Our mission at The Market @ Town’s End is to provide an environment that complements our entire Town’s End project: a unique space that’s close to home, where our community can enjoy good food and drinks, find unique artisan wares and fresh groceries, and make memories with friends and family. Our vision is to create a place for our community to shop as well as connect: fresh, local, and curated.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE IS THE MARKET LOCATED?
The Market is held at 22092 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA. It is at the old Barr Lumber site, just east of Town’s End Stillhouse on the corner of Quinnault and Highway 18. The campus is approximately 2 acres of dedicated open market space, not used for anything other than The Market @ Town’s End.
WHAT ARE THE MARKET DAYS AND HOURS?
The regular weekly market events are held on Sunday mornings from 9am -2pm and Wednesday evenings 4pm-8pm.
(Market hours are subject to change, dependent on time of year)
TELL US ABOUT THE VENDOR SPACES!
A unique aspect of The Market is our pre-installed custom metal booths: our vendors don’t need to set up canopies or EZ ups…much easier set up and tear down! The booths are 10 feet by 10 feet and have access to electricity. The option to purchase multiple spaces is available as well.
WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Our weekly rate is $45. This includes vendor booth rental, marketing workshops, and co-marketing with The Market to highlight different vendors each week on our social media platforms. The fees also include individual rotating vendor spotlights in our monthly email marketing campaigns. Our market campus is projected to have several additional special events throughout the year with live music and entertainment. Our campus includes landscaped seating areas for shoppers’ comfort. Our campus is fully enclosed with beautiful fencing and turnstile entries for added safety. We will have dedicated restroom facilities for market events.
SINCE WE WILL BE PAYING WEEKLY FOR OUR SPOT, DO WE STILL PAY IF WE SKIP A WEEK?
Yes our structure for now is per event: $45 per market event
Here’s a few reasons why you want to be consistent in attending The Market @ TE:
Booth Assignments: when a vendor consistently schedules to be there, we can assign a consistent booth space; your potential and regular customers always will know what booth you are in....no confusion!
Vendors that are occasional will be assigned to whatever booth we have available in the line up: maybe booth 3 one week and 17 the next. Not conducive to increasing easy traffic to your products!
Marketing: it’s hard to consistently market with your social media and have your customer “hear” where you are at if you are intermittent: one week you are there and the next week you aren’t: brand building really relies on consistency and availability to your customer base!
We do have some vendors that plan only to do our special events. We are planning a Harvest Market and a Christmas Market.
With the buzz already circulating about this unique retail space, you won’t be guaranteed a space and may not have a booth since priority will go to committed, regular vendors when we do booth assignments.
HOW MANY GUESTS DO YOU EXPECT AT THE EVENT?
Based on our feedback and research, we anticipate having a diverse crowd of all ages including families with children, couples, health conscious shoppers, and older patrons looking for quality items at a good price. With over 160 vendor booths when the project is completed, we anticipate several hundred shoppers to attend our market event each week. We have engaged followers already on our social media accounts and several “brand ambassadors” sharing about our unique project!
WHAT TYPE OF VENDORS WILL BE THERE?
We strive to find vendors local to the High Desert and the surrounding areas. Our focus is on handmade, artisan goods, boutique items, fruit and vegetable vendors, and cottage food industry products. Local businesses will be welcomed to promote their services as well. MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) businesses will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Tables are not provided, but you can rent tables and chairs from us in advance:
Tables: $20 / one 6 foot table Chairs: $10 / two chairs
CAN I BRING MY EZ UP?
You won’t need it! We have 10-foot by 10-foot custom pre-installed metal vendor booths. Each booth will have a spot for individual signs and are numbered. Metal rods for dressing rooms can be added to individual booths if needed.
CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH MY FRIEND?
Contact us for more details at email@example.com
HOW DO WE APPLY ?
Head to vendor application under the market tab and follow the prompts to apply. This video shows you exactly how to do just that.
I HAVE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION AND PHOTOS; I HAVEN’T HEARD BACK. WHAT’S NEXT?
The Market is a curated shopping experience; our team reviews several criteria when considering vendors including social media presence, diversity of vendor products, as well as product and booth presentation. If you do not hear back from us within two weeks of your submission, please feel free to contact info@TEstillhouse.com to inquire. Due to the curated nature of The Market, not all vendors that apply will be approved for acceptance.
My insurance provider stated that they currently do not offer any policies that would fit my business because I just have a small business from out of home. I mentioned that it's needed for a space at a market and was still told that they don't offer anything for my specific needs. So my question is, am I still obligated to obtain insurance?
Yes, general liability is a requirement for The Market for all vendors; if a customer trips and falls in your booth or has an allergic reaction requiring medical treatment for example, a general liability policy covers you from a lawsuit.
In business, we all work so hard to build our companies so one lawsuit could cost you more than you make in 3 years and possibly cross over into your personal life which then could affect any of your personal assets like a car or a home. A general liability policy protects you and us from any problems like that. One major issue is enough to cost you your entire business even if it is a bogus lawsuit.
Please head to our Vendor Resources page to obtain additional information.
I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY FOR ALL THE MARKET EVENTS AT ONCE, CAN I STILL BE A VENDOR?
Yes! Most vendors are paying for their dates on a monthly or quarterly basis, but the requirement is that the upcoming event is paid for 7 days before. Watch this video to see how to edit your payment amount on an invoice.