WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Finders is a Fun and fabulously unique marketplace event. Our Vendors become part of a great extended family so our #1 Requirement is nice, friendly folks. Do you have an easy going, fun loving personality? Love People? Yes? Great! We'd love to have you join us!
Vendors are selected based on the originality, quality and variety of the goods they offer along with items that fit the vibe of Finders Market. We limit the number of like products to provide a well varied selection of great items at each market. Qualified vendors are approved on a first come, first served basis so if you have great stuff to sell at Finders Market, apply early and consider confirming your space for all three markets of the season to guarantee your spot!
Vintage, Retro, Primitives, Antiques
Rupurposed, Upcycled Items
Rescued, Rusty, Chippy Goods
Quality Handmade Items
Handmade & Boutique Apparel
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTABLE:
MLM/Home Party/Independent Rep products
General Rummage of any kind unless it falls into the categories above
As seen on TV items, Dollar store merchandise, weapons, pornographic or offensive items
Does Finders Market take place if it rains?
Yes. We are open rain or shine.
What does my booth fee cover?
In addition to your space, we provide a Business spotlight on our Facebook page (as long as we receive quality photos from you). We also pay to boost many of these spotlights for additional exposure. Our best looking photos often land a a premium spot in one or more of our marketing pieces (postcards, flyers, print advertising) as well as on our website.
How does Finders Market promote the event?
We utilize a cross section mix of advertising including targeted radio, television, postcards to more than 100 businesses, banners, online, social media and National publications.
What are the booth fees?
Our booth rates are some of the most affordable you'll find for an event of this type. We offer multiple options for indoor and outdoor spaces ranging in price from $75-$120. A list of space options and pricing is on the application
Is electricity available?
Electricity is available on a limited first come, first served basis both indoors and outdoors under the pavilion at no additional charge. Electricity is not available in our open air spaces except for Food Vendors due to very limited availability.
What is required of Food Vendors?
Food trucks and food service vendors may set up in the outdoor market area. Food Vendors are required to provide us with a copy of insurance and a Food service permit from the Macon County, IL Health Departments. The application for a temporary food service permit can be accessed HERE Email copies of both to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can outdoor vendors park a trailer behind thier space?
Outdoor vendors who reserve a 30' space may park their trailers behind their space for easy access during the market. Trailer and/or vehicle must fit within the 30' area. If it is longer than 30' there are close, convenient parking spaces available.
Are overnight accommodations available?
The Decatur Conference Center Hotel offers vendors and shoppers of Finders Market a reduced room rate of $92. There are 2 onsite restaurants and bars as well as an indoor pool. To reserve a room at DCCH, call 217-422-8800 and request the Finders Market rate. Additional hotel acccommodations are available within a 10 minute drive near Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth.
Where can I find additional information?
The Vendor Application has all the information regarding booth fees, check in, set up and more. Visit the Application page HERE
Can I complete the application online?
You sure can! The easiest and quickest way to apply is by completing our online application. Once you complete the application and click submit, you will be re-directed to paypal. Payment can be made through paypal using a credit/debit card or checking account transfer. Apply Online HERE
For cancellations occurring more than 90 days from your scheduled market date(s), you will receive a refund for the amount paid minus a $25 per date cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 90 days from your reserved date(s) including cancellations for situations considered Acts of God; for example, severe weather, illness, etc.