First Things First
Be sure to join the Facebook event, and tell all your friends and customers to do the same! We’ve created separate events for each of the 4 weeks so that we can list all of you there for the respective weeks that you’re vending without any confusion, but please do share any of the other weeks that you’re not vending as well, just to help drum up some Facebook hype and get others to see them!
- Booth Fee: $350/week
- Option to vend for up to 4 of the following weeks: November 25 – December 1; December 2 – December 8; December 9 – December 15; December 16 – December 24
- Hours are 11am-7pm every day (but closing early on Christmas Eve)
- 24/7 security (no need to tear down overnight)
- Estimated attendance of 150,000 holiday shoppers over the course of the 4 weeks
- Premier downtown location across from Westlake Center, prime outdoor exposure during the holidays
About the Stalls
- ***UPDATE***Based on recent concerns about space, instead of a single slatted wall to be shared in each booth, our kiosk builder is moving forward with all three booth walls being comprised of peg board on the top half, and aluminum as the bottom half. This will give both vendors significantly more options to hang things, bring in shelving, etc. Vendors could tape onto the pegboard, or use hooks as it’s intended. Regarding tables, a standard table will make it a tight fit. The DSA doesn’t recommend anything wider than a 2’ table. A creative option might be to use bookshelves to display their products.
- 10’ x 8’ custom-made aluminum booth structures with lockable rollshutter entrance, lighting, full overhead coverage, slatted wall and truss framework for hanging
- The ceiling trusses are weight-bearing, and can hold up to 200 lbs.
- Vendor is to provide their own signage to be displayed inside the booth or free standing outside of the booth. We will not be attaching individual vendor signage to the kiosks in order to maintain consistency.
- The back wall of each booth is slatted; the sides will be plywood.
- The outside walls are 8 ft tall, but because there is a wooden platform, the inside walls are about 5 inches shorter than 8 feet. The lower part of the truss with the lighting, is at that height, and the ceiling is another 18 inches above that.
- Each structure will have garlands and wreaths.
- Here is a mock-up of what the stalls will look like!
- The visual space for individual vendor signage on the front of the kiosks is: 8 inches high by 36” wide. Signs can be attached by Velcro. If they vendor does not want to attach signage to this outside of the kiosk, their signage should be inside their booth space. (Signs should be just a bit shorter than 8″ to fit within the frame.) This area will not necessarily be completely waterproof, but it will be under cover.
- Here is an approximation of what the peg board will look like (no nails or staples allowed, but hooks and tape are AOK):
- Basic plugins will be available at each booth for simple needs like phone chargers.
- 2 clamp LED lights will be provided for each structure. Please bring additional battery-powered lights if you need!
- No power strips will be allowed.
- You may order additional electrical access for your booth, for a fee of $50/week.
- The deadline for ordering electricity is November 10th.
- If you are vending with us for multiple weeks, you’ll need to purchase each week separately.
- You will be held accountable if you blow the power in the park. Over extending a booth’s power will blow the power for the entire market. Should someone over-extend their request, or should someone plug in an unapproved appliance (like a heater), the vendor will be charged for the park electrician’s overtime cost at $100/hr.
- Outlets will either come from the back wall or through the floor toward the back of the kiosks. Hollywood lights and the kiosk builders are currently discussing best placement. We plan on having access on both sides of the kiosk – so each vendor can reach the outlets.
- Here are the details of who has pre-arranged power for their booths
Load-In / Load-Out
- Here is a one-sheet from the DSA with details about load-in and load-out.
- Each week of the market, load-in will begin on Friday morning, at 8am.
- The load-in zone is in front of Sephora, on Pine as well as on Pike.
- When you arrive, unload your car as quickly as possible, and then repark your car before beginning to transport your booth materials or set up. This will help keep the flow, so that all vendors can unload and set up their booths in a timely manner.
- Parking suggestions, visit www.downtownseattleparking.com
. Bed Bath & Beyond has $7 ALL day parking on Sat and Sun only.
- All vendors are required to be open every days, for the full hours of 11a-7pm. No booths will be allowed to open late, or close early, on any day, for any reason. Please plan your staffing accordingly!
- Here is a layout of the booths within Westlake park
- Here are the booth placements for each week. We recommend getting in touch with your neighbor (you can look up their contact info by Googling their business and getting in touch via their website or Etsy shop–if you are having trouble tracking them down, let us know and we may be able to help you out) to discuss your booth layout before showing up for load-in! Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
- The closest bathrooms are at the Westlake Mall
- Open hours: All stalls are required to be open the full hours each day, from 11am-7pm. Absolutely no early closures or late openings are allowed.
- Remember that you are sharing a space! The structures are 10′ deep by 8′ wide, and you’ll be sharing this structure with 1 other business, so that each of you has a space that is 10′ deep by 4′ wide.