Gifted Holiday Marketplace – Applications Open!
Stay tuned for more info Gifted 2017!
What are the criteria for becoming a vendor at Gifted?
The products sold at Gifted must be made by an Oregon-based business. Preference will go towards products made in Portland and to products of a high-quality, functional nature.
How do I become a vendor at the next Gifted Marketplace?
Applications for the 2017 Gifted Marketplace are NOW OPEN and will remain open until September 11th. You must apply using the application form listed at the bottom of this page during that 3-week period. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstance.
Do You accept food vendors?
Yes! If you make a packaged food product, beer, liquor, or wine then please apply using the form below. You will be allowed to sample food and drinks during the event. Thanks to our beer sponsors, accepted Gifted vendors may drink for free during and after the event.
What about prepared food?
If you are a food cart who would like to sell your food at the event then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept a limited number of food carts each year.
When are applications Due?
Applications are due by midnight September 11th.
Is there a fee to apply?
There is no fee to apply.
What happens if I am accepted?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on Sept 25th. At that time you will be given instructions on how to pay your booth fee by the deadline.
What happens if I am not accepted?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on Sept 25th.
Can I cancel my application or booth reservation at any time?
You may cancel your booth reservation up until the booth payment deadline without any penalty. If you cancel between Oct 1st and Nov 1st, we will refund your booth fee minus a $50 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds under any circumstances for cancellations between Nov 2nd and Dec 2nd. It takes a lot of time and work to create layouts, programming, manage applications and fill canceled booths so please do not apply if you cannot make the Dec 2nd event.
Can I share a booth with another vendor?
Yes, you may share your booth with up to two vendors per booth with the exception of maker, artist or retail collectives. Please note that vendors who will be sharing a booth must apply using the same application. Maker, artist, and retail collectives may be asked not to sell specific items if those items are already represented by another vendor.
Is there pipe and drape between the booths?
There will be pipe and drape behind the booths, but not between them.
Do you provide any tables and chairs?
We provide a 6ft table for each vendor but you will need to bring your own chair. If you would like us to rent a chair for you then we can do so for an additional fee.
Is there access to electrical outlets?
Yes, however, you must request electrical connection in your application and bring your own extension cord and power strip. If you do not have your own power strip or extension cord, we can provide you one for an additional fee.
When will vendor load-in take place?
Vendor load-in will take place after 8pm on Friday, Dec 1st, and between 8am-10am on Dec 2nd. Vendors must be set up and ready to go by 11am on December 2nd.
Will there be any special promotions before and during the event?
Yes! We will be purchasing ads in multiple local newspapers, as well as Facebook and other online ads for the event. We will be printing up postcards and posters for accepted vendors to distribute. We will also be promoting each accepted vendor throughout the month of November as we lead up to the event. More information on promotions will be sent out as we get closer to the event.
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