Businesses in Windermere have been told they will have to pay an extra 200% if they want to have a stall at the 2017 Christmas market.
The organisers of the market say they had no other option but to increase the fees.
Watch as our reporter, Fiona Marley Patterson, went to investigate:
Chanel Vital from Chili Koko Cuisine says that sales at Carlisle Christmas Market are down this year, but he is hopeful for a good final day.
Many traders at Carlisle's Christmas market have reported worse sales than in previous years, despite thousands attending the 5 day event. 2 days of poor weather has been blamed, as has a feeling that people are spending less than in previous years.
The event, which features more than 50 stalls from around the world, ends today. It has become a regular feature in the Carlisle festive calendar and marks the start of a number of events in the build up to Christmas.