If you are an artist, crafter, photographer, a vendor of antiques or vintage collectibles, or you sell fresh farm produce or locally made food products, please consider joining the Huttleston Marketplace on Saturdays this summer in Fairhaven, Mass.
The Huttleston Marketplace will start its third season on Saturday, June 6, 2020, following two successful summers. Application forms for vendors are now available at the marketplace page on the Fairhaven Office of Tourism website: https://fairhaventours.com/huttleston-marketplace/.
The marketplace, operated by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism, is held on Saturdays on the lawn of the Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main Street at the intersection of Route 6, next to Fairhaven High School. In 2020 it will run from June 6 through September 12, with the exception of June 27. On the Saturday following the end of the marketplace, September 19, the eighth annual Harvest Fun Day will be held at the same location. Huttleston Marketplace vendors have the option of adding Harvest Fun Day to their schedule.
In 2020, the Huttleston Marketplace will be a certified farmers market, allowing local farm vendors to accept coupons for WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program recipients.
Also for 2020, there will be no booth space donation required for vendors preparing and/or serving food at the marketplace for consumption on-site. This includes hot foods, sandwiches, prepared salads, lemonade, ice cream and popcorn, if those are the primary products of the booth. (A food permit from the Fairhaven Board of Health will still be required.) Additionally, Fairhaven non-profit groups may choose to set up a booth any one week at no charge.
Vendors may sign up for single Saturdays of their choice with a donation of $20 for an 11’x11′ space. There is a nine-week discount rate of $100 for any nine weeks, and a full season discount of $150 for the 14-week season. (Plus another $20 can be tacked on for Harvest Fun Day.) Some vendors sign up for one or two Saturdays at the beginning of the season and then add on dates at $20 each as the summer goes on. One does not need to choose all of the weeks at the beginning of the season.
Categories for Huttleston Marketplace vendors are:
• arts, crafts, photography (crafts must be handmade.)
• local authors
• antiques, vintage collectibles
• whole, fresh farm produce, related products, plants
• prepared food (requires food vendor permit from BOH)
• the Huttleston Marketplace does not accept representatives/ consultants for commercially produced, direct sales products.
The cost of the space is a donation to the Tourism Gift Account and that money is used to promote the marketplace, purchase related supplies, and to hire local musicians to perform during the day.
Last season a total of 135 vendors participated during the course of the season. Each Saturday there were about 35 to 50 or more booths set up. Each afternoon there is live music by local performers.
If you have any other questions, you may call the Fairhaven Office of Tourism at 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.
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