Join us at The Market, downtown Macon’s farmers and makers market, on the Third Sunday of the month! The Market will feature local producers, handmade crafts and artisan goods, and handmade food items. Join us for a Sunday afternoon in beautiful downtown Macon and enjoy music, crafts, and shopping.
Visit us on Poplar Street in the block between First and Second Street (near Just Tap’d – Macon) on the third Sunday of the month from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
The Market is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
2021 Market Dates
April 18 May 16 June 20 July 18 August 15 September 19 October 17 November 21
WANT TO BE A VENDOR?
At this time, The Market is NOT accepting new arts and crafts vendors due to space restrictions imposed by COVID-19 safety guidelines. Once social distancing restrictions ease and the Main Street Macon board deems it safe to add more vendors, we will begin accepting new arts and crafts vendors again.
We are still accepting new food and produce vendors on a limited basis.
All vendors can still complete applications below to be considered for participation as more vendor space becomes available.
The Market welcomes vendors selling produce and handmade food items and crafts. Our goal is to feature local farmers and artisans and because of this, we are committed to a producer-only market.
Online Vendor Application: https://ntmacon.wufoo.com/forms/sd8znlw19d7azw/
Products and Vendors
The Market will strive to maintain, though will not guarantee, a 50-30-20 ratio of vendors: 50% fresh produce and meat, 30% handmade food items such as jellies, jams, baked goods, etc., and 20% crafts and non-food items. This ratio will guide the acceptance of vendors at the Market. NewTown Macon will also strive to maintain a diverse mix of products being sold within those categories. Some applications may be denied if the product is already being sold by another vendor.
No vendors are allowed to resell products purchased in bulk from retail grocery stores. Vendors may source produce from other farmers located within the state of Georgia as long as they show verification of where they purchased the product and maintain a 50-50 ratio of items produced by the vendor and purchased items. Vendors who violate these guidelines will be asked to leave The Market and will not receive a refunded vendor fee.
NewTown Macon reserves the right to deny any vendor application at our discretion. representing direct sales companies (Paparazzi Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Stella & Dot, etc.) are not allowed.
If needed, power will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis for vendors.
Vendors are responsible for collecting payment for their products. EBT/SNAP, tokens, or any sort of secondary payment will NOT be accepted at the market. It is up to vendors to determine the methods of payment they prefer to collect.
Rain/Inclement Weather Policy
Inclement weather decisions will be made 24 hours in advance of the market. Refunds will not be given for vendor fees paid in advance.
The Market will feature live music, demos, and programming to encourage more attendees to patronize participating vendors. NewTown Macon will work with partner organizations to offer cooking demonstrations, craft activities led by artists, and libraries without walls. These efforts will help create an experience that will engage most segments of the population and make the market more of an event.
NewTown Macon will also activate the park space by placing bistro sets with chairs, hammocks, large beanbags, and lawn games like corn hole.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
The Market will follow recommended local, state, and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines for outdoor events. Vendor tents will be spaced 6 feet apart and vendors will be required to wear masks when interacting with customers, other vendors, and Main Street Macon and NewTown Macon staff and volunteers. NewTown Macon and Main Street Macon will offer hand sanitizing stations throughout the event area. If vendors wish to offer pre-purchasing options and want NewTown Macon to help promote these options, they must send that information to Emily Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org a week in advance.
For questions, contact Emily Hopkins at email@example.com or 478-722-9909.