VENDOR LOGISTICS \  Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday & Sunday

Outdoors at Sociable Cider Werks

 Nov 29th, 30th and Dec 1, 2019, 12PM - 5PM \ 1500 Fillmore St Northeast, Minneapolis, 55413

Load in begins at 10AM, Load out begins at 5PM. 

Partners: F&E Market, Minneapolis Craft Market, Sociable Cider Werks

Partnering up with Minneapolis Craft Market and Sociable Cider Werks - Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday and Sunday is an open-air locally focused, cool alternative to the commercial "big box" madness that is Black Friday. This is where the holidays get good! This is F&E's third year hanging out here, and it is Sociables 7th Annual Anniversary Party. Along with the retail rigors, the massive party includes tapping unique ciders on the hour and live music throughout the day. This is one big party, and we've been blown away with with the customer numbers. We anticipate lots of returning vendors, and even more new ones!

PARTNERS

+ Minneapolis Craft Market, with a rotating selection of makers, is the best place to discover emerging artists and new design talent of the North.

+ Frank & Ernest is bringing on the foods. 

+ Sociable Cider Werks in NE MPLS.

This is an open-air marketplace. Open to farmers (produce, protein, plant and value-add), packaged food producers, cottage foods, food trucks, ready-to-eat food makers, nonprofits, and promotional sponsors. All artisan vendors are organized by Minneapolis Craft Market. All food vendors are organized by F&E. 

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What is included in the stall fee?

The stall fee includes the following: 

  • Five-hour market stall rental (12PM - 5PM)

 Vendors should plan to bring: 

  • Tent, tables and weights are required for this outdoor event

  • Merchandising items

  • Sign clearly listing your business name

  • Compostable beverage and food wares are required by the City of Mpls for sampling and serving

  • Packaging materials and bags for sales

  • Checkout items (change float, card reader, receipt paper, etc)

  • A copy of your food vendor permit

  • Electricity is limited. Generators are encouraged for those with extraordinary needs

  • 100ft of commercial quality extension cords, should electricity be required

  • Handwashing station filled with warm water if you plan to sample foods

  • All vendor trash must be carried out, along with gray water - no trash or water will be deposited on site

  • A generator if you are pulling an extraordinary amount of wattage (some generators will be available, but only with advance approval)

 

MORE

+ This is a rain, shine or snow opportunity. Should there be inclement weather, vendors will be contacted.

+ All weather related market or vendor cancellations are the responsibility of the vendor, and the market is not responsible for lost vendor fees. 

+ All vendor trash must be carried out, along with gray water - no trash or water will be deposited on site.

+ All stalls are 10' x 10'. All tents are required to be 10' x 10'. Tents are required, along with weights.

+ Vendor stall fees are not reimbursable unless in extenuating circumstances.

+ Vendors will be assigned their location at the time of arrival. Vendors that have registered for more than one date will be in the same location each day. Please look for our market staff at the time of arrival. 

+ We ask that vendors imbibe responsibly. 

+ As we do not have overnight security, vendor equipment and product must be removed at the end of each market day. 

+ As the market is open air, we encourage you to dress very warmly and consider products like Hot Hands. Unfortunately, vendors are not allowed electric space heaters. Propane heaters are fine. 

+ Battery operated lights and lanterns are encouraged. There is no electricity for vendors for this purpose. 

+ Side walls could be added to your tent to reduce wind, and cold. 

+ Consider bringing a floor mat or rug. 

+ In situations of inclement weather, vendors will be notified of cancellations or delays. 

ARRIVAL, LOAD IN & LOAD OUT

+ Load in time begins at 10:30AM. Breakdown is at 5PM, and vendors must be offsite by 6PM.

+ Please do not begin breaking down early as a courtesy to your fellow vendors. 

+ Location for load in is at Sociable Cider Werks at 1500 Fillmore St NE, Mpls, MN. See the below map for directions and layout. The green blocks are F&E food vendors. The numbered blocks are specific to Minneapolis Craft Market vendors. 

+ Please pull into the parking spaces next to the white tents to unload (indicated at the red lines on the below map.) Do not drive into the market area as you will be blocking another vendor's space with your vehicle. Unload, and then before setting up, move your car to the South side of the parking lot, furthest from the tap room, to optimize customer parking.  

+ F&E Staff will be on site, along with Minneapolis Craft Market team members.

QUESTIONS & CANCELLATIONS

Please email libby@frankandernie.com or text 612 867 0854. Please be sure to list your business name in the conversation. 

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