We thought we’d use this Biz Tuesday spot to give you an update on our 2011 market application process and sponsorship information for all of you vendors and possible sponsors out there.
We’ve gotten an amazing response from folks applying to all of our markets! To be honest, we are running out of room in all of our markets so you should apply soon if you want to join in the fun! Don’t forget that we have discount booth prices until February 14th!
We are a juried market and we jury on a rolling basis. If you’ve already applied, you will find out if you are accepted around March 1st. We may be sending out emails sooner than that, so if you’ve applied, please look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org in the coming weeks. Please check your Spam folders and make sure email@example.com is on your “safe senders” list!
Here are a few FAQ’s that we’ve been getting. Please let us know your other questions in the comments below!
What does juried mean?
We are looking for high quality, unique, handmade and handpicked goods. If you are an art or craft vendor, your art or craft must be handmade by you. Items are juried in terms of their quality, creativity, craftsmanship, and professionalism. If you haven’t done a market yet, that is okay, too! We can tell a lot by your website, your Etsy shop and your pictures. Make sure that there are photos of all the items you will be selling.
In terms of vintage, we are looking for high quality, unique vintage products. We are looking for furniture dealers, vintage art and craft, accessories, clothing, among other vintage finds. If you are a vintage vendor and you don’t have a website, you will still need to attach pictures to your application. Just take a few pictures of the kind of stuff you collect and attach them to the application. It’s that simple!
If I apply to all three markets, will I get in to all three?
We encourage you to apply to as many markets as you’d like, and we’ll do our best to get you in. However, you may not get into every single one for which you apply, but this is mostly true for jewelry vendors. We get lots and lots of jewelry applications--so many that we have to start a waiting list. We so want to include everyone, but space and type of vendor may inhibit us from doing so. Thank you for understanding!
Can my business be a sponsor for the markets?
Yes! We are currently seeking sponsors for all of our markets. We have one Premier sponsorship available, and three Market sponsorships available (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info). We also have a few seasonal sponsors and blog sponsorships. We market heavily, have a really great online (over 12,000 unique page views to our website!) and “live” audience (3000-5000 customers per market!), and your marketing dollars will be well spent. Please contact Amy at HorseshoeMarket@gmail.com for more information!
If you have further questions, leave them in the comments below. Have a great day!