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Christmas at Kemper

 

2023/2024 INDOOR WINTER AND MERRY & BRIGHT HOLIDAY MARKET - Applications are now being accepted.

 

 

 

Kenosha Public Market is proud to offer features such as a consistent 25-week indoor & outdoor market, online ordering for shoppers to pre-purchase and pickup curbside regardless of weather or health conditions, and participation in downtown community events, marketing opportunities, and partnerships to keep our market visible and top of mind. We have chosen to keep vendor rates low to focus on your ability to make money - after all, our vendors are what makes this a great market!


We are excited to be located in Downtown Kenosha year-round as it’s a pedestrian-friendly community where customers can enjoy a whole day’s worth of fun. Convenient parking, boutique shops and salons, and local attractions such as museums, authentic streetcars and historic lighthouses add to the experience that guests can package with attending the market. Kenosha Public Market is truly one of the many destinations in downtown Kenosha.
 

Thank you for your consideration and all your hard work. Please let us know if you have questions or if we can help you further.

Vendor Qualifications

OPERATING SCHEDULE

2023/2024 INDOOR WINTER SEASON AT KEMPER CENTER:

 

Day:         Saturday

Dates:      November 4th thru April 27th (25 weeks)

                (Excluding Dec 30th)

 

Location:  6501 Third Avenue - Simmons Auditorium

Time:        10am to 2pm

 

Pricing:    

Indoor:      1 Booth $30 per date    

   

Outdoor:  1 Booth $25 per date

 

Food Trucks/Trailers are included in this pricing. 

 

8 foot tables & chairs will be provided to all indoor vendors.

Outdoor must bring their own equipment.

 

MERRY & BRIGHT HOLIDAY MARKET - TWO WEEKENDS THIS YEAR!

 

Days:        Saturday & Sunday

 

Dates:      Nov. 25th & 26th and Dec. 2nd & 3rd

 

Time:        10am to 2pm

 

Pricing:     Same as above

 

The holiday market will be held in the auditorium, heated 40x120 tent & smaller tents along the pathways in front of the auditorium. 

The following types of vendors are considered for our markets:

FARMERS/FOOD PRODUCERS: Vendors who are actively involved and invested in the planting, growing and harvesting of agricultural product on owned, leased, rented, or share-cropped land in the United States of America, but preferentially in the Midwestern Region, with seasonal exceptions to allow for fruit and vegetables to bridge unavailability. This vendor type includes ranchers, dairymen, and fishermen. This category also includes vendors who sell value-added products made from their own farms’ products. ​

 

FOOD PROCESSOR: Vendors who crafts and sells foods that they have personally prepared or processed. Food Processors offer ‘hands on’ processing of fresh food products, such as, prepared meats (jerky), baked goods, condiments, jams, etc., that have added value to their product through some sort of “hands on” processing. 

 

FOOD COURT/(PREPARED FOODS-WINTER MARKET): Vendors who offers freshly made foods onsite or in commercial kitchens, available for immediate consumption and/or pick up. Vendors must provide a generator & 12 gauge electrical cords for electric service. 

FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS: Vendors who offers products designed to support sustainable development of small producer organizations and agricultural workers in developing countries.

ARTIST/CRAFTERS: All art/craft products must be handcrafted in the community by using tools and equipment to produce their product that require skill, personal handling, and or/manipulation.

 

SERVICES: One who provides a service onsite such as knife sharpening, tailoring, spine screening or massage. 

 

NONPROFIT & CHARITIES: A nonprofit organization offering education regarding market- related and/or community services. The requesting organization may choose up to 2 times per market season for free. Religious and politically affiliated organizations will not be permitted. The requesting organization must provide tents, table, chairs, and weather protection.

FOOD VENDORS: All vendors selling ANY food product must read the Temporary Food Stands and then apply online for a permit.

THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT OUR MARKETS:

  1. Franchises/Chains

  2. Imported ‘non-fair trade’ products

  3. Multi-level Marketing

  4. Direct Sales

  5. Industrial mass produced products

  6. No religious or political affiliated organizations

  7. Secondhand items (exception: those vendors who take a secondhand item and recycle/upcycle that item into a new use)

  8. Live Animals

MARKET RULES AND REGULATIONS

As a potential vendor, we are confident you have many questions. To help guide you, we have created a document that clearly outlines our rules, regulations, and important information you should know about becoming a vendor. It is essential to read and understand the rules.

  1. Kenosha Public Market Rules

  2. Kenosha County Division of Health Temporary Restaurant Checklist

  3. Kenosha Fire Department

BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF ALL OF YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION?

THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED IN ONE SITTING OR THE INFORMATION WILL BE LOST. 

 

  • Before you begin filling out the application please review it in its entirety.

  • Make sure that you have all your documents, certificate, pictures and marketing logos, etc., in electronic form (pdf or jpg for example).

  • Once you have started filling out the application form you will not be able to save a form in progress and then return later to finish it. 

  • Once you submit your application you will not have access to your application and cannot make changes to it. 

  • Be sure to include your promotion information as this is what will display on the website to educate customers on who you are and encourage them to visit you!

We will send status notifications via your email address:

(1) for successful submission of the application.

(2) notification of approval, waitlisted or denied status.

UPON APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO SEND YOUR $1M CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE TO: KenoshaPublicMarket@gmail.com

Certificate of Liability Insurance

Kenosha Public Market, Inc.  

Office: 6633 Green Bay Road

Kenosha, WI  53142

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