sunday, july 14th
from 10am-4pm at the gardiner waterfront park. our biggest market of the year - 60+ vendors, food trucks, live music, interactive workshops and kids activities, yoga, and so much more!
rain date sun july 21
please read before applying
"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. our events are more than just opportunities to discover unique goods; they are occasions to connect with like-minded souls, creating a welcoming environment that echoes the spirit of shared creativity.
vendor applications are open from Tuesday, February 20 at 8am to Friday, march 1 at midnight. Application responses will begin as soon as Wednesday, February 21st to help spread out the response load and ensure all applicants receive a verdict by March 5. We do only have roughly 60-70 spots 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.
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.
This vendor application is for the Ritual Market event taking place Sunday, July 14th at the Gardiner Waterfront Park from 10am-4pm.
The booth fees for this event are as follows:
Standard 10x10ft booth: $125 // XL booth 15x15ft: $150
A 10X10FT CANOPY/TENT IS REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF YOUR BOOTH SIZE
Vendors are required to bring all of their own tables, chairs, displays, and anything else they need that day.
SPLIT/SHARED BOOTHS ARE ALLOWED IF DISCLOSED ON THE APPLICATION
**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 **
The Application Process
If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at Ritual Market, please fill out the vendor form linked below. All fields must be filled out. We will begin reviewing applications ASAP, but we will need the entire time frame to respond to all applicants.
BOTH THE BOOTH FEE AND THE CONTRACT MUST BE COMPLETED TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THE MARKET. BOTH OF THESE ARE DUE WITHIN 48 HOURS.
If I do not recieve any communication from you within 48 hours I will have to move on to the next applicant.
A rain date has been established for this market - in the event of severe inclement weather, the market will be postponed ONE week. If a vendor is unable to attend the rain date, a refund will only be issued if we are able to fill your spot. We are no longer offering credits to future markets instead of refunds. Your ability to make the rain date or not could potentially affect your acceptance - however is not required to apply - as long as you disclose on the application you cannot make it. It is incredibly time consuming to fill multiple booths last minute.
PLEASE do not apply if you do not agree with this policy. no refunds unless your booth is filled.
If you state on the application you can make the rain date and later cannot for any reason other than an emergency - your refund could potentially be forfeited.