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Makers Info The Orange Blossom Revue Holiday Market - Lake Wales

Thank you for your interest in the Orange Blossom Revue Holiday Market in Lake Wales. 5000 attendees have enjoyed this festival for the past three years and this year Markets for Makers is teaming up to create a large shop local section of the festival for visitors to shop small this holiday season!

Attendees will also be spending left over "Funny Money" dollars from their BBQ experience inside the market incentivizing attendees to shop local. All "Funny Money" dollars will be collected and be turned in for 100% of their value, so this will work the same as cash for your sales.

Below you can find all of the info you will need to apply. If you wish to apply as a maker you MUST read through the FAQs below. 

The Orange Blossom Revue Holiday Market
December 1 : 4pm - 9pm
December 2 : 11 am - 9pm

At the intersection of E. Park Avenue &
Lakeshore Blvd.
33 N Lakeshore Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33853

MARKET MAP

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WHAT TYPES OF MAKERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We aim to create a diverse culture of various types of makers, artists, food booths and makers at our market. We are looking for makers who are committed and have high-quality products that will make each market a success. 

We accept applications from makers with: 

  • Vintage or Antique collectables
  • High Quality Craft and Handmade items
  • Up-cycled or restored salvage
  • Original art 
  • Food Trucks and Tented Food Vendors

We do not accept vendors with: 

  • Direct Sales
  • Multi Level marketing (Mary Kay, LulaRoe, It Works, etc).
  • Wholesale distributors
  • Franchises

 We are looking for handmade artists and small local businesses when we choose our makers. 

Please understand that we have a capped amount of makers per category to make sure the market maintains a standard of high-quality and variety. Accepted makers may not receive a spot for all dates they apply for, and participation in a past market does not guarantee a spot for future markets. A well made, creative and clean display, a good high quality presence on social media,  positive attitude and high quality products are all things we look for when we select makers. 

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HOW ARE MAKERS EVALUATED AND SELECTED? 

Applications are reviewed by the Markets For Makers Team based on: quality of the product, production of the product, product cohesiveness and brand, presence on social media, and fit with the overall aesthetics of the Market. Your display plays a very important role in your acceptance into the market. We want makers to help create displays that are carefully crafted and styled to appeal to our attendees and ultimately yourself! 

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WHAT IS THE COST TO SELL AT THE MARKET?

Tables and chairs are not included. You are responsible for bringing your full display.

ALL BOOTHS ARE 10x10 feet

$100 - Booth on Friday
$150 - Booth on Saturday

Makers receive $50 discount for renting the same booth both Friday and Saturday.

 NOTE: Attendees participating in this Market will purchase Funny Money as a part of admission for the event. Left over Funny Money can be used as actual money for the Market. Collect the Funny Money and receive $1 for every ticket in value. Treat this Funny Money like cash. Vendors will be reimbursed within 2 weeks from the time the Market collects the Funny Money. 

ONCE A FEE IS PAID IT IS NON REFUNDABLE.

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HOW SPACES ARE ASSIGNED

We make sure that we have a diverse selection of vendors, and we will ensure you are not located to a maker with similar product. We will do our best to make sure your space is unique to you!

NOTE: Our team may need to adjust your booth slightly if you are next door to a similar booth. We will give preference to those makers that bought their booth first but will work hard to ensure you have a similar booth location.

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CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE SPACE? 

Yes! Please indicate in your application if you require more than one space or a special size. 

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CAN I GET ELECTRICITY?

Electricity is included for FREE at this event. Because it will be at night, we highly suggest you bringing lots of lights for your booth.

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HOW ARE MAKERS NOTIFIED ONCE THE APPLICATION IS REVIEWED? 

While we try to email every maker about the status of their application we do receive many applications daily and are not always able to respond to each one. You will be notified if you have been accepted so be sure to add info@marketsformakers.com to your email. 

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL? 

If you have to cancel or simply cannot attend please email info@marketsformakers.com as soon as possible. We unfortunately do not issue any refunds or credits. Day of cancellations and no shows without any communication can effect future acceptances. 

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WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

Markets for makers operates rain or shine, we expect our vendors to plan ahead and come prepared with the appropriate equipment (tents, tarps, extra weights, ropes, etc) needed to protect their items and be ready to vend regardless of the weather. 

We unfortunately cannot issue any refunds. 

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HOW ARE YOU PROMOTING THE EVENT?

Markets for Makers events are promoted via Facebook, Instagram and through postcards being distributed in near by neighborhoods and businesses all over Tampa Bay. We are also on various websites and groups. We also have key sponsorships with large promoting outlets and work on creating press releases and getting into magazines, news stations and more. 

We all want a great turn out at our markets! This is a group activity and ALL makers are expected to participate and partner with us in helping spread and promote the Market. This includes sharing our promotional ads, or creating ones of your own, providing sneak peaks and doing email blasts to your followers. An active presence on social media is a HUGE plus. 

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CAN I BRING MY PET OR CHILD?

We do suggest you keep the kiddos and furry ones at home for this event. Feel free to email info@marketsformakers.com with any questions.

 

Applications close 2 weeks before the date of the market. Applications after this date are not guaranteed to be reviewed but our team will see if we have any openings and may try to squeeze you in. 
Thank you for taking the time to read through this Makers FAQ, if you have any questions that were not answered above please email: info@marketsformakers.com.