Vendor FAQ

Who manages the Market?
The Market is managed by the Town of Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department.

When was the Market established?
The Market was established in 2009 by the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and a committee of citizens interested in the project.

How do I become a vendor?
Please view the Become a Vendor section on this website.

How are seasonal booth spaces allocated?
Seasonal vendors are assigned spaces based on a point system established in 2013. The system is designed to reward vendors who have participated the most consistently in recent years.

How are non-seasonal booth spaces allocated?
Non-seasonal booth spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to secure a spot for any given Market, non-seasonal vendors are encouraged to submit a payment before Friday at 5:00PM. Non-seasonal vendors may reserve booth space in advance for multiple weeks throughout the Market Season.

How large are the booth spaces?
Booth spaces are 10’ x 10’.

Is electricity available?
Electricity is available on a limited basis to only vendors who sell prepared foods.

When do we set-up?
Vendors may arrive at 7:45AM to begin setting up.

Where do I park?
All parking spaces in the park are reserved for customers only. After setting up, vendors must move their vehicles out of the park to the designated spaces at Town Hall, Fire Department, or any of several nearby off-street options. Vendors with a physical disability may park on the west side of the park.

Are vendor fees refundable?
Seasonal vendor fees are non-refundable. Non-seasonal vendors who cancel before 5:00PM the Friday before the Market will either be issued a refund or given a credit towards another week.

Is the Market held rain or shine?
Yes, the Market will take place as long as the weather isn’t too severe. All vendors are encouraged to have pop-up tents to keep their products safe.

What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is prohibited near the booth spaces and customer aisles. Vendors are required to detach themselves from the park and find an unpopulated area to smoke.

I’m an independent consultant representing a direct sales business. Can I be a vendor at the Market?
Only vendors who sell handcrafted and original work are permitted to sell at the Market.

Patron FAQ

How long is the Market Season?
The Market begins on the second Saturday in May and ends on the second Saturday in October.

How many vendors do you have?
The Market averages between 25-35 vendors per week.

What kind of products can I find at the Market?
On any given Saturday, shoppers can find locally grown produce, plants, herbs, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and artisan crafts at the Market.

Where do I park?
Parking is available at the park or any of the several nearby off-street options.

How can I locate a specific vendor at the Market?
Our seasonal vendors have the same booth space and participate nearly every week. Non-seasonal vendors are rotated around the park on a weekly basis. Please see the information table if you need help locating a specific vendor or item.

Can I use my credit or debit card at the Market?
Currently, only a handful of our vendors accept credit and debit cards.