Rules & Regulations

These rules and regulations are designed to ensure the smooth operation of Artisan & Crafter Markets and create a positive experience for all vendors and attendees. Please review and comply with these guidelines. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in penalties, removal from the market, or denial of future vending privileges. Thank you for your cooperation.

General Rules:

  • Be Kind & Courteous to all who come to the market.
  • 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.
  • Vendors must sell out of their space only. You may not sublet your space.
  • Artisan & Crafter Markets is not responsible for losses due to inclement weather.
  • 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.
  • Fireworks/explosives of any kind shall not be possessed, sold on the lots, or used by vendors; this is a County ordinance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Types Of Vendors:


An artisan food vendor refers to a vendor who specializes in selling handcrafted or artisanal food products at markets or events. These vendors often create unique and high-quality food items using traditional methods and high-quality ingredients. They offer a wide range of products such as baked goods, preserves, sauces, confections, and other culinary delights that are made with attention to detail and a focus on flavor and presentation.


An arts and crafts vendor is an individual or business that sells handmade or handcrafted products at markets, fairs, or other events. These vendors typically create and offer a variety of artistic and craft items, including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, and other decorative or functional crafts. Their products are often unique, original, and reflective of their creativity and artistic skill.


A cottage food producer refers to an individual who prepares and sells certain types of homemade food products from their residential kitchen, typically operating under specific regulations and guidelines defined by local health departments or cottage food laws. These producers often specialize in items such as baked goods, jams, jellies, candies, and other non-perishable food items. They typically sell their products directly to consumers at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, or through online platforms, offering homemade and locally produced food options.


A floral vendor is a seller who specializes in providing fresh cut flowers, floral arrangements, potted plants, and related products at markets or events. These vendors often source their products from local flower farms or nurseries, offering a variety of blooms, foliage, and decorative plants to customers. They may also provide services such as custom floral arrangements, bouquets, and event decorations using their expertise in floristry and floral design.


A farmer vendor is a seller who primarily offers agricultural products directly to consumers at markets or events. These vendors are typically farmers or growers who cultivate and harvest a variety of crops, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains, as well as livestock products like meat, eggs, and dairy. Farmer vendors focus on providing fresh, locally grown or raised produce and products, often promoting sustainable farming practices and fostering a connection between consumers and the agricultural community.

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 credit card 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, which 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.

“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, its 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 Artisan & Crafter Markets.

Credit/Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Customers have the option to cancel their participation by the Friday of the week preceding the market. If cancellation occurs within this timeframe, we are pleased to transfer 50% of the payment to a future month.
  • ACM does not provide refunds or credits to vendors attempting to cancel within the week leading up to the market.
  • Our markets take place rain or shine, and we do not offer refunds or credits based on weather conditions.
  • Booth fees will not be refunded if a vendor decides not to attend a market that we have not canceled.
  • Full transfers are available to vendors, provided the transfer request is submitted no later than 1 week prior to the market.
  • Please be aware that paying for your booth the week of the market incurs an additional fee of $20.
  • It is important to note that no refunds will be issued for any payments made. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these policies.

Reservations & Discounts:

  • To qualify for any Discount that we offer, you need to pay for your booth no later than the 1st Wednesday after the previous month’s market.
  • To Reserve your booth # from the previous market, you must pay no later than the 2nd Wednesday after the previous month’s market.
  • We prioritize our booth placement based on the date and time of payment made.

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.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Vendor Space Fees

Rockport Market Days

1 Day


2 Day


3 Days


Downtown Bay City Market

1 Day