The Summer of Locals Vendor FAQ

Vendor FAQ

2024 Market Details

  • July 6-7, 2024
  • Saturday 11-8 | Sunday 11-7
  • 80 Vendors max - 60 outside, 20 inside (new!)
  • Outlet Collection Winnipeg, 555 Sterling Lyon Pkwy
  • Located outside - Entrance 1 (H&M/Old Navy) and inside - Centre Spine (between food court and Saks)


What is it?

The Summer of Locals started in 2023 with the goal of extending The Locals' mission: helping you shop as local as possible. We are always open to opportunities for local makers and businesses to come together in places where supporters can find them. So this is a vendor market, with food trucks, music, kids activities, beer garden, and more. It's a free event!


Who can apply?

We are accepting applications from registered Canadian businesses, including boutiques, makers, and service-based companies (salons, barbers, beauty bars, etc.). That being said, we are open to ideas that are outside the box as long as it makes sense for an outdoor market!


Are there any general requirements to apply?

Vendors should lend to the branding of the event, so we prefer accepting vendors who have taken time to invest in things like their logo, marketing materials, and social media presence.

Vendors should also be prepared for a setup in an outdoor market - tents and tables must be weighed down, and vendors should be prepared in the case of rain.

All food items must be made in a health authority-approved kitchen and have proper permits.

This event is family friendly. What that means varies per family, but we generally want all to feel accepted and welcome. Vendors’ setups and products should reflect that.

Be kind!


Can out of province vendors apply?

Yes! As long as you are a registered Canadian business, you can apply.


What is/is not provided for vendors?

We are providing a 13'x13' space for you to set up your displays. If you require more space, we also offer 27'x13' spaces for a reduced rate, or even bigger spots on a per-case basis.

We are also mass marketing this event! We've positioned our market in a high foot traffic location in one of the busiest times of the year. We make sure to make your name known that you're part of the event, along with many other vendors.

We provide vendors with a digital graphics package to make it easy to announce to their own communities about the event.

Outside of that, we leave it up to you! We (highly) recommend tables, chairs, tents, and sufficient power if there is an electrical component to your setup. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


What about the indoor vendors?

Yes, we are extending this market to accommodate vendors who would like to be indoors instead. The booth size is 7x7', and includes a backdrop curtain to hang a banner and a table and chair. Spots are much more limited for this option.


What is the plan for inclement weather?

Bad weather is a real possibility. In the event we have to shut everything down, we will make sure to reschedule that weekend to another one! Indoor vendors may apply for the make-up date as well.


What will setup and tear down look like?

We expect vendors to show up at least 1 hour prior to the event to set up. Because the market is in a parking lot and vendors are assigned by stalls, it should be easy for vehicles to pull up near their spot to drop off their setups. When the market is over for the day, vendors can do the same to tear down. We will have staff on site to ensure things are done orderly and mindful of others.


Is there overnight security?

Yes, so you may leave your tents, tables and displays overnight AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please weigh down whatever you leave behind, and take home all your products!


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