Show dates for 2023 are Saturday, May 20th, and Saturday, Sept 9th. The show hours are 7:30 am (VIP admission to Urban Farmgirl Barn) 8:00am (Early-Bird admission to entire fairgrounds) / 9:00am (general admission) - 4:00pm. Please note, this is an outdoor venue. Please prepare accordingly for inclement weather.
SHOW DATES & HOURS
Please note this is a juried show. Set-up and display are important! We will be visiting your social media sites for photos of your previous or current selling experiences.
However, if you have not sold at a show before, please do not hesitate to apply! We love those pursuing the fun of selling for the first time, too!
We are happily accepting vintage, handmade, and boutique vendors!
The focus of our market is vintage, on-trend boutique and handmade artisan items - specifically home decor and personal accessories. We strive to keep a balance in each category so our shoppers have a good variety of items to choose from. This is a juried market, and content is taken into consideration when we are choosing our vendors, in hopes of providing our shoppers with a well thought out variety of items to choose from.
Most booth spaces are on a grassy field. Some booths may be on portions of a paved road. A tent is encouraged, but not required. You must provide your own tent, but any tent used MUST BE WHITE.
Vendors are expected to have their booths styled in an attractive manner. Merchandise must be displayed in a way that looks pleasing and inviting. We are looking for eye candy! NOTE: This is not a flea-market type show. Vendors must have at least one representative in their booth at all times. If you will need relief for lunch, bathroom breaks, etc., please bring an assistant with you.
Each vendor will be provided with 2-4 wristbands (quantity is determined by booth size) that must be worn at all times. If you need additional wristbands, regular admission must be purchased at the cost of $7 per wristband. There will be no charge for children under the age of 17. Your vendor identification WILL BE REQUIRED to access the grounds for set up and during the show.
PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to get the wristband to your helper. If they arrive at the gate without it, they will be expected to pay regular admission.
Vendors are expected to keep their booth free of trip-hazards. Please keep an aisle that is clear of merchandise for everyone’s safety.
There are a limited number of merchandise booths available with electricity for an additional cost of $40 per booth. Vendors will need to provide their own extension cords.
If you wish to attend both May & September markets, we recommend applying for both now, as they usually fill right away.
Booth sizes will be enforced! In the interest of fairness to all vendors, we will have someone that will be going around during the set up process to make sure vendors are using the space they have paid for. We have clear markings on the ground as to the boundaries of each corner. Any vendor outside their designated space will be required to move their things back within their space or pay for an additional booth before the market opens for the day.
12′ x 24′ – $350
Prepackaged Food (honey, tea, caramels, etc) - apply for 10' x 10' merchandise
If you are applying for both shows, and want to reserve the SAME SPACE for both shows, payment for both will be due at the same time. No guarantee for the same space for the September show will be made unless paid for with the May show.
If approved to be a vendor, you will receive an email with your vendor ad button and information for remitting payment. You will have 10 days from the date of that email to remit payment to secure your space. If not paid by the due date, your space may be offered to another applicant. (Credit Card processing is available for an additional processing fee.)
All payments are non-refundable. Before you commit, be certain you are able to attend.
SHOW SET UP
Friday, May 19th and Friday September 8th: 10am – 7pm. Other than food trucks and mobile boutiques, no vehicles will be allowed on the grounds Saturday morning. Vendors will be allowed to enter the grounds at 6am on Saturday.
All booths must be completely set up by 8:00am Saturday morning when the gates open for Early Bird admission.
Vendors may not start breaking down their booth prior to the close of the show at 4:00 pm. Vehicles will be allowed on the property for load out after closing and when deemed safe by Main Street Market staff.
SALES TAX REQUIREMENTS
All vendors must provide a sales receipt to each customer and charge appropriate sales tax of 8.25% on each purchase.
One-day liability insurance policies are usually available through an existing Homeowners or Business insurance policy for a very low cost. It is HIGHLY encouraged that each vendor obtain a policy that provides coverage for their booth space. Boone County Fairgrounds, Urban Farmgirl LLC, or the Main Street Market are NOT responsible for any damage and/or injury that takes place within your booth space. PLEASE keep all aisles clear and safe.
No pets are allowed.
If you choose to leave things in your booth overnight, it is at your own risk. The local Sheriff's Department will be patrolling the grounds periodically throughout the night.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to be a merchandise vendor please complete and submit our Merchandise Vendor Application. To apply to be a food vendor please complete and submit our Food Vendor Application.
Call us! 815-985-9918
Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org