This premier shopping event is held at Mississippi's newest venue located in Historic Downtown Brandon - The Vault. Hometown Spring Market will kick off on Friday, April 5 and continue through Saturday, April 6. It will be promoted across all Hometown media with 40,000 magazine publications and 26,000 Facebook likes. The event will also be promoted via radio, Chambers of Commerce, flyers, eblasts, and as a Facebook event.
Hours of operations. Vendors must stay for the duration of the market, unless pre-arranged with market organizers.
Cancellation policy. Vendors must give 4 weeks notice in order to receive a refund. Within two weeks of the event, vendors will be charged for their booth. In the event that The Vault cancels an event for any reason, vendors will be refunded in full. The market will take place rain or shine, and booth fees are non-refundable if the event has not been cancelled. If a severe weather for the duration of the market is forecasted, The Vault would cancel the event and would refund the vendor fees.
Sharing a booth. Vendors may share a booth, however each vendor must apply separately and pay the full booth fee by the payment deadline.
Booth payment. Once your application is accepted, payment is due by the deadline stated in an acceptance email following your application. If payment is not received by this time, spaces will be given to vendors on the waiting list. Market spaces are not reserved until payment is received.
Electricity. Electricity is $10. Vendors should indicate the need for electricity on their application.Electricity is NOT available for heaters, fans, or other appliances, unless pre-approved by The Vault. Electrical cords must be carefully covered for safety. Vendors are expected to bring their own extension cords to access electricity.
Booth size. A standard vendor space is 10 feet x 10 feet.
Assignment of spaces. Designation and allocation of vendor spaces will be decided by Hometown Markets. While Hometown Markets will try to accommodate requests, there is no guarantee that vendors will secure preferred spaces. Hometown Markets reserves the right to rearrange and reassign booth spaces at any time.
Setup. Vendors must supply their own signage, refrigeration, extension cords and power strips, storage, and all materials and containers for customer sales. A 6ft or 8ft table and 2 chairs will be supplied by The Vault.
Sales tax and permits. Vendors shall, if applicable, have a Sales Tax Certificate or any applicable licenses and permits available for inspection at their market booth. It is the vendor’s responsibility to comply with the State Comptroller’s requirements for any products sold at Hometown Christmas Market.
Food safety. Vendors are responsible for obtaining all applicable licenses & permits. Vendors shall comply with all applicable City Of Brandon and State of Mississippi and federal ordinances and/or regulations regarding permits, sampling, and safe handling of potentially hazardous foods.
Revisions. The market shall reserve the right to revise the rules and regulations at any time and shall post notice of such revision to vendors.
Vendor Conduct. Vendors are required to conduct their business and communications with market staff, customers, other vendors, and any other market representative in a professional manner. Unprofessional, impolite and/or disagreeable behavior to any market representative, vendor, or customer will not be tolerated. Hometown Markets may terminate its vendor relationship at any time at the full discretion of the organizers.