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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & GUIDELINES

ABOUT THE AUGUSTA MARKET

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE A VENDOR?

Q: CAN I SIGN UP ONLINE?

Q: CAN I PAY ONLINE?

Q: CAN I SIGN UP FOR ONE SATURDAY AT A TIME?

Q: HOW DO I ENSURE I GET THE SPOT I WANT TO GET?

Q: IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR SIGNING UP FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK? THE WHOLE SEASON?

Q: HOW LONG DOES THE SEASON LAST?

Q: DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANY APPROVAL PROCESS TO SIGN UP? IF SO, HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING IT?

Q: CAN I SELL FOOD? CAN I USE AN OPEN FLAME GRILL?

Q: CAN I RENT A TABLE? A TENT? ELECTRONICS?

Q: WHAT ARE THE SETUP PROCEDURES AND TIMES?

Q: CAN I BREAK DOWN MY BOOTH EARLY IF I WANT TO?

Q: CAN I SMOKE IN MY BOOTH?

Q: CAN I DRIVE ON THE PLAZA TO UNLOAD AND LOAD?

Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH MY TRASH AND EMPTY BOXES?

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE A VENDOR?
A: $25/week. The fee for a reserved area at the market is only $25 per week.

Q: CAN I SIGN UP ONLINE?
A: Yes. Go to the Online Application page to submit your application and reserve your spot with payment. You will only be notified if your product is not approved.

Q: CAN I PAY ONLINE?
A: Yes. Go to the Online Application page to pay via Paypal. You DO NOT have to have a paypal account to use this feature, you can use a regular credit card.

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Q: CAN I SIGN UP FOR ONE SATURDAY AT A TIME?
A: Yes. You can decide to be a vendor for one Saturday only.

Q: HOW DO I ENSURE I GET THE SPOT I WANT TO GET?
A: Reserved spaces are arranged for Vendor Members. Placement per Saturday for non-Vendor Members are determined by the Director, any requests should be made in advance and if possible will be determined by Director.

Q: IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR SIGNING UP FOR MORE THAN A WEEK? A WHOLE SEASON?
A: Yes. If you sign up for the entire season, you are considered a Vendor Member. You receive a discount and a reserved booth location for the whole season. Our Vendor Member page has more information.

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Q: HOW LONG DOES THE SEASON LAST?
A: 36 Saturdays. The season runs every Saturday from March 19th through November 26th.

Q: DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANY APPROVAL PROCESS TO SIGN UP? IF SO, HOW DO I DO IT?
A: Yes. You must have your product approved by the Market committee one time prior to exhibiting. To do so, go to the Online Application page and submit your form and email a picture of your product. Then, you can reserve your spot with a payment. You will be contacted if your products are NOT approved. This is a family friendly market and items that are deemed inappropriate may not be allowed.

Q: CAN I SELL FOOD? CAN I USE AN OPEN FLAME GRILL?
A: Yes. Food vendors are welcome. Open flame grill ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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Q: CAN I RENT A TABLE? TENT? ELECTRONICS?
A: Yes. Tents, tables and electronics are available for rent. Reserve yours on the Tent, Table & Electrical page.

Q: WHAT ARE THE SETUP PROCEDURES AND TIMES?
A: Set up is from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. All booths must be completely set up by 7:30, the market opens to the public at 8 a.m. Pull up to the brick plaza – a market volunteer will approach, great and lead you to your assigned space – please advise them as to whether or not you are a first time vendor.  Once in the appropriate space, unload all the contents you will need for your booth. After unloading, please park your vehicle in the designated area, come back and begin to set up your booth. 

Q: CAN I BREAK DOWN MY BOOTH EARLY IF I WANT TO?
A: No. You may only break down your booth before 2:00 p.m. if you are COMPLETELY sold out of your items. Early departure or breakdown with prior authorization may result in forfeiting your ability to participate again.

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Q: CAN I SMOKE IN MY BOOTH?
A: No. You may smoke in designated areas – the parking lot.

Q: CAN I DRIVE ON THE PLAZA TO UNLOAD AND LOAD?
A: Yes. Before 8 am to unload and after 2 pm to load. period. Absolutely no vehicle on the plaza between 8 and 2 pm. Please see “Setup Procedures and Times” answer for rules regarding unloading. 

Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH MY TRASH AND EMPTY BOXES?
A: Take it with you to dispose of off site. Failure to remove ALL trash, boxes, or other waste may result in forfeiting your rights to participate again. If you are caught disposing of waste materials improperly (ex. dumping cooking oil down drains or throwing rock salt on the ground or at the base of trees) you will forfeit any form of participation in any and all Augusta Market and Augusta Market sponsored events. 

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