Vendor Information:

Please read this page in it's entirety before applying & bookmark it 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!

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 on August, 17th 2022 and applications will close once every spot has been filled.

Q. Who can apply to participate as a vendor?

 

A. Artists, Crafters, Designers, Food/ Beverage Vendors that are located within Atlantic Canada. Charitable Organizations, Non-profits and Social Enterprises are welcome to apply and will be prioritized. Independent businesses based in Halifax, Nova Scotia that are creative based will also be considered.

We do not accept re-sellers, wellness practitioner's or direct sale representatives - sorry This is a family friendly event, therefore products that have an adult theme or are marijuana/smoking/drug related are not permitted.

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

A. Selected vendors will be notified by email within 48 hours of applying.

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

A. There are two options available for vendors, please see below for details.

 

Tent Vendor: A large event tent will be provided for vendors, who are not interested in applying for a private chalet.

Tent vendor spaces are approx. 7 ft  wide x  3 ft deep.

Vendor fee: $200 + tax.

Chalet Vendors: There are only 8 Wooden Chalets which are available for vendors who want a private space or a more luxurious space to display their products.

No table is required for chalet vendors, due to their unique layout (see photo below) ; however, you may wish to bring a stool. There are power outlets in the white lighthouses along the perimeter of Foundation Wharf and on the lamp posts throughout the wharf that have power. Chalet vendors are welcome to use the power by running extension cords, however, please bring a cable mat to lay over all cords and wires. 

 

The vendor layout will be available for your viewing on our website during the first week of October.

 

Dimension information is available in the diagram below.

Vendor fee: $250 + tax.

Vendor 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's processing time and to help discourage non-serious applicants from applying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor fees are payable by e-transfer: 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 your vendor fee is not received by the due date your spot will be given to the next selected vendor and you will not be considered for future markets. Thank you for your cooperation!

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

A. The Supernova Market is FREE 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.

Q. Where is this event being held?

A. The Supernova Market has previously been held in Rogers Square. This Fall we have a brand new location, which we are VERY excited about: Halifax Waterfront - Foundation Wharf.

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

A. There is a paid parking lot directly adjacent to the vendor area. However if the lot is full you may need to seek other parking options. There are several paid lots in the surrounding area and street parking upon availability.

Q. Is there free public wifi?

A. Yes! However, The Supernova Market holds no accountability for the quality or speed of the wifi, as we are not the internet provider.

Q. Is electricity available for vendors?

A.  Electricity is available upon request for chalet vendors only.

Q. Are tables and chairs provided?

A. No, tent vendors are required to bring their own 6 ft table and chair - no exceptions. Chalet Vendors will need to bring a stool if they wish to sit throughout the event, no table is needed.

 

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

A. Follow us on Instagram @thesupernovamarket

Q. Are washrooms available for vendors to use?

A. There are public washrooms nearby for vendor usage in the Salt Yard, beside the kiosk for Beavertails.

 

Vendor Rules & Regulations:

  1. Vendors are required to arrive promptly at 12 pm to begin setting up and are not permitted to come early.

  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 are permitted to have only one additional person help manage their station.

  7. Vendors must stay for the entire duration of the event. If a vendor has sold out of their products, 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.

As of August 2022 there are currently no active covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, as of right now vendors are not required to be vaccinated or to wear a face mask while participating. However, as we continue to navigate the pandemic, the restrictions can change at any given time and this is out of our control We have a zero tolerance policy for ANY abusive communications from vendors regarding this or otherwise. 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!

Disclaimer:

 

Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio does not assume responsibility for any loss or damages to the table area, products or any other property of the market vendor. Vendors accept all risks associated with participating in the market. Vendors and their representatives agree to protect and hold Sparkes n' Sawdust Studio and their employees harmless and to indemnify such entities from any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, judgments, and recoveries, for or on account of any damage, theft, or injury to property or person occurring as a result of the vendor’s use of market space. Vendors are strongly encouraged to have their own business and product insurance.

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