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VSC Events have been appointed to book the concessions for the Waterford Tall Ships 2011 event, and the booking process for traders is ongoing through their website

If you are interested in applying, the Expression of Interest form can be filled out and submitted online. Contact for alternative methods of application if online access is not available to you.

There are a variety of trading options available from pre-marqueed high end retail areas; a Pride of Waterford pre-marqueed food quarter; to a Farmer’s Market area; Continental Market and areas for hot food, snack & beverage and retail units along the quayside.

First preference will be given to local traders and producers, providing locally sourced good food and products.  This event is an opportunity to showcase some of the finest offerings of Irish trade and bookings will be taken accordingly.

VSC Events has a reputation for providing an interesting and well-presented stalls, a wide variety of organic and environmentally friendly stalls, which deliver a high standard to the customer.

The success of your application will be decided by the information you provide. Include photographs, menus, price lists, and any other information, which will set you aside from other traders to

After two years of preparations involving an estimated 13,760 hours of voluntary effort, Waterford successfully hosted The Tall Ships Races 2011 from June 30-July 3.
It’s estimated that 500,000 people enjoyed the spectacle in the city and along the Suir Estuary. To all those individuals and organisations that made this huge international event possible and to the people of Waterford who embraced the occasion brilliantly – thank you. To those who visited Waterford, we look forward to welcoming you back soon and invite you to visit to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Ireland’s oldest city. To the sail training family at the heart of The Tall Ships Races, we look forward to your return!

Here we showcase a small selection of Dylan Vaughan’s photography from four magical days.