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Vendor Application & Market  Information

→ Applications CLOSE JULY 13 at 10 PM EST. Please read through all vendor info below before applying! 
ABOUT

The annual Moonlight Market is Thursday, August 1st, 2024 from 4 pm – 8 pm. This market is produced by Owosso Farmers Market and is a highly anticipated event that draws well over three thousand shopper every year. Moonlight Market is an artisan focused, family friendly market happening on the grounds of Curwood Castle Park in Downtown Owosso.

All interested vendors must apply for Moonlight Market, even if you’re already an approved vendor at the Saturday Owosso Farmers Market. Vendor applications are reviewed and approved in the order they are received. This market receives a large amount of applications, not every vendor will be approved. Previously approved Moonlight Market vendors are not entitled to any automatic approval for future events.

Vendor Categories

The OFM team selects a curated mix of vendors for all of our market events. Each vendor category will have a limited amount of accepted businesses to reduce category redundancy and not oversaturate any one product type. Qualifying vendor categories for the Moonlight Market are as follows:

  • Hand Crafted: woodworking, leatherwork, upcycled or handmade furniture, personal care products (soaps, CBD, skincare, makeup, home), jewelry and accessories, glass/stained glass, metalwork, candle making, sculpture, home decor, pet and pet focused products
  • Original Designs & Artwork: hand- lettering/calligraphy items, laser cutting, original designs on products (pins, stickers, signs, home accessories), original artwork (drawing, painting, printmaking and letterpress), fiber art (weaving, natural dyeing, embroidery, sewing/quilting, knitting and crochet, macrame), ceramics and pottery, resin art
  • Apparel: handsewn apparel and accessories, original printed designs (screen printed or hand embellished) on clothing items or vintage clothing, curated collections of antique or vintage clothing
  • Plants & Agricultural : cut flowers, plants and garden accessories, locally grown produce (poultry, vegetables, fruit, honey, syrup)
  • Specialty Service & Products: unique services and entertainment on-site (face painting, balloon art, tarot card, glass blowing, live animals) or value added products (refurbished, antique items)
  • Specialty Food & Beverage: (all items must be sealed and packaged) confectionaries, jams and jellies, chocolates, gourmet bakery items, jerky, cheese, dog treats, spice mixes/dried herbs, beer/wine (with sample permit)
  • Food & Concession: providing prepared or cooked for consumption on site (meals, dessert and beverage items), with or without food trucks/trailers. No more than 30% of your products may be wholesale items. These businesses are under the jurisdiction of the local health department in their county.

We do not accept any MLM products, wholesale only, large retailers, or products made from kits.

If you are a local business or non-profit wanting to participate with Moonlight Market, please contact us directly for sponsorship opportunities.

Looking to provide entertainment such as live music or a special performance? Please contact us directly with your booking information and other details we may need for consideration! (this does not include selling any items/products) 

Operational REQUIREMENTS
A single vendor space for Moonlight Market is 10’x10′. Vendors are required to supply their own table(s), table coverings, and marketing materials. A tent with a minimum of 25lb weights is required. Vendor setup will begin at 1:30 pm, all vendors must be fully set up by 3:30 pm and the market is open from 4pm – 8pm.

Vendors are not to share their booth space with another business unless otherwise approved per you application. You may not bring or add additional items that were not included and/or approved with your vendor application.

The OFM 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 market. No soliciting is permitted at or in the Farmers Market space.

OFM has a zero tolerance policy for any form of discrimination and harassment towards any staff member, volunteer, vendor or customer. All vendors, staff, and atendees are expected to act in a professional manner and to treat one another with respect, contributing to a welcoming and positive atmosphere. Vendors and their staff shall lead by example and uphold the OFM mission. Use of profanity, agressive vulgar language, or gestures will not be tolerated.

Please be thorough and accurate when completing your vendor application! The information your provide and every product item you list will be what we base vendor acceptance off of. You will be notified via the email provided if you have been accepted, waitlisted, or declined within 2-3 weeks prior to the market event. Once approved, you will have 1 week to submit vendor payment, there are no refunds under any circumstances. 

Artisan Vendor

$75

A single 10’x10′ vendor space for Moonlight Market. Vendors are allowed to purchase up to two (2) spaces for the same business. 

Food & Consession Vendor

$100

A single food and/or beverage space in the allocated food truck area of Moonlight Market, up to 15′ for trailers. Power hookup is limited.

Moonlight Market Vendor Application

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Name
Address
Email
Please include all products / items you wish to sell for this market and include a description of them if applicable. These items are what will be accepted for this market if you are approved as a vendor.
Artisan Vendor is 10' x 10', Food Truck Vendor is 10' x 15'
Do you require power hookup?
Limited power may be available upon request depending on vendor type
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Max file size is 20mb. Accepted file types are .jpg, .png, .pdf
Application Agreement Submission
Submission of this application does not guarantee a vendor space. The Owosso Farmers Market is juried to approve or deny any vendor application. OFM may require all vendor items are produced, grown ando/or ensure they are original or handcrafted by the maker applying. You will be notified via email of vendor acceptance and have 1 week to submit payment to confirm your space. Any vendors placed on the waitlist will be contacted by August 1st of an opening. Denied vendors may re-apply for review. 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.
APPLICATION REVIEW & DECISION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor for the 2024 Moonlight Market! Please remember all of our events receive an abundance of applicants. If you are not selected or are waitlisted for approval at this specific market, we encourage you to still apply for future artisan markets! Many applicants will be added to our waitlist or declined for a variety of reasons that include: 

  • The category you applied for is highly competitive.
    We work hard to balance how many vendors and types of products we have in each category. Our markets implement quality over quantity for consumer demand. This allows us to consistently produce successful market experiences and make our events optimal for vendors and customers.

  • Your business or products to do meet vendor requirements
    This includes product quality, the type of category you applied for, and/or not aligning with our mission

  • Lack of social presence
    We accept artisans who may have little or no social media presence, or who are just starting out. However, if you have not vended with us before, we look at your provided social media and website links when evaluating applications. This allows us to get to know your brand, customers and of course, your products!

  • Lack of professionalism
    We value our time and yours, and will not request additional info if your application is incomplete or vague. We will also not tolerate or engage with disrespectful communication. Past or present encounters that include conflict or unnecessary drama in any form are taken into consideration.

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