Vendor Information

Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor at the First Friday Indie Market in downtown Greensboro. The Indie Market is a Handmade/Vintage Open Air Market and is intended for local small business artists and crafters. ALL ITEMS SOLD AT THIS EVENT MUST BE HANDMADE BY YOU OR VINTAGE. No mass produced items or resellers will be allowed. 

Please understand that while we love how well you can copy a licensed image, it is actually illegal, and we cannot allow your copies to be sold at the market.

The market is intended for small business artists and crafters who have not established a permanent presence. If your business has a physical storefront, you will not be allowed to participate; however renting a small space within a store/gallery is fine. 

This application is not an offer or a guarantee of space. If you are accepted to participate, an Acceptance letter along with Vendor information will be sent out via email about 4 to 6 weeks before the Market. We can only accept about 30 Vendors (depending on the size of spaces needed) for each market, so those not immediately accepted will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS OR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT PAYMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, UNLESS OTHER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. 

Please note that the number of spaces for each category (Jewelry, Vintage, Pottery, etc.) will be limited to keep a balanced Market for all those involved. 


Payment can either be submitted using PayPal Buy Now button (located in the Payment Information tab at top of page) or by check. When paying through the Buy Now button at the bottom of page, the applicable PayPal fees have been added to the amount. If you prefer to print out the application and pay by check, please make the check payable to FIRST FRIDAY INDIE MARKET and mail both to: 

First Friday Indie Market 
c/o Indie Market 
PO Box 77855 
Greensboro, NC 27417 
*When sending application through the mail please email us so that we can match your payment to the application. 

Please remember... applications that are submitted without payment will not be considered, unless other payment arrangements have been made. 

A 10' x 10' tent space is $35.00 
A shared 10' x 10' tent space is $40.00 ($20 per vendor/2 vendors per space only) 

If you are applying to share a 10' x 10' tent space, both vendors must fill out the application and provide images of their work. Only two vendors are allowed to share a 10' x 10' tent space. 


- The Market runs from 4pm until 9pm with set up being from 2pm - 4pm. Please have your space completely set up by 4pm. We ask all vendors to not start tearing down your booth until 9pm, however you are welcome to stay set up longer if you still have customers. IF YOU TEAR DOWN AND LEAVE BEFORE 9PM (UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY US), YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK AT THE MARKET. We are there regardless of the weather... cold, rain, wind, etc., so be prepared for anything. 

- We will provide you with ONE space matching the dimensions listed below; you must provide your own tables, tents, chairs and other supplies. 

- Tent weights are a MUST. You can purchase them at any sporting goods store or make your own. A good weight for EACH LEG is about 20 lbs. Please do not use milk/water/cat litter jugs as weights. The plastic they are manufactured from is not substantial enough to be useful, and will disintegrate under stress.

- It is required that you have a sales and use tax id number - if you do not, you will not be accepted into the market. You are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax liabilities for your business. On the application, you must provide your sales and use tax certificate of registration number. For more information and to apply: 

-You will need to display your sales and use certificate in a prominent place. This is not our rule, but a requirement of the NCDOR.

- If you are a Food Vendor, you are responsible for your own liability insurance. The Indie Market Insurance does not cover food related incidents (such as choking, allergies, etc.) and we will not be held responsible for any such incidents. 

- Please keep in mind that this event will last into the evening and is rain or shine. 

- An electrical outlet will be available in a centralized location, but you are required to provide your own extension cords, power strips and light source(s). 

- Due to problems in the past with blown fuses, we STRONGLY SUGGEST that you purchase CFL Bulbs or LED lights to light your space. CFL & LED lights draw less power, and since we have almost 30 vendors plugging in multiple lights each, this helps out tremendously. It only takes one regular bulb to overload the circuits and blow out the lights for an entire group of vendors. You can purchase these bulbs along with light clamps from Lowes or Home Depot for relatively low prices. We have found that CFL Daylight Bulbs (not Soft White) work great at night. 

-Please note, Christmas lights on their own do not generate enough light - we suggest vendors use light clamps with CFL or LED light bulbs.

- No heaters, fans, coffee makers, radios, tools, etc. are to be plugged in to the electrical outlets... ONLY LIGHTS!  PLEASE DO NOT BRING A PROPANE OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF GAS HEATER. 

- Candles are only allowed if you are selling candles and YOU MUST FURNISH YOUR OWN FIRE EXTINGUISHER. 

- You are responsible for the trash in your space! Public trash cans are located along the street; please dispose of your garbage properly. 

- Please make sure at least one person is in your tent at all times. Organizers are not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items. 

- Help us advertise by hanging posters, passing out cards, blogging, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 


- We provide you with ONE space as designated below at the lot located at the corner of MLK and South Elm Street. 

- Extension cords will be provided to run from the electrical sources (generators) to a centralized location for each row of vendors. As noted above, it is your responsibility to connect to that cord from your booth. 

- We provide insurance, privilege license and permit for the First Friday Indie Market as a group (excluding Insurance for Food Vendors). This allows you to participate without having to purchase any additional permits or insurance for your individual business, but please be aware that you as a business are liable for any incident occurring within your booth. If you are a food vendor, you must have your own insurance, as ours does not cover food related incidents. 

- We provide as much advertising as we can to promote the Indie Market as a whole, including but not limited to posters, cards, print and internet ads. 

- A portable restroom will be located on the MLK side of the lot for use by the Market. 


If you have to cancel or decline your vending space, please do so at least 7 days prior to the Market to receive a full refund. Cancellations within 7 days of the market will only be refunded if your space can be filled, unless it is due to extreme circumstances. In such cases, we will do our best to work with you to reach a solution. 

The Market It is a RAIN OR SHINE event and will run regardless of the weather (unless severe). All money is spent prior to the market so we are unable to issue  refunds due to last minute cancellation of the market if the weather doesn't cooperate.  We do understand that your merchandise may be sensitive to the weather, so please let us know if the weather requires you to cancel so that we are not expecting you to show up.