Carnival Stalls


Carnival Stall Registrations have now closed for 2017.

On 15 January 2017, Midsumma will transform the Alexandra Gardens (on the southern banks of the Yarra River) into the queerest party in town, and this is your organisation's invitation to present yourself to an estimated 100,000+ queer-friendly people.

Throughout the day, Carnival attendees can sit with a picnic, watch the hours of free entertainment running over multiple stages and activity spaces, cruise the crowd and more importantly - find out about your business or community group! On the grassy lawns of the Alexandra Gardens, Midsumma will host over 120 stalls, populated by varying community groups, government agencies, liaison units and commercial businesses.

Stalls come with a variety of capabilities - i.e. powered sites, unpowered sites, double stalls and you can order additional chairs and tables to suit your needs. This variation is to allow all to be involved, overcoming price-point exclusion. Check out the Specifications page for more details.

Want to be a part of the action at Carnival, but unsure if your budget will stretch that far? Midsumma offers an earlybird special to those quick off the mark! Registrations received before the earlybird cutoff date (31 July in 2016) will be charged a special earlybird discounted rate!

When to Register: Midsumma Carnival Stallholder registrations are open from 1 July to 30 October 2016.

Earlybird Discount: book during the earlybird time-frame to receive significant discounts! To get this you must book your stall before 31 July 2016 then pay your invoice before the date indicated on the invoice. Any invoices not paid before the date specified will convert to the full rate.

A reminder that no stallholders are permitted to sell food or beverages from their stall. This right is reserved for Food Vendors. If you're wanting to request a Food Vendor stall, please check out our Food Vendors page.

Please note that when you register your stall you can make placement requests as to who you might like to share your stall with, however this is not guaranteed. Midsumma will allocate all shared stalls with care and thought, however will not change these allocations without a very good reason.

An information session will be held for anybody who would like to hear more about the management of Carnival Stalls on the day, for example to answer your queries about bump-in, bump-out or what you can expect on the day. That session will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016, probably in the Kulin Room, 225 Bourke St, Melbourne.


Shared community stalls

Shared community stalls are available to small community groups only - small, volunteer-run organisations with no paid staff. These shared stalls are half the rate of a full 3x3m standard marquee and you receive half the space to use, i.e. one 3m space facing the public, one table and one chair.

Shared Stalls have been developed following feedback that some groups want to represent themselves at Carnival, however cannot afford the $300 fee for a standard community stall at earlybird rates. Shared stall rates are on the next page.