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Vendor FAQs

What are the market dates for the 2024 season?

The Mercantile will run Sunday June 9, Sunday August 11, Sunday September 15, and Sunday October 6.

Can I apply for multiple dates?

Vendors can apply for as many market dates as they would like, however you will only be contacted for the dates you are accepted to.

When can I apply to be a vendor?

Vendor applications open May 23 and close on June 30 for our fall and harvest market dates (September - October).

I want to apply for the fall market in September or the harvest market in October. Why can’t I see these dates yet?

The first application only contains the spring and summer dates. Vendor applications to the Fall and Harvest markets will open May 23, 2024.

I am a food vendor. Where can I find the proper authorization forms required to sell or distribute food items including samples?

You can find the forms at: . If you are a food vendor, these forms need to be sent to us upon acceptance to the market.

How much are vendor fees?

Regular Booth 10’ wide X 10’ deep $60 + GST

Front Booth 10’ wide X 10’ deep $70 + GST

Pergola Booth (No Tent Required) 9’ wide X 10’ deep $80 + GST

If I apply for a pergola booth, am I guaranteed to get a pergola booth?

There are only 3 Pergolas available. Pergola booths will be given on a first come first serve basis when we go through the applications.

What is a "Front Booth"?

The front booths are featured by the entry way when you first walk into the market. They are the first two booths you see as a visitor!

Can I share a space with another artist?

Booth sharing is allowed, as long as both vendors have applied under the same application, together. Booth sharing must be approved by The Mercantile.

How do I pay my booth fees?

We accept payment by e-transfer to . Once an application is accepted, an email will be sent to the vendor containing payment instructions, at which point the vendor has 7 days to pay all vendor booth fees. If payment is not received within 7 days, the spot is forfeited and becomes available for another applicant.

I am a musician; how do I apply?

Musicians are welcome to apply through the same link as our vendors. Please give us as many details about your music and set up as possible. We may reach out to you for a music sample before acceptance to the market. All ages welcome to apply.

Do market fees apply to musicians?

No, market fees are not charged to musicians. This is because musicians are providing a service to the market. In addition, musicians are welcome to sell merch and collect tips. We value local artists and to show our support, all market musicians are paid a stipend. You are expected to be onsite playing live music from 11 am – 3 pm. We supply power and speakers, however musicians are expended to come prepared with all other equipment and a tent (if you want a shady spot). Your musician fee is paid to you in full after the market ends.

Is power available on site?

We have power available on site for our musicians only. We do not have power available to vendors outside this category.

Is WiFi available on site? 

We do not offer WiFi on our site. Please come prepared with methods of payment that do not depend on a WiFi source.

Are washrooms available on site?

Yes. We have a port-a-potty onsite for our vendors and customers.

Is parking available on site? 

Street parking is free on Sundays in Inglewood, and we have limited spaces behind The Apothecary that you are welcome to use while you are exhibiting. Note: please be kind to our neighbours at Junction9 next door to us and do not park in the spots that are reserved for them.

What hours is the market open?

The market runs from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, June 9, August 11, September 15, and October 6, 2024

What time is set-up and take down for vendors?

Set up: 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Tear down: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vendors must arrive with plenty of time to set up their booth and must be market-ready by 10:45 am. Any vendors not set up by 10:45 may be asked to dismantle and depart the grounds, The market is open at 11 am and our market goers like to arrive early. Vendors may start to tear down when the market closes at 4 pm and have until 5 pm to pack everything up. Vendors may not tear down early. The gate will be locked at 5 pm sharp.

Where is the venue located?

We are located at 923 9 Ave SE, at the corner of 9th Avenue SE and 9th Street SE in Inglewood beside The Apothecary

What do I need for my booth? Should I bring anything else for my table?

Tents, tables, and chairs are not provided by the Mercantile. You are responsible for all display items including but not limited to a booth tent, tent weights (minimum 25 lbs attached to tent legs), tables, chairs, tablecloths, and any additional materials you need for your display. Please note if you are applying for a pergola booth and were confirmed a spot for a pergola you do not need a tent.

What if I need to cancel?

In the event you need to cancel your participation in The Mercantile, you must do so no later than 4 weeks prior to the selected market date. All cancellations must be received in writing to Cancellations received via Social Media channels are NOT acceptable.

  • Cancelations received 4 weeks or more prior to the selected market date will be issued a 50% refund

  • Cancellations received less than 4 weeks prior to the selected market date are not eligible for a refund. No exceptions.

 Rescheduling market dates is not permitted. No-show vendors may not be welcomed back to the market and all future booth fees may be forfeited.

As a vendor, how do I know where my booth is?

Vendors will be notified of their booth location before the market with a market map emailed to them. Every booth will be numbered, and when you arrive to set up, you will find numbers on the booth locations.

We are a sustainable market; what does this mean?

As a sustainable market we encourage our vendors to bring reusable bags, compostable or reusable packaging for customers purchasing your products, and using compostable cups for food sampling products. You will also be expected to take all your garbage and recycling waste with you when the market ends. We encourage our visitors to bring their own bags too!

How can vendors help promote the market?

Please tag @mercantileon9th and @ApothecaryYYC so we can share your content to our Instagram stories. Posters will be available for pick up at The Apothecary prior to the market for promotional purposes. Vendors are strongly encouraged to participate in the distribution of posters within their neighbourhood, as well as posting frequently and sharing to your stories.

What hashtags should I use?

#mercantileon9th #apothecaryyyc #inglewoodyyc #inglewoodmarkets #outdoormarket #yycloveslocal #calgaryevents #yycentertainment #supportlocalyyc #eventscalgary #yycmarkets

How do I contact Mercantile staff?

If your questions are not answered here or in the vendor terms and conditions, you can reach out to us by via email to mercantile {at} or via Instagram DM: @mercantileon9th

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