Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Salem Open Market
The Salem Open Market at Haunted Happenings is a juried arts market that will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the last three weeks in October. The market sets up in the heart of Salem’s pedestrian zone along Essex Street and Derby Square. Hours and pricing vary depending on the location, see below.
Please contact for space at the Salem Food Truck Festival, September 30th and October 1st.
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. We are looking for products in keeping with the spirit of Haunted Happenings, however items do not need to have a Halloween theme. Products should appeal to the eclectic customer base visiting Salem during the month of October. 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. The application and agreement that each artist/maker signs forbids the sale of manufactured and resale items.
Applications will be open on our website February 7, 2017 and will remain open until all available spaces have been filled. In addition to our online form, the photos are required. Two of your product, and one of your display.
2017 Dates and Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017 (Essex Street)
Monday, October 9, 2017 (Essex Street)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 13, 14 and 15, 2017
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: October 20, 21 and 22 2017
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: October 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Derby Square Vending: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Essex Street Vending: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Vendor Fees and Making Payments:
Derby Square Reserved Spaces
10’ x 10’ – $125 per day
10’ x 20’ – $225 per day
Essex Street Reserved Spaces
10’ x 10’ – $225 per day
10’ x 20’ – $325 per day
Derby Square Stand-by Spaces
10’ x 10’ – $175 per day
10’ x 20’ – $275 per day
Essex Street Stand-by Spaces
10’ x 10’ – $275 per day
10’ x 20’ – $375 per day
Upon acceptance you will be sent an email with your reserved dates and a link to our Payment Page. Our preferred method of payment is through the Payment Page on the website. Please bookmark this page for fast and easy payments. If you prefer, you may also send a check to our office.
Due to the short duration of this market all payments are due by September 15, 2017.
Additional dates may be added at any time during the season. Confirmation of additional dates is subject to market and/or category availability. To add dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All vendors are required to display their booths in a professional manner:
- Only sturdy tents with white canopies are permitted
- Your must display your Business Name/Logo on your tent, banner, or signage
- 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 tent area, and all trash must be hauled away at the close of the day
- Smoking is not permitted
A minimum of 40lbs per leg of tent is mandatory at the Greenway Open Market. Cinder blocks, bricks, water jugs and other crude methods of weighing down your tents are unacceptable. This policy will be strictly enforced as to ensure the safety of our customers and fellow vendors.
Below are a few approved links to tent weights online:
Amazon - Heavy Duty Premium Weight Bags
Etsy - DIY PVC Tent Weight Tutorial
Setup/Breakdown, Booth Assistance :
A comprehensive setup email will be sent to accepted vendors the Friday prior to each scheduled market with your space and time assignment. Our staff will be assisting during setup/breakdown, and will be onsite throughout day to address your needs. Additionally, helpers will be on hand to provide temporary booth sitting to allow artists to visit restrooms or grab a bite to eat. Booth sitting will be limited to 20 minutes. Please plan to bring a helper if you require additional assistance in your booth.
Join Our Facebook Vendor Resource Page:
A private group has been created for accepted vendors. This new 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/
In the event that you’ve been accepted into the market but have to cancel, we offer full refunds up to one month prior to the market date. After that, we offer a 50% discount on cancellations until two weeks prior to the market date. If you cancel within two weeks of the date of the market, we do not offer refunds of any amount due to the proximity of the event. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the market and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space.
The Salem Open Market is a rain or shine market. By choosing to participate in a rain or shine market, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. In the event of a closing due to severe weather, reserved vendors will receive a credit only for a future market date.
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 Salem Open 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, the Salem Open Market and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Salem Open Market 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. The Salem Open Market reserves the right to amend or add to the applicable rules pertaining to and governing the Salem Open Market at any time during and before the operating season without notice. The interpretation of all the rules by the promoters shall be final.
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