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Food vendors' pitches

The Showcase Classic & Sports Car Gala will have a vintage theme, and accordingly we are inviting food vendors who can add ambiance with delicious food served from vintage vans and caravans.


Those of you without a vintage vehicle can still get in on the act by decking your gazebo with bunting !


We are allocating different types of food vendor to each pitch, to offer attendees a wide choice of food options, and to give each of you a fair trading opportunity on the day.

Therefore pitch tickets are allocated as follows;


2 x Ice cream vendors  [SOLD OUT]


2 x Afternoon tea / cake vendors [SOLD OUT]


2 x Coffee/speciality hot drinks vendors  [SOLD OUT]


3 x Hot/cold lunch vendors [SOLD OUT]


Availability is strictly limited, so please book your pitch now before someone else takes it.

Please make certain to only book a ticket that relates to the type of food you sell, as tickets will be checked on site. (i.e. if you show up on the day in an ice cream van with a hot food would be unlikely to make much progress beyond the gate! )


Vendors on this pitch price are required to arrive between 07:45 – 08:30

and be ready to trade from 11:00.

If you require a larger pitch (e.g. to provide a seating area with tables and chairs for your customers)

simply add the double size pitch option when booking your ticket.

Book your food vendor's pitch (7m x 5m pitch) for Sunday 7th May 2017                   £149.00

£349 Breakfast vendors' pitches


For those food vendors who can offer a breakfast to our rally drivers, we have an additional trading opportunity.


Approximately 600 of our participants and volunteers will require breakfast between 08:30 – 10:30 on the morning of the event before they head off across the South Downs on their road rally.


We are offering exclusive access to this morning trade to a maximum of 3 hot food vendors . Once the rally has departed (all to be gone by 11:00), your pitch will become part of the rest of the showground to avail of the full day's trade.


The drivers will need to be served quickly as they will be eager to get back to their cars, to prepare and head off on the rally.


The traditional breakfast fare at these events is a bacon butty with a hot drink. However, we welcome those who can offer alternative tasty breakfast products.


Important note: Cowdray estate will only permit access to the site from 07:45 on the Sunday morning of the event, and the breakfast customers will be arriving from 08:30, so if you book this pitch you must be able to set up very quickly and be ready to serve from shortly after 08:30.

About your pitch

Your pitch is a space of ground at an outdoor event, so you will need to bring your own gazebo/tent, trestle tables, and whatever other equipment your display requires.


If you need power, you would need to bring your own generator (the quiet variety please).


There is a water stand pipe on the showground for filling up bottles etc.


Price includes parking and entry for all your staff (max 2 vehicles and 5 staff per pitch). Let us know if you need more space.

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