HobNob Events Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have a question after reading through the below, please contact us at Events@HobNobEvents.com.
I'm interested in being a vendor at one of your Markets or Specialty Fair at the Market (Health Fest, Pet Fair, Flea Market, etc.). What is the process?
All Market applications must be filled out online. Specialty Fairs have their own applications that you can find here.
The application deadline for all of our Farmers Markets is February 15, 2016. Specialty Fairs have their own deadlines, see that specific application.
I am applying to two different Markets that take place on the same day (i.e. Sundays), but I only want to be accepted to one of them (I’m open as to which one I am accepted to). How do I indicate this on the application?
There is a question on the application that relates to this. Please mark the appropriate choice. If there is additional information on this topic you would like us to be aware of please include it in the “any other special requirements or comments” section.
If I have a 10x10 tent but need room on the sides of my booth for patrons to shop, am I considered oversized?
Yes, you are. Please mark that request on the application. If space is available we will do our best to accommodate you. If it is a necessity to your selling, you will be considered an oversized booth.
I want to apply to be a vendor at one of your markets, but the deadline has passed, can I still apply? Do you have space available?
We accept Farmer Market applications year-round. After the February 15th deadline has passed, we look at applications on a monthly basis and accept new vendors based on space availability and need.
If the deadline has passed, we encourage you to still apply as there are times when an accepted vendor must drop out and we will then reach out to our wait list or newly applied vendors to fill any space that may become available.
How do you choose your Farmers Market vendors?
The selection process takes into consideration many factors including product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, grandfathered vendors, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone.
I do not sell a product. Can I set up a booth at your market?
Our markets focus on food and food related items. Informational vendors are not accepted into any of the markets. Exceptions may be made (determined on a case by case basis) for members of the merchants association, surrounding businesses, or market sponsors.
Can I come to your markets and pass out flyers to promote my new business/non-profit organization/charity event?
We wish to provide market customers with a relaxing and enjoyable experience where they can stroll through the market and interact with the market vendors. NO solicitors or distribution/marketing of non-approved products are allowed at our markets. This includes signature gathering for petitions and voter sign-up.
I’ve seen booths set up at your markets for items that are not on your vendor list or you’ve said you don’t allow in the market. Can you explain?
In order to support the community, the merchants on the street and the Merchant/Neighborhood Associations, we allow brick and mortar stores on the market streets to set up booths and sell their goods at the market. Therefore, you may see a few items that are not on our list. We also have a handful of wonderful “grandfathered” vendors that have been at the Market longer than HobNob has been managing it!
Do you close your markets during inclement weather?
Our markets are open rain, snow or shine and all holidays. We will only cancel during EXTREME weather conditions. We ask that you check your email for weather updates.
I have been accepted to be a vendor at two of your markets. Can I get a discount on the fees?
Vendor fees do not go to HobNob, they go to the neighborhood association or sponsoring organization, therefore we cannot offer any discounts for participation in multiple markets or events. A neighborhood association owns each market that we operate and the role of HobNob Events is to support and coordinate the markets to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. The mission of the market is to raise money for each individual neighborhood association so that they can utilize funds for local improvement projects.
I do not have any photos of my booth to upload for the application, what should I do?
Take some nice photos of your product(s).
If you would like to have HobNob Events help with your event please contact Nicole via Email at Nicole@HobNobEvents.com or by phone at 303.734.0718.