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Sell at the Market

The inquiry and selection process for each Market season begins January 1st of every year. If you are interested in being considered as a Vendor please follow the guidelines below.  


1.   Submit an Inquiry:
In order to be considered for participation in the Sidney Street Market, your first step is to submit a Proper Inquiry by email. This must include:

  • specific details about your particular product or item
  • indicate whether the items are hand made by yourself
  • include as much detail as you can along with some history about yourself, and your experience with markets
  • include a good photo representation of your items and your set up if possible
  • submit all inquiries to westcoastimpressions@shaw.ca

2.   Review and Selection Procedures: 
Applications are by invitation only - they are not available on line. Only those reviewed and selected will be invited. Participation in past Markets does not guarantee a space in subsequent years; everyone is reviewed, each year. 

The first step in the selection of participants for a new year begins with an invitation to local retailers in our market footprint, offering them first right of refusal, to use the street space in front of their business.  They are given a deadline in which to respond. This sets the stage for what locations we will have available for others. During this same time, we will also be reviewing inquiries received from previous and new participants. If selected to receive an invitation at this time, they will be given a deadline to respond and complete their application process. If there is no response by the required deadline, their inquiry will go on a waiting list. 

3.   Guidelines for Category Selections:
Our policy includes limiting the number of vendors represented in any one category. Should the response from our first group of invitations enable us to fill some categories by the deadline outlined, then those categories will be considered full for the season.  If this does not happen, then newly submitted inquiries will be reviewed with new selections made, followed by invitations to those selected.  

This policy has allowed us to introduce new vendors each year, and helps to keep the market fresh and interesting. All inquiries do remain on a list for the season, and should things change in any category, will be considered for participation.
4.  Attendance and Payment Policy:
Market dates must be pre-booked with the application process. If selected to receive an invitation, you may choose the dates you are able to attend. The application process requires a pre-payment plan in place with your application for all dates you choose. Minimum attendance is 3 market dates. Payment options are outlined on the application forms.

We do not accept payments on market night and do not have a Drop in Policy. 

The Market fee is $65.00 per night. This includes all taxes and liability insurance.
We look forward to receiving your Inquiry Information. These guidelines and policies apply to all categories.  Should we require further information, we will contact you.