2020 Downtown Holiday Market

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801 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

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The Downtown Holiday Market is a program produced in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID) and Diverse Markets Management (DMM).  It will operate for 30 days from Nov 20- Dec 23. Closed Thanksgiving, Nov 28, Monday Nov 30, Monday Dec 7, Monday Dec 14.

F Street, between 7th and 9th Streets NW, in front of the Smithsonian Museum for American Art and Portraiture.

This will be a juried high quality market intended to feature a diverse mix of seasonal gift items and unique products.  Exhibitors will be selected based upon the contribution to a vibrant environment of varied high-quality gifts.  Hand made items, artwork, imported handcrafts and specialty foods are welcome.  Presentation is an important element of the market environment; booths should be inviting and thoughtfully arranged.  Only pre-approved products will be allowed to be displayed. DMM reserves the right to restrict or reject any exhibitor with products deemed unsuitable.  Pictures of product will be required for application acceptance.

There are 60 tented booth spaces. All spaces are 10’x10’ under high-peak tents with a back wall, side walls, tall ceilings and closable overnight. Ground covering and electricity is provided. The Market does NOT provide tables, chairs, extension cords, or lighting beyond general ambient booth light. Displays must stay inside 10’x10’ space. A “pop-up” canopy frame may not necessarily fit within the 10’x10’ space.

All space provisions include:
·Sheltered tent structures  ·Ground covering protection  ·Electricity to light your booth.

You must provide your own:
·Heavy duty extension cords  ·Tables and chairs 
·Display lighting (basic overhead light will be provided)

During participation, exhibitors must keep space neat and orderly, arrive on site with enough time to complete set-up or restocking prior to the public opening of the market and must not leave any display materials, product or debris behind after participation period has ended.  Failure to meet this policy or abide by other guidelines of the event will result in denial of participation in the future or evicition from the show.  The jury may grant awards to qualifying hand-made artists for up to 20% discount on their booth fee.

There will be a select number of spaces set aside for exhibitors who have the capacity to display for the entire event.  Qualification for this opportunity includes: proven ability to staff the booth, maintain stock the entire time, and significantly improve display to meet a retail storefront appearance.

Booth rates are priced for 3 segments of the event:  First Half (15 days). Second Half (15 days), and Full Show.

First Half (Friday Nov 20- Sunday Dec 6, closed Nov 26 for Thanksgiving, Monday November 30)  $3000.

Second Half  (Tuesday Dec 8 - Wednesday Dec 23, Set up Monday Dec 7, Closed Monday Dec 14 )  $6000.

Full Show  (30 days)  $9,000

Additional fees apply for premium placement requests. Double booths are available.  Half booth requests must be accompanied by a partner half booth applicant for same dates so as to complete a full booth assignment. 

· PREMIUM PLACEMENT Fee:  $250 for special requests granted such as corner spaces or specific booth locations.

· APPLICATION Fee:  $60   Non-refundable. Due with application.

Qualified exhibitors will be notified of acceptance beginning August 21.  A deposit of $500 is due within 1 week of acceptance. Payments will be due in monthly installments upon invoice.   A signed application is a commitment to participate in the Holiday Market. There are partial refunds for the event due to COVID related issues.  A $50 fee will be applied for dishonored checks.  A $50 per week fee is applied for late payments. Participants must provide insurance certification. 

A loading area will be available at the Market.  Load-in hours are 8am-10:30am.  Load-out hours are 8pm to 9pm.  You are required to remove your vehicle and be set up and open for business by 11:30am.  You must be fully packed prior to load-out to accommodate other vehicles in the loading area. Exhibitors may leave display materials overnight.

Space fees include free parking nearby.  You will receive a voucher card to park.