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Vendor FAQ

Looking to be a vendor at the Currie Market, but have a few questions. OR you’ve paid and confirmed as a vendor (congratulations) - now what? 

Please check out our frequently asked questions below before contacting us.

We have hundreds of vendors and participating businesses in this event and our Inboxes always take the brunt of it. We are happy to answer your questions, but it might take some time, so we recommend referring to this list first before reaching out.  

With that being said, if you don’t find the answer to your question below, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please be patient and give us a two-week buffer period to respond and get you the information you need to successfully be a vendor at this year’s market! 

Am I automatically signed up when you register? 

Yes. Once you have registered and paid your booth fee — you’re confirmed as participating in the market.

What’s the application process to become a vendor at the Currie Market? 

There is no application process. To become a vendor you must register and pay for your booth space. The festival limits the inventory of vendor categories to ensure a balanced mix of vendor types. Vendor space is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What’s included with registration? 

Registration includes a 10 x 10-foot space and one 8 foot table. Promotion and advertising is done by the festival. Any additional items needed for your booth, including tents, canopies, extra tables, chairs and display items are to be supplied by the vendor.

Are tents provided? 

No. You can rent from a local tent supplier. They must be fire code rated and 10 x 10 in size.

What are the Tent Requirements?

Max 10 x 10 in size. CAN ULC S109 fire rated. 25 pound weight for EACH leg of the tent and securely fastened to the frame of the tent. All displays and tables must remain underneath your tent and within the 10 x 10 space allotted. The festival adheres to strict emergency access regulations.  

Are we allowed to share a booth space with another vendor?

Sharing space is allowed if you are sharing with a business that is also in your vendor category. All products must remain within the 10 x 10 space allotted.

Can I play music at my booth or have performances at my booth? 

Amplified music and performances are not permitted 

Do I require a city permit or business license to be a vendor? No. 

Am I allowed to promote my business and hand out marketing materials? 

Yes, however all engagement with attendees must take place in and around your booth location. Canvassing the crowd is not permitted throughout the festival site. 

When do I find out about my booth location and set up details?

Vendor setup instructions are emailed TWO WEEKS prior to event day and include set up details, arrival times and booth location. Event organizers reserve the right to place vendors accordingly.  

Can I drive my vehicle onto the plaza for set up and tear down? 

No. Loading and Unloading will take place around the plaza.  

What marketing materials are provided by the market for vendors? 

When set-up instructions are sent, the market will provide a high-resolution logo and image to use in your own marketing.  General event marketing is done through our social media and website. We also have partnerships with local news media and sponsors.

What marketing requirements are expected from vendors at the market? 

Vendors are asked to promote the festival through their social media. It is an asset to have an online presence in order to promote your business and the overall market.

What time do vendors need to be on the market grounds to set up?

This information is provided in your setup instructions. Load in starts at 10:00 am 

Is there Wifi available? No

Is there power available? No

Are generators allowed? No

Can food trucks and food trailers use generators? 

Yes. The market encourages inverter generators because they are much quieter and reduce emissions. 

Is there a water hookup available? No

Is there grey water removal available? No

Do I need insurance? 

We recommend holding general liability insurance for your business but it is not required to participate in the market. 

Can I book multiple booths and can they be side-by-side, or in different locations? 

Yes, you can. During registration, indicate on your form if you want your booths in the same location or different locations.