INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR AT OUR 1st FRIDAY MAKERS MARKET? GREAT! YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW THE INFO BELOW ABOUT WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR AND WHAT TO EXPECT AS A MARKET VENDOR.
2019 MARKET DATES
MARCH 6 | 6 PM - 9 PM
APRIL 3 | 6 PM - 9 PM
MAY 1 | 6 PM - 9 PM
JUNE 5 | 6 PM - 9 PM
JULY 3 | 6 PM - 9 PM
AUGUST 7 | 6 PM - 9 PM
SEPTEMBER 4 | 6 PM - 9 PM
OCTOBER 2 | 6 PM - 9 PM
NOVEMBER 6 | 6 PM - 9 PM
DECEMBER 4 | HOLIDAY MARKET TIME TBD
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for makers of all kinds - artisans, crafters, bakers, upcyclers, sculptors, painters, inventors, designers, photographers, etc. If you make anything, you could be a vendor! More specifically, if you use the following words to describe your business, we're looking for you:
Handcrafted | Handmade | Artisan
Unique | One-of-a-kind
Small-batch | Small-scale
Modern | Trendy
Quality | Professional
Micro-business | Micro-enterprise | Etsy shop owner | Start-up
The 1st Friday Makers Market is a curated market. Though we love makers of all kinds, unfortunately we cannot accept all applicants due to space constraints. We do our best to select a diverse group of quality makers at each event.
Vendors are selected based on product appeal to our target audience, creative and professional booth/table set up, online presence, modern aesthetic, uniqueness, and availability within the product category. Acceptance into previous shows does not guarantee acceptance to future shows.
WHO WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR:
All items sold at the market must be handmade. If you use the following words to describe your business, unfortunately this is not the market for you:
Direct Sales | Multi-level Marketing
Vintage Vendor (Sorry vintage vendor friends! We love vintage but being a Maker's Market, we can only accept makers. No resellers of any kind.)
In addition, we do not allow unprofessionalism, negativity, political paraphernalia, or illegal items/sentiments. We are a community of makers who support and encourage one another. As such, we will fiercely protect our community from any person(s) whose attitude is uncooperative, unsupportive, aggressive, demeaning, or degrading. Don't be that person.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As a vendor at the 1st Friday Makers Market expect to connect with a community of like-minded creatives and an enthusiastic customer base excited to shop your wares! This is a grass roots initiative and we hope it grows like wild fire! The more we "share" and bring down our "people" the more the community AND Makers benefit. OUR promise to you is to provide an aesthetically pleasing space, devoted marketing team and budget to attract our target markets, and unique vendors (there will never be two makers in the same category) of the highest quality.
Vendor fees range from $65 - $195 depending on the time of year and size of the booth space. Fees per market are noted on the application.
Booth sizes are a 6’ tabletop up to 10’ x 10’ spaces. Booth sizes options are listed on each application.
Vendors are responsible for providing all the necessary elements for a creative and professional display (tables, chairs, and a trash can, if you are a food vendor). Musicians have top priority for electricity so electrical outlets are first come first serve.
All applicants are contacted a week after the application deadline as to the status of their application.
Payment is due via PayPal within 1 week of acceptance. If payment is not received within one week, spaces will be filled by wait list applicants. Payment is non-refundable.
Markets occur in the open air courtyard behind Cornerstone Design Co.. Markets are only canceled at the discretion of the organizers in the case of severe weather that is deemed a safety risk to vendors or shoppers. 50% of Vendor fees are refundable due to weather cancellations.
2020 MAKERS MARKET APPLICATION SCHEDULE
March & April - applications open February 1
May & June - applications open March 1
July & August - applications open April 1
September & October - applications open May 1
November & December Holiday Markets - August 1
*All holiday markets (for November and December) open August 1!
Applications stay open for one week. After one week the application is available for Wait List applicants only until all spots are filled.
All vendors will be notified as to the status of their application 2 week after the application deadline. If accepted, invoices will be sent the same day as the acceptance e-mails.
Payment is due via INVOICE ONLY within 1 week of acceptance. If payment is not received within one week, spaces will be filled by wait list applicants. Payment is non-refundable.
Wait list vendors will be notified if/when spaces become available.