Leeds Steampunk Market brings you another summer market held at the always popular Middleton Railway. This is 30th June and 1st July 2018, trading times 10-5 on both days.


Moor Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 2JQ


The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway running steam and diesel trains from Moor Road to Middleton Park. This will most likely be running a steam train all weekend - timetable shows first departure from Moor Road at 11am and last one at 4pm.
An extensive museum collection is usually on display in the Engine House - most of these are moved out onto the tracks for this event allowing us space for the traders.


It is run entirely by volunteers and entry to the market will be £2 per adult - all proceeds go to the Railway.


We are hoping that there will be cab rides in the locomotives for a small extra charge and workshop tours but this will be dependent on available crew (which are volunteers) on the day.


You can combine unlimited rides on the train with a visit to the park, and this makes a fun day out for all the family.
Admission is now £6 adult, £3 child, £18 family (2 adults + up to 3 children).
(children aged under 3 years travel free, children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive need child tickets
those over 15 years need adult tickets, up to 2 adults and 3 children can use a family ticket, pets can travel free)


There is a shop that sells souvenirs, sweets and hot and cold drinks. This is going to be expanded into the seating area having a lot more cakes thus becoming a tearoom. There will also be a hot food trader outside and also a French trader selling French liqueur coffees and sparkling French wine.


This will be an interactive event, with traders in the Engine House only on the ground floor and having tabletop wargaming in the 1st floor conference room.


There will be coffee jousting on the Sunday only on this occasion at 4pm, recruiting from 3pm with medals for gold, silver, two bronze and the Coffee Bean (host) made by Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations. Free to take part!


There will also be a fund raising tombola run on both days as well which all the traders will have donated items to.


The Flying Squadron with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style will be in attendance there again on both days


Please note that there is easy disabled access to all of the building including the upstairs conference room and public areas of the railway.


TRADER INFORMATION (AS THERE ARE STILL A FEW PITCHES LEFT AVAILABLE TO FILL)

LSM are not curated events although we do invite traders, artists and authors that are the best in their respective fields and try to avoid duplication where possible. We do encourage new people that wish to trade to get in touch.


We invite traders we believe have a unique offer for our customers and would like to keep it that way – we don’t want everyone selling the same thing.


We are always very excited to find new people doing something that we haven't had before. Although the label says "steampunk" we like the range to cover steampunk, Victorian, military, gothic, dark and spooky, faery, pagan, LARP, roleplaying, historical, heritage crafts, Sci-Fi, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, geeky, nerdy, comics, gaming, modelling (railway and dollshouse), a bit of Boardwalk Empire/Game of Thrones thrown in, alternative (but NOT in a fetish/burlesque way) - we think you can see how different we like the stock to be.


So if your stuff is different enough to be considered for a stall, then please email us with more details. We can't guarantee you being placed immediately as the events are nearly always oversubscribed. If you don't receive a reply then we may not have received your email. Do please wait a few days before writing again as sometimes emails are not always answered the same day.


PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail.


Due to the layout of the building, there are exposed train tracks where the locos will have been moved out. There are only enough slats to cover these gaps for the deep (double) pitches to safely allow public access so with the single pitches, the table covers the front gap and your stock goes over the gap closer to the back wall.


6ft single comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and stock behind (or a single 6ft rail of your own if you prefer to a table.)


If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, you will need a double space of some sort to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venue.


The deep pitches measure 6' wide x 11' deep and your two tables/rails must be placed in an L shape towards the front of your area allowing for a 3' gap between the rear table and the wall. If it is essential to have two side by side, then you must request a straight double.


Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.


Pitch prices for Middleton are:
£35 for a single pitch for one day.
£70 for a deep or straight double pitch for one day..
£70 for a single pitch for both days.
£140 for a deep or straight double pitch for both days.


There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.
Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:
Single for one day £36.50, £72.70 for both, double for one day £72.70, £145.20 for both, deep for one day £67.50, £135.00 for both .
Don't forget the loyalty scheme will have been in place from Autumn 2017's event so if you have traded at that plus another two events (choose from December 2017, March and May 2018) - this will gain you a discount for this event.


If you don't qualify for the Loyalty discount there is an Early Bird payment offer on this event to encourage you to pay for your pitch promptly - this will be available once the preceding event has finished (May 2018).


There will be 2,500 flyers out there for this event in addition to it being on the reverse of the previous one. There will also be an advertisement in the local press on the week before.


**Interested traders please email leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com making sure you clearly state the date you are referring to**