Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I sign up?    Back to Top

  • At FSAM, you have two options: a seasonal booth or a daily booth. Seasonal booths are assigned prior to the season opening. For a daily booth, each vendor must submit a signed application (see rules and regulations page) and receive an approved vendor card. Daily spots are assigned via a lottery. Lottery numbers are given out between 9am and 9:30am. This allows everyone an equal chance of getting a spot. There is no pre-registration required.

  • What is the cost?    Back to Top

  • The cost for a weekly booth is $25. A half booth is $12. Kiosk/Plaza is $15. You would pay this fee at the time you are assigned a booth at check in.

  • What is the size of the booth?    Back to Top

  • A full booth is 16 feet (2 8 foot sections). A half booth is 8 feet.

  • I have a friend that is also a crafter. Can we buy a seasonal booth and then split it?    Back to Top

  • Yes. We are allow 2 vendors to timeshare a seasonal booth. The vendors will submit a schedule of dates each will be at the market no later than May 1st. Full payment for the booth is required at the time of registration, however.

  • Where is the market located?    Back to Top

  • Fulton Street Artisans Market (FSAM) is located at 1145 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI. It is in the Fulton Street Farmers’ Market facility.

  • What time is the market open?    Back to Top

  • The market is open from 11:00am to 3:00pm. We are very strict that you do not break down before 3:00pm. We have informed the public that we are open until 3pm, and we need to honor that statement.

  • What days is the artisans market open?    Back to Top

  • FSAM is open on Sundays, from mid June to the end of September.

  • How do I contact someone from FSAM?    Back to Top

  • Email us at info@grartmarket.com, call on the market cell phone, or search for us on Facebook. Please keep in mind that the committee members are volunteers and have families and jobs, as well as doing their crafts, so if they don’t get back to you quickly, please be patient.

  • I was not a seasonal booth holder last year. Will I get a spot this year?    Back to Top

  • Because we have raised prices on full booths this year, it is probable that there will be less full booths sold, so please don’t hesitate to apply for a seasonal booth.

  • What do I need to fill out on the application?    Back to Top

  • All necessary information is designated with an asterisk (*) on the application. What we need is product category, name, complete address including city and zip code, phone, your product description, booth request, and signature, as well as checking that you have read and agree to the rules and regulations of FSAM. Please do not forget your self-addressed stamped envelope!!!

  • Why do I need to send pictures?    Back to Top

  • For a number of reasons. First so we can be assured that everything is handmade. Also, so that we can better distribute items throughout the market. One photo of a sampling of your finished items and one of work in progress is all that is required.

  • Why can’t I pay electronically?    Back to Top

  • Because our registration procedures have changed it was decided that it would be easier for both FSAM and vendors to pay via check or money order only. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

  • Why the change from previous years?    Back to Top

  • Because most vendors are familiar with how Fulton Street Farmers’ Market (FSFM) assigns spots and because we are a division of FSFM, it was decided to change the procedure to more closely resemble FSFM.

  • Can I have any spot I choose?    Back to Top

  • We do have a certain number of seasonal spots on reserve, so you are not able to just pick a spot. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but because we want to make sure the market has no empty spots, you might not always be able to get the exact spot you wish.

  • Will there be food available?    Back to Top

  • FSAM’s committee members are doing their best to make sure there is food and drink available for purchase. However, we suggest you bring your own snacks and especially water just in case. It can get hot in the summer.

  • What happens if there is foul weather?    Back to Top

  • We will only cancel the market in the event of severe weather (lightening, tornadoes, etc). Check the website or our Facebook page for further information.

  • If I’m a season vendor and can’t make it on a day, can I get a refund?    Back to Top

  • No, we do not offer refunds after May 1st, 2013.

  • Do I need a table?    Back to Top

  • No. The farmers’ market facility has built in tables. However, if you have a Plaza or Kiosk space, you will need to provide your own table(s).

  • What about parking?    Back to Top

  • The market facility allows you to back your car right up to your booth. Overflow parking is available at the Salvation Army facility on Fulton, across Fuller.

  • What is the smoking policy for FSAM?    Back to Top

  • As of May 1st, 2010, Michigan has enacted a new non-smoking law. Because the market is technically an outdoor public space, the law does not apply. However, we would like to make shopping and vending at FSAM a pleasant experience for all, so we have enacted the following policy. All vendors are asked to smoke on the opposite side of their vehicles, away from the vending tables. This will allow for adequate ventilation.

  • I have some craft supplies I would like to sell. Can I?    Back to Top

  • FSAM wants to be known as an artisan forum, so unless you have made the supplies (i.e., torch glass beads, dyed and/or spun yarn), no, you will be asked to remove them from your booth.

  • Can I bring my dog?    Back to Top

  • No. FSFM has strict rules about hygiene in regards to animals, so please, both customers and vendors, leave your pets at home. Service dogs are allowed, however.

  • Can I contact the Farmers’ Market for more information?    Back to Top

  • Keep in mind that FSAM is a division of FSFM, but is not run by them. The farmers’ market manager has little information about FSAM, so best to contact us directly.

  • Can I sell baked goods at the market?    Back to Top

  • All prepared food must be approved for sale prior to the date of sale. Contact FSAM committee via email for more information.

  • Will there be someone to help me with my set-up or to relieve me for breaks?    Back to Top

  • Maybe. Please ask if you need help. Once again keep in mind that the committee members are volunteers that have their own booths to set up. It is best if you are self-sufficient.