Market Days is one of the Southeast’s largest and best-juried arts and crafts shows, featuring the unique, handmade creations of over 300 artists and top-quality artisans and craftspeople. Market Days offers a beautiful array of works in various price ranges, from breathtaking fine art to charming stocking stuffers. The works include fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography, and calligraphy. This event is volunteer-run and all proceeds go to support the Tallahassee Museum whose mission is to inspire people to transform their lives, community, and the world through an enhanced understanding of our region's natural and cultural environments.

Location

North Florida Fairgrounds
441 E Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 575-8684--Attendees

Hours

Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th, 2024
Saturday Hours 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Hours 10 am - 4 pm

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are available at the gate on the days of the event and are only good for one-day admission.

$10 for Adults (13+)

Children (Ages 0-12)-FREE

FREE PARKING

Early Bird Shopping

Saturday 8am – 10am

CLICK HERE Early Bird tickets ONLINE ($30 per ticket) – ON SALE NOW.

Limited to just 1,000 tickets, Market Days Early Bird shoppers peruse stress-free and get the first choice on top gifts, and 2 hours head start on holiday shopping before the rush of the crowds arrive. Plus you get premium parking, coffee and muffins! Tickets to participate in this treasured holiday shopping tradition are available for $30 (sold in advance). Everyone (except infants) must have an early bird ticket to enter.

Benefits:

  • First to Shop the Show – You get in 2 hours before general admission shoppers!
  • Unlimited Admission All Weekend
  • Saturday Morning Refreshments (coffee and muffins)
  • Free On-site Parking – Early Bird parking will now be at the Monroe Street Entrance Gate!
  • Support the Tallahassee Museum

Click here for the Concessions Food Vendor Application
 

RULES & REGULATIONS

All arts and crafts media are eligibleItems submitted must be the original work of the Artist or Craftsman applying. This show is promoted as an arts and crafts show, not buy/sell. You must disclose any items submitted on your application that are not made by you but are a necessary part of your original work. Artists can only display and sell work that has been juried.

The Arts and Crafts Chair and Committee will have final approval on all acceptance/rejections, placement, and reserve the right to remove misrepresented or inappropriate materials from the show.

If your exhibit contains school or sports logos, you must have your trademark licensing information with you. Reproductions of the images submitted by artists who are accepted may be used for publicity.

Applications will not be juried without payment. 
In order to be juried for Market Days, you must pay the non-refundable $35 application fee and a $100 deposit. If you are not accepted your $100 deposit will be refunded to you. If you are accepted to the show and paid the $100 deposit, the balance of your fee will be due no later than August 31st. No money will be refunded after this date. If payment is not received, you are subject to lose your deposit and space at the show. The committee will assign all spaces and honor any space request, whenever possible, based on availability.

Categories: Our jury is broken down into categories, i.e., jewelry, woodcraft, food, wearable art, etc. If you have more than one product in your booth, you must list your products. Due to the number of applications we receive for the jewelry category, if you have jewelry of any kind in your booth, jewelry is the category in which you will be juried. Example: If your primary product is woodcraft and you also make jewelry to sell, your jewelry will take precedence and you will be juried in the jewelry category.

Digital Media: Artists and craftsmen must submit at least three (3) high-resolution digital images of their current work. Also, you must submit 1 image of you making your product and copies of two current receipts where you purchased materials to make your product. To be considered for use in the newspaper advertisement, it is important that images be of excellent quality, in good condition, and representative of work you will sell. Pictures will become part of the Market Days archives.

TAXES

Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting all State of Florida and Leon County sales taxes (7.5%).

During Market Days, you are required to collect 7.5% Florida Sales Tax for every taxable sale. The taxes collected will be submitted to the Florida Department of Revenue.

If you have a Florida Sales Tax Identification Number, you will be expected to submit the tax collected at Market Days on your Florida Sales Tax return. If you do not have a Florida Tax Identification number, you will be required to submit the Florida Sales Tax on the Special Event Sales Tax Packet you will be given at check-in.

At the end of the show, we will provide the Florida Department of Revenue your name, contact information, and Florida Sales Tax Identification Number, if provided, as record that you participated in the event.

 

FEES AND BOOTH SPACE

Application Fee: (non-refundable) – $35

Entry Fee: Space size, cap, corner, tables and camping fee details are broken down at check out. Only tent frames are allowed inside. If the requested space size is not available and you agree to a different size space, you will either be billed or refunded the difference.

Electricity is available for all spaces: You are responsible for providing your own heavy duty extension cords, 3-way plugs, duct tape and any additional lighting you may require. NO space heaters are allowed.

 

JURY DETAILS

  • Average number of applications submitted each year: 375
  • Average number of artists selected from the jury to participate in the event: 325
  • Average number of exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event: 175
  • Vendors that are excluded/ineligible: Buy/Sell Vendors
  • How images are viewed by jurors: Other
  • Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by: Random Order
  • Comments for “Select the method in which applications are reviewed within a medium category.” by craft
  • Jurors score applications using the following scale: Yes, No, or Maybe
  • Number of jurors scoring applications: 7
  • The show organizes the jurors for a: Single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories
  • Jurors score: Separately from various locations
  • Am I allowed to observe the jury process? Jury process is closed

 

Welcome to the 58th Annual Market Days

The Holiday season has officially arrived and the 58th Annual Market Days is ready to welcome you with an amazing selection of original and unique gifts of abundant varieties for those who are special in your life. This holiday shopping tradition helps us create and celebrate wonderful memories with friends and family while perusing the amazing creative skills of nearly 300 artisans from across the country who were juried and accepted in this year’s Market Days.

Market Days 2024 is as essential today for the Tallahassee Museum as it was in 1965. Funds from the Market Days benefit the Museum in innumerable ways. From educational programs for all ages to the care of our living wildlife collection and historic buildings, Market Days supports the Museum helping to provide the many services we deliver to our audiences throughout the region.

We are tremendously grateful for our sponsors who help bring Market Days to life each year and we thank these supporters and encourage you to patronize their businesses.

Lastly, I extend a heartfelt thank you to the endless dedication of our Market Days volunteers who work so tirelessly throughout the year to make Market Days a reality each year.

Whether it’s your first or your 58th year attending Market Days, we thank you for your continued support of the Tallahassee Museum and wish you the best as you enjoy our region’s most memorable holiday shopping tradition.

With warm thoughts of the season,

Russel Daws Signature

President/CEO Tallahassee Museum

2023 Market Days Committee

Event Chair Co-Chairs: Rhonda Hammond & Melanie Terry

Operations Director: Richard Massey

Assistant Operations Director: Jim Cunningham

Gates Coordinator: Brandy Cottrell & Olivia Heinze

Arts & Crafts Co-Chairs: Traci Tyson

Coffee Chairs: James Wade & Kyle Frost

Early Bird Co-Chairs: Laurie Jones, Barbara Corven

Exhibit & Recruitment Coordinator: Lou Ogburn

Security Chair: Jim Skipper

Info Booth Chairs:  Bill & Dianna Norwood

Feature Writer: Sam Miller

Grounds Chairs: Gary Adams & Richard Dowden

Hospitality Tent Chairs: Lee Matthews, Lynn Guevara

Vendor Hospitality Chair: Mary Riordan

Jr. Exhibitors Chair: Pat Bull

Food Co-Chairs: Ken Mills, Jill Brock

Gingerbread Co-Chairs: Jennifer Craig, Renee Strickland

Building 1 Co-Chairs: Sheila Connell, Gary Peterson, Rhonda Hammond

Building 2 Co-Chairs: Cyndi Mendelson, Colleen Kelly

Building 3 Co-Chairs: JoAnn Prescott, Annie Prescott

Building 4 Co-Chairs: Sheila Skipper, Barbara Ashe

Building 6 Co-Chairs: Kay Cunningham, Jim Robinson

Building 7 Co-Chairs: Brenda Ashe, Raymond Ashe

Outdoor Co-Chairs: Pam Kyllonen, Tauno Kyllonen, Jr.

Event Staff: Sandra Washington, Angela Dell

Apply today for Market Days 2024, December 7 & 8 at the North Florida Fairgrounds. Click here for the application and more information. The application closes on June 30, 2024.

 

Thank you to all Market Days 2023 sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. Look forward to seeing you next year!