We can't wait for our first ever Hometown Holiday Market! The holiday market will feature local goods, plus offer fun workshops and events for the community. If you haven't yet - please read our vendor requirements below to get up to speed on all the information applicable to participating. Here are a few details regarding this new market located right in Elburn.
107 Valley Drive, Elburn 60119
*Located right next to our brick and mortar storefront!
Thursday, October 14th- Friday, December 31st
September 24th-October 1st: Applications open for the Hometown Holiday Market
October 2nd: Acceptance and emails sent
October 4th: Booth payment Due
October 11th-13th: Market setup
October 14th: Opening market day
January 1st-2nd: Market teardown
*Vendors will be provided an assigned day for setup and teardown
These times may change as we finalize holiday hours, but we will keep you updated.
We want creative people to create. Our mission is to help local inspired professionals give life to their ideas by establishing and growing successful businesses and products. To foster this creative economy, we strive to include in our market items that are original, handmade, unique, vintage, repurposed, designed or produced locally. By agreeing to our terms and conditions, you commit to only sell products and offerings that are created by you or apart of your product line. Co-vendor selling is not permitted. Anything not in compliance with these efforts, delightful as it may be, will not be accepted or will be pulled from the market.
We do not accept “resale” products, including MLMs, or “party”-type businesses. If we have questions regarding the nature of your products, we will email you to clarify before disqualifying you from the market. Our market is juried to ensure our vendors are the cream of the crop. We sure hope that’s you!
Please note that if you already have products in our full time retail store than you will have separate commission fee for barcoded "in-store" products than the products in your booth. Your commission in our retail store will remain the same as the rest of the year, during the market.
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am -5pm
These times may be altered the week of Christmas, but we will keep you updated.
Vendors will be responsible for their own display shelving/racks, setup, and teardown. Vendors will also be held responsible for any damage occurred from their vendor setup area. Booth space will be 9'x9' and cost is $195/month, with a commitment from October
14th through December 31st. No additional fees/commission will be taken outside of booth costs. We are asking that vendors work one day a month to eliminate higher vendor participation costs. Products may be removed from your booth space by our staff for window display rotation.
To help with the spread of COVID-19, we will have hand-sanitizer available at the front entrance that we encourage everyone to use before entering the building, we will clean often and do our best to prevent the spread. Thanks for being flexible.
Stephanie Maurie Photography
You may be spotlighted on our website, blog, Instagram, and Facebook throughout the event. We’ll pull from the photos you submit with your application or from your feeds with permission, so make sure to send us images you’re proud to share! We will mostly just repost things that have been posted already on instagram, so post lots! We will also provide you with an electronic graphic to use on your social media accounts to advertise the market, and encourage vendors to advertise through their own Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media!