Harvest Artisan Market
Saturday, November 14
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Holly Springs Cultural Center
Spend the morning shopping from local artisans. A great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping. A list of vendors will be posted before the market. Federal, state, and local Covid-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
Vendor Information and Application
All goods must be handmade by the crafter or artisan (kits and foreign or commercially made products are not permitted). Independent consultants representing a business such as Color Street Nails, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, etc. are prohibited.
Artisanal foods will also be accepted. Homemade food items and produce made or grown by the vendor such as jams, jellies, spices, honey, decorative cookies, etc. are eligible to be sold at the Harvest Artisan Market. Vendors may only sell items approved through the application. Artisanal food vendors must provide a COI listing the Town of Holly Springs as an additional insured and documentation of all permits and licenses from NC Department of Agriculture.
In the application, all vendors must provide photos of the product to be sold and the booth setup. Unless exempted by the state, all vendors will need to submit a copy of their NC Department of Revenue Sales Use and Tax Certificate of Registration. If you have applied for a sales tax certificate, but have not yet received it, you may submit a copy of the confirmation letter from the Department of Revenue. This certificate must be displayed at your booth the day of the event.
Fees & Application Process
All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The Town reserves the right to reject any vendor it deems unacceptable. Spaces can be purchased for $30 per 10x10 space. Multiple spaces can be purchased if needed. Social distance spacing will be between each vendor.
Applications are available beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9 a.m. until Friday, October 30 at 5 p.m. Applications are subject to close early if all slots are sold before October 30.
Access the online application here.
Check In and Setup
Vendor check in is 7-8:30 a.m. the morning of the market. Vendors are allowed to drive to their booth space to unload supplies, but all vehicles must be cleared from the area by 8:30 a.m. Any vendors arriving after 8:30 a.m. will be required to park and carry supplies from the parking area to their assigned booth space. Displays must be completed and aisles cleaned by 8:45 a.m. regardless of arrival time.
Booth spaces are 10' X 10'. All vendors must furnish their own display equipment and provide the necessary protection from the elements. Sandbags or other tent weights are required (tents will be on a hard surface). Each vendor must stay in his/her assigned booth space. No signage, advertising, or selling can be done outside of this space. All displays are to be in good taste, neat and maintain a professional appearance. No canopies, tables, or chairs will be provided. Electricity, water, and sewer disposal are not available. The Town of Holly Springs will determine the placement of booths and vendors. Under no circumstance can a vendor “sublet,” transfer, or give their space assignment to anyone without written approval by the Holly Springs Marketing and Special Events Coordinator.
If sales are being made, vendors will need to display their NC Department of Revenue Sales Use and Tax Certificate for the entirety of the event.
Market Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
You must maintain your booth until closing. Early packing will not be allowed. Vehicles will not be allowed to remain in the booth area. Parking will be provided nearby. Prior to the market, you will receive your booth space number, assigned set-up time, directions, market map, parking instructions, and other important information.
Breakdown and Cleanup
Breakdown cannot begin until the end of the market, which is 1 p.m. Staff will tell vendors when they can bring their vehicles back on the vendor area. All garbage must be placed in the provided dumpsters (event maps will be provided in market packets prior to the event) and boxes must be broken down.