Question & Answer
Q: What is the selection process for determining the vendors for The Market?
A: The Market is juried event. The jurying process involves sending in photos of your work via the application and answering all questions on vendor application form. We do suggest you thoroughly describe your product so jurors have a clear vision of what you are presenting to sell. Along with a jurying fee of $10 which is non-refundable. A selection committee will look over your photos and will then make their choice based on local, originality, creativity, marketability, general appeal, and quality of product.
Q: Is this event first come first serve based on the order you submit your application?
A: No, all applicants have an equal shot at being picked by the jury to be accepted into the show. WHEN you submit your application is not a factor. No applicants are guaranteed “in” .
Q: What qualifies as LOCAL? ( which is a requirement in the selection process)
A: Living or making the handcrafted product within 30 miles of Wichita Falls.
Q: When do you pay vendor fee of $75?
A: All vendors must pay the vendor fee directly after completing the application.
Q: What if my application is not accepted?
A: If the jury does not select your application/product to be apart of the show you will be refunded $65 of the $75 you submitted. There is a $10 juror fee which is non-refundable.
Q: Are children welcome to attend The Market?
A: The Market is held in downtown Wichita Falls. We want everyone to be welcome at this event but keep in mind there are going to be a variety of handcrafted products available for purchase which includes breakable items. If bringing children, please respect the artisans that are sharing their products with you.
Q: Are food vendors welcome to apply?
A: Yes! We will have a select number of spaces for food vendors to set up and sell their savory or sweet items.
Q: When will the applicants find out if they have been selected to attend The Market?
A: Deadline for Vendor Applications is one month before event. You will be notified within one week after deadline to let you know if you have been accepted to be a vendor at THE MARKET. 25 vendor spots are available.
Q: Who is welcome to attend?
A: EVERYONE!!!! Tell your friends and family. We want this to be a unique event for Wichita Falls. A place you can shop handcrafted items made by local artisans.