Now accepting applications for event vendors

Calling all artisans, makers, and food truck owners! We organize several events every year with space for vendors.  Space is limited – Apply today and we’ll be in touch!

Pop Up Vendor Application

We invite artisans, crafters, and makers of handmade items to apply for our upcoming Pop Up Markets, held quarterly and during our April Foods’ Day and Trick or Eat food truck rodeos! Space is limited and vendor applications are selected to ensure a diverse mix of artisan items.

New this year: ALL vendors are required to provide a Tax ID from the NC Department of Revenue with their application.  This is legally required and we cannot make any exceptions.

Food Trucks should NOT use this form – scroll down for registration.

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As a vendor at a Downtown Garner event, you must understand and agree to the following:

  • Prepay your fee via Paypal or check by the deadline indicated on your invoice
  • Failure to pay promptly will result in forfeiting your spot
  • Secure all necessary business documentation, including but not limited to, a Tax ID from the NC Department of Revenue and any certifications for food preparations
  • Provide your own tent, tables, and chairs – nothing will be provided other than a 10×10 space
  • Provide your own power source, if needed – electricity is not available at the market sites
  • Arrive and be completely set up by 11:45am
  • Stay for the duration of the event – we cannot allow early departures due to public safety
  • Help promote the markets via Facebook and Instagram
Dates & Fees
Pop Up Markets

Sundays from 12pm to 4pm at Garner Recreation Park (221 E. Garner Rd.)

Dates: April 28, July 28, September 29

Vendor Fee: $35 (pre-pay required)

Food Truck Rodeos

Sundays from 12pm to 5pm on Main Street (from Montague to Griffin Sts.)

Dates: April 7,October 20

Vendor Fee: $55 (pre-pay required)

Direct Sales Vendors

At this time, we are not accepting applications for direct marketing, MLM, or independent consultant businesses.

However, we recognize the role these businesses play in our local economy.  This year, we are offering a limited opportunity for these types of businesses to participate in select events as sponsors. Please contact Mari Howe at mhowe@garnernc.gov if you are interested in becoming a Downtown Garner sponsor.

Food Truck Registration

Please complete DGA’s food truck registration form to be considered for future Downtown Garner events.  Submitting a registration does not mean you have been accepted to an event. A staff member or volunteer from the Downtown Garner Association will be in touch if you are invited to participate in a DGA event.
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Due to high volume of interest, Downtown Garner food truck rodeos are currently invite-only.

However, we are always looking for trucks interested in participating in our Pop Up Markets and Outdoor Movies. Participating in these events are a great way for us to get to know your truck for future rodeos.  We do not currently charge to participate in these events either!

2019 Event Dates
Pop Up Markets

Sundays from 12pm to 4pm at Garner Recreation Park (221 E. Garner Rd.)

Dates: April 28, July 28, September 29

Food Truck Rodeos

Sundays from 12pm to 5pm on Main Street (from Montague to Griffin Sts.)

Dates: April 7,October 20

Vendor Terms
As a vendor at a Downtown Garner event, you must understand and agree to the following:

  • Prepay your fee via Paypal or check by the deadline indicated on your invoice
  • Secure all necessary business documentation, including but not limited to, a Tax ID from the NC Department of Revenue and any certifications for food preparations
  • Provide your own power source, if needed – electricity is not provided
  • Arrive and be completely set up by 11:45am
  • Stay for the duration of the event – we cannot allow early departures due to public safety
  • Help promote the markets via Facebook and Instagram