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 and enhanced understanding of our regions natural and cultural environments.

Thank you for your interest in Market Days, a premiere juried arts and crafts show held in Tallahassee, Florida.

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 and enhanced understanding of our regions natural and cultural environments.

Location

North Florida Fairgrounds 441 E Paul Russell Road Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (850) 576-9820--Vendors 850-575-8684--Attendees

Application Information

DEADLINE: May 15, 2021
REQUIREMENTS:Images: 6 (a booth shot is NOT required)
FEE: $35.00
AMOUNT: You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

Early Access to Fairgrounds on Thursday

Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you wish to take advantage of having access to the Fairgrounds on Thursday to drop your trailer or camp, there will be an Early Access Fee of $26. This cost will be in addition to the regular camping fee of $26. This does not include access to the buildings. Set-up in the buildings will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. Vendor access to the grounds on Thursday will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Arrival and Check-in

The fairgrounds will be open for set-up on Friday, December 4, 2021 from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM. You must re-confirm your space if you are not checked in by 5:30 PM on Friday by calling 850-576-9820 and leaving a message. The grounds will reopen at 6:30 AM on Saturday and all exhibitors must be set up by 7:45 AM. The show opens at 8:00 AM when special event Early Bird shoppers are in line and ready to shop. On Sunday, grounds open for exhibitors at 8:30 AM.

RULES

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 reserves the right to remove misrepresented or inappropriate materials from the show.

If your exhibit contains school or sport 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 INFORMATION

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