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Stall Categories

Beauty and Skincare

Ceramics

Art

Fashion

Accessories

Jewellery

Candles

Plants

Photography (Prints)

Stationery

Homewares and furniture

Children's Toys and Clothing

Gourmet Goods - Honey, Jams, Sauces, Chutneys etc

We do not accept applications for coffee or food vans

 

STALL FEES

Coorparoo Square - Outdoor Stall 3x3m - Lawn Area - $70
 

Coorparoo Square - Outdoor Stall 3x3m - Paved Area - $70
 

Coorparoo Square - Indoor Stall  2m x 1.5m - Precinct/ Eatery Area - $70
 

Newstead Gasworks - Outdoor Stall 3x3m - Gasometer - $85
 

Newstead Gasworks - Outdoor Small Stall 2.2mx1.5m - Non Marquee/ No Shade - $70

Corner request/ upgrade $10 extra

Steph, Rustic Peppermint

The Market Folk is a very well organised market with friendly vibes and a great approach. Sarah who runs the market looks after her stall holders so well and makes you feel welcome and part of something special. Being part of The Market Folk is unique because all of the stalls are carefully selected and of high caliber which makes for a wonderful likeminded community. We love being part of this market

Felicia, Home Dweller

The Market Folk is such a fantastic event and has been excellent for showcasing my homewares brand. It offers a diverse and thoughtful curation of handmade and unique products and is always fun to be a part of and very professionally organised. I am really looking forward to my next market!

Kathy, Meta Design Co

I’m looking to be involved in markets that are well promoted with a great mix of vendors, locations and customer bases. I also expect integrity of process and support for local economies. The Market Folk delivers all these attributes and more! Small scale, local and super friendly... The Market Folk does a smashing job of bringing talented artists and makers together for well organised and diverse events.  I’m looking forward to being involved in more markets well into the future.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

The Market Folk is a design market. We are looking for boutique style stalls with original and unique designs/ products. We are not strictly a handmade market - however we look favourably on products that are handmade or ethically sourced/ produced, we need to see you have had a significant input into the creation or design of a product. 

We look favourably on stalls with quality signage and visual merchandising of the stall!

HOW TO APPLY

Please answer each question with as much detail as possible via our application forms below! 

Our market calendar is split into 4 seasons. Each season opens up approximately 6 weeks prior to allowing new applicants as well as existing vendors to be assessed regularly throughout the year. Season 1 - Jan, Feb, March. Season 2 - April, May, June. Season 3 - July, Aug, Sep. Season 4 - Oct, Nov, Dec (see more details in FAQs)

Applications are assessed within 14 business days and only approved or waitlisted applicants will be notified. Please check your junk mail within this time frame.

 

Gasworks Plaza

76 Skyring Tce, Newstead

 

2nd Friday of the month

14th February 5pm - 9pm

13th March 5 - 9pm

(No Market on Good Friday)

8th May 5pm - 9pm

2nd Saturday of the month

13th June - 9am - 1pm

11th July - 9am - 1pm

*8th August - 9am - 1pm

2nd Friday of the month

11th September - 5pm - 9pm

9th October - 5pm - 9pm

13th November - 5pm - 9pm

11th December - 5pm - 9pm

Coorparoo Square

26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo

3rd Sunday of the month

Winter Hiatus June - August

20th September 9am - 1pm

18th October 9am - 1pm

15th November 9am - 1pm

Upcoming Dates

If you have not traded with us before please click NEW APPLICANT if you have traded with us since January 2020 and there are no changes to your products or stall then click booking form.

FAQS

What is the application process?

The Market Folk accept new applications and bookings in line with our market seasons below, each season has an opening date. You can book/apply any time on or after this date until approx 2 weeks prior to the last market of the season. This ultimately means that we do not accept bookings more than 3 months in advance, acceptance is a competitive process. Acceptance into one market or season does not guarantee acceptance into future seasons.

Season 1 - Opens January 1st

January - No Markets!

February

March

 

Season 2 - Opens March 1st

April 

May

June 

 

Season 3 - Opens June 1st

July

Aug

Sep

 

Season 4 - Opens Sep 1st

Oct

Nov

Dec

When will I hear back?

We are a small scale market - this means the process can be competitive at times. Our turn around time is approximately 14 business days  as we make sure we throughly research each and every application. We look at the quality of your products, where they are made, the appearance of your stall display and whether the stall matches our target market/ key customers. Only approved or waitlisted applications will get a response.

Why do you charge more for corner stalls?

This is a competitive stall location at markets. Corner spots may allow greater product exposure which may translate to more sales. It also allows us to fairly assign stalls and manage requests.

What happens if I am approved, can I trade regularly?

The Market Folk will notify you of your acceptance via an email notification. You will be notified of the dates you have been accepted (or waitlisted for) for into the current market season (seasons run for 3 months). Approved stall holders with no changes to their stall or products may request future market dates via our simplified booking request from - above!

Should you be approved - each January you will be required to reapply for The Market Folk via the standard application form. This is because we need to ensure we have the most up to date information about you, your business and your stock changes for the new year ahead. It also ensures everyone is up to date with the market regulations. Everyone who wishes to trade with us in 2020 will need to fill this in even if you have traded with us before.

How do non marquee table only stalls work?

At Coorparoo Square we are fortunate to have all undercover positions for non marquee/ table only stalls, that line the inside of the precinct - you simply need to bring your table/s.  At Gasworks however this is a 100% outdoor market - for most the year except Winter we trade in the evenings meaning we are able to offer a dozen small stalls suitable to a table only with no impact of sun damage. There is no coverage from rain and wind, which is a risk the stall holder must assess before setting up.

If I have traded before, how do you assess my booking request against new or existing applicants?

If you have traded with us before and there are no changes to your stall or products when a new market season opens up you will be required to fill in our simplified booking request form above. This does not guarantee acceptance, there are some categories that are highly competitive and book out quickly.

I am a brand new business, how do I go about applying?

If you are just starting out and don't have an extensive online presence, in addition to completing our online application form you will need to send us photos of your products via email. It is also important to provide a detailed description of your stall layout in the application form.  If you do not provide this and we cannot find any information online we cannot assess your application. We do not recommend applying until you have designed your stall layout and taken images of your products, therefore answering these questions should not be a problem. Proactive applicants do mock ups at home of their stall design.

How to I pay for a stall?

To assist our stall holder family with cashflow stall fees are billed 2-4 weeks prior to an event. Invoices are managed digitally with the opportunity to pay by card, PayPal or direct debit. It is very important you pay your invoices on time to avoid your booking being cancelled. All new stall holders are required to pay for their first market stall within 7 days, after this you will be billed 2 weeks prior to an event - this policy is there to encourage reliability prior to us meeting you in person.

Weather Refund Policy

There will be no refunds issued should The Market Folk Markets be cancelled due to reasons of emergency, danger, weather conditions, safety, health concerns, or other reasons that are not in reasonable control of the The Market Folk organisers. This includes heatwaves, thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds. The safety of our community and their stock is important to us. 

In general we are not an all weather market, if it is going to be wet/extremely windy the markets may not go ahead. Should the markets be cancelled by our management in advance due to unsafe weather conditions a 50% admin fee applies, thereafter a 50% credit of the stall fee shall be applied to a future market date. If the weather deteriorates throughout the event you will not be entitled to a refund or credit. This is the risk of markets with outdoor stalls.

Should a stall holder voluntarily cancel a market date due to weather no credits or refunds will be issued. 

Why are we unable to provide refunds?

Due to advertising and costs occurred to The Market Folk whether an event goes ahead or not we are unable to simply refund stall fees due to bad weather. Market day is a portion of the labour carried out by our team. On market day we do everything we can do assess whether a market should go ahead or not, cancellation is not a decision we take lightly. Should the event be cancelled due to unsafe weather a 50% admin fee applies, and a 50% credit will be offered to the vendor. 

Similarly to above we do not supply refunds for stall holders who cancel within 2 weeks prior to an event date (in most cases this happens within a few days of a market). This rule is in place due to the administration that is carried out to replace a stall, when we should be focusing on essential advertising and event preparations. Our policy is there to encourage vendor reliability. 

Can I book month to month?
Yes if you are approved and there are no changes to your products or business you can book casually into the particular season that is open for applications via our simplified booking request form.

If you do book a stall in advance, not pay and then cancel within 2 weeks of an event you are required to pay upfront for all future bookings before we will finalise your booking.

 

When can I apply for a stall at The Market Folk?

You are more than welcome to contact us at any time in the future to discuss possibly holding a stall at an upcoming market. However, please take note of our market seasons, this means that we no longer accept applications more than 3 months in advance. 

Do I have to have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes insurance is mandatory for all business stalls. The Market Folk at this stage does not extend cover to our stall holders however we can recommend some options if you need.

I do not have an ABN, do I still need to apply as a Business?

Yes, even though you may not trade as a business for our markets unless you are selling your preloved clothes you are deemed a business stallholder.

Can I share a stall?

Businesses may co share a stall space, however, individual applications must be submitted, both making note of sharing intensions. Both businesses will need to be approved. Stall fees can not be shared, each and every business pays the fee dependant on their stall location.

Am I required to bring my own marquee?

We do not supply marquees. If you apply for an outdoor stall and are able to trade outdoors you are required to bring a marquee. You are also required to have weights on your marquees, failure to adhere to this request will result in you being asked to pack down. 

 

Is power available?

No, sorry we do not offer power to stall holders.

Is water available? I need to fill water marquee leg weights?

Water is not available to stall holders at our Market. Please do not bring empty water weights and expect to fill them onsite - fill at home or bring sand/brick weights.

What is your refund policy for change of mind?

We strictly do not offer refunds on stall fees, please read our refund policy for full details. For stalls who provide ample notice of withdrawal (2+ weeks) from a market date shall receive a credit towards a future market. 

 

If you have any more questions, please send us an email at hello@themarketfolk.com.au and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

The Market Folk would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land in which our events take place on - The Turrbal and Yugara people. On behalf of our community of small businesses we want to pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging.

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