FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES THE MARKET NEED VOLUNTEERS?
We appreciate you considering to volunteer, YES we are always looking for volunteers to help with the events. It could mean helping with set up and tear down, customer service, sales, assisting with the artist manager, we have many different positions that need to be filled. So please send us a email.
HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE A VENDOR?
The registration process opens up approximately 6 months prior to the market date. Registrations are emailed to our office. You are required to fill in the form and submit via email. Please also submit a business logo and 3 photos that best represent your company, products and brand. Once the decision process has completed, you will be notified via email if you have or not been accepted.To find out when the next registration will be posted, we suggest to keep visiting us on the website and our social media pages. This is the most effective way of never missing a notification.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAR BACK ABOUT MY VENDOR APPLICATION?
We are looking through registrations daily, so please give us 7 days before reaching out to us again. You will hear from us whether you were accepted or denied. When filling out the registration, please ensure that all the information is correct, or we may not be able to contact you. We receive approximately 275 applications to our markets, and we only have 130 spots available, which means we have to cut 40% of the registrations. It is very important to us that our markets reflect fresh faces, allowing new vendors a chance to shine and make a name for themselves, while having familiar vendors who have been in markets past.
IS THE EVENT KID FRIENDLY?
We are an all ages event! Families come and enjoy their day with us all of the time. But it does depend on the child and if they get frightened easily. ” Parental Discretion advised”. The Extraordinary Oddities market wishes to ensure that all of the guests have the most enjoyable experience possible.
CAN I AVOID THE TATTOO AND SUSPENSION AREA?
YES – we will always place our suspension and tattoo area’s in the back of the market, it can be avoided but it is still in the main room. Upon arriving you will receive a vendor map that will show the layout of the room. If you do not receive a vendor map, please stop and ask our market representatives that are located at the front entrance to the hall.
WHAT IF I AM ACCEPTED, BUT NEED TO CANCEL?
We understand that cancellations happen, however we do not process refunds. Once you have been confirmed, we start the advertising for your company, as well we start the planning of booth locations, vendor map, etc. You cannot sell your space to another vendor, and you cannot sub lease your space. If you must cancel due to an emergency, you will lose your booth fee. (special circumstances will be considered) But there will be a 50.00 administration fee that will come off your booth fee.
DO YOU ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM OTHER PROVINCES?
YES! Opening up registrations Canada wide keeps the markets fresh, and exciting and keeps our shoppers eager to come back as it will be different every market. We also realize that many amazing artisans do not have access to larger markets or opportunities to sell in their home towns. Each market we will consider local artisans while bringing in fresh new faces and artisan diversity from across provinces in Canada.
CAN I COME DRESSED IN A COSTUME?
YES! Please do. We love when our guests show up in costumes.
HOW DO I BECOME INVOLVED AS A SPONSOR?
We love to work in sponsorship with companies big and small. If you have a creative idea, new product or a space you would like to create at our events, we want to hear it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I WAIT YOUR VENDOR WAIT LIST?
Wait lists are for vendors who are interested in an upcoming market, but the registration deadline has passed. You will be able to submit a waiting list registration, and if a spot opens up for the current market, you will be notified via email. We will only accept vendors for the following current upcoming market, we will not accept vendors for markets that are after the current upcoming market.
DO I NEED PERMITS TO PARTICIPATE?
Vendors selling/serving food will need to abide by the Alberta Health and Safety standards. Upon acceptance we will send vendors information on what permits that they will require.
The Extraordinary Oddities market is honored to be able to donate a portion of all vendor fees to Alberta Alzheimer society, Alberta Dachshund Rescue, Tushfest – The Cross Cancer Institute and The Centre for Arts & Music (CAM Program) through the Rock n Roll society of Edmonton. We occasionally will change our charity/organization due to overwhelming need in our society. We thank you for our respect with our right to choose who we donate money to. Please see our Giving Back page for more details.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH THE COST OF MY BOOTH?
Your cost includes your booth square footage, mass marketing of the sale, a post of your company on all of our social media pages, a vendor listing on our website. By taking part in our markets, you become apart of The Extraordinary Oddities family. This is a special bond and there is plenty of vendors who are eager to connect and support one another.
Our booths and spots come in 4 sizes, depending on location
Curtain dividers for all booths
3 x 6 table space
5ft x 10 ft
10ft x 10ft
10 ft x 20 ft
Market prices are posted during registration and will vary by market. For our 5 x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 20 booths, we do not provide tables and chairs. We encourage creativity on engaging your space for shoppers to interact with your product. We will however accept a special request for a table and chairs if you need) Please make sure to add this to your registration form.