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MARKET VENDORS

Want to join us for a market? We love supporting locally made, hand-crafted goods! 

At the Polson Artisan Market we pride ourselves in creating unique events in the North Okanagan that include great experiences for visiting customers in addition to a wide and curated variety of vendors.

To participate, you must make it, bake it, grow it, or upcycle (no resellers).

Wanna learn how to start a market business?

Here's some topics on getting started:

  • How to display my goods

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Upcoming Events

If you book 8 or more night markets, you get 10% off on your invoice. This includes Canada Day, and the Sundog Festival. Prices below reflect regular vendors, Food Trucks have their own fee structure. Please email for more details.

Polson Artisan Night Market - 2024 Season

Starting May 17 and running until Sept 13, Polson Park

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $45+gst

It's our 4th season! Can you believe it! Time flies when you're having fun. Last year we did 13 Fridays with themes out of a possible 18, and we'll probably have a similar amount this year as well -- like the dog market, fashion show, pride, bike parade, renaissance market, and more. 

Warning about 2024 Season: Work has started on naturalization of the creek in Polson Park, and the flow of traffic in the park has changed. The city is working with us to ensure as little disruption to events as possible, but we do have a tighter space for loading this year. Let us know if you need a hand, we like to help as much as we can. Thanks!

Silver Star Summer Series 

Main Events - June 22, Wine Fest - Aug 2, Crankworkx - Sept 7, Beer Fest

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $50+gst

Mini-Events, Every other saturday between June 29 and Aug 31

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $25+gst

So the Destination Silver Star team along with Local Losers Underground has put together an amazing season of music on the hill. Every saturday there will be great music happening in the village. In addition, there are some weekends with bigger events, and some with smaller additional events. So to best accommodate our vendors we're offering the bigger events as usual, but also that you can go up and vend any saturday you'd like for a smaller fee.

Canada Day 

July 1, Polson Park, Hours TBD

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $75

Always a great event, lots of folks come down to the park that we don't otherwise see on Fridays, so it's a great opportunity to meet new customers and hang out listening to great local music. This year it's on a Monday.

Squires Pub - Happy Hour market
July 20, Squires Pub - 6301 Stickle Rd, 2-6pm

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $40
We're really excited to be partnering up with our friends over at the Squires Four Pub! Live Music! Alcohol Tasting! Artisan Market! Happy Hour deals on food and drinks inside the newly reopened Pub! And more!

ps - this event is family friendly! 

Sundog Festival 

Sept 20/21, Polson Park, Hours TBD

Outdoors, 10x10 booths, $50-friday half day, $80-saturday all day

The third year of Culture Days festivities in Vernon, second year of the Sundog Festival. The Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO) along with a board of volunteers hosts an amazing 2-day festival of music, culture, and events for all ages in Polson Park, and we get to come along! They haven't announced a headliner yet, but there's a healthy budget for one, so it should be a great show!

 

2nd Annual Sleigh All Day - Holiday Market

Nov 29th - Dec 1st, Kal Tire Arena, Hours TBD

Indoors, Booth Sizes - 6x8, 8x8 (3 sided), 10x7, 10x10, Pricing on the portal

Now that this isn't our first rodeo with the giant Christmas market, we're ahead of schedule this year! We have slightly different dates this year, we've got Nov 29 to Dec 1. We think these dates will be even better even than last year, falling between all other major local events, but still right in the key time for local shoppers who value locally crafted artisan goods. We're super excited! 
So we're going to go ahead and let everyone start booking so you can start getting an idea of what your schedule will look like come Christmas. We'll do a split payment option so you can put a deposit on your booth, and pay the final remaining amount in October most likely, but that way we know who's down and can plan accordingly. 
So go ahead and login, and under reservations, hit Sleigh All Day! We'll be in touch after with next steps.

Light green are regular 6x8 spots

Dark Green are corner or special 6x8

Dark Blue are 7x10

Light Blue are corner 7x10

Pink are special 10x10ish, with a big exposure area

Purple are 8x8 3-sided spots

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Make sure you're signed up in the portal for emails when new markets are available. The email list on this website is for customers to be notified of events we'll be featuring vendors at.

Portal access for payments, bookings, maps & more!

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The button below is for our vendor guidelines, including general best practices for setup and takedown, and just a few rules we have in place. Its a short document, please make sure you read the parts related to your business.

We are a make it, bake it, grow it, upcycle market.

We don't accept resellers at this time.

We love our vendors! We're so excited to promote local makers, businesses and farmers. Here's a couple tips for helping us get to know you:

1. Doing this application may take you 5 minutes, please include full addresses to social media links, and/or photos of your booth and products. 

2. Please write a short description of your business, this also helps. Please include products and any noteworthy business history.

3. The way you type your name is how it's going to show up for everything I do, forever, I don't want to get them wrong, so I copy exactly what you've written. Please make sure there are no spelling mistakes, and that you've capitalized when needed. ie. Joe's Handmade Goods instead of joes handmade goods.

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What to expect as a vendor....

Apply

Hit the button above, and fill out the application. If possible please include a photo of your booth set up.

Select dates you'd like to attend.

Acceptance email

You'll get an email that says "You're In".

Please follow the instructions in the email.

Login and pay

Please login and pay for your booth by the monday before the market.

If you can't make it, or need to change a date please let us know, or remove your requested date so others can have the space.

Market Day

Thanks so much for joining us!

 

Follow the instructions on the setup email (usually sent out 1-2 weeks before an event) for setup details!

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Refund Policy

We try to give out refunds and credits as much as possible, but we will reserve the right to make our own judgement on refunds when we get into the last 48 hours before a market. A small amount of special events will have their own unique rules, keep an eye out on emails.

Please give us as much notice as you can if you don't think you'll be attending so we can try to find someone to take your spot. We still incur costs weekly for running the market, and we'd like to keep this going and keep it afloat by making sure we have the best possible chance at covering those costs.

Thanks for understanding!

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