2018 MERCHANT APPLICATION
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9am – 4pm
Holiday Gift Market
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in being a vendor at our 3rd annual Girls of Grace Holiday Market. This is a community event designed to showcase unique, quality merchandise from our vendors and provide a fabulous shopping experience for our guests! We look forward to bringing the best possible merchandise to our Holiday Market and making this a successful event for all. This year’s Holiday Market is a juried show and we will limit vendors in each category to ensure a variety of merchandise, while allowing each merchant maximum sale potential. Applications must be accompanied by a minimum of 3 photos (these will not be returned if sent in via mail, but we welcome electronic submissions) of your merchandise or booth at an event you have previously attended. Application deadline is November 1.
This year’s Holiday Market will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Cleburne Conference Center. We are offering indoor booths, a 10’x10’ space, for $75 with a refundable $25 deposit. If you feel you may need more space, you can purchase a second 10’ X10’ area for an additional $50, with no additional deposit. On the application below, you can add additional booth spaces. The $25 deposit will be refunded at the end of the event after completion of the show as long as you do not cancel prior to 30 days before the show, break down your booth early, or fail to clean up your booth space(s). New this year: all booth fees and deposits MUST be paid within 7 days of receiving a paypal invoice or email confirming your tentative status as a vendor. Booth fees not paid at the end of the 7 days will result in the releasing of that spot and will be opened back up to other vendors.
Additionally we have 2 kitchen spaces as well as outdoor spaces for food trucks, children's activities, bounce houses, and plant sales. Indoor kitchens are $100.00 with a refundable $25 deposit. Outdoor spaces are $75 with a refundable $25 deposit. Please note: food can only be sold if it was prepared in a pre-approved kitchen with a health permit, and you must purchase a temporary health food permit from the Cleburne Health Department (114 W. Wardville, P.O. Box 677 Cleburne, TX 76033 Ph: 817-645-0958 Fx: 817-645-0967). The cost of this permit is $35. You are able to give away samples to secure future business or sale food items for profit.
Each indoor/outdoor vendor will be given a 10’ X 10’ area in or around the Cleburne Conference Center. We do not allow any booth sharing, so only one business per booth. Each vendor is allowed two workers per booth. All others will need to pay the admission charge. We encourage you to arrange childcare during this event, but if you must bring your children, they must stay with you in your booth area at all times, so as not to disturb other vendors & our shoppers. You may decorate however you like as long as it fits in the allotted area, and follows the Cleburne Conference Centers Rules and Regulations. These rules can be found at www.cleburneconferencecenter.com. We encourage creative and decorative displays and set ups. We will have the Conference Center open at 7am for set up on the morning of the Holiday Market. We will also open up the night before, Friday, November 9th, from 4:00-9:00 pm so that you may begin your set up then. The Conference Center will be locked and secure overnight.
We will provide one 6 x 3 ft. table and 2 chairs per indoor booth space. Additional tables are available and are $5 each. Invoices for additional tables and chairs, must be paid prior to Market setup. You can specify if extra tables/chairs are needed on the application. NO TABLE OR CHAIRS will be provided for outdoor booths. Please indicate below if you will need electricity; this will be provided at no additional charge on a first come, first serve basis, as not all booths will have access to an outlet. Girls of Grace will not have extension cords on hand for the event, so if you need electricity, it is your responsibility to bring cords. Wifi is available at no additional charge throughout the building. You may bring additional tables, canopies, back drops, hanging racks, and other décor as needed, but they must fit into your space.
In the past, we have tried to accommodate vendor requests to have their booth in a certain location in the building or to be near certain requested vendors; we will not be able to accommodate such requests for this event. This includes requests to be along a wall or close to an exit. Booth locations will be determined by the need for electricity and on a first come, first served basis. We will send out booth assignment locations one week prior to the event, so that you will be aware of your location and can prepare accordingly for any decor/merchandise displays.
We are excited to have you as a vendor at our show this year. We always have an exceptional turnout and most of our vendors are returning participants because they enjoy our show so much. We look forward to meeting you and kicking off the 2018 holiday season with your merchandise!
Girls of Grace