Click here for a list of Market Day exhibitors.
Event Date: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, rain or shine.
Location: Streets of Downtown Worthington - primarily along High Street (SR 23), from SR 161 south to South Street, and on the Village Green.
Hours: Event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.; Setup begins at 7 a.m.; tear down ends at 6 p.m.
Market Day, Worthington's largest one-day festival, captures the spirit of earlier days when farmers brought their crops to market. Today artisans gather on the streets of Old Worthington to present a colorful and varied display of quality hand-crafted goods from jewelry, pottery and ceramics to beautiful paintings, decorative clothing and unique wood products. More than 250 exhibitors are expected to display their wares.
Other attractions include the Worthington Historical Society Flea Market, a Farmers' Market, a children's activity area and performing groups.
There are different application procedures for first-time vendors and vendors who have participated in the event previously. For those who have participated in previous Market Day events, there is an online application option.
Since first-time vendors in Old Worthington Market Day must submit two clear photographs of their product(s) and one photograph of their display booth for review, online registration is not available. See instructions below.
GENERAL VENDOR INFORMATION
Application Deadline: Friday, July 30 ($25 late filing fee applies after this date; fee must accompany late application).
Payment: Payment in full must be received with your completed application in the form of a check (made payable to Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce) or by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Online registration using a credit card is available only to vendors who have participated in Old Worthington Market Day in the past.
Arts & Crafts Vendors: All items sold must be handmade or handcrafted; no commercial products will be accepted, and priority will be given to artists and craftpersons who are selling their own work. To ensure the event’s quality standards are met, applicants who did not participate in the 2009 event are required to submit two clear photographs of their product(s) and one photograph of their display booth for review. Only photos accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be returned.
Community Groups: Community organizations are encouraged to sell handmade or handcrafted items; commercial products will be accepted only if they relate to the community/school/church group (e.g., clothing with the name or logo of a school team or community organization). Community groups that have not participated in Market Day in the past must sell a product or food item. New requests for information booths or raffles will not be accepted due to space limitations.
Food Vendors: Priority will be given to food vendors that offer unique food offerings that are reasonably priced and will enhance the experience of those attending the arts and crafts festival.
Disposition of Request: A postcard or e-mail message, indicating whether a request to participate in the event has been accepted or rejected, will be sent within 10 days of the receipt of an application.
Booth Assignment: The assignment of the booth location is based on a number of factors, including previous booth assignment, access to electricity, total space needs, type of craft or artwork and special needs identified by the vendor.
Notification: Vendor information packets, including booth number(s), will be mailed during the first week of September.
Equipment: Participants are responsible for providing all of their booth materials and equipment.
The State of Ohio requires a vendor’s license for reporting sales tax. Each exhibitor must obtain a vendor’s permit prior to the event. All permits must be available for inspection, if necessary, on the day of the event. For additional information or to secure a vendor’s license, contact the Ohio Department of Taxation by calling, toll-free, 888-405-4089 or on the Web at this link: http://tax.ohio.gov/divisions/sales_and_use/license.stm.
LIABILITY: By completing this application, the exhibitor/vendor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Old Worthington Market Day, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Worthington, their volunteers and representatives from any and all liability arising from participation in this event, including theft of property/merchandise, damage or injury sustained by an exhibitor, his or her representatives or any other person, caused by fire, theft, water or accidents of any sort. In consideration
of this agreement, the exhibitor expressly waives any and all claims, legal or otherwise, for personal injury and/or property damage sustained while on any part of the premise occupied by Old Worthington Market Day, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Worthington, and representatives held harmless from any and all other actions.
ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING VENDORS
Online registration, using a VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express as payment, is available for vendors who have participated in Market Day in the past.
Fill out the application completely.
Make sure to indicate if payment is by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, and complete other information pertaining to credit card processing.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST-TIME VENDORS
Since first-time vendors in Old Worthington Market Day must submit two clear photographs of their product(s) and one photograph of their display booth for review, online registration is not available. Click below to download a PDF application (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Arts & Crafts Vendor Application - Click here to download a PDF of the Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application - Click here to download a PDF of the Food Vendor Application
Community Group Application - Click here to download a PDF of the Community Group Application
AREA HOTEL INFORMATION - Click here for contact information for Worthington-area hotels that are members of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce.When making your hotel reservation, please indicate you are a vendor with Old Worthington Market Day.