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September 22, 2018

Waterfront Park
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Public markets were once a hallmark of civic life, where producers and neighbors could meet as they went about their daily routines. We are embracing the sense of community that defines the Rivertowns, while providing a forum for our local culinary stars to share their latest creations. Join us at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park for a day filled with vibrant food, exciting drinks, live music, kids' activities, and an easygoing but festive vibe.

 
 

Photos by Doug Schneider Photography. Logo design by Robin Helman.

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Vendor Info and Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Rivertown Public Market. To apply, please fill out the form below. Before you do so, please read through the vendor rules.

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VENDOR FAQs

If you still have any questions after reading the vendor rules, please refer to this list of FAQs. If you don't see the answer here, feel free to email us at rivertownpublicmarket@gmail.com

+ When will the market take place and where?

The market will take place at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, located at Station Plaza in Dobbs Ferry, NY, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 11 am until 4 pm.

+ How often will the market take place?

For now, the market is a one-time event, happening on Saturday, September 22, 2018. We hope that vendors like you help make it a huge success, so that we can bring it back for future editions next year and beyond.

+ How many people do you think will be in attendance?

While it’s difficult to estimate attendance for a new event, based on our research and other local and regional events, we hope to have between 1,000 and 3,000 people in attendance.

+ Will admission be free?

Admission is free. Attendees who plan to drink alcohol must purchase a wristband for $5 at the entrance. Attendees pay as they go for food and drinks. Transactions are handled directly by the vendors.

+ How much does it cost to set up a vendor table? What are the table size options?

See the vendor rules for more info about table sizes, options, and costs.

+ Can we book a table in hourly increments or are we required to sell for the entire duration of the market?

All vendors are required to participate for the entire duration of the market and must remain open from 11 am until 4 pm.

+ What is the parking situation at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park? What about public transportation?

The Village of Dobbs Ferry will be opening up much of the large parking lot for free parking for the event. Attendees can also arrive by MetroNorth train. The train station is located at the Waterfront Park, making for an incredibly convenient experience. Vendors will have one parking spot set aside.

+ Will there be help loading and unloading?

Vendors are required to load and unload on their own. There will be a limited number of carts available for use.

+ What do the RPM organizers provide for us and what do we have to bring?

RPM organizers provide vendors with a table of the specified size. Vendors are required to provide their own pop-up tent if desired.

+ What if it rains on market day?

The market will be held rain or shine. The seating and lounge areas will be tented. Vendors are responsible for tenting their own tables if desired.

+ What licenses and certificates are required for application? Is there anything prohibited that I should know about?

Please see the vendor rules for more about licenses, permits, insurance, and prohibited items.

+ What is the application process? Will there be a tasting to determine if my product meets a certain standard of quality?

All applications will be vetted by our selection committee and market management. Applicants who pass through the first round will be contacted to set up a tasting.

+ Is alcohol allowed at this event?

Vendors with proper licenses may sell alcohol or offer tastes of alcohol. Attendees who wish to purchase or taste alcohol must visit the market booth to show proper identification and purchase a wristband for $5. Vendors must verify proof of age by checking wristbands.

+ Is the market cash-only?

Vendors may accept cash and/or credit cards.

+ Is there a checklist for vendors?

See the vendor rules for more information. A checklist will be sent to accepted vendors upon confirmation of their participation.

+ Are food trucks welcome?

We have space for a limited number of food trucks.

+ Is there electricity available?

There is no electricity available for vendors. Generators may be allowed with prior approval from the RPM organizers.

+ What kind of paper goods can we use?

Rivertown Public Market strives to have a minimal impact on the environment. Vendors are required to use eco-friendly paper goods and utensils (compostable or made from recycled products). Neither plastic bags nor plastic straws are allowed.

+ Does the market benefit any local non-profit?

Rivertown Public Market is an activity of the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. Net proceeds will benefit the Chamber, which is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

Sponsorship opportunities

Be a part of the first Rivertown Public Market, a festival celebrating local food and makers. Public markets were once a hallmark of civic life, where producers and neighbors could meet as they went about their daily routines. We are embracing the sense of community that defines the Rivertowns, while providing a forum for our local culinary stars to share their latest creations. Additionally, the net proceeds will benefit the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

Levels of Sponsorship

+ Presenting Sponsor - $15,000

  • Limited to two non-competing sponsors
  • Logo recognition in pre-event publicity and event promotions, including select social media posts, banners, flyers, signage, and media coverage
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced, after which the logo will be moved to a “past sponsors” page for one year
  • Minimum of 2 posts on each of the following social media accounts: Rivertown Public Market instagram, Rivertowns Chamber instagram, Rivertowns Chamber Facebook
  • Recognition from the MC at the event
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Logo recognition at lounge and table seating areas
  • Sponsors will be listed as a presenting sponsor, i.e. “Rivertown Public Market presented by…”
  • 1-year membership in the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce

+ Lounge and Dining Sponsor - $5,000

  • Limited to three to five non-competing sponsors
  • High visibility with logo recognition at lounge and table seating areas
  • Minimum of 2 posts on each of the following social media accounts: Rivertown Public Market instagram, Rivertowns Chamber instagram, Rivertowns Chamber Facebook
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.
  • 1-year membership in the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce

+ Lounge and Dining Sponsor - in-kind

  • Design and style the eating and lounging areas at the public market.
  • Logo recognition in a pre-event social media post
  • High visibility with logo recognition at lounge and table seating areas
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.
  • Recognition from the MC at the event

+ Swag Bag Sponsor - $3,000 (no longer available)

  • Limited to one sponsor
  • Reusable shopping bags will be printed with the supporter logo(s) on one side and the event logo on the opposite side.
  • Bags will be filled with donated swag from local small businesses and handed out to the first 750 event attendees.
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances

+ Entertainment Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo recognition at the performance stage
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Minimum of 2 posts on each of the following social media accounts: Rivertown Public Market instagram, Rivertowns Chamber instagram, Rivertowns Chamber Facebook
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.
  • Recognition from the MC at the event, when announcing entertainment
  • 1-year membership in the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce

+ Swag Bag Contributor (only local, small businesses) - in-kind

  • Provide 500-750 samples or promotional materials (one per bag)

+ Local Business Sponsor (only local, small businesses) - $500

  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Minimum of 1 post on each of the following social media accounts: Rivertown Public Market instagram, Rivertowns Chamber instagram, Rivertowns Chamber Facebook
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.

+ Kids’ Activity Sponsor - $500 (no longer available)

  • Limited to two non-competing sponsors
  • Logo recognition at kids’ activity station
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Minimum of 1 post on each of the following social media accounts: Rivertown Public Market instagram, Rivertowns Chamber instagram, Rivertowns Chamber Facebook
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.
  • Recognition from the MC at the event, when announcing kids' activities

+ Kids’ Activity Sponsor - in-kind

  • Volunteer to set up, lead, and take down a kids’ activity. Materials will be provided up to $500.
  • Logo recognition at kids’ activity station
  • Logo recognition at the event entrances
  • Logo recognition on our website with a link to your home page. The listing will remain active until the next public market date is announced.
  • Recognition from the MC at the event, when announcing kids' activities

Sponsor Application

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Ali Moss

Ali is a documentary producer and writer who lives in Dobbs Ferry with her husband Jon Bardin and two young daughters, Esme and Sylvie. She spends most of her time thinking about what to eat next -- and running on the aqueduct trail to make up for it. Her favorite foods include sushi, tomato sandwiches, black truffles, parmigiano reggiano, lemon meringue anything, and mac and cheese.

 
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Doug Schneider

Doug is a Dobbs Ferry-based food photographer with clients that include Atlantis Bahamas, Rosa Mexicano, Bronx Brewery, and Westchester Magazine. He’s also the co-founder of Mohican Studios, a collective focusing on corporate photography. Doug has a particular weakness for Thai food, pickles and ice cream.

 
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Jenny Rosenstrach

Jenny is the creator of Dinner: A Love Story, a website devoted to family dinner, and the bestselling author of three books, Dinner: A Love Story, Dinner: The Playbook, and How to Celebrate Everything. She lives in Dobbs Ferry with her husband, Andy Ward, and two daughters.

 
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Kate Sonders Solomon

Kate is a children’s cooking instructor who lives in Irvington with her husband and son. She also dabbles in food writing and is an avid cake enthusiast. While not teaching, she can be found at home baking tarts and decorating cakes. She adores pasta and noodles, especially ramen.

 
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Michelle Adams

Michelle lives in Nyack with her son, Auguste, and partner, Chris Vergara, the chef/owner of three Westchester restaurants -- Harper's in Dobbs Ferry, Saint George in Hastings-on-Hudson, and Meritage in Scarsdale. Michelle oversees all events at each location. In her free time, she keeps a community garden plot in Nyack. Food is a way of life for Michelle and her family -- dining out at restaurants as much as cooking at home.

Rivertown Public Market

Waterfront Park
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

 

September 22, 2018
11 AM - 4 PM

 
 

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