THE MARKET FOLK, Brisbane

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All Future Markets are suspended in line with COVID-19 Health Advice.

See below for Online Market Application.

The Market Folk accepts new applications for stall holders all year round - we are a regular monthly market. We strive to bring our shoppers diverse and exciting events. 

By booking a stall with The Market Folk you can interact directly with your followers, gain invaluable feedback about your products as well as connect with new audiences. We love to hear from new and emerging businesses, do not be afraid if you have not done markets before! We support both new and experienced creatives.

We pride ourself on quality promotional activities included in your stall fee, with a collective following of over 13,000 on our online channels. We engage with PR campaigns, daily boosted posts and detailed line up advertising for each and every stall. We provide our regulars ongoing exposure by adding you to our creative directory online here.

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

 

STALL FEES

As we partner with unique venues we offer a range of stall sizes and locations - you are able to specify the stall size you are interested in on the application form.

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

All located off Old Cleveland Road on Grass. Subject to Sun, wind and rain.
 

Coorparoo Square - Outdoor Stall 3x3m - Paved Area - $70
Located down the centre of a walkway/shops. Subject to Sun, wind and rain.

 

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

This area is in the main retail/ eatery area. Completely protected from rain and sun, subject to light winds.
 

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

This is the main area of stalls. Inside the concrete floored Gasometer. Subject to sun, win and rain. 
 

Newstead Gasworks - Outdoor Table Stall 2.2mx1.5m -  Small Non Marquee - Pathways Outside Gasometer - $70

Subject to wind, sun and rain. 

Online Market - $30 per month for a standard listing. Optional extras can be added such as ad on website, homepage, newsletter and blog content. For more information click here.

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

As a stallholder 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 curated design market. We are looking for boutique style stalls with original and unique designs/ products. We look favourably on stalls with purposeful visual merchandising - great signage, displays, rugs and so on.

We are not strictly a handmade market, we look favourably on products that are handmade or ethically sourced/ produced. In this way, we like to call our community a collective of local independent businesses.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept everyone’s application but that doesn’t mean we don’t like your products - it may just mean that we are currently full in the category you are applying in! Our aim is to provide a diverse market experience for everyone who wonders through The Market Folk events. If you have been selected to join the waitlist you will be notified.

HOW TO APPLY

To attend The Market Folk events you must apply via our online application form. 

Please answer each question with as much detail as possible. We also need to be able to view your products AND understand your stall design/ layout upon application. Ways we view this are on social media, Etsy or a website. If we cannot see your products or your stall design we cannot assess your application. 

To give Brisbane creatives the best chance of trading with us (in particular there are certain categories that have become quite competitive), there are now market seasons. Each season will open 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)

Should you be approved - each January you will be required to reapply for The Market Folk via the 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.

 

After this, if you would like to book into future market dates you will be able to do this via our short booking request form (will be supplied upon approval)

 

BEFORE YOU APPLY

It is important to read our Market Rules and FAQs prior to applying. Please also see summary from our wet weather policy below. These are provided to you in advance to ensure all participants are well informed 

on how our markets work. 

WEATHER

It is important to know we do not supply refunds for wet weather. 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. 
 

2020 Market Calendar

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

17th - 19th December

Coorparoo Square

26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo

3rd Sunday of the month

15th March 9am - 1pm

19th April 9am - 1pm

17th May 9am - 1pm

Winter Hiatus

All Future Markets are suspended in line with COVID-19 Health Advice

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?

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 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, which is shorter than the application form - this form will be supplied upon approval. 

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 below. This does not guarantee acceptance, there are some categories that are highly competitive.

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. 

Please see our terms and conditions for refund information and full weather policy.

Why are we unable to provide refunds?

Due to adverting and many behind the scene 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 just 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. This is due to the administration that is carried out to replace a stall. Our policy is there to encourage vendor reliability. 

Please see our Market Rules for refund information and full weather policy, including communications schedule.

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.