MARKET DAY SET-UP & TEAR-DOWN GUIDELINES
ATTENTION: If you have not yet read the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, please do so at this time then proceed with the following.
Tents must be weighted down with 40 lbs of weight on each leg. This is the responsibility of the vendor. Any tent that is not properly weighted down by 9:00 a.m will be asked to resolve the issue before being able to continue the Market otherwise you will be forced to take down your tent for the duration of the festival. This is a SAFETY issue. You may not tie your tent to another vendor this is not safe. NO STAKES allowed.
ALL VENDORS MUST PARK IN LOTS LOCATED AT:
~ 7TH & ROCK
~ 9TH & MAIN
REMINDER: Vendors are not to park in front of merchant stores or take up allocated parking spots around the Square. Should we discover a vendor is parked in a prohibited area specified by the DGA, that vendor will be asked to move and receive a warning. Should the incident occur again in a future event, the vendor will not be allowed to attend any more events put on by the DGA. If you are handicapped, please park in the Parking lot on 9th and Main.
~ 7th & Main Street - Portable toilet
~ 7th & Main Street in the Visitors Center
~ 9th & Main Street behind Grace Heritage Church
Please do not use the restrooms in merchant’s stores and restaurants unless you are a customer.
Upon arrival, please note there is a ONE WAY ONLY traffic flow on all 3 streets. This will be greatly enforced by event staff. PLEASE KNOW YOUR BOOTH ASSIGNMENT BEFORE ARRIVING SO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING. The traffic flow is as follows:
7th Street Vendors: Enter from Main Street side, exit Austin Ave.
Main Street Vendors: Enter from 8th & Main, exit 7th & Main (right) or Main toward 6th
8th Street Vendors: Enter from 8th & Main, exit Austin Ave.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FROM AUSTIN AVENUE.
Streets and curbs have been marked with booth numbers. The Middle of each Street has been marked with non-electric booth numbers. Curbs are marked with electric booth numbers. Drive up to your booth space, unload your vehicle, then go park your vehicle. Come back after parking and set up your tent first, making sure to put your weights on FIRST for safety. Then set up your product and the rest of your booth.
IMPORTANT: If there is open space in the parking lots on the streets (opposite side of the courthouse), park there while you unload, but park normally. Don't take up 2 or 3 parking spots. This will greatly eliminate traffic congestion.
Truck/Trailer Vendors: Please arrive between 6:30-7:00AM and get secured in your booth spot. Once other vendors start showing up after 7, it will be very difficult if not impossible to get into your spot.
Tent Vendors: Set-up begins at 7AM. Your vehicle MUST be off the street by 8:30. Our immovable barricades go into place at this time so this is absolutely not optional. If you are late getting to the event, you will have to carry in everything.
Please be considerate of your neighboring vendors.
IN THE CASE OF MAJOR RAINFALL, SHOULD WATER ACCUMULATE ON THE TOP OF YOUR TENT, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU ALLOWED TO POKE THE TOP TO RELIEVE THE TENT. DOING SO WILL CAUSE NEIGHBORING VENDORS TO GET WET. THIS IS A BIG NO-NO! PLEASE CONTACT EVENT STAFF AND THEY WILL HELP YOU DISPENSE OF IT.
Your products must be kept with in the 10 x 10 booth space you have purchased. We understand there may be slight overflow from your space which is acceptable but be aware it must not hinder walking paths and must not flow into other vendor spaces. The majority of your product should remain in your paid space. Storage of boxes and extra items must also be within your paid space. PLEASE DO NOT PUT ITEMS ON THE CURB OR COURTHOUSE LAWN IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC BOOTH.
Tear Down Details:
There is NO EARLY TEAR DOWN. In case of emergency such as dangerous weather, there will be obvious exceptions made. Regardless, no one can leave without first making contact with Event Coordinator.
Please make your final sale no later than 4PM. All vendors must be packed up and off the streets by 5:30 pm. The streets must be re-opened at this time, therefore all barricades will be removed.
IMPORTANT: Pack EVERYTHING up, including tent and have it ready to go BEFORE going to retrieve your vehicle.
PLEASE FOLLOW SAME TRAFFIC FLOW EXITING AS YOU DID UPON ENTERING.
There is to be NO TRASH left on the streets / square area. Please dispose of trash before leaving the premises. This applies to ALL vendors.
Vendor Questions during events
Coordinator(s) are on-site all day to assist you. PLEASE DO NOT reach out to businesses with questions as they are not responsible for events and cannot assist you. Coordinator's phone - 512-639-8719. You can also text messages to this number (fastest response).