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Vendor FAQ & Application

 

Applications close 2 weeks before the date of the market. If you wish to apply as a vendor we ask that you please read through the FAQs below. New Applicants should read through the Application Tips

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What is Pierce Street 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 as well as encourage the community to engage in local non profits and volunteer organizations. 

Our market started back in October of the year 2015, and we have held over 30 markets and have grown from 40 vendors to over 100! We take pride in the work we have done to create a community of people who all come together to support each other and shop local small businesses in Downtown Clearwater. Becoming a vendor for Pierce Street Market will place you right in front of a community that is ready to support local makers and artist.  

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When and Where is the Market?

Pierce Street Market is held on 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10am-3pm October-May. During the Summer time, June - September, we run 2nd Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Feel free to check our calendar for specific dates and our Visit us page for directions and parking. 

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What kind of vendors are you looking for?

We aim to create a diverse culture of various types of 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 creative and clean display, 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 Pierce Street Market 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 acceptence into the market. We want vendors to help create displays that are carefully crafted and styled to appeal to our attendees and ultimately yourself! Feel free to check out our Application Tips page for more! 

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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 Summer Rates:
$50 - 10x10 booth space
$40 -  6 foot table space 
$25 - Farmers and growers
$25 - 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?

There is electricity in event area, but it is limited. Please specify if you would like electricity in your application and we will see what we can do! Electricity is $25 and is limited on a first come serve basis. Vendors with necessity for electricity to generate power for an appliance or special display will be given priority to electric. Vendors may bring a small quiet generator for smaller needs.

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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 apply@piercestreetmarket.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.

Once accepted you will be placed in either, 2nd and 4th, just 2nd, or just 4th Saturdays rotation group. This is based on your availability provided in the application and the availability of space for your category in the Market.  If you are placed in just a 2nd or just 4th Saturday group the means you will be invited to every market date in your rotation. If you cannot attend a date you can email apply@piercestreetmarket.com to be added to the other rotation's waitlist.

What happens if I have to cancel ? 

If you have to cancel or simply cannot attend please email apply@piercestreetmarket.com. We do not issue any refunds. 

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What happens if the weather is bad?

Pierce Street Market 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 be ready to vend regardless of the weather. 

In the unlikely case where we have to cancel due to sever 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?

Pierce Street Market 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. You can also find our  post cards at Nature's Food Patch! 

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?

Yes! We are family and pet friendly at the market! We love having kids and furry friends around. Please make sure your pet is on a leash, calm, and friendly as there are other pets that attend the event as well. We want to make sure they have lots of fun ! 

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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: apply@piercestreetmarket.com. If you are ready to apply click the link below! 

Apply now by clicking here