2 DAY HOLIDAY MARKET

sat nov 23 + sun nov 24

from 10am-4pm on saturday, november 23rd and 10-3pm on sunday, november 24th at the augusta armory!

read below

"ritual market is a high vibe, eclectic market hosted in the kennebec valley that features a rotating variety of vendors and their offerings. we host multiple events a year to offer a supportive, welcoming environment to connect and allow vendors to share their products with the public."

our goal is to cultivate a space that transcends traditional marketplaces, fostering connection, inclusivity, and a celebration of diverse talents where vendors and visitors alike can engage and create lasting connections. our mission goes beyond commerce; it is rooted in the belief that the act of making and sharing creates bonds that transcend the average shopping experience.


general info

vendor applications are open from monday, june 17th to monday, june 24th at midnight. application responses will begin asap to help spread out the response load and ensure all applicants receive a verdict by monday, july 1st. we have roughly 30 two-day spots available and 10 one-day slots per day available for this market, and we do expect a large number of applicants so PLEASE fill out the application thoroughly even if you are a returning vendor. i know it can be redundant to fill out an application multiple times a year, but it is very important to me that each application is judged fairly and equally.

while applications are not technically first come first serve, we do appreciate applying as early as you are able. this helps me work through applications at a steady pace early on.

vendor applications are reviewed and chosen based on many factors, including but not limited to: 

☾ PAST VENDING EXPERIENCE WITH RITUAL MARKET + OTHER EVENTS

☾ UNIQUENESS OF PRODUCTS OFFERED - WE DO OUR BEST TO AVOID TOO MANY VENDORS WITHIN THE SAME NICHE

☾ HOW WELL YOUR BUSINESS' BOOTH FITS WITH THE MARKET'S THEME

☾ YOU HAVE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS WITH A WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES, OR A CATALOG 

we take time to carefully review each application we receive and are truly grateful for each and every inquiry. our markets would not be what they are without our vendors. we will respond to every single applicant regardless of our decision. we recognize the way we run this market is different than other markets - and if you feel that it’s not a good fit for you, that’s okay! but please refrain from sending any negative responses to denial emails - that will result in a permanent ban from the markets. It cost nothing to be kind. 

cost + payment

payment for this market is only due if you receive an acceptance email after applying.

the booth fees for this event are as follows:

2-Day 10x10 ft booth - $175

1-Day 10x10ft booth - $125

both payment and signing of the contract are due within 48 hours of acceptance unless you email us within that time frame letting us know if you need to utilize a payment option. if we do not hear from you within 48 hours we will have to move on to the next applicant.

payment options for this event are as follows:

option 1) delayed payment: you will have two weeks from the date of your acceptance email to pay the $175 or $125 booth fee in full.

option 2) split payments: you can split the $125 or $175 booth fee into two payments. the first half is due within 48 hours of recieving an acceptance email and the other half is due within 3 weeks of recieving your acceptance email.

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a 10x10ft canopy/tent is required REGARDLESS of the event being indoors. this enhances the visual appeal of the market. vendors are required to bring all of their own tables, chairs, displays, and anything else they need that day. 

**booth fees are non-refundable UNLESS you notify me more than two weeks from the market and I am able to find a replacement vendor for your booth from the waitlist. a replacement is NOT guaranteed but is likely as our waitlist is usually full. a refund will be processed once payment from the new vendor is received **

there is no snow date for this date in the event of an early-season snow storm. the market will continue as planned.