AUGUST 4th // 10am-2pm // Rain cancellations will be made no later than 8am day of w/ rain date TBD
Vendor set up begins at 9am. NO EARLYBIRDS!!! (For real. Please + thank you!)
Vendors are responsible for their own tent/table/chairs/display items. Please be mindful of space + neighbors. Spaces are allotted as roughly 6x6, but if you need 10, it’s fine. Let us know if you have special requests!
The market will take place at Benelux Coffee at 402 Oberlin Road — we’ll be in the breezeway between it and Parlor Blow Dry Bar.
Options for load in/out:
There is a parking garage underneath the complex — it is accessible from Cameron Street (turn in at the Starbucks) and from Peace (across from Capital Bank, behind Carolina Cafe). There is an elevator that comes up from the garage very close to the breezeway area. Carts are recommended to ease load in/out. You may park in the deck OR park near Carolina Cafe or Starbucks.
You can park and unload directly from the lot at Starbucks behind McDonald’s and walk your items around to the front.
For vendors with heavier items, you can quickly unload directly in front on Oberlin Road. We’d like to limit this as there is not a bike lane, parking lane, etc. so please use your flashers, be mindful of traffic, and use caution. (The market, nor Benelux, can be held liable for any accidents.) That said, delivery trucks often do the same. If you choose to do this, please unload quickly onto the curb, and then immediately move your vehicle to a parking spot.
Artists will fill in spots on a first come, first serve basis. Please check in with us (Kristin, Matt, or Danielle) prior to setting up.
Please make your payment via our website:
Go to raleighmakersmarket.com/market-fees when you're ready.
Payments need to be made at least a week prior to the event.
We will begin promoting artists online once confirmed + paid.
Note: Charges on statements will reflect as "bird + beau" as that is the host Stripe account associated with payments.
Please start promoting event as you wish using our web address and social media accounts.
Feel free to use any of our promo images.
We'll be spreading the word online, through various outlets, and dispersing printed flyers around the area.
Also, be sure to tag House of Swank for this one!
PROMOTIONAL IDEAS / EXAMPLES
Instagram using #raleighmakersmarket + tag us -- we'll share your pics!
Invite friends to the FB page. Add the event to your FB calendar. Share, chat it up, be active.
Share prepping pics or process shots across social media.
Email blast or blog about the upcoming event! Host a giveaway or offer a special discount for shoppers through your blog or email.
Print + share fliers. We have a print file we can email by request + encourage you to spread around your area. We typically cover Cameron Village and various areas downtown.
All of the above are ideas + suggestions to help gain awareness about the event -- the more we spread the word, the better for everyone! Please feel free to use any images/statuses we post + tag the market!
As we have any new information to share you'll be updated, however, this just about covers it! Let us know if you need anything. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Makers Market Team