FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you charge entrance fees?

No, we do not charge entrance fees. Entrance to the market is always free.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, all dogs on leashes are welcome. Your four-legged family members are also welcome at our Doggie Bar. As it’s a public place, please be mindful to other market-goers by cleaning up after your pet. 

Is there an ATM available? 

Yes, there are two ATM’s located on the estate. A Nedbank ATM is located inside the MOTOR Studio and a Standard Bank ATM is located by the public toilets close to Life Retreat.

Paid Parking System on the Estate

Parking on Lourensford Estate is a flat fee of R10 per car per day payable before you leave. You will receive a ticket at the entrance. If you leave within the first 40mins, your parking will be free. Payment can be made at the main pay point in the parking lot. On market days, parking is also payable at the Lourensford Wine Stall in the market or if you buy a bottle of wine, you automatically get your parking for free. Cash, SnapScan and Credit Card payments are accepted.

Is the market weather dependent?

No, our market is open every Friday 17:00 – 21:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 15:00 even if it rains (in season – September – May). Even though the market is outdoors, it has a roof that covers all our vendors, the stage and most of our seating. The roof also has built-in misters for hot days.

Can I book a table?

Due to the informal seating arrangement at the market, we unfortunately do not take table bookings. To secure a table for you and your friends, it would be best to come early, especially on busy days/nights such as First Fridays and special event markets (reopening, Christmas etc.). For more info on hosting a special event at the market, please contact our market management team at hello@lfhm.co.za.

Is there a kids area/entertainment? 

The communal kids area on Lourensford Estate is located behind the MILLHOUSE kitchen restaurant. It has three different jungle gyms, one especially for toddlers. Children also love spending time on the grass area by the fountain. We also have a kids entertainment stall who sells kids toys and offers kids activities. There’s also a treetop adventure course in the forest behind the market for the more adventurous ones. 

How do I become a vendor?

If you would like to become a vendor at our market, please fill out our online application form here. Our market management team will get back to you within 3 weeks of receiving your application if there is space available for your type of stall. 

What is the average cost per stall? 

The cost per stall varies and depends on factors such as size, location, type of trade etc. It would be best to fill out our online application form.

I’m a live music artist, how do I apply to play at the market?

If you’re a music artist or DJ and interested in performing at the market, please contact our music coordinator/curator, Nadene, here.

What is Lourensford Estate’s policy regarding picnics?

Unfortunately no private picnics are allowed on Lourensford Estate. On Market Days, market-goers are welcome to buy breakfast, lunch or dinner from the market and enjoy it on the grass area by the fountain and use their own blankets. However all food and drinks have to be purchased at the market. Please be mindful of other market-goers and the environment and use the bins provided to recycle any waste. 

What are the dates for 2019’s annual Festive/Christmas Market?

Dates still have to be confirmed, however it’s usually the last weekend in November or first weekend of December.

Are you wheelchair/pram friendly? 

Yes we are. During the 2019 annual winter break, we replaced a section of the stones with a cement walkway all throughout the market to make it easier for wheelchairs and prams to navigate all the stalls.

What payment options do vendors offer? 

Most of our vendors offer cash, card payments and Snapscan as payment options. There are also ATM’s located on the estate.

Did you know? 

The Lourensford Market is owned and managed by South Africa’s leading event coordination specialists, The Aleit Group. Visit their website here.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to fill out our contact form below.

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