Holiday Market Application

Applications accepted September 14th through September 30th

Each year we host a holiday market within our event space during the busiest shopping days of the year. This year we're accepting applications September 14th - 30th. We're already excited for December's market and, in terms of quality applicants, anticipate 2018 to be the most competitive year thus far! Please read the information below before submitting an application for review. 

Holiday Market Details 

Where: Within The Rust Belt Market's event space - 22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale.

When: December 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2018. 

Rate: $800 total for the 11 consecutive days of shopping. We require approved applicants to participate in all dates. 

Size: We have a total of 17 spaces available for booking. Each space is 9X9.' You cannot choose your space location.

Holiday Hours

  • Friday, December 14th: 11am-7pm 
  • Saturday, December 15th: 11am-7pm
  • Sunday, December 16th: 11am-7pm 
  • Monday, December 17th: 11am-7pm 
  • Tuesday, December 18th: 11am-7pm 
  • Wednesday, December 19th: 11am-7pm 
  • Thursday, December 20th: 11am-7pm 
  • Friday, December 21st: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday, December 22nd: 11am-9pm
  • Sunday, December 23rd: 11am-9pm
  • Monday, December 24th: 11am-3pm
  • Closed Tuesday, December 25th

If approved, you must staff your shop for all dates and hours listed above. 

Additional Fees

  • Share-A-Space Fee, $200
  • Tables are available for rental, $10 each

Application Process

From September 14th through September 30th, we are collecting applications for review. You must include at least one link (website, etsy, instagram, or facebook) so we're able to view your company and the goods you intend to sell. We do not view products in person or by direct email correspondence. Every applicant will receive an approval or denial notice via email by Monday, October 15th.

Space Sharing

We do not offer matchmaking services but do allow holiday vendors to share a space with no more than one approved applicant. Keep in mind, this option is an additional $200 if approved. If you intend to share a space with an additional vendor, you must both complete our online application (below). Indicate this on your application and include the other person's first, last, and company name. Both applications will be juried. 

Booking Process 

Approved applicants will receive an online invoice, and payment in full is due by Monday, October 22nd. Failure to pay the invoice total on or before October 22nd will result in the forfeiture of reservation. Approved applicants who are sharing a space will be invoiced separately. We follow a strict No Refund Policy for any and all circumstances that result in cancellation of participation; additionally, we do not issue refunds to any vendor who fails to show up/participate in the holiday marketplace.

Approved applicants who have paid in full will receive a follow-up email containing additional details. 

Set Up & Breakdown 

Set up for the holiday market will take place Thursday, December 13th. 

Breakdown must take place Monday, December 24th immediately following the close of market. 

Apply Here

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Please share a little something about your company with us! Ideas: What makes your goods unique? What's your process? Do you have a storefront? Do you participate in other markets, festivals, or art fairs?

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