Think summer! Huttleston Marketplace looking for vendors
The Huttleston Marketplace in Fairhaven, MA, will be starting its second season on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after a successful run last summer. Application forms for vendors are now available at a link shown below.
The marketplace, operated by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism, is held on Saturdays on the lawn of the Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main Street at the intersection of Route 6, next to Fairhaven High School.
In 2019 it will run from June 1 through September 14. The following Saturday, September 21, the seventh annual Harvest Fun Day will be held at the same location. Huttleston Marketplace vendors have the option of adding Harvest Fun Day to their schedule.
The following link downloads the application form that includes all the specific rules and guidelines. http://fairhaventours.com/wp-contentuploads/2018/12/Application-Form-2019.pdf
Categories for Huttleston Marketplace vendors are: arts, crafts, photography (crafts must be handmade); local authors; antiques, vintage collectibles, used books; whole fresh farm produce, plants; prepared food (requires food vendor permit from BOH); the Huttleston Marketplace does not accept representatives/consultants for commercially produced, direct sales products.
Vendors may sign up for single Saturdays of their choice at $20 for an 11’x11′ space. There is a nine-week discount rate of $100 for any nine weeks, and a full season discount of $150 for the 16-week season. (Plus another $20 can be tacked on for Harvest Fun Day.)
Some vendors sign up for one or two Saturdays at the beginning of the season and then add on dates at $20 each as the summer goes on. One does not need to choose all of the weeks at the beginning of the season.
The cost of the space is a donation to the Tourism Gift Account and that money is used to promote the marketplace, purchase related supplies, and to hire local musicians to perform during the day.
Last season a total of 65 vendors participated during the course of the season. Each Saturday there were about 30 to 35 booths set up. The majority of vendors are eager to return in 2019, and we expect the marketplace will grow in its second season.
You can visit the web page here: https://fairhaventours.com/huttleston-marketplace/.
There is also a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HuttlestonMarketplace/.
If you have any other questions, feel free to call the Fairhaven Office of Tourism at 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.
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