SUPPORT THE MAKERS

The Night Market Vendor Info

VENDOR FAQ & APPLICATION

Applications close 2 weeks before the date of the market, applicants after this date are not guaranteed review of their application but our team will see if we have any openings. If you wish to apply as a vendor you MUST read through the FAQs below. 

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WHAT IS THE NIGHT MARKET ALL ABOUT? 

Our mission is to create an atmosphere where local makers and artists can connect with customers and to create a community of support for local and handmade businesses.

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WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARKET?

The Night Market is currently a pop up market that is held in various locations across the Tampa Bay Area. Our team is currently working on various locations in Tampa and Ybor. Please check our Calendar for specific dates and times of the market. 

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WHAT KIND OF VENDORS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We aim to create a diverse culture of various types of makers, artists, food booths and vendors 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 vendors 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 vendors. 

Please understand that we have a capped amount of vendors per category to make sure the market maintains a standard of high-quality and variety. Accepted vendors 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 vendors. 

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HOW ARE VENDORS 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 vendors 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 VEND AT THE MARKET?

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

2017 Rates:
$75-$85 - 10x10 booth space
$60 -  6 foot table space 
INCLUDES ELECTRICITY
Food Trucks - 10% of sales for the day.
Need a special size? Let us know. 

ONCE A FEE IS PAID IT IS NON REFUNDABLE.

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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?

Yes! It is included in the fee. 

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HOW ARE VENDORS NOTIFIED ONCE THE APPLICATION IS REVIEWED? 

You will be sent an email invitation with the rotation group you will be placed in. Please add info@marketsformakers.com to your email safest to ensure you get any and all emails from us! Please allow a few days to review your application, we receive many applications every week. Also check your spam folder if you have not received an email after a week.

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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. We do not issue any refunds or credits. Day of cancellations and no shows without any communication can effect future acceptance. 

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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. 

In the unlikely case where we have to cancel due to severe rain, wind, or lightning, the Market will guarantee acceptance into the following market date and will be guaranteed to be promoted on our Instagram page (30k followers). We unfortunately cannot issue any refunds. 

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HOW ARE YOU PROMOTING THE EVENT?

Markets for Makers is 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 all want a great turn out at our markets! This is a group activity and ALL vendors 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 WITH ME?

Depending on the location of the market depends on if you can bring your pets. For example, Ferg's Live in Tampa has a bar but also a section of the market outside of the courtyard in the parking lot. Feel free to email info@marketsformakers.com with any questions.

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Thank you for taking the time to read through this vendor FAQ, if you have any questions that were not answered above please email: info@marketsformakers.com. If you are ready to apply click the link below!