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Welcome to the 2023 Sidney Markets at Mary Winspear Centre.

Thursday Night Market and Sunday Farmer's Market Dates are as follows:

 

*Thursday Night Markets from June 22th to Aug 31st. from 5:30 to 8:30pm

*Sunday Morning Farmer's Markets from June 25th to Aug 27th from10am to 2pm.

    1.   Qualification Guidelines 2023: 

  • All inquiries are reviewed and juried.

  • You must be a pre-registered, paid vendor to sell and participate in the Market. No drop-ins or spontaneous walk-through promotions.

 

2.   Submit an Inquiry:

In order to be considered for participation in the Thursday Night Market and/or the Sunday Farmer's Market at the Mary Winspear Centre, your first step is to submit a Detailed Inquiry by email. This must include:

  1. specific details about your particular product or item

  2. indicate whether the items are handmade by yourself

  3. include as much information as you can, along with some history about yourself, and your experience with markets

  4. include a good photo representation of your items and your setup, especially if you are a new inquiry

  5. include your contact information

3.   Review and Selection Procedure:

  • Applications are by invitation only - they are not available online.

  • Only those reviewed and selected will be invited. Participation in past Markets does not guarantee a space in subsequent years; everyone must submit a new inquiry each season for review.

  • If selected to receive an invitation to participate, vendors are given a deadline to respond and complete their application process. If there is no response by the required deadline, their inquiry will go on a waiting list, and others will be considered.

4.   Guidelines for Category Selections:

  • Our policy includes limiting the number of vendors represented in any one category. All inquiries are reviewed and juried.  The Sidney Farmer's Market is open to vendors who make, bake or grow their own products. The Sidney Thursday Night Market is a "blended market" and in addition to make, bake or grow products, is also open to imports, commercial or retail, direct sales, retro, 

  • Should the response from the first group of invitations enable us to fill some categories, then they will be considered full for the season.  If this does not happen, then newly submitted inquiries will be reviewed with new selections made, followed by invitations to those selected.

  • This policy has allowed us to introduce new vendors each year and helps to keep the market fresh and interesting.  All inquiries remain on a list for the season, and should things change in any category, they will be considered for participation.

  • Participants, in all categories, are juried and reviewed,  and if accepted, are invited to participate,  Some categories will be limited, in order to keep a fair and balanced representation, to the public, and the participant.

5.   Participation and Payment Policy:

  • If selected, you will receive an invitation and application and may choose the dates you wish to attend.  All chosen market dates must be marked on the application. The application must be submitted by the deadline indicated.  This process requires a pre-payment plan in place, for all chosen dates,   This is required to secure your participation.

  • *Minimum attendance is 3 market dates. In order to secure participation, payment for 3 dates is required with your application and is non-refundable.  Subsequent payments will be for 3 or more dates at a time.

  • We do not accept payments on Market Day and we do not have a Drop-in Policy. 

 

6.   Market Booth:

  • Each booth space is 10ft x 10ft.

  • Participants are required to supply their own display material including a tent, tables, and any other materials required.

  • Vendor Setup time is 4:00 pm for the Thursday Night Market and 8:00 am for the Sunday Farmer's Market.

  • The Thursday Night Market is open to the public, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and the Sunday Farmer's Market is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

7.   Market Fees:

  • $80.00 per market..  There is a 3 market minimum attendance required. Paid in advance, with the return of your application,. This is  non-refundable.

  • Market Packages and fee options are available with details and included on approved vendors' application forms.

  • *Preference will be given to those regular vendors, who book all dates.

  • There are limited, "early bird special rates" in place, for both part time and full time participants .

  • Part time vendors: Those who book part time, will have until Jan 31st to receive a $10 discount on all dates they book now and will pay $70 per market date. Any additional dates added, after we receive your original application, will be $80 per market after January 31st. The 3 market  non-refundable, minimum applies.

  • Full time vendors:  For those who book all the dates in either market or choose to do all 21 dates, which includes Thursdays and Sundays , you will receive the "early bird rate " of $65 per market. This payment is required with the return of your application.  This option is non-refundable and available only until February 28th. After that date, the rate for all  participants is $80 per market.

  • These guidelines and policies apply to all categories. 

Please email all inquiries to westcoastimpressions@outlook.com.

Laurie McDermid

Darren Westwood

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