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2023 Holiday Market Vendor Application

Vendor Information

Please read the info below before you fill out the Holiday Market vendor application.

The Owosso Holiday Market is our annual artisan winter market happening on November 30 & December 1st from 5pm-8pm. We are accepting applications for the following vendor categories: artisan, retailer, grower/producer, food concession, and specialty service (entertainment value). This market is targeted specifically for Holiday shopping customers, and hosts over 2,000 shoppers every year!

We are accepting a limited amount of vendors to participate each night as space inside the Armory is very limited. Applicants have the option to select one or both nights. Not all vendors who select both nights will be able to attend both if approved. If you do not select a preferred date in addition to selecting both nights, we will select a date for you. 

Vendor Applications close November 4th.
The Space

The Holiday Market is located inside The Armory in Downtown Owosso. Vendors will set up on the main and lower level of the Armory (both are accessible by ramp and elevator). Vendor setup will begin at 2pm, the market event is open from 5 pm – 8 pm. Vendors are required to stay for the entire length of the market.

The indoor space for this market is limited to allow for flow of traffic and adequate room for each vendor. As this market provides a large amount of foot traffic, we will be setting up a small amount of vendors each night to allow for more space for customers and vendors. New for 2023: each market night will have a total of 20-22 different vendors setting up inside the Armory, with a limited amount of vendors setting up for both nights. A single vendor space for the Holiday Market is 8 ft wide x 8 ft deep.  Food concession vendors will set up on the cement patio in front of the Armory entrance with up to 18′ of space. Additionally, we are allowing a limited amount of artisan vendors to elect to set up outside around our firepit on the cement patio. Limited power hookup is available indoors and outdoors. 

Requirements

All vendor are required to provide a full booth setup including: at least two 6′ tables, table coverings, business signage, adequate product with legible pricing and. Every vendor is required to bring a sufficient amount of product to last for the entire length of the market.

Vendors wanting to re-sell unique items or provide a specialty services are welcomed to apply. Please note: we do not accept any direct sale/wholesale only vendors for this event. This is an artisan focused market with a purpose to provide handmade and crafted products from Michigan businesses.

The Owosso Farmers Market prohibits vendors from: any sales of raffle tickets, all forms of organized or intended soliciting and/or political activity or displays. Distribution of content-based literature or marketing is not permitted within the event.

Application

This market runs a waitlist for vendors and not all applications will be approved. Returning vendors are not guaranteed approval. Please be thorough and accurate when completing the vendor application! The information your provide and each product item you list is what we base your acceptance off of. If approved, you may not bring additional items to sell outside of what you included on your application.

We can only allow a limited amount of approved vendors per each artisan category and/or business type to reduce vendor redundancy. All applications are juried by the Owosso Farmers Market board for approval – which considers various factors, including, but not limited to, the following:
– Vendor’s compatibility with the Market Mission and event type
– Vendor’s ability to comply with the rules, including a thoroughly  completed application
– Diversity and quality of products, all are locally made by you and your business
– Vendor’s previous commitment, attendance, and conduct at the Farmers’ Market or other vended events with the Owosso Farmers Market

Accepted vendors will be contacted via email starting the week of October 30 – November 5th. Waitlisted vendors will be notified of an opening by November 27th.

There are no refunds under any circumstances.

Vendor Fees

$65
Vendor Booth

A single vendor space for the Holiday Market is 8’x8′. Vendors are allowed to select up to two (2) spaces for the same business. These are located inside the Armory on the first and lower level.

$85
Food Cart / truck

A single food vending space in the allocated food truck area is located OUTSIDE of The Armory entrance with limited power access. This fee covers up to 18 feet of space for a single concession vendor.

Vendor Application

Max file size is 250 MB
Max file size is 250 MB
If selecting both nights, please also include ONE date you would prefer to attend.
Please note: We will have a fire pit, food trucks, and other attractions set up outside, but it will be cold.
Submission of this application does not guarantee a vendor space. You will be notified via email of vendor acceptance by November 5th. The Owosso Farmers Market is juried to ensure that all items for sale are produced, grown and original or handcrafted by the maker selling their work. A limited amount of applicants will be added to our waitlist and contacted by November 11th if an open space occurs. All vendor participants must be 16 and over (or accompanied by a parent/guardian to sell) and live in the state of Michigan. By submitting this application agree to all of the information above.

Please note: We receive more applications than the allotted space for this event, not evert vendor will be accepted. All responses will be sent out by November 7th. Each application is reviewed by our vendor jury team, to ensure that your products meet the criteria above and to limit vendor redundancy. We have the right to approve or deny any vendor application. If approved, we will contact you and require the following: any necessary permits/insurance information, a signed market agreement with your vendor fee. If your application is declined, you may appeal this decision by emailing The Owosso Farmers Market within 24 hours to begin an appeal process.

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