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Waiting List for Reserved Sites 2017

Posted: December 17th, 2016

Reserved spots at the Market are currently full for 2017, however once the vendors who hold existing Reserved sites are renewed in March, there may be some openings.

***Reserved sites are for West Coast Residents only (Tofino, Ucluelet and surrounding First Nations communities)***
***The Market is not currently accepting new applications from vendors who also own/operate a storefront location for their products***

If you are a vendor who would like to be placed on a WAITING LIST for a Reserved spot in the 2017 season, here's how to apply:

PLEASE EMAIL the following details to the Market Coordinator (at info@tofinomarket.com) BY 5pm on FEBRUARY 15th, 2017
1. Your full name and contact number
2. A brief description of your art/craft

FEBRUARY 15th is the application deadline - this means you have anytime UP UNTIL 5pm on February 15th to email your information. From there, all names will be drawn by lottery to determine the order on the waiting list.

The cost for a Reserved site is $200 for the season, and the Market runs from May 20th - October 7th 2017. Reserved spots are for vendors who plan on attending the majority of the Saturdays throughout the season, are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

If you require more information on Reserved sites, please read the Guidelines under the Vendors tab on the homepage. Please email Anne Weeks, Market Coordinator with any questions and we look forward to welcoming all vendors for the 2017 season!

2017 Vendor Information

Posted: February 18th, 2016

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Tofino Market? Click on the "Vendors" tab (top right) and you will find our Vendor Guidelines and Vendor Application form. Mail or scan your application in advance for pre-approval - approval to vend will be obtained once the Coordinator has reviewed your products.

2017 VENDOR INFORMATION:
The Market runs from May 20th - October 7th, 2017

Daily drop-in permits are $20 per day, and are issued on-site every Saturday (payable to the Market Coordinator). Drop-in spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited. Reserved spots are currently full for the season. The Market is not currently accepting new applications from vendors who also own/operate a storefront location for their products.

***FYI: In the busy summer months, daily vendors often show up as early as 6:30am to line up for first-come-first-served drop-in spots!

FOOD VENDORS need to obtain Island Health approval for food vending, all vendors are responsible for following the guidelines: http://www.viha.ca/mho/food

The Market does not provide anything other than a 10x10 space for each booth, and spots are first-come-first-served (with the exception of reserved spots that are marked). Set up is between 8am-10am - when you arrive please check in with the Coordinator to assign you a spot. We recommend a table and tent/awning due to the sun or sometimes inclement weather.

*A note on Parking: Unloading is permitted close to the Village Green during set up, please review the Parking Guidelines under the "Vendors" tab. Vendors are asked to park up near the school so customers can use the preferred spots. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY SURROUNDING BUSINESS PARKING SPOTS or you will be ticketed/towed.

Contact Anne Weeks, Market Coordinator, with any additional questions at info@tofinomarket.com. We look forward to welcoming new and returning vendors this season!