CREAMERY DISTRICT SATURDAY MARKET
The Creamery District Saturday Market is held in the Creamery District of Arcata, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the last Saturday of each month from June through September. This is an outdoor venue with an asphalt floor adjacent to the Creamery Building at 1251 9th St. in Arcata, CA. The Creamery District strives to make the Saturday Market fun, hassle-free and profitable for vendors.
The Saturday Market has a focus on “The Arts” in the broadest sense of the idea, with the sale of all types of artwork, crafts, culinary and homemaking arts, handmade items, jewelry, decorative art and furniture, clothing, performance art items, music and musical instruments. Contact the Market Manager if you have questions about the focus on the arts.
In 2016 a Flea Market component was added to the Saturday Market. Vendors are encouraged to bring flea market items for sale.
BOOTH SET UP AND SUPERVISION
Vendors are responsible to set up their own booth during the 10 am to 11 am set-up time. Booth fees must be paid in cash during the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market time. Booth spaces are a ten-foot by ten-foot (10’ x 10’) square, marked and numbered on the floor. During the market times of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors must supervise their booths, keep their booth area tidy, and keep all adjacent aisles and fire lanes clear of goods and other items. Booths may only be taken down and emptied after the end of the Market at 3 p.m.
Potential vendors must complete a registration form, provide their California Seller’s Permit Number, proof of an Arcata Business License, and sign a Release of Liability. The online Vendor Registration form is below. To request a specific booth space, a vendor must use the online form. Unless a booth space is requested on the online form, booth spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Once registered, vendors do not have to re-register in succeeding months. Booth fees may be paid at the time of set-up if the vendor has been registered and has attended the Art Market the month before.
For 2015, booth space fees are as follows: Single day is $15, Season pass (four markets) is $40.
SELLER’S PERMIT AND ARCATA BUSINESS LICENSE
The Creamery District keeps it’s booth fee low in order to support our artists. The City of Arcata requires both a California Seller’s permit and an Arcata Business License for any sales within the city limits. The Seller’s Permit is free of charge and vendors may visit the Seller’s Permit website for more information.
The City of Arcata has recently changed their policy regarding booth business licenses. Vendors should download a One Day Booth Business License ($21) or a Creamery District Saturday Market form ($41) that is good for one year. The vendor then completes the form and submits both the form and payment to the Creamery District two weeks in advance of the Saturday Market.
A vendor may arrive on Saturday Market day and set up without contacting the Market Manager if all of the following conditions are met: (1) The vendor has a Registration Form on file with the Market, (2) The vendor had a booth at the Saturday Market in the preceding month, and (3) While at the Saturday Market the preceding month, the vendor signed up with the Market Manager to attend the next month’s Saturday Market.
If a vendor has a Registration Form on file, but did not have a booth the preceding month, the vendor must sign up for a booth by contacting the Market Manager by email or phone at least two weeks prior to the market they wish to attend.
If a returning vendor was a no show on the Saturday Market Day after signing up the month before, they must do the following: (1) Sign up for a booth by contacting the Market Manager by phone or email at least two weeks prior to the Saturday Market they wish to attend, and (2) Make a cash booth fee payment, in person, prior to the Saturday Market Day.
ON SITE REGISTRATION
If booth spaces are available, they may be acquired on Saturday Market Day, on a first-come, first-served basis, provided the vendor does the following: (1) Arrives early enough to set up during the 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. set up time window, (2) Completes a Registration Form and Release of Liability, (3) Shows proof of Seller’s Permit and Arcata Business License, and (4) Pays the cash booth fee.
Trained volunteer security staff will patrol the Saturday Market and may be identified by their Creamery District attire. Only food and drink vendors authorized by the Market Manager may sell food and drinks to be consumed at the Market. Vendors and customers may bring their own food and drink to the market for their own personal consumption. Restrooms are available on the Saturday Market site.
Contact the Market Manager
Creamery District Saturday Market
c/o 1251 9TH St Arcata, CA 95521