frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are based in Central Florida and host markets at different venues several times a year. 

What does it cost to be a vendor?

We don't have a set fee. Depending on the event and location, booth fees may be different for each market. Our fees cover the cost of the venue, advertising, costs for items like music and entertainment and administrative fees. We will always provide the cost of the spaces on the application for each event. 

What does a "juried market" mean?

We carefully select every vendor that attends our markets through a juried application process. We will ask several questions about your business and products to get to know you and your business better. We require vendors submit an application with photos of their products and/booth pics. If you're new to markets, no worries! This is why we require both, booth and product pics. We also encourage our vendors to have a strong social media presence. We do not approve MLM or Direct Sales companies.

How do we know if we've been selected?

Our applications for some events are open only for a certain amount of time. Once the deadline has passed for application submissions, we will send out emails on your status. If approved, payment to hold your spot is due within 72 hours. Please be sure to add vandmmarket@gmail.com to your APPROVED SENDERS list in your email address book.

What if I am not selected as a vendor?

There could be many reasons someone may not be selected. The most common is too many of one type of business. If this is the case, you will be added to a waitlist. If someone does not pay their fee, or cancels, we will reach out to you and see if you're still interested in joining our event. 

Can I share a booth space with someone else?

Yes! We do allow more than one vendor to share a space, however, both vendors need to apply and be approved. Only one booth fee will need to be paid though. 

Do you allow babies/kids at your markets?

ABSOLUTELY! We are supportive of moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, etc. We understand that some vendors may not have childcare, that some vendors require their kids be with them due to their own personal reasons, or that some vendors just like their kids there to help them. We support family and love when vendors bring their kids. We trust that vendors know how to conduct themselves and their children in a respectable manner and to not disrupt others around them. 

If I don't get accepted to a market, should I continue to apply?

YES! YES! YES! Some of our markets have limited spaces available and we cannot accept everyone, although we would love to! Please do not get discouraged if you're not accepted into one of our markets and please continue to apply for future events. 

Do you allow more than one of the same types of business?

We only allow a maximum of 2 similar-like businesses at each event. If we already have a category that is full, we won't be able to accept more vendors. However, if a vendor cancels, we will let the next person on our list know if they're still interested in attending. This is why it is very important to apply, even if we are full. 

Is the market dog/pet friendly?

Since we host our market at different venues, we cannot answer "yes" for every market. However, we check with each venue before the event and will be sure to relay the message to vendors/shoppers if pets are allowed. 

Have another question? Please send us an email!

vandmmarket@gmail.com