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Vendor Application

Rules and Regulations

All handmade makers:

  1.  85% items sold at your booth must be handmade Items must be 85% handmade or, if repurposed, they must be modified by approximately 85%.

  2. A 50% administration fee will be charged for cancellations by vendors 30 days prior to the market

  3. Cancellations made after 30 days before the market are non-refundable.

  4. All cancellations must be received by Lethbridge Handmade Market in writing (e-mail ONLY to lethbridgehandmademarket@gmail.com) or they will not be recognized.

  5.  Lethbridge Handmade Market reserves the right to refuse space in the show to any vendor.

  6.  Vendor parking is available in designated “Vendor Parking Only” area on the west side of the building.

  7.  No vendor will have exclusive rights to products. LHM is an open marketplace.

  8.  Other vendors will be allowed to sell a similar product however market management will do its best to ensure there is not an abundance of similar items.

  9.  Vendors are required to keep their exhibit space and surrounding aisle ways, free and clear of obstructions. Vendors shall not operate equipment so as to interfere with adjoining space and will conduct business in a quiet and orderly manner.

  10. No tape will be allowed to be applied to floors or walls at the Exhibition Park.

  11. No nails, screws, thumbtacks, etc. will be allowed on the walls at the Exhibition Park.

  12. No paint used for any purpose inside the buildings or on the grounds due to over-spray concerns.

  13. No threatening or aggressive behaviour to Exhibition Park or Lethbridge Handmade Market staff/volunteers, security, members of the public, of other Vendors will be tolerated.

  14. Market Management may at any time in its discretion, remove the vendor, and/or its employees/workers from Exhibition Park for any violation of this contract.

  15. Idle, indiscreet talk and gossiping with other exhibitors will no longer be tolerated. Appeals or complaints regarding the Lethbridge Handmade Market must be received in writing to the Market Manager within fourteen (14) days of the complaint, decision, or incident.    

  16.  Sub-letting and sharing of exhibit space or transfer of application to persons or companies not indicated as a vendor is not permitted. An application must be completed for every vendor.

  17. Booth sharing with another artist is not permitted

  18.  All sales must take place within your allotted booth. You are not permitted to leave your booth and solicit business from the aisles or adjacent booths.

  19.  Helium balloons are strictly not permitted at the Exhibition Park.

  20.  The Exhibition staff monitors all power outlets used at the event, and charges LHM for each outlet used. If power was used at your booth that was not paid for you will be billed and charged for $50.00.

  21.  Vendors agree to being photographed at Lethbridge Handmade Market and to allowing market photos to be used for promotional purposes.

  22.  All vendors are required to dismantle and clear their belongings immediately following the close of the event. Vendors are required to remain set-up in their market booths until the close of the event.

  23.  Vendors are responsible for their own signage, permits, product labels, collection of sales tax and credit/debit services.

  24. Exhibitors must visually display a business name and phone number at their booth (some form of professional looking signage required.) Business cards will not be enough {e.g.: a banner form, no written signs will be permitted).Sign approval is up to the discretion of the Market Manager.   

  25.  In the unlikely circumstance that the event is cancelled, LHM will provide a 75% refund (25% administration fee)

  26.  If your application is accepted by the LHM, it is mandatory that each artisan donates a minimum of at least $10 shopping credit to the Facebook shopping spree or door prizes (depending on market)

  27. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their booth clean and tidy during and after the market; brooms and dustpans can be supplied upon request. Minimal cardboard can be disposed in our cardboard recycle bin. If you have a lot of cardboard and garbage, please take with you upon leaving the market.    

  28. The Market Manager has full control of operations and conduct in the market.

  29. All exhibitors are to be loaded in the market by 8:30 am. This time must be strictly adhered to. If you are not in before 8:30 am you will not be permitted to set up your product and you will not be refunded. The hours between 8:00 am and 9:00 am are to be used for booth set up only.  

  30. Vendor setup Saturday morning is restricted to  8:00 a.m. - 8:45 am ONLY 

  31. All vendors are required to dismantle and clear their belongings immediately following the close of the event. Vendors are required to remain set-up in their market booths until the close of the event.

  32.  If your application is accepted by the LHM, it is mandatory that each artisan has an active and valid Facebook Page.

 

If you are a food Exhibitor:
 

If you are applying to the COVID-19 Editions (July 18 & August 28 2020):

 

You agree to comply to the Lethbridge Handmade Market COVID-19 policies and procedures 

 (will be updated closer to the date of the market)

You have agreed to thoroughly read the sector guidance provided by the Alberta Government for vendor and stall holders:

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-farmers-markets-and-public-markets.pdf ​​ (last updated May 18, 2020)

  • A market stall is considered its own place of business, comparable to retail outlets in a shopping centre.

  • Any business operating during the COVID-19 pandemic is legally obligated to put measures in place that prevent the spread of infection amongst staff, volunteers and customers. 

  • Follow all mandatory measures set out in the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s orders. Consider additional steps, including:                      

    • Performing frequent hand hygiene,

    • Creating barriers (e.g. glass or plastic partitions) between patrons and workers,

    • Eliminating food sampling,

    • Preventing customers from gathering,

    • Asking customers to refrain from handling products and to point out the items they
      want bagged by staff,                           

    • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks (see the PPE section in Workplace Guidance for Business Owners) as required.

    • Follow cleaning and disinfecting practices described in the workplace guidelines, including regular sanitation of any stall surfaces and equipment touched by workers and patrons. 

    • Take precautions at the point of sale to reduce transmission.

    • Physically distance workers from patrons or install physical barriers.  

    • Sanitize electronic keypads after each use.

    • Minimize the handling of money.

    • Ensure gloves are available for workers handling cash. 

    • Update business return policies to prevent the risk of transmission of COVID-19. This may include eliminating returns of  purchased goods (i.e. final sale only) or storing and cleaning items before they are put out for resale.  

By proceeding to the application form, I acknowledge and accept the above terms and conditions 

I agree to the rules and regulations

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Hours

Location

Entry

9 am - 4 pm

*9:00 am - 9:30 am
 
priority access being offered to seniors, people with disabilities

Next market: July 18 & August 29

   

*COVID- 19 EDITION

$5 inc. GST

Free parking
Kids 14/ under free

Exhibition Park
3401 Parkside Drive South
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4R3

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