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Regulations

Location:

Gottscheer Hall
657 Fairview Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (347)460-7549
Email: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com

VENDORS! We LOVE email! Please do not call us unless it is an emergency. We may not see your message until it is too late!

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Ridgewood Market Vending Prices:

View our about page for photos of the space.

NO REFUNDS!

Chairs and tablecloths are included with either purchase.

$69 for “Interior space” (Not against a wall) (9-foot space x 30 Inches)

  • Interior spaces must only be for tables. Either vendors bring a table or we supply a table.
  • IF vendor has more than a 17 Inches high on a table, vendor must purchase a wall space.
  • IF vendor has a clothes rack or furniture that blocks view of people coming into the vicinity, vendor must purchase a wall space.

$79 for “Wall Space” (9-foot space x 30 Inches)

  • IF vendor has more than a 17 Inches high on a table, vendor must purchase a wall space.
  • IF vendor has a clothes rack or furniture that blocks view of people coming into the vicinity, vendor must purchase a wall space.
  • If you have a clothes rack, we cannot provide you with a 9 foot table, PLEASE contact us since we only can provide you with 9 feet of space.

$10 table rental (Ridgewood Market Supplies and sets up a 9-foot table for you)

  • We only have a certain number of tables and may not be able to provide you with a table on day of market.
  • Please note some spaces are going to have 8 ft tables. Too many 9 footers might be purchased. There is not much difference.
  • Please make sure to purchase a table beforehand.
  • If you need a table on day of the market, it is $20 for table rental in cash instead of $10

Other

  • We only accept payments through our online forms.
  • We no longer allow vendors to switch spaces during an event. AKA if you want to switch from a wall space to an interior space or to another interior space.
  • We do not allow vendors to use a canceled date they paid for, for upcoming dates
  • All spaces must be reserved online beforehand. If you would like to pay, you must email us beforehand & request links if they are available.
  • IF you are sharing a table with someone, WE always ask IN the payment forms for you to notify us about who you are vending with. They are probably allowed, but we like to be informed beforehand.

Ridgewood Market Set-Up and Tear-Down Times:

Gottscheer Hall does not allow set up the day before since they have events on the weekend. Please set up on the day of.

WORD OF ADVICE: Come early if you need something! Parking is on the street, and it is hard to get a spot sometimes since our area is residential.

Sunday Afternoon Market:

  • Setup is 8 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Starting time for the Sunday market is at 11 A.M.
  • Sunday afternoon tear-down will be around 4-5 P.M.

Saturday Night Market:

  • Set up time is at 2:00 PM. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Starting time for the Saturday market is at 5 P.M.
  • Saturday night tear-down time will be around 11 P.M.

Tear-Down Time Details

  • Tear down time depends on traffic!
  • We will announce closing time.
  • You ARE NOT permitted to tear down early without permission. You will not be allowed back.

Place Cards

  • Majority of the time we have place cards with your name on the table when you arrive.
  • Because of time constraints sometimes we don’t and we’ll just guide you to your space.
  • We place you in the best spot we think would serve you best. Please be appreciative.

Late Penalties

  • If you are late, you may not be allowed back 
  • If you DO NOT call or email us and are a “no show” YOU will DEFINITELY not be allowed back.

Other Rules: 

  • NO COMPLAINING. It’s so easy to follow!
  • No complaining to Market staff. NONE. Email us after the market instead if you have an issue. 
  • If the urge to complain exists, Download this vendor guide for better sales at our market! OR Click here to for a FREE booklet on how to get into our market and to vend!

Conduct

  • We have the right to ask vendors or customers to leave the premises if they are causing any sort of problems that are unacceptable or unreasonable.
  • To not allow vendors to attend the next market dates, if vendors are a “no show” or are tardy.
  • To deny vendors acceptance into the market, at any time, even after the application is accepted.
  • PLEASE let us know if you are feeling uncomfortable or threatened by someone, if there is shoplifting taking place, sexism, racism, etc. This is an inclusive market.

Licenses

  • Please use common sense when selling your products
  • Vendors are recommended to have the correct licenses, Tax IDs, etc. necessary to sell their goods.
  • FOOD VENDORS must have the correct permits, licenses, and insurances etc. for serving food.
    • MUST be knowledgeable of NYC DOH regulations and standards for food prep and service.
    • A plus BUT not required to enter: food Handler certificate and access to a licensed kitchen for prep. Optional: ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate
    • Please look over department of health hygiene handbook DOH on nyc.gov!: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/rii/fpc-manual.pdf
    • Please do not use electronic cooking or any other sort of equipment that are fire hazards.
    • PLEASE wear gloves when serving food! Use tongs and other tools. Check the temperature for food!
    • If you have ice…don’t dump in sinks!

Walls

  • BLUE PAINTERS TAPE should be the only tape used on walls
  • DO NOT take down picture frames on Gottscheer’s walls.
  • NO thumbtacks, nails, anything on walls
  • Please ASK before you want to put anything on walls.

Electricity

  • If you are using electricity via wall space, YOU MUST bring an extension cord, and an outlet adapter. Be advised! SOME outlets do not work!
  • Please do not use anything that is a FIRE HAZARD
  • Do not play with the air conditioning units. Please reach out to GH staff to adjust temperature
  • There is NO WIFI, please use the mobile hotspot on your smartphone
  • DO NOT mess with lights.
  • Please note! Please bring lamps that are battery powered. It will help your table. Do not use any lamps or anything that could start a fire! If you need lamp recommendations… let us know!

Other

  • No GLITTER ALLOWED! (Hard to sweep)
  • Music being played on your table is not allowed.
  • We are not serving alcohol before noon.
  • NO canopies allowed
  • We might rent an ATM in the future, otherwise, we have bodegas nearby.

There will be prize raffles at the market.

  • Whoever vends during the market, we’d appreciate if you’d donate some products.
  • Collectible tote bags made out of our past market banners to fill with raffle gifts. They will be created into totes by Vaya Bags.

Items Allowed

  • Antique goods
  • Vintage clothing, collectibles, and goods (Vintage = 20 years or more)
  • Vintage designer goods
  • Artwork
  • Artisan crafted goods
  • Handmade goods
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Handmade clothing and accessories
  • Homemade edible delicacies
  • Screen-printed articles or items
  • Vintage records, books, vintage electronics
  • Candles are allowed, but must not be lit
  • Knit items and crocheted items
  • Email us for further suggestions: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com
  • You can fill your table with products unadvertised in your application if they are allowed.

Items Not Allowed

  • Wholesale items for resale
  • Anything Overtly Sexual And Uncomfortable For Kids
  • New designer goods or knockoffs
  • Mass produced goods
  • Collectibles that are not vintage
  • Garage sale junk (you know…that broken hair dryer is totally worthless.)
  • Large furniture or anything that takes over lots of space.
  • Food that is quickly perishable
  • Nothing with bed bugs or dirty
  • No weapons, illegal drugs, etc.
  • No lit candles or open flames
  • Anything else you consider deemed unfit or unsafe
  • Products like Avon, Tupperware, Mary Kay from multi-level marketing companies
  • Craft supplies or kits you did not create yourself, AKA DO NOT sell products from Michaels, art supply stores, hardware stores: balls of yarn, bags of beads, plants that have not been potted, fabric squares, anything that has not been worked on with your hands.

Always bring:

  • Your Merchandise
  • Something durable and easy to carry your products in
  • Lovely display materials like cigar boxes, wood pieces, or frames to prop items (risers)
  • Pens, pencils, and permanent markers
  • A notebook
  • Pricing accessories
  • A calculator
  • Something to keep money safe, like a pouch or fanny-pack
  • Personal necessities
  • Business cards
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tape
  • Bags or boxes for your merchandise
  • Bring an extension cord if you really need to
  • If you need a tablecloth, we recommend buying some fabric.

Promotion and Market Tips:

  • Have an attractive display.
  • If they don’t see it, you don’t sell it! Put things on “risers”.
  • Price reasonably.
  • Have a range of cheap to expensive items…remember, this is Queens, not Soho.
  • Watch the other vendors and network.
  • Try to always be standing, keep your hands from your hips, and smile.
  • Be nice. Compliments and small talk always brings in customers
  • If you think your space is not lit well enough BRING LAMPS!
  • Download this vendor guide for better sales at our market!
  • OR Click here to for a FREE booklet on how to get into our market and to vend!

Other stuff you can do!

  • Posting fliers in legal places like coffee shops
  • Inviting your friends or family to our upcoming markets
  • Promoting our market all over NYC and the universe
  • Promote on your mailing lists
  • Posting our events on messageboards
  • Submit our event onto websites
  • Blogging about us
  • Posting our events on event websites
  • Handing out the postcards
  • If you know any sites to advertise in, let us know.
  • Sharing our website: www.ridgewoodmarket.com
  • Telling your other artisan friends about us
  • Just talking about it to other people
  • Posting in our Facebook event pages

Promote us on Twitter and Instagram

  • Tweeting the term #RidgewoodMarket on Twitter
  • Following our twitter: @ridgewoodmarket
  • Following our affiliate on twitter: @ridgewoodsocial
  • Instagram: instagram.com/ridgewoodmarket
  • Affiliate Instagram: instagram.com/ridgewoodsocial
  • Make sure to mention you are vending with us.
  • We might retweet you!
  • Hashtags:
    • #RidgewoodMarket
    • #Ridgewood
    • #Queens
    • #RidgewoodQueens
    • #RidgewoodNewYork
    • #RidgewoodNY
    • #Ridgewoodnyc
    • #Bushwick
    • #Brooklyn
    • #Handmade
    • #NYC
    • #Vintage
    • #Brunch
    • #NightBazaar
    • #FleaMarket
    • #ArtisanMarket
    • #Beer
    • #Beerhall

Leave an honest review:

  • Please go on Yelp and Google Businesses and leave an honest review.
  • We love all the compliments we get from vendors, but we would really appreciate them if you leave them online for the world to see. It will help upcoming markets, and will make us smile.
  • Please note! We do everything we can to make you happy, so if you aren’t happy, please message us first. 🙂 We are very accommodating.

Postcard drop off locations

  • Pick up postcards at these local spots in Ridgewood.
    • Please take only what you need. They aren’t cheap!
    • More will be listed soon!
    • Please neaten up piles of postcards if possible. 🙂
    • MESSAGE US IF there are no more postcards at these drop off locations! We will make sure to fix that!
      • Norma’s: 59-02 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
      • Gottscheer Hall: 657 Fairview Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385
      • Cypress Inn Cafe: 17-02 Stanhope St, Ridgewood, NY 11385
      • Rudy’s Pastry Shop: 905 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Promote us on Facebook

Attendance Estimate? Check our Facebook event page before the market!

  • HELP US! We of course get WAY more than 100 RSVPS, but your invite contribution will help. Takes only 10 seconds out of your day!
  • Invite 20 people or more on our event pages. It only takes 10 seconds out of your day every day. fb.com/ridgewoodmarket/events
  • Also have friends, customers like our page (you should as well): fb.com/ridgewoodmarket
  • Don’t forget to tag our Facebook page name so people can click it.
  • Make sure to promote our page on your personal and Facebook page.
  • Like our affiliate as well: www.fb.com/RidgewoodSocial