Vintage Vendor

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HERE’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN A VINTAGE VENDOR: 

Heights Sweetheart Market is a juried event, meaning vendors are selected based upon the goods they have to offer, and most importantly fitting in with our motto at the trail- peace love & local! In order to be selected as a vendor, your business must fit our criteria and guidelines. We take pride  in offering a quality show that has a well balanced mix of high quality goods.  Items must be at least 40 percent home made or items repurposed, upcycled, altered, or creatively reinvented using items that are 40 years or older.  We allow new/resale items of unique categories with local owners, no national distributors.                                              COMPLETE A 2017 VENDOR INTEREST FORM

1. Do you have a friendly personality, an old soul, a free spirit, or a fun loving passion for people, good junk & life in general?  Then CONGRATS – you just passed Sweetheart Rule #1!

2. Do you find yourself scouring the backroads, abandoned buildings, estate sales and more to fill your vintage soul?

3. You see the beauty in the weathered & worn. You adore vintage that has lived a long life and agree that only time and the life it lived, tells a story and gives it the timeless look that makes it one of a kind.

4. At night you dream of what creative display you can come up with next to show off your vintage in a way that’s never been done before. You push the boundaries of good merchandising and have a knack for showing off your goods.

5. A curator of one or more of the following:  mid century modern, vintage clothing, architectural salvage, rusty & crusty, vintage jewelry, industrial, rustic, primitives, pretty & chippy, european vintage, repurposed items, high quality handmade goods, vintage garden, artisan, local food, music.

 WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS THAT MAKE QUALITY AND CREATIVE HANDMADE GOODS. Do you make quality and creative handmade goods? We’re looking for you! We’re excited to announce that we’ve made room for Handmade goodness at our show.

THIS IS WHERE IT’S AT!:

Located outdoors on a historic street in Houston Heights. Heights neighborhood is sure to bring you memories to last a lifetime. It’s full of character, adventure, fun, food, music & locally owned shops!

IMPORTANT FACTS: 

2017 Booth Fee $100   The one-day show will go on rain or shine and booth fees are nonrefundable for any reason. 

All spaces are outdoors.  We prefer that you have a tent. We are going for a unique high end shopping experience, and we feel that a tent looks nicer. It also protects your merchandise from weather. Spaces are approx. 10×10′. Weights are also a great item to bring as we are in a windy part of the city and we do not want tents flying away. They are a huge help in stabilizing larger merchandise. If you would like volunteers to help you set-up a tent please let us know on your application, otherwise you will be instructed on set-up times.

Electricity is not available.  

WHAT DOES A JURIED SHOW MEAN EXACTLY?:

It means that your application will be reviewed by a group and you’ll be selected base upon the photos and information you  provided when filling out the application. (The photos you send are very important in this process) Originality, the quality of product and booth display are all key when viewing your photos. Within 4 days after receiving your application we’ll contact you via email and let you know if you’ve been accepted.

If you’ve been accepted we’ll send you the full contract to sign and return with payment.

Please show us your loot! You can link to 1-3 photos of what best represents you and your merchandise. (Website or facebook images work best.) Your merchandising and creative display skills should be visible in your photos. You don’t have to have been a vendor anywhere in the past. We welcome all creative lovers to the trail! Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience, we’d still love to see what you do with your vintage.  Don’t hesitate to take the plunge and apply for the show we can’t wait to see your goods!  If you want to participate as a vendor, please complete the Vendor Interest Form below. Approved vendors will receive a monthly registration link via eventbrite.

ARE YOU A MUSICIAN OR INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOOD VENDOR?

You will fill out a separate form, different than the online applicaton provided here.

Please email us at  market@teaplusart.com

TERMS OF USE

Vendors must operate within Heights Sweetheart Market’s Terms of Use. Payment of your invoice indicates that you agree with our terms of use below. All sales final, booth fees are non-refundable since marketing and planning expenses are incurred for each event.

Weather: Heights Sweetheart Market is an OUTDOOR market. Therefore, the market will take place RAIN or SHINE. The market and its organizers are not responsible for damage relating to the weather.

Licensing and Permits: Vendors are responsible for their own permits and licenses. Vendors are responsible for collecting sales tax.

Insurance: Vendors are responsible for their own insurance. The market organizers are not responsible for injury, loss of items, theft, and damage. Vendor assumes all risk and liability associated with selling at the event, including theft, damage of items, injury etc.  Heights Sweetheart Market does not guarantee sales. The market organizers reserve the right to cancel the market.

Booths must be staffed 15 minutes before the market opens to the public and must remain staffed throughout the entire duration of the market. Vendors are not permitted to leave or pack up early. Packing up begins when the market ends on Sunday evening at 6PM. Vendors who pack up and leave earlier than 6PM will not be allowed to participate in Heights Sweetheart Market events.

Vendor/Booth locations will assigned based on arrival time and the flow/mix of products. Vendors are expected to sell the items that they indicated in their application. Items that do not meet the aesthetic requirements of the market are not permitted to be sold. Craft vendors are not permitted to sell food or beverages.

We do not hold reservations for unpaid invoices. Therefore, vendors who have not paid invoices for their booth fee within 48 hours of receiving an invoice will forfeit their spot at the market.

No Show Policy: Vendors who do not show up for their reserved space without contacting us beforehand and before the cancellation deadline will not receive booth credits and may be barred from future markets. We cannot have empty spaces at the market.

Behavior: Vendors must behave in a courteous manner to each other customers, and to employees/representatives/contractors of the market. Vendors who are disruptive and rude will be asked to leave the market and will not receive refunds for their booth fees.

2017 VENDOR INTEREST FORM