Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Vineyard Market?
The event runs on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.
Where is the Vineyard Market?
The address is: 10 Hillmans Way, off Ballycastle Road, Coleraine. BT52 2ED.
What time does the event start and finish at?
The Market is open to the public from 9.00am - 1.00pm.
Where can I park my vehicle?
There are free car parking facilities on site including a designated ‘disabled’ area. Please display BLUE badge to gain access to the disabled area.
Is there an admission charge for the public to the Market?
The admission charge is £1 for adults (there is no admission for children and parking is free onsite).
Is there wheelchair access to the indoor pitches?
Yes, the entire site is accessible for wheelchair users.
What size is the Market and how many traders are there?
The Market and parking area is on a 10 acre concrete and hard-core site. There are 100+ OUTDOOR pitches, 150 INDOOR and DRIVE-IN pitches and 30 designated CRAFT FAIR pitches available. Generally INDOOR and DRIVE-IN pitches are fully booked each month with the OUTDOOR numbers varying with the weather conditions.
What time can traders access the venue to set up?
The gate opens at 7.45am. We ask traders to arrive before 8.30am as all pre-booked pitches will be released after 8.45am.
What size are the pitches?
An OUTDOOR pitch is 3m x 6.5m for a car and 5m x 6.5m for a van.
An INDOOR pitch (with table) is 1.5m x 0.9m.
A DRIVE-IN pitch is 2.9m x 6.0m for a car and 2.9m x 7.5m for a van.
A FOYER Craft Fair pitch (with table) is 1.9m x 0.8m.
Will my small van cost the same price as a large van?
Smalls van e.g. Berlingo, Fiesta, Kangoo, etc., can book and use a car pitch.
Larger vans e.g. Hiace, Transit, Transporter, Traffic, etc., are ‘Van’ pitches.
Can I choose my own pitch?
Pitches are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis within whatever venue you have booked and within whatever category – i.e. Farmer’s Market / Craft Fair / Car Boot Sale.
Are tables provided or do I bring my own?
Tables are ONLY provided in the INDOOR and FOYER Craft Fair venues.
All other pitches i.e. OUTDOOR and DRIVE-IN do not include a table, so if required, you need to bring your own.
Can I bring a clothing rail to the indoor market?
You can bring a maximum of 1 small clothing rail, but it must not interfere with neighbouring traders tables/stalls or extend more than 1/2ft beyond the front of the table. It must not be on more than one end of the table (i.e. not on both sides), and must not block traders ability to get in / out of their positions behind the tables.
Are tables available for hire?
Unfortunately not at the present time
How can I pay for my pitch?
There are 3 methods to pay for your trading pitch:
1. Book your pitch on the website where you will be asked to pay for it using a credit or debit card.
2. On Market day, book and pay for a pitch at the next market by visiting our Information Desk which is located just inside the bottom door of the INDOOR venue.
3. Turn up and be allocated a pitch in whichever venue has space available, paying cash at the entrance to the Venue. However, we may not have space to facilitate you and you will not gain entry until all ‘booked’ traders have checked in which will be at least 8.45am.
Can I pay for my pitch when I arrive at the market?
Yes, but only if there is space available. Your cash payment will be collected at the entrance to the available venue. It is strongly recommended to pre-book your pitch online to avoid disappointment.
My booking has not worked
You might have exceeded the time allocated to make a booking or may be using an invalid link to access the website. Please make sure you complete your booking in a single sitting and use
I have not received my booking confirmation
The booking confirmation is automatically sent to the email address that was entered, please check the email address that you entered. For security, some businesses e.g. government offices may not accept emails from an outside source. Please use your own personal email address and don’t forget to check your spam folder in case it has been put there by mistake.
If I am unable to attend the Market that I am booked for, can I reuse my booking for another month?
No, bookings are not transferable to any future Market date. As our venues are regularly fully booked it creates administration difficulties for our web site booking system and for our volunteers to try to re-allocate any bookings. The Vineyard Market is operated by volunteers to raise funds for Vineyard Compassion which is a local charity seeking to help others who are in need. If you would like to know more about how funds are used, please visit
Can I get a refund if I am unable to use my pitch?
Unfortunately we are unable to process any refunds. The Vineyard Market is operated by volunteers to raise funds for Vineyard Compassion which is a local charity seeking to help others who are in need. The amount you pay when booking a pitch is non-refundable. If you would like to know more about how funds are used, please visit
As a trader, can I pack up and leave the Market earlier than 1.00pm?
Due to public safety we are unable to allow any traders to start or move their vehicles prior to closing to the public at 1.00pm. It is also important that the public get the best experience possible when visiting the market and as we advertise that the market is from 9am to 1pm we ask that you keep your goods on display until 1pm which will mean that your packing up time will allow time for the public to vacate the site before cars start moving around. Please also note that gates from the trading area will not open until after 1pm.
Where does my fee go?

The Vineyard Market is organised and run by Vineyard Compassion, a Coleraine based charity that exists to tackle poverty in the local community. All the money raised through the event goes towards the charity’s community based projects that offer a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its underlying root causes.

Vineyard Compassion’s mission is ‘to provide people with practical and emotional support at their point of need while empowering them to tackle the underlying root causes’. A key focus is always on the person and not just simply their ‘problem’, as we seek to restore dignity and revive hope. Another priority is to empower people to move from dependence to independence, where we don’t simply give a ‘hand-out’ but a ‘hand-up’.

Vineyard Compassion currently delivers over 650 interventions to individuals and families each month and during 2018 almost 350 volunteers were involved in organising and delivering this support. The 19 different projects include a Foodbank, Clothing Bank, Debt Counselling, Job Club, Supported Volunteering work programme, Life Skills course, Reset social supermarket, Supported Housing, Drop-In centre, Allotment and more. Check out for more information.


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