APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Please read information below before applying to make sure you know exactly what is goin’ on!

 

Upcoming Dates

Applications Open: August 12

Applications Close: August 26 @ 11:59pm

Roster is announced: August 30

Merchant Set Up: Nov 13, 5-10pm

Merchant Take down, Nov 16, 5pm-7pm

Hours Show is Open:

Thursday Nov 14, 10AM – 8PM

Friday Nov 15, 10AM – 6PM

Saturday Nov 16, 9AM – 5PM

 

 

 

 

Indoor Pricing

Space Size

3′x2′ BOUTIQUE / $150 (8 available)

3′x4′ / $220 (cannot be shared)

3′x6′ / $260

3'x6' + rent a table / $275

3′x8′ / $300 (only 2 available)

Treats on a shelf $60 + permit fee (3 avail.)

Share an inside space: $80 add on

Request an corner/endcap: $40 add on if you get it


Outdoor Pricing

Outside Thursday = $300

Outside Friday = $300

Outside Saturday= $300

*Outside Endcap Request= $60 extra

Rent (1) 3x6 Table- $15

Rent (2) 3x6 Tables- $30

Two Tents (put together)= $400 total

Small Trailer/Van or Truck= $100 (add on, not using one of our tents)

Share a tent with another maker=$60 extra

Share an outside space: $100 add on

If you choose only 1 option above, that tells us you will not be flexible. If you choose 2+ days to sell, you'll have a higher chance at getting in.

Show Guidelines

No Application Fee!

No Entrance Fee!

Free hugs + taffy!

Must read all maker rules before applying.

Inside Maker Rules + Info

Outside Maker Rules + Info

 

Want to promote your business by offering a free activity during the show? Click here to apply!

Our Application’s Curation, Process & FAQ

Our mission is to bring our customers fresh and hip goods, that they can feel comfortable buying for themselves, or gifts for everyone they know! To keep it the cool place to shop, we don't like to have a ton of shops with similar product (what customer/maker is OK with 6 other jewelry shops in the same market?) , and we certainly don't accept styles that we've seen a lot at craft shows.. or out of style.

While looking through applications, we will be choosing a few (maybe just one) maker with each category of items (for instance, if we get 5 applications of leather wallets & purses, we will choose 1 or 2 (max) vendors in this category). It is only fair to the makers- as the customers will get bored and quickly shop through them, rather than taking their time to shop. It also makes each vendor have a successful turnout! Our selection is also based on customer demand. Let’s keep it fresh & innovative.

Item Requirements

FRESH + NEW + QUALITY: We expect what you sell to be the best it can be, as well as something customers may have not seen before.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE VERY BEST SHOP SPACES: We want our Market to only showcase the best designed booths to help sell your beautiful products. You put so much time into making your goods, why not give them the respect they deserve, and surround your goods with a complimentary shop??!

 We reserve the right to remove any items that do not fit these criteria. If you bring items that we did not see before hand, and we definitely would not have approved, we will remove them. Please bring what you apply for, or talk to us before the show if it’s something newer than what was on the application in February. We understand that your creative brains come up with products before the actual show. All we ask is that you tell us what you want to sell- to make sure it's not conflicting with other makers that we've already accepted. This also helps us know where to put you in our actual shopping room. If you are a bath soap maker, and want to slip in some jewelry because your cousin makes jewelry, and wants to make some extra money, not ok! Gotta always check with us.

We may ask you if you'd be willing to only sell certain inventory that you apply with, to allow for other makers to be accepted. For instance, you sell silk screen shirts AND shoes, and there's another rad silk screen shirt maker, that only does silk screen shirts.. we would ask if you could only bring your shoes.. and be the only shoe- seller (a.k.a. do really well with sales) so that we can also accept that rad silk screen shirt maker. This is crucial in our acceptance process and definitely helps us stand out from other shows.

-Do I need a PayPal? Yes! We invoice and pay you, via PayPal. If you truly just can’t get your PayPal figured out in time of invoicing, email us with your Venmo name and we can charge you on that.

-Shop space fees are due no later than 36 hours of being accepted & invoiced. If you do not pay, we will have give your slot to another willing maker. Trust me, we have a waitlist we are eager to notch off if we need to!!! See above for price for inside & outside maker shop spaces. They vary because we offer so many different types of spaces! The inside space is register/retail style so you are not physical standing at your space to sell. Customers shop with a basket. Outside, you are there, farmers market style, you collect 100% of your sales.

-How long are applications open for? They are only open for 14 full days. Once they’re closed, they’re closed until the following show. We get an abundance of amazing makers, and the process starts the moment they open. By Day 15, we have a pretty good idea of who is in, and the acceptance process starts soon after.

-What if I don’t get chosen? Am I forever on the Mermade X list?? NOOO! We get about 200 applications each show. We can only accept a total of 100. There are multiple reasons we may not choose you for this particular show. There simply is not enough space & you’re a veteran maker… we gotta let someone else give Mermade a try. Or perhaps we feel like your products doesn’t fit with our style & our customer. Another reason would be we feel your brand isn’t on point yet.. or at least it isn’t by what we see on your social media. We look at your Instagram and website (hoping you have them). If you feel like yes, you’ve been selling at markets for years, do really well, but are lacking in pretty pictures and an online presence, we highly highly highly advise you to clean it up before you submit an application.

Please look at any email that is not acceptance, as a chance to move forward and possibly try again in the future. We love change & we love it when we see makers come back in the future, with a stronger vision & not eternally offended by us. They use the burn as motivation to only get better. Our greatest goal is to bring the very best to our customers, and let our makers sit and have their shop spaces amongst pretty great shop makers. Our standards are high! If you have a question about why you aren’t able to be in the show, and are open to guidance, we would love to help you.

-If I am a food maker, do I need a permit? YES. The Health Department of Orange County requires us to gather applications & fees from each maker. Click this link to see what it will entail. You will print & mail your application to us, and we will turn it in for you up in Santa Ana. We can deliver your application directly & part of your space fee is your health department fee. (ie. $66 for the prepackaged food, $127 for open food permit.) Deadline for submitting this permit is October 15. If you are making your food at home, and not using a commercial kitchen, and you DON'T have a cottage food license (you need one if that applies to you), here is the link to it: http://www.ocfoodinfo.com/cottage . You must get your cottage license on your own, because that you will have all year long and you will be able to do many events. If you are nervous about getting a kitchen, there are shared kitchens if you search in your area, and sometimes local shops/restaurants will let you use their already set up kitchen + info + address. That’s allowed! Just check with your buddies that own them and see if you can use them!!

-When do we get paid after the show? We send your payment 2-7 days post show date with a detailed sales report.

-Costs & Fees

  • It's free to apply, free to shop, and free to park!

  • There are no refunds on your payments made on a booked shop space. See very top for fee spaces or click on application as if you are going to apply to find more details.

  • We take 20% of your gross sales if you're an inside maker, 10% from outside makers.

  • Outside makers can only choose 1 day to sell, inside’s shop spaces are selling all 3 days.