2019 Market Day Monthly Vendor Application

The Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan every first Saturday of the month from 10am- 2pm, April- December. The market showcases unique specialty items created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. The Market features handmade, homemade and homegrown products, with new vendors and new products each month.

Potential vendors are welcome to apply to become a monthly vendor during the 2019 Main Street Newnan Market Day season by filling out this application. Please note that there is only a limited amount of space available. Our Market is strictly product based, and we reserve the right to accept or deny vendors based on: qualifications, quantity, quality, and craftsmanship.

This email will receive all notifications regarding the market.

Payments are due the 5th of the month prior to the scheduled date of market. For example, if you want to participate in the April Market you must have your payment submitted by March 5, 2019. All notifications on acceptance status will be sent on the 12th of the month before the event.

Please provide a minimum of 5 photos of your products and booth set up (if applicable). You may upload multiple photos with this file attachment. If you sell eggs, meat, value-added, prepared food, live plants, and/or baked goods please upload a copy of your documentation from the State of Georgia.

Accepted vendors MUST notify Main Street Newnan in advance if they cannot attend a market. Accepted vendors will not receive a refund if they choose to cancel. Accepted vendors who 'no show' two consecutive Market Days without providing notification may not be considered for future markets.

10 x 10 booth space will be given to each vendor. The booths will be numbered and marked in order.

Tents should be no larger than 10 x 10, and preferably white. Tents are required to have weights on all four legs. Vendors are to set up their space in consideration of visitors with disabilities. Per Federal precedence, vendors must allow a minimum of 4ft. between your booth and the end of the sidewalks or any objects on the square. This might mean that your booth includes benches, monuments, checkerboard tables, etc. Please review Americans with Disabilities Act if you have any questions regarding these regulations. The Market Manager has the right to alter or change vendor booth set up if it is considered a safety risk.

Main Street Newnan does not provide set up supplies or materials for vendors (tents, extension cords, etc.)

Main Street Newnan encourages vendors to have a visible sign designating the name of the business.

It is the responsibility of the vendor to maintain a clean work space within their assigned area, and to leave the area free of debris.

Vendors may not use public trash receptacles for disposal of boxes and/or trash. Vendors found leaving trash or debris on the square may not be considered for future market. This includes grease from food preparation and related waste.

Vendors are discouraged from using tobacco products on the square

Vendors are liable for their products and the paying of sales taxes. Main Street Newnan and the City of Newnan are not responsible for any damaged or stolen goods.

Setup begins at 8 am. Vendors are allowed to unload vehicles on the court house square between 8:00am and 9:30am. All vendors must be set up by 9:30 am and must have their cars removed from the Court House Square, and into one of the City of Newnan’s Public Parking lots by 9:30am. If a vendor is identified as not moving their vehicles, the vendor will not be reconsidered.

Vendors who require a set up time prior to 8:00 am must notify Main Street Newnan in advance. Vendors who arrive after 9:30 am will not be allowed to set up unless special arrangements have been made with the market manager prior to the Market Day.

If you are bringing a trailer, please unload the trailer in front of your booth location and park it with your car in a City of Newnan public parking lot. Please bring small orange caution cones to place behind your trailer for visibility during loading and unloading.

The market ends at 2:00pm and vendors are not allowed to sell any items on the square after this time.

Downtown Newnan is handicapped accessible. If you need help please plan accordingly and provide documentation in advance.

Vendors must keep their displays up until the end of the market unless they are given permission by the Market Manager to leave early.

The Courthouse has restrooms available to vendors and guests. The entrance is on the East Court side of the square. Downtown merchant restroom's are reserved for customers.

All items sold at Market Day must be handmade, homemade and/or homegrown by the vendor(s) selling these items. No vendor should apply to the market with the intent to engage in: solicitation, marketing for direct sales, collection drives, political or religious activities.

Acceptance into our market is strictly product based, and we reserve the right to accept or deny vendors based on: qualifications, quantity, quality and craftsmanship.

Completed applications including payment must be submitted in full by the 5th day of the month prior to the event. For example, if you are applying for the April Market Day you must have your application and payment in by March 5th to be considered. No exceptions will be made.

All applicants will be notified regarding their application status by email on/around the 12th day of the month prior to the event.

Please note that Main Street Newnan will not be able to accept all applicants who apply to participate in the market. The Market typically has over 100 applicants for each market, on average there are 20 or less spots to fill.

Monthly Market Day Vendors will be placed in their location by the Market Manager. The Market Manager cannot guarantee any particular space or booth number to any monthly vendor.

All vendors must follow ADA regulations, by keeping 4ft minimum from the sidewalks and any other object on the square. This might mean that your booth includes monuments, checkerboard tables, trashcans, benches,etc.

The Market Day is a rain or shine event, vendors will not be reimbursed as a result of unfavorable climatic conditions. The Market Day will not be cancelled as a result of inclement weather unless conditions present a serious threat to public safety.

An individual check of $45 ($60 if you require electricity) per month. The check must be made out to Main Street Newnan. We do not accept any other form of payment. Payment must be received by the 5th of the month prior to the Market to be considered.

If applicable, a scanned copy of licenses that are required to sell various products by the State of Georgia (more info below)

A minimum of 5 photos of your product.

Vendors are accountable for providing proper documentation that is required to sell certain products, and will be subject for inspections by the State of Georgia while vending on the square during the Main Street Market Day
Produce, live plants and food items are regulated by Georgia State Law.
Vendors selling eggs, meat, value-added, prepared foods, etc. must submit a copy of all current inspections forms, certifications, business licenses, and any other document that may be required by the State of Georgia with your application.
Packaged products must be labeled to include the name of the product, and the vendor's (or businesses): name, address, and phone number. The label should also include a list of ingredients in order of predominance.

For specifics, please refer to the following resources and documents available on our website:

UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development - http://www.caed.uga.edu/
Documents available on our website
Live Plant License Application
Guidelines for Food Products Sold
GA Food Safety Laws
Guidelines for Food Processing Safety

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