MardiGrass Markets

Market Stall Applications

Full information on stall policies, options, and prices can be found in our 2024 Market Stall Information document. Please make sure that you read this before submitting your application.

All market stalls, including food stalls, will be located in the dedicated MardiGrass venue PLANTEM PARK, behind the HEMP Embassy and Town Hall, featuring the Hash Bowl Stage and the HEMP Olympix in Sativa Stadium. The park also hosts Indica Arena which is an educational space featuring Hemposium talks, the Industrial Hemp Expo, and medican advice and information.

  • Application Closing date: April 1st 2024

  • We will notify you of the outcome of your application in early April.

  • Payment for stalls is to be made in full by April 15th 2024.

  • Your stall will NOT be confirmed until payment is received. No stall fees will be collected during Mardigrass.

  • Application Closing date: March 15th 2024

  • We will notify you of the outcome of your application in early April.

  • Payment for stalls is to be made in full by April 15th 2024.

  • Your stall will NOT be confirmed until payment is received. No stall fees will be collected during Mardigrass.

We invite vendors of hemp and cannabis related products, services and ideas

MardiGrass gives priority to stalls showcasing:

  • Hemp food

  • Hemp clothing

  • Hemp building

  • Hemp body care and natural health products

  • Industrial hemp technologies

  • Cannabis culture

  • Gardening

We also welcome educational stalls providing:

  • Cannabis law reform advocacy

  • Medical cannabis advice and information

We invite local vendors to showcase the creative, innovative and alternative spirit of Nimbin and the Northern Rivers region.

Food Stalls

All food stalls need to submit their NSW FSS certificate and Lismore City Council Food Permit details in order to register.

With a new MardiGrass DA and many more food stall enquiries than sites available, we have revised our food vendors policy, and preference will be given to those applicants that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Promote and use hemp seed, oil and other hemp ingredients (now legal!)

  • Locally owned (or containing locally grown produce) within the Northern Rivers region

  • Doesn’t duplicate permanent Nimbin village food businesses

  • Promotes healthy food

  • Self contained/ no power or very low power consumption

  • Regular Nimbin market stallholders

  • Returning/ regular MardiGrass supporters

  • Zero or minimum waste. Only compostable/ recycled packaging

  • No Coca Cola/Amatil products or bottled water

Terms, conditions, and other handy hints

  • The market site will be open for setting up on Friday 3rd May from 8am. Be aware that Nimbin village is still doing business as usual on Friday, and again on Monday.

  • Your stall must be set up by 8pm Friday 3rd May 2024.

  • Please be aware that no vehicles are allowed on site after this time.

  • Stalls must be packed down and off site by 10am Monday 6th May 2024.

  • You alone are responsible for your property and must ensure that products are secure over night.

  • No dogs or other non–native animals are allowed on site. Please leave your pets with a carer for the weekend.

  • This is also a night market, so stallholders must be willing to trade into the evenings.

  • Stalls usually close around 9-10pm, but you are welcome to trade longer. Noise restrictions apply

  • Please make sure that you minimise the amount of electricity you use.

  • Choose lower electricity lights rather than spotlights. Halogen lights or flood lights will not be allowed. There are plenty of reasonable alternatives. Please make sure that your electrical equipment is tested and tagged before you arrive and you have plenty of extension leads & large cable ties to affix cords to your stall. Power leads cannot be threaded through marquee frames but must be loosely suspended by cable ties so they can be easily removed in an emergency.

Products that are NOT allowed

  • Any Pepsi-Co or Coca Cola product

  • Toy guns or other child’s pretend weapons

  • We hope your products can be displayed with a minimum of packaging & all waste is minimized. Recycling is a priority

  • Please be aware that this list is not complete. If there are any issues, the coordinator will contact you upon receipt of this application

PARTICIPATE…get involved, speakers, musicians, comedians, all performers, advertisers, sponsors and volunteers including Jungle Patrol and Ganja Faeries please fill out a form on the links below.

  • MardiGrass is very grateful for the support of our sponsors in helping promote cannabis law reform.

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  • The MardiGrass conference - the Hemposium - will feature lectures, workshops, panels and other contributions from experts covering all sorts of Cannabis topics.

  • Hello Ganja Faeries! Yes, that means you! If you come to march at the annual MardiGrass Cannabis Law Reform March and Rally, and you can dance, you’re one of us!

  • The Jungle Patrol is a local volunteer organisation that grew from the volunteer groups of early MardiGrass celebrations. Jungle Patrol members keep watch over the streets, encourage people to keep the peace, and bear witness when they do not.

  • We’re always keen to hear from friendly and positive people who want to assist cannabis law reform. MardiGrass wishes to extend a welcome and many thanks for those volunteers who donate their time during this event. Without you it could not happen!

  • MardiGrass is excited to present a line-up of amazing musicians, comedians and other legendary performers including Marijuana movies; all passionate supporters of freedom for all plants!

  • Apply to be a market stallholder at Nimbin MardiGrass. We invite vendors of hemp and cannabis related products, services and ideas.