How do I apply to Idaho Vintage Market?
When and where is Idaho Vintage Market being held?
Idaho Vintage Market will take place in September 17-18, 2021 at Expo Idaho. The hours are Friday the 17th from 4-8pm and Saturday the 18th from 9am-5pm.
Is there a fee if I am accepted into Idaho Vintage Market?
Yes, each vendor who participates in Idaho Vintage Market will be responsible for paying their vendor fee of $85 for 10’x10′ or $135 for a 20’x10′ booth, within one week of receiving the acceptance email. This fee goes towards: space and equipment rental, printing, advertising, and any other costs to run a successful Market.
How many booths are available, what size are they, and what are the design requirements?
We have room for approximately 80 booths. Each space is 10′ wide and 10′ deep and includes chairs. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own table/display to fit within their booth space as well as your own chairs for sitting if needed. All booth parts and pieces must be freestanding and must fit completely within the dimensions (no legs/poles allowed to overhang in the aisles/neighboring booths) . There are no walls for attaching to as the event will be outside. You can bring your own tent if desired. Power is available to purchase for $25, you will need to use a power strip to plug-in more than one cord. You will know the location of your booth space one week prior to the Market.
Can I join with a friend?
Sure! In fact, we’d love that, as booth space is limited for the number of extraordinary collectors or makers that apply. Please apply using separate applications, but list the business you would like to share with in space provided on each application. Only two vendors allowed per booth at a time. If selected one payment in-full should be submitted. Be sure to indicate you are applying together and submit at least three images per vendor. Participation is priced per-booth, so even if sharing a booth the cost is the same. We recommend setting up a mock booth in the 10’x10′ size restriction before applying jointly to make sure it’s enough space for both of you. If not, please apply for a double booth.
Can I apply for 2 booth spaces?
Yes! You will be charged $135 for a 20’x10′ (double) space. You must indicate which type of space you are applying for on your application.
If I’m a past Market vendor of yours will I be automatically accepted?
Not necessarily. We love all of our past vendors but in order to keep every show unique, we try to select around 30% new vendors for each Market to keep it fresh and exciting for our fans which has helped to continue our success. Additionally, we are limited by the number of vendors we can have. (See the FAQ above about sharing booths)
How will I know if I’m accepted into Idaho Vintage Market?
You’ll receive an email from us either way (accepted or not) approximately 8 weeks/two months prior to the event. If you do not receive an email from us, please check your junk mail folder. The first round of applicants will be notified by July 1, 2021, but if spots are still available they will continue to be filled until August 20, 2021.
Does Idaho Vintage Market take a commission from vendor sales?
We pride ourselves on not taking a commission from our makers and collectors. 100% of all sales go directly to the artists and small businesses in our regional community allowing them to keep all proceeds from their sales. Since we are all small businesses, we’re thrilled to be able to help promote so many of you this way!
What is your COVID-19 pandemic safety protocol?
This is very important to us and our venue and we will be following current Central District Health guidelines for Ada County at the time of event and will clearly communicate them to vendors and attendees as the event nears. It will include hand sanitizer, generous social distancing & the optional wearing of masks. We have chosen to hold our 2021 Idaho Vintage Market in a large outdoor space at Expo Idaho fairgrounds this year to aid in keeping us all safer.
What is the cancellation policy?
Once you are notified of your acceptance and your payment is made, no refunds will be given if a cancellation is made. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit. If we (Idaho Vintage Market) or Expo Idaho has to cancel for any reason your booth fee will be refunded in full.
Is the Market juried? What do you look for in potential vendors?
Yes. Idaho Vintage Market is a carefully curated juried event. We want to ensure that the artists and local businesses that we feature create unique, high quality goods that are innovative and original. After reviewing all applications, we look for the following criteria to help determine who is accepted to participate in our Market:
- How your items fit in with our vision of the Market; creative and original items curated and produced.
- The quality, innovation and uniqueness of your wares and marketability to all folks.
- The overall cohesiveness and consistency of your product.
- Our need to diversify the items available; to keep it fresh and exciting for shoppers!
- If your work falls more into the categories of Vintage, Antique, Upcycled, or Makers who’s work is inspired by these ideas.
- The number and diversity of designs or products you offer.
- If the average price of your items is within the price range we desire for our Markets. We pride ourselves as being an affordable marketplace with prices typically $200 or less.
How does vendor set-up work?
Prior to the event selected vendors will pick a time slot to drop off and set-up their booths, during the day on Friday before the event begins, all vendors must be ready to sell by our 4pm opening time. It is your responsibility to bring people and necessary transportation tools (dollies, carts, boxes, etc.) to help you load in, move your vehicle, carry items and set up in an efficient and timely manner.
Do I need any permits to sell at Idaho Vintage Market?
It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all the necessary permits and licenses required in order to sell at our Market. This is required even if you already have a business license for sales tax purposes. Idaho Vintage Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax, checking permits, or checking to make sure you are properly licensed. Visit the Idaho State Tax Commission for more information.
How do I accept payment from shoppers?
You will also be responsible for accepting your own payment in whatever form you choose (credit card, cash, check, etc.) at the Market and should come equipped to do so.