VENDOR INFORMATION PAGE

Please read this page in it's entirety before applying & bookmark for future reference. Market staff are working diligently to prepare for the event and are not available to answer questions that are answered on this page. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

2022 Vendor applications are CLOSED - Thank you to everyone who applied.

FAQ:

Q. How do I apply to participate as a market vendor?

A. Vendor applications are accepted directly through our online application form. Please note that emails or social media messages are not considered in place of an application and incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please, these will not be returned.

Q. When do vendor applications open and what is the cut-off date for applying?

A. Vendor Applications open Monday, Feb 14th, 2022 and the cut-off date for applying is: Feb 27th, 2022 by midnight and vendors fees are due on March 1st, 2022 by midnight.

Q. Who can apply to participate as a vendor?

A. Artists, Crafters, Designers and Food/ Beverage Vendors located within the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Wellness Practitioner's and Direct Sale Representatives will not be approved - sorry! Charitable Organizations, Non-profits and Social Enterprises are welcome to apply and will be prioritized.

Q. How will I be notified if I am selected?

A. A list of selected vendors will be posted promptly on our website and social media accounts on Feb 28th at 7 AM.

Q. How much does it cost to participate as a vendor?

A. All vendor spots are 6 ft  wide & approx. 3 - 4 ft deep. Vendor fees: $200 + hst. Vender and application fees are non-refundable or transferrable. Due to the large volume of vendor applications, we have administered a mandatory $5 application fee for the jury processing time and to help discourage non-serious applicants from applying.

Vendor fees are payable by e-transfer only. Payable to: jacquelyn.miccolis@hotmail.com If your bank requires a password question and answer, please email the answer to: info@sparklesnsawdust.comVendors are required to included their business name in the e-transfer for payment verification purposes. We are not able to verify your payment without this. If fees are not received by March 1st, your spot will be given to the next selected vendor and you will not be considered for future markets. Thank you for your cooperation!

If you are an accepted vendor and require a receipt,  please let us know by email: info@sparklesnsawdust.com and we will email you a formal invoice - thank you.

Q. How much does it cost to attend the market?

A. The event is FREE for the general public to attend and we welcome people from all walks of life, to join in on the fun. This is a family-friendly community event, that is held outside on street level and is therefore wheel chair accessible.

For our 2022 Market we will be collecting donations at the market entrance in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia's A Different Stage of Mind Fundraiser. For more information please CLICK HERE

Q. Is the event pet friendly?

A. No, sorry!

 

Q. Where is the event being held?

A. The Supernova Market is held within Rogers Square, which is a beautiful air hub space between the Nova Centre in Downtown Halifax.

Q. Are washrooms available for vendors?

A. Yes

Q. Where do I unload my products and park my vehicle?

A. Vendors are not permitted to park within Rogers Square under ANY circumstances. There are lots of paid parking lots in the surrounding area (ex. Grafton St. across from The Stubborn Goat) as well as street parking upon availability. Street parking is free on weekends in Downtown Halifax. We recommend parking on Prince and Sackville Street (if possible). Please bring a cart and/or a helper to easily unload your products.

Q. Is free wifi provided?

A. Yes! There is free public wifi. Please note: The Supernova Market holds no accountability for the quality or speed of the wifi, as we are not the providers. Login is required to access the wifi, which includes terms/conditions, your name and email address. There is no password needed to access the wifi.

Q. Is electricity available?

A. No, sorry! Due to the market being held outside, electricity is not available. Please DO NOT apply if you require electricity to keep your food/beverage products hot or cold.

Q. Are tables and chairs provided?

A. No, vendors are required to bring their own 6ft table and chair - no exceptions.

Q. Will the market run rain or shine?

A. Rogers square has an overhead covering and therefore, unless there is down-pouring rain or extreme weather conditions, the market will run on the date that it is scheduled for. Due to April being slightly unpredictable weather wise, our rain date is: Sunday May 1st, 2022 at 1 - 6 PM. Please do not apply if you are not available for both dates.

Q. How do I stay up to date with the latest market information?

A. Follow us on Instagram @thesupernovamarket and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/479604076940957

Market-Day Rules

  1. Vendors are not permitted to set-up early and are expected to arrive promptly at noon.

  2. Vendors must complete their set up prior to the commencement of the market. Vendors should be ready to sell, with all wares displayed at the start of the market at 1:00 pm.

  3. Vendors must provide their own equipment – tables, chairs, signage, hand sanitizer etc.

  4. Vendors may only sell products approved through their vendor application.  

  5. Vendors should keep their designated area clean, attractive and within the boundaries of their marked area.

  6. Vendors will receive one vendor lanyard upon arrival and is allowed only one person to help manage their station.

  7. Vendors must stay for the entire duration of the event. If a vendor has sold out of their product, a “sold out” sign may be displayed, but the table should not be removed until the end of the market.

  8. Vendors are not allowed to bring pets, drink alcohol or smoke at the market, or on the property of the market site.

  9. Vendors must remove all garbage, clean their area of debris and remove all visible signs of their stall within one hour of market closing. Cardboard boxes should be removed from the site and not left for the market staff.

  10. Vendors must not be at the market when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not aggressively selling their products, and not making negative comments about other vendors.

  11. Vendors are expected to be respectful of others and we have a strict zero tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination or any kind. Market security reserves the right to tell any vendor who is caught in violation of these terms to leave without any monetary compensation for lost market time.

  12. Music is not permitted to be played by vendors during the market.

  13. This is not a scent-free event, however please be mindful of scent sensitives and avoid wearing any strong perfumes of colognes.

  14. Vendors are solely responsible for their own personal belongings and market staff is not liable for any theft or damages that occur.

  15. Food and beverage vendors are responsible for any applicable health and safety food vendor permits and licensing requirements. Vendors must also adhere to any applicable food allergen labeling laws.

Covid-19 Policies:

If the Supernova Market is not able to be held on the scheduled date, due to Covid-19 restrictions, mandate changes or lock-down the event will be rescheduled for a later date. Vendor fees are non refundable or transferrable.

We will strictly adhere to all Covid-19 regulations and this may include but is not limited to: the requirement to wear a proper fitting face mask, social distancing and all vendors are required to be double vaccinated and with a booster shot if applicable.

If you are unable to participate in the market due to Covid-19 quarantine, your vendor space will be forfeited - without compensation. However, you are welcome to have a friend or family member sell on your behalf (if possible).

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, the restrictions can change at any given time and we have no control over this. Therefore, we have zero tolerance for ANY abusive communications from vendors regarding this. The health safety of our staff, vendors and guests is our #1 priority and the market manager reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to strictly adhere to new regulations. Vendors will be notified in advance by email, if any changes are made.

 

Thank you for your cooperation!