Interested in being a vendor at a Creatively Lancaster Makers Market? Great! You're in the right place.

Before you apply, please take a moment to review the info below about who we are (and are not) looking for and what to expect as a market vendor.


2019 MARKET DATES

JUNE
June 8 | 10 AM - 3 PM
Tellus360

JULY
July 13 | 10 AM - 3 PM
Clipper Magazine Stadium

AUGUST
August 10 | 10 AM - 3 PM
Clipper Magazine Stadium

SEPTEMBER
September 14 | 10 AM - 3 PM
Clipper Magazine Stadium

OCTOBER
October 12 | 10 AM - 3 PM
Binns Park

NOVEMBER
November 30 | 9 AM - 4 PM
Park City Center

DECEMBER
December 7, 14, & 21 | 9 AM - 4 PM
Park City Center


WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We're looking for makers of all kinds - artisans, crafters, bakers, upcyclers, sculptors, painters, inventors, designers, photographers, etc. If you make anything, you could be a vendor! More specifically, if you use the following words to describe your business, we're looking for you:

  • Handcrafted | Handmade | Artisan

  • Unique | One-of-a-kind

  • Small-batch | Small-scale

  • Modern | Trendy

  • Quality | Professional

  • Micro-business | Micro-enterprise | Etsy shop owner | Start-up

The Makers Market is a curated market. Though we love makers of all kinds, unfortunately we cannot accept all applicants due to space constraints. We do our best to select a diverse group of quality makers at each event. 

Vendors are selected based on product appeal to our target audience, professionalism, online presence, modern aesthetic, uniqueness, and availability within the product category. Acceptance into previous shows does not guarantee acceptance to future shows.


WHO WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR:

All items sold at the market must be handmade. If you use the following words to describe your business, unfortunately this is not the market for you:

  • Reseller

  • Direct Sales | Multi-level Marketing

  • Service provider

  • Importer

  • Vintage Vendor (Sorry vintage vendor friends! We love vintage but being a Maker's Market, we can only accept makers. No resellers of any kind.)

In addition, we do not allow unprofessionalism, negativity, political paraphernalia, or illegal items/sentiments. We are a community of makers who support and encourage one another. As such, we will fiercely protect our community from any person(s) whose attitude is uncooperative, unsupportive, aggressive, demeaning, or degrading. Don't be that person. 


WHAT TO EXPECT

As a vendor at the Makers Market expect to connect with a community of like-minded creatives and an enthusiastic customer base excited to shop your wares! 

FEES
Vendor fees range from $65 - $195 depending on the time of year and size of the booth space. Fees per market are noted on the application.

BOOTH
Booth sizes vary from venue to venue - from the size of a 6’ tabletop up to 10’ x 10’ spaces. Booth sizes options are listed on each application.

Vendors are responsible for providing all the necessary elements for their display (tables, chairs, and a trash can, if you are a food vendor). Electric and WIFI are not guaranteed and dependent on venue availability. 

APPLICATION STATUS
All applicants are contacted a week after the application deadline as to the status of their application.

PAYMENT
Payment is due via PayPal within 1 week of acceptance. If payment is not received within one week, spaces will be filled by wait list applicants. Payment is non-refundable.

WEATHER
Markets occur rain, snow or shine. Markets are only canceled at the discretion of the organizers in the case of severe weather that is deemed a safety risk to vendors or shoppers. Vendor fees are non-refundable due to weather cancellations.


APPLICATION PROCESS

CALL FOR VENDORS

Applications open on the first of every month 3 months in advance of the market date (*note exception for the holiday markets!). For example, January 1st applications open for the April Makers Market (see application schedule below). Applications stay open for one week. After one week the application is available for Wait List applicants only until all spots are filled.

2019 MAKERS MARKET APPLICATION SCHEDULE
June 8 @ Tellus360 - applications open April 1
July 13 @ Clipper Magazine Stadium - applications open April 1
August 10 @ Clipper Magazine Stadium - applications open May 1
September 14 @ Clipper Magazine Stadium - applications open June 1
October 12 @ Binns Park - applications open July 1
November 30 @ Park City Center - applications open August 1
December 7, 14, & 21 @ Park City Center - applications open August 1*

*All holiday markets (for November and December) open August 1!

APPLICATION STATUS
All vendors will be notified as to the status of their application 1 week after the application deadline. If accepted, PayPal invoices will be sent the same day as the acceptance e-mails.

PAYMENT
Payment is due via PayPal within 1 week of acceptance. If payment is not received within one week, spaces will be filled by wait list applicants. Payment is non-refundable.

WAIT LIST
Wait list vendors will be notified if/when spaces become available.