Welcome to Artisan & Crafter Markets!

In order to have a successful event of this size there are certain rules every vendor must adhere to. Please read carefully and ask questions, if necessary. In Order To Participate In Artisan & Crafter Markets, All Vendors Agree To The Rules For Artisan & Crafter Markets “Rain Or Shine” – We Do Not Cancel Or Reschedule Market Days

Artisan & Crafter Markets reserves the right to refuse to rent to or remove any vendor, at any time for any violation of the rules set forth in the current year’s rules regarding Artisan & Crafter Markets.

In consideration of the use of one or more spaces by the vendor participating in Artisan & Crafter Markets, the vendor agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Artisan & Crafter Markets, it’s owner, officers, agents, employees, and members from and against all liabilities, claims, suits, or demands for injuries to any person and/or property arising out of the vendor’s participation in such activity. The vendor further agrees to assume all financial responsibility, including but not limited to, damages to property or injuries to persons, arising out of the vendor’s participation in Rockport Fulton Market Days.

NO VENDOR shall sell any illegal item or items that infringe upon registered trademarks.

General Rules & Regulations

  1. Be Kind & Courteous to all who come to the market.
  2. ACM Texas is a rain-or-shine market, we do not refund your booth fee if you decide not to show up to a market WE have not canceled.
  3. Vendors must sell out of their space only. You may not sublet your space.
  4. Artisan & Crafter Markets is not responsible for losses due to inclement weather.
  5. Must be checked in and at your booth by 8:30 or your booth can be forfeited and given to someone else. Must be set up and ready for selling in your booth no later than 8:45 am every day.
  6. Fireworks/explosives of any kind shall not be possessed, sold on the lots, or used by vendors, this is a County ordinance.
  7. Do NOT sell knives to anyone under the age of 18. If a knife is sold to anyone under 18, instant removal from the market and all future markets will occur.
  8. If you need to leave early please discuss it with ACM Texas. If you leave without letting us know you will be charged a $50 fee to the credit card on file.
  9. Make sure you pick up your trash daily and use the provided trash cans throughout the market. There will be a trash disposal fee of $20 if at the end of the market when we are going around cleaning and we see any zip ties, cigarette butts, bottle caps, or any other personal trash items in your booth space. Vendors are responsible for the clean-up of their site before they leave. Boxes must be broken down before being placed in the trash cans. Items too large for our trash cans must be taken off the grounds by the vendor. If trash cans are full you must take your trash with you, do not leave it on the ground. VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 PENALTY.
  10. We do see roughly 10,000 customers a weekend so please do not leave your booth unattended, we do not want you to lose any products while attending our market. If you do need to leave for a moment, ask a neighbor or give us a call and let us know so we are aware.
  11. There are porta potties in the center of the market and a bathroom facility near the beach park. Please do your best to keep those clean when you use them.

Vendor Space Info & Rules

Vendors must sell out of their space only. Any soliciting outside of your booth space is not permitted. You may not sublet your space. All reservations must be handled through Artisan & Crafter Markets. Any vendor who does not respect this rule will be denied vending privileges at future events. Vendor spaces will be located outdoors and will not be shaded. All canopies MUST be staked/weighted properly and securely. If your canopy dislodges in the wind you will be held responsible for damage to other booths. Please plan accordingly and supply your own tent, tables and chairs. Although electricity is accessible in some areas vendors must supply their own electrical cords, and tape to secure the cords & you must purchase electricity ahead of time to use it or we will charge the CC on file $25 for unauthorized use of electricity.

Your entire set-up must fit in the designated space. Commercial/Mobile booths will need to fit inside their designated space and could be subject to a half-booth price increase and will be billed immediately to the card on file. If you need additional space you will need to purchase an additional vendor spot.

Vendors are responsible for keeping their area clean during the event and will be responsible for the clean-up of their spot after the event. Trash barrels are provided. VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 PENALTY.

This is a family-oriented event. Please make sure all persons helping at your booth are acting in a family-friendly manner.

Any booths needing to restock items will need to walk items to their booth. Cars will not be allowed in the vendor area after the designated set-up time. Vendors must be set up and have all personal vehicles removed from the vendor area by the start of the show each day. Vendors who are not set up by the time stated above will lose their spot and forfeit all vendor fees. VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 fee to the credit card on file.

If you need to leave early please discuss it with ACM Texas. If you leave without letting us know you will be charged a $50 fee to the credit card on file.

Vendors retain liability and assume all risk of loss and/or damage on-site or in connection with transportation, display, storage, and sale of merchandise at Artisan & Crafter Markets. 

ANY soliciting outside of your booth space is NOT PERMITTED.

Food vendors are required to contact the County Environmental Health Department for permits. These permits must be available at your booth.

Registration

All vendors must complete & sign the application to accept the rules and regulations of our market. You must notify Artisan & Crafter Markets if any of your information changes. Applications, payment of fees and applicable permits must be given to Artisan & Crafter Markets BEFORE you set up.

Product Approval

Artisan & Crafter Markets Officials Reserve The Right To Remove Any Item Judged Unacceptable. Artisan & Crafter Markets Reserves The Right To Limit The Number Of Spaces Of The Same Product. A Digital Photograph Of Your Items Must Be Included With Your Application For Market Days, For Approval.

Credit/Refund/Cancelation Policy

Artisan & Crafter Markets allows customers to cancel by the Friday prior to the market, if you cancel within this timeframe we will be happy to move your payment forward to a future month. ACM does not refund or credit vendors who try to cancel the week of the market. We are a rain or shine Market and we do not offer refunds or credits due to the weather &  we do not refund your booth fee if you decide not to show up to a market WE have not canceled. 

There are no refunds of any payments.

Sales Tax Numbers

The State Comptroller of Public Accounts requires you to have a sales tax number and to pay sales tax. Be sure to include your number on the application and a copy of your permit for our files. If you have any questions about sales tax, call the Texas State Comptroller at 800-252- 5555 or visit their website at https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/securitymp1portal/displayLoginUser.do.

It is the responsibility of the vendor to collect and report sales tax from Market Days sales.

Electricity

Electricity will be offered with a charge of $15 for Booth Electricity and $30 extra if you need it for an RV only, which is payable in addition to your space fee. If payment for electricity is being made on the day of the show, it must be paid no later than 9 am. Limited electricity is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Electrical outlets are not available in all spaces. You must bring your own heavy-duty extension cord. CORDS ACROSS CONCRETE WALKWAYS MUST BE TAPED DOWN (YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TAPE). Do not overload outlets; do not use more than normally used on one household outlet. Coffee pots, heaters, or other appliances that pull a large number of amps are not allowed.

Please note: Generators will be considered as long as they are ultra-quiet generators.

CHECK-IN INFO

Once you get to the market, if you know where your space is you can proceed to your space, unload & get all set up. If you do not know where your space is please call Tom @ 361-463-0125 or 361-314-2226 & he will direct you to your booth and get you checked in.

Once you have checked in, you may start setting up your space, and must be completely set up by 9am. TRAILERS: If you are selling out of a trailer, you must be here at 7:00 am. At this time, trailer space is limited. Please call Artisan & Crafter Markets for more information. Your prepaid space will be held until 8 am. If you are not in your space by that time or if you have not informed us that you are going to be late, we will assume that you are not coming and will resell your space and you will not be entitled to any refund. All spaces must stay open until 4pm Saturday. VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 PENALTY. (Exceptions: In the extreme heat of the summer months or severe weather, at the direction of the Market Day Chairman, no vendor will be charged for leaving early). In case of an emergency, notify us at 361-314-2ACM(2226). All space rentals are final and non-refundable. Artisan & Crafter Markets does not cancel Market Days or refund any payments.

Please be respectful of other vendors waiting to park and set up for Market Days. Arrive as early as possible, DO NOT SETUP UNTIL A DIRECTOR SPOTS YOU, unload as quickly as possible, and move your vehicle immediately. Setup can become a problem without your cooperation. All vehicles MUST be out of the selling area prior to 9 am and NO VEHICLES may re-enter the area during Market hours. VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 PENALTY.

PARKING

There Is Reserved Parking For Market Day and we ask that you please park In those designated areas. The outside and inside circle vendors can park behind their booth space with a limit of 2 vehicles per space. Vendors in the center circle must park somewhere on the grass outside of the market and cannot park at your booth. You May Not Use Handicap Parking Spaces if you are caught using a handicapped parking space. You will be asked to move on the first offense, on the second offense we will charge the card on file a $50 penalty.

No Vehicles are permitted inside the aisles of the market area during market hours. This Is A Matter Of Public Safety And is Subject To A $50 Penalty.

RV parking is assigned by Tom and you need to contact him @ 361-463-0125 or 361-314-2226 and he will show you to your spot.

Overnight Camping

Overnight camping is not allowed unless it has been cleared by Artisan & Crafter Markets.

Pets

Pets that accompany you must be caged or on a leash. A box is not considered a cage. You will be responsible for cleaning up after your own pet(s). At the discretion of Artisan & Crafter Markets, an exception may be given to certified animal shelters and may be allowed to participate at Artisan & Crafter Markets for animal adoption purposes only.

Security

We spend a lot of money on security to be on sight from 4 pm – 8 am Friday & Saturday night. It’s your call and responsibility if you want to break anything down. You can also set up your canopy, tables, etc. on Thursday & Friday afternoon, no security on Thursday night, although we do have Vendors that camp in RV’s overnight on Thursday.

Emergencies

If you have a problem during the day, contact Market Days at 361-314-2226. In case of a dire emergency, please dial 911.

Artisan & Crafter Markets is not responsible for losses due to inclement weather.