Vendor Information & Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at The Bernice Garden's events.  We are excited about bringing our community together and vendors are a vital part of making that happen. Below is the information you need for a successful event along with the online application. Since we want to offer our attendees a variety of options, submission does not equal approval. You will be contacted if you are approved or not approved and payment is not due until you receive confirmation.    

 

Booth Details: Under the pavilion, each booth is a 10' x 7' space. In the gravel and in select areas, spaces are 10' x 10'. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, tablecloths, tents, and chairs. We have a limited supply of 6ft tables ($5/each) and 10ft tents ($10/each) available to rent- please contact us BEFORE the event to reserve them. Vendors may display their own signage within their booth. No decorations, signage or merchandise can extend beyond the booth space.


Booth Assignments: Booth placement is up to the discretion of the market manager. Many factors are considered when spaces are assigned such as, but not limited to: vendor type, previous placement, requirements, and special requests*


*Special requests may be made in advance, however we can not guarantee special requests for every market.

**For the Farmers' Market only: priority placement will be given to farmers and produce vendors. 


Electricity: Electricity is available throughout the garden, however please let us know if your booth requires electricity. Vendors are responsible for supplying their own extension cords. The length of the extension cord is based on how close you are to the power source. We ask that cords are ran safely and do not impede the flow of traffic or cause a tripping hazard. No generators are allowed.


Vendor Types:

   1) Farmers- Must grow 50% of produce sold

   2) Produce Broker- Purchase to sell over 50% of produce & sellers must label produce source

   3) Handcrafted Specialties (wood, metal, leather, pottery)- 50% of items must be handcrafted 

   4) Art and/or Handmade Jewelry- 50% of items must be handcrafted 

   5) Homemade Food (cottage goods)- must adhere to the AR Department of Health Guide

   6) Personal Care (soap, lotion, bath products) -50% of items must be handcrafted 

   7) Non-profit*- Must provide proof, limited availability

   8) Busker/Musician

   9) Food Truck

   10) Vintage - all items must be vintage (20 years old) or handmade/recycled/repurposed

   11) Other


*ALL vendors (except for farmers who grow their own produce) are required by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to collect and remit sales tax.


Product Guidelines: A selected vendor can only sell the types of items listed on the application. Vendors may not sell any additional items outside of the listed items on the application without prior approval from The Bernice Garden. Vendors may not sell tobacco, weapons or umbrellas with any type of point (plastic or metal). The umbrellas must have a button top. Produce vendors can not sell produce with more than 10% decay, shriveling, etc. A produce vendor shall not "false pack" (place fresh produce over spoiled produce). Ejection from the event will occur if the issue can not be resolved.  


Vendor Set-up/Breakdown Hours: Set up will begin an hour before the event. Vendors may drive up to their booth, unload and immediately drive off. Vendors must remove vehicle from premises before setting up the booth.* Breakdown will occur when the attendees are gone.  No vehicles will be able to enter the premises until all of the attendees are gone.


*exemptions may apply in special circumstances, but must have prior approval from management.


Parking:  Please do not park in the Bernice Garden parking lot. This area is reserved for attendees.  There is street parking on both sides of Main Street, as well as along side streets.


Special Rules/Regulations: Vendors selling meats, plants or cottage foods (jams, jellies, baked goods, etc) are required to follow AR Department Guidelines.  Please refer to the Homemade Food Guide and the AR Department of Health Farmers Market Vendor Guide PDFs.


Behavior/Conduct: Every vendor must conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner. Questions/concerns/complaints should be brought to the manager's attention in a calm and respectful manner, privately if possible. Yelling, cursing, and/or disrespectful language will not be tolerated.




Vendors who violate any of these rules will receive a verbal warning. Repeat offenses will result in the vendor being suspended from the market- the length of the suspension will be up to the discretion of the market manager.


Vendor Application

By applying to become a vendor at The Bernice Garden, you are agreeing to abide by the rules mentioned above.

Booth/Business Name:

Contact Name:

Phone:

Email:

Vendor Type:

List of items to be sold:

Website and/or Social Media Handles


Payment Information

Pay With Cash:


Tues - Sun 11am - 4pm

ESSE Museum & Store

1510 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72202


or


in person, day of the event.

Pay With Debit/Credit Card:

Sale Off
Vendor Booth Fee
$15.00

page last updated: 6/12/22