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.

Shepherds Ice Cream

Hay Festival aims to have high quality local and seasonal foods available in our Festival Food Halls 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.

To apply for a catering pitch at Hay Festival 2020 please complete the online application form by the deadline of 3 January 2020.

Apply here for a 2020 catering pitch

For all other catering enquiries please contact


Our exhibition units offer a unique opportunity to engage directly with between 80,000 and 100,000 festival-goers. Stands are positioned in high footfall 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.

For all exhibitor enquiries please contact