It is time to make your plans to exhibit at our 2018 SPRING THING MARKET, A SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA. Chapelwood is located in the heart of Memorial and the market attracts loyal, upper income shoppers. Last year, the show featured 75+ vendors with gross sales over $306,000. This year marks the 55th year of SPRING THING! We are very excited about this year’s market and hope you will apply to participate. All proceeds received from the market benefit local, national, and international mission projects. Download the 2018 Vendor Application here.
|Tuesday, February 27|
|– Set-Up||8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|– Preview Party||5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, February 28||9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 1||9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
Booth Fee – The booth fee is $125 for a single booth (approximately 8’ x 8’). All applications must be received with the single booth fee included. The fee is NON-REFUNDABLE if you are accepted into the show. Your check will be shredded if you are NOT accepted. For returning vendors we will attempt to assign the same booth as in prior years but cannot guarantee this in every case.
We do have a limited number of larger booths available for an additional fee. If you would like to be considered for a larger booth, please indicate so on your application. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted if a larger booth is available and the additional fee will be requested. These larger booths will be assigned based on tenure, booth layout, as well as past sales.
Contribution – Chapelwood United Methodist Women sponsor the SPRING THING MARKET each year to raise money for missions that help women and children in need. Our success depends on your contribution of 15% of your total pre-tax sales, which will be paid at check-out on March 1, 2018.
Silent Auction – We ask each exhibitor to donate to our Silent Auction one “top seller” item representing a customer’s typical purchase from your booth. It will be displayed prominently during the show, along with the exhibitor’s business card, which should be included.
Selection Process – The selection process is by jury. Your application form must be completed and must include a good quality photograph(s) of your merchandise, even if you have been in the show in previous years. If you have never been in the show please send pictures of your booth as it will be set up at our market. The quality of your photograph(s) will affect your selection chances. Your photograph(s) will not be returned. You may also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms should be submitted by October 15, 2017. Acceptance correspondence will be sent via email in mid-December.
Due to the high demand for booth space at SPRING THING MARKET, we will again create a waiting list. Those placed on the waiting list will be notified via email by December 15, 2016. Applicants chosen from the waiting list will be notified by January 31, 2018. Those vendors who are not chosen will be notified and deposit checks will be shredded.
Merchandise/Products – Only original items may be sold at Spring Thing — no imitation designer items will be allowed. Chapelwood United Methodist Church does not promote the use of alcohol or alcohol related products so please refrain from using such products in your displays. Also, please make sure your merchandise and displays use appropriate language for a church.
The Spring Thing Committee reserves the right to ask Vendors to remove products or merchandise deemed inappropriate from display.
Booth Management – You are responsible for all sales and orders. You or a representative of your company must be in attendance during market hours to operate your booth. All booths must be open during all 3 days of the market.
Mailing List – We hope that you are able to include Spring Thing Market in your plans for 2018. However, we realize that circumstances and businesses change. Please let us know if you would like to be removed from our mailing list by emailing us at email@example.com.
Ashley Pate & Taylor Shaver
2018 Vendor Co-chairmen