area has to offer.

Caterers must be in place for the full duration of the festival. Please note that we are only able to accommodate small catering vehicles or trailers.

Applications for caterers at Hay Festival 2019 have now closed; please look back here in September 2019 for applications for the 2020 Festival.

For all other catering enquiries please contact


Our exhibition units offer a unique opportunity to engage directly with between 80,000 – 100,000 festival-goers. Stands are positioned in high foot-fall areas on the main walkways to venues and food outlets. Please note stands must be manned for the full duration of the festival.

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.


Full stands from £6,500 + VAT
Half-stands £3,000 + VAT

Prices for bespoke spaces are available upon request.

If you are a charity or local business, please contact us directly for costs.

Exhibition stands at Hay Festival 2019 are now all taken. For all other exhibitor enquiries please contact