To ensure our market is successful from application to clean up, we would like to give you some information/policies about the market. Please review below to make sure this is the best fit for your amazing business!
Before you apply make sure you read over the following information:________________________________________
Who is this market for?
The Picket Fence Market prides itself on sourcing out talented local artisans, makers and curators of unique products. At this time we will NOT accept any direct sale companies. ________________________________________
How do I apply?
The link to the application can be found on our website. (If you’re here, keep completing the form and you’re on your way!) We open the application submissions up 5-6 months prior to the market date. Upon closure of the application submission period, we complete our review process and select vendors to attend our market. Once you are notified, we require payment within 48 hours of receiving your email to confirm your spot.________________________________________
How are applications reviewed and vendors selected?
We receive an incredible number of applications for each market, and narrowing down our choices is always difficult! We want to ensure there is a limited amount of each businesses in each category, this is for the benefit of both the shoppers and the vendors. We want a dynamic show that does not over-saturate any of the categories. We will review applications, social media, and websites carefully, and make our decisions based on your product and style based on what our market has to offer.________________________________________
This is the PF Market Community of course! There is a Facebook group for the proud makers of this Market.
******* It is non- negotiable. You MUST add yourself to the group *********
Add yourself at the same time as checking out, and add your product photos/ any donation items as well as be able to keep up with any important announcements. If you do not respond to the messages and correspondence on the Facebook group, your business may not be featured to its fullest potential through the PF channels. This is so very important to help promote our small businesses!
Failure to maintain contact with the market can result in your space being given to another applicant, cancellation policy will apply. (we're not monsters here, but if we repeatedly contact you with no response, our businesses may not be a good fit together)________________________________________
How much are booth fees?
Booth fees range from $120-180 for the spring and holiday markets, and $120-230 for the Rodeo Pop Ups.________________________________________
Can new designs be added to my booth after approval?
As we choose our vendors carefully based on the products they have to offer, we request you give us the heads up on all new products being added to your inventory. If the items overlap with other categories or booths, we may request you hold on to them for your own shop or upcoming shows.________________________________________
What’s included with my booth?
Your booth will be clearly marked off. During the application process you will be given the option to add a table which will be set up for you with a chair. You may also request a wall and power, this will be granted due to space and availability. ________________________________________
What do I need to do to sell food?
If your products include food (baking/ preserved goods etc.) you must follow the regulations of the Public Health Inspectors Office. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page13999.aspxThe following form must be completed and provided to the local office: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/frm-19882.pdf
At this time, we are not allowing food samples at our market due to the venue and regulations within our contract. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. (The venue is alright with discreet sampling, but their insurance has a clause about food service that we are skating in the grey area around)________________________________________
Can my booth feature another maker?
We understand if your business is a partnership, if your booth ‘features’ another maker, we need to know, and will advertise accordingly on your behalf.
In addition, if your partner wants to have a full vendor feature, we will be charging an administration fee for extra photos, features, back links etc. ________________________________________
If I am a returning vendor, do I still have to apply?
Prior participation doesn’t guarantee acceptance to future markets, you will need to apply for each market.________________________________________
Cancellation: If you need to cancel and remove yourself from the list of vendors, we request as much notice as possible. -If cancelling 4 weeks before the event a 50% refund of your rental will be sent to you. -If cancelling after 4 weeks, there will be no refund issued ________________________________________
It is our responsibility to ensure that we have a successful show for you. We will advertise on social media platforms, and through different avenues within Central Alberta. The day of the event we will have signage clearly marked to ensure the most exposure. This is where the Facebook group comes in, you MUST provide us the information you want promoted, we will not be promoting products without direction from you to ensure we are pumping the right stuff.
What can you do? We strongly recommend that you also advertise on your own social media platforms, as we want to have the most successful show possible for everyone!
It's simple... More People=More Sales, advertise, advertise, advertise!
You must have a unique and creative display that will not damage the hall or any property. You will be responsible for the set up and take down of your assigned booth area.
Booths will be clearly marked, please ensure you do not exceed your booth space. Pipe and Drape will be used to section off the middle of the market.
Please ensure your display does not exceed 7 feet in height. You may bring a pop up tent but It cannot have the roof in tact to keep line of sight clear for all vendors.
We request a ‘leave it as you found it’ policy of your own area.
What else can I expect?
We will be having prize packs for the public – which is always a crowd pleaser! We ask each vendor provide an item for the draws, this will also include additional advertising of your product on our platforms.
We will have volunteers and be donating to their cause.