Please read the vendor information below to learn about being a Hip Handmade Market food vendor. And don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, inquiries, or comments via our find us tab.
The event details:
- Friday November 17th + Saturday November 18th, 2017
- 6-8 pm on Friday + 10am to 4pm on Saturday
- The Roxy Event Center at 102 S Joplin Avenue in Downtown Joplin, MO
- Food + specialty outdoor vendors will only be able to set up on Saturday. Not Friday night.
Where can I apply?
We will only be accepting applications for the 2017 Fall market via this website from Thursday July 20th through Monday July 31st, 2017.
How much does it cost to participate as a vendor?
There is a $10, non-refundable application fee AND a $30 booth fee deposit. We do not collect any percentage of our vendors’ sales. If you are not selected to be a vendor at the Spring HHM, the $30 booth fee deposit will be refunded to you by August 16th. Your application will not be considered until the fees are paid via. You WILL need to pay at the same time that you submit your application. The remainder of your booth fee will be due upon acceptance.
We strive to be organized and make sure you know everything you need to know ahead of time. We provide a little break room for you with snacks and coffee all day on Saturday. On Friday night you can come shop as a guest and we will provide you with a cocktail (21+) or just a fountain drink, plus you get to partake of the donut bar we have in the works. Not to mention the friendships we have seen blossom out of this event and the opportunity to be showcased in local shops. We think we do a great job and are totally worth the investment. Indoor food vendor spots of 8x8 are $100 and limited in number. Outdoor space for food trucks/food tents/outdoor vendors are $75.
The City of Joplin requires you to obtain a merchant's license for $5. This license will be obtained for you. This is an additional service we provide by working together with the City of Joplin. If you already have a yearly license from the City of Joplin or wish to obtain the license yourself, please notify us upon acceptance. This fee will be added to your final invoice after acceptance and your license will be waiting for you at check in on the day of the HHM. If you are sharing a booth, all parties will need a separate license. If you are sharing a booth, all parties will need a separate license. In order to obtain a license you will need a MO Tax ID number. If you don't have one, we'll point you in the right direction once you are accepted into the market.
Once accepted, both your booth and license fees are due by September 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS.
All vendor fees go directly back into the show. We also promise that every vendor will feel the love. We will make you feel like a rock star and promote the crap out of you and your lovely work. We couldn't do this without you! As we did with past Markets, we are partnering with Art Feeds Joplin and will be taking a donation at the door. Our vendors will not be charged this fee but are encouraged to check out Art Feeds and consider donating to this creative organization for our local children.
What is your refund policy?
All $10 application fees are non-refundable. The application fee covers the expenses associated with jurying and selecting vendors, as well as the administrative costs, processing applications, and approvals, etc.
If you are accepted into The Hip Handmade Market and are suddenly unable to attend, you will get a 100% refund of your booth fee if we are notified on or before October5th. If you notify us on or before October 20th, you will receive a 50% refund of your booth fee. After October 20th there will be no refunds issued.
License fees are only refundable if the licenses have not been purchased by the time you request your refund.
Our refund policy is put into place to ensure that all of our booths are filled. We will need adequate notice if you are unable to participate in order to find a new vendor from our waiting list to take your place.
I don’t have a PayPal account. How do I pay my vendor fees?
If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can still pay with your credit or debit card through the Paypal website. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What does my booth fee cover?
Your booth fee allows for up to 3 chairs. We provide the space, you bring all your lovely goods to fill up the space. Remember that we are different from a country craft fair. We put a strong emphasis on staging your booth. Our event is not a show up and throw your stuff on a table type of show. Presentation means a lot and we expect to have the hippest booths around. You can find a "booth inspiration" board on our pinterest page. More information is given upon acceptance to the Market. Each vendor will also get a free lunch, endless publicity, lots of help from our volunteers, and a great event to look forward to year after year.
What if I need electricity?
If you need electricity, we can place you against the wall by an outlet. Just please indicate that where noted in the questionnaire that you will be sent after your acceptance into the show so that we can plan ahead. Booth placement will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
Do I have to have any licenses or permits to participate?:
You will need a merchants license from the city of Joplin. This is a $5 fee and we will have this for you at check in on the day of the event. If you are sharing a booth, BOTH parties will need one of these!
You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax for the items you are selling. When tax time comes around, you will have to pay income tax on the items you sold and pay the sales tax to the state where the event is held. We recommend that you call the Missouri Department of Revenue and the IRS for more information. We will ensure that each vendor receives a packet through us from the Missouri Department of Revenue with information and forms on this.