Farmer’s Market invites Made In Kingston to 2nd Annual Pop-Up Makers Market!
The Winter Kingston’s Farmers Market is planning to stay outdoors in the Ulster County Courthouse parking lot in December, this time for all three Saturdays before Christmas. Outdoor winter markets carry their share of challenges, but last year brought good sales even in miserable weather and it’s a fun opportunity for in-person sales. The winter market is open from 10am to 2pm. The Farmers Market has established Covid guidelines that have ensured a safe, vibrant, and well-attended market.
There is space for 25 pop-up makers. First come first served. All pop-up vendors will also be included in the online Makers Market for one year at no extra charge. You can opt to do 1, 2, or 3 markets. In addition to MIK’s marketing efforts, this event will be advertised in conjunction with the Kingston Farmers Market (e-blasts, social media, etc.). and we’ll provide a graphic for makers to share on social media as well.
This is a unique alternative to the traditional indoor MIK event; please read carefully below before applying.
Saturday, December 4, 10am-2pm
Saturday, December 11, 10am-2pm
Saturday, December 18, 10am-2pm
One day: $40
Two days: $75
Three days: $100
Booth spaces and requirements:
- You will have a 10×10 space with no immediate neighbors due to social distancing guidelines.
- You must bring your own 10×10 tent and weights to hold the tent down (sand bags or gallon bottles of water bungee-corded to tent legs work great). Flying tents are a major hazard and the market will not allow you to set up without weights.
- You must bring your own tables, tablecloths, and chairs.
- Spaces will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. We will send out a booth map in November and offer the chance to pre-select your space in the order your application was received. Each market day will be handled separately.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol:
We will pass along the Farmers Market’s latest Covid regulations as we get closer to the pop-up market.
Weather Cancellation Policy:
The pop-up makers market will follow farmers market guidelines. The market is usually only cancelled in very extreme weather circumstances; however, during pandemic times we must be prepared for changes and cancelations due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in our community or in response to government shutdown orders. If it becomes necessary we will alert vendors about the possibility of a cancellation by Thursday at 4pm, and we will officially cancel the market by 3pm on the Friday before the market. Cancellation will be announced to vendors by email and posted on Facebook. The pop-up makers market will not be rescheduled or moved indoors and vendors will not be refunded. We know it’s risky doing winter events, fingers crossed!
Liability: Vendors are fully responsible for their goods, vehicles, tents, display materials, etc. at all times, including setup and breakdown. Made in Kingston, Kingston Farmers Market, Business Alliance of Kingston, MAD, County of Ulster, and City of Kingston will not be held liable for any damage, theft, loss, or breakage.
Set-up begins at 8:30am and all vehicles must be out of the parking lot by 9:30am. Vehicle entrances are on John St between Crown & Wall or on Wall St across from the Old Dutch Church. Vendors can park on city streets or municipal lots and follow meter regulations if applicable. Break-down begins after the market closes at 2pm and cars will then be allowed back into the lot.
Pop-Up Market Application:
- APPLY HERE
- After you submit, you will be taken to the payment page to complete your application.
Karen and the MIK Committee