central FLEA Holiday Market
SATURDAY, December 2nd, 2017
Our first holiday event that brings together the best of art and culture in Central Square’s neighborhood pillar, Cambridge YMCA. Celebrating 100 of the region’s top independent artists, makers, and designers selling their unique handmade goods you can't find anywhere else. Vintage, Fair trade, edibles, and more. Just $1 at the door, kids under 12 attend free!
LOCATION: The Cambridge YMCA is a long standing staple of the community, sandwiched between Harvard and MIT. Durrell Hall, the lovely Victorian theatre that was officially opened in 1897 and re-dedicated in December 2003 hosts a variety of theatrical performances, readings, book signings, concerts and plays. The market takes place on the first floor of the Y's fitness facility, beautifully dressed in holiday cheer.
*NOTE: Due to the proximity of the event all applications must be received by 5pm EST November 13th, 2017. Acceptance emails will be received by 5pm EST November 15th, 2017.
All vendors are reviewed for acceptance by New England Open Markets. It is our goal to have a wide variety of products by artists and makers. Considerations include: quality, innovation and uniqueness of the wares; overall cohesiveness and consistency of your work; how your items are represented in your photos; and the need to diversify craft categories presented. We accept all types of art and handmade crafts.
Saturday December 2nd, 2017
11:00AM – 6:00PM
November 13th, 2017
November 15th, 2017
FEES, SPACE, & PAYMENTS:
Makers & Artists
6’ x 5’ (Standard 6ft Table) – $200
Upon acceptance you will be sent an email with your reservation and a link to our Payment Page. Our preferred method of payment is through the Payment Page on our website. Please bookmark this page for fast and easy payments.
*All payments are due upon acceptance.*
Tax ID Certificates:
Tax ID Numbers are required in Massachusetts. All Exhibitors must be in compliance with State & Federal Tax Laws and display Tax ID Certificate in booth. This is required for both in state and out of state vendors. If you do not have a tax id certificate, you can obtain one online in a few minutes at no cost. Click HERE to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Health and License Requirements: Food Vendors Only*
If accepted, each food vendor will be required to obtain a Cambridge Board of HealthTemporary Food Service Permit (additional fee of $25 applies, to be requested via Paypal). In order to obtain the temporary health permit you must email us the following documents after submitting your application below:
- Temporary Food Permit - apply here
- Serve Safe Documentation
- License from certified inspected kitchen/commissary
All vendors are required to display their booths in a professional manner:
- Your must display your Business Name/Logo at your table
- Floor length table cloths are required for all display tables
- Additional stock and boxes must be kept hidden under display
- Rented space must be kept tidy during operating hours, your goods/displays must not extend outside of your area, and all trash must be hauled away at the close of the day
Join Our Facebook Vendor Resource Page:
A private group has been created for accepted vendors. This page will be an internal resource page for accepted vendors of New England Open Markets only. Our staff will post reminders, updates, social media campaigns and other important info pertaining to the markets. Vendors may also use this new group page as an open forum to share ideas, suggestions and to sell products to each other. We encourage you to join after being accepted. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1347979558555385/
We do not offer cancellations/refunds of any kind for our Holiday Markets. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the market and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. Please book accurately and wisely.
Code of Conduct:
In order to ensure the quality and enjoyment of the market and to promote a safe and positive atmosphere, all vendors involved with the market shall abide by the following Code of Conduct.
- All persons shall act with respect toward other persons, their privacy and safety.
- Physical or verbal abuse to fellow vendors, costumers or market management of any kind will not be tolerated.
- All persons shall treat public and private property and equipment with respect.
Please report any activity that is deemed inappropriate to our on-site managers. Any violation of the Code of Conduct by a vendor will result in the immediate removal from the markets without refund. NE Open Markets owners, landlords, managers and promoters reserve the right to restrict or terminate any vendor’s activity which, in their opinion, is disruptive, slanderous, inappropriate or is detrimental to the quality of the event as a whole. In the event of any restrictions or evictions, NE Open Markets and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses.
NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to enforce and/or interpret the Rules and Regulations and make final judgment without exception. Exhibitors agree to comply with show policies, Rules & Regulations as stated herein. NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to restrict, modify or expel without refund any exhibit that it deems undesirable or in non-compliance.
The South End Holiday Market managers and promoters reserve the right to restrict or terminate any vendor’s activity or remove any product, which, in their opinion, is objectionable or inappropriate or is detrimental to the quality of the event as a whole. In the event of any restrictions or evictions, NE Open Markets, LLC and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. NE Open Markets, LLC managers and promoters reserves the right to remove, without refund or recourse, any exhibitor who misrepresents himself or his product. In addition, the promoter reserves the right not to select vendors who may not be suitable for the market. NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to amend or add to the applicable rules pertaining to and governing NE Open Markets, LLC at any time during and before the operating season without notice. The interpretation of all the rules by the promoters shall be final.
Need help? Email us, we’ll be happy to help!