+ 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 14, 2019, from 11 am until 5 pm.
+ How often will the market take place?
For now, the market is an annual event, happening each September in Dobbs Ferry. We hope that vendors like you continue to 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?
More than 4,000 people attended the inaugural Rivertown Public Market in 2018. We expect at least 6,000 to join the fun in 2019.
+ Will admission be free?
Admission is free. Attendees who plan to drink alcohol must purchase a wristband at the entrance. Attendees pay as they go for food and drinks. Transactions are handled directly by the vendors. Vendors selling liquor are responsible for checking that customers have a wristband, and may only sell to those who do.
+ 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. Table size selections are subject to review by the Market Organizers.
+ 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 5 pm. Please plan appropriately to have a sufficient quantity of food. Some vendors ran out early last year -- some of them multiple times despite re-stocking trips to brick-and-mortar locations.
+ 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 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 at the train station.
+ Will there be help loading and unloading?
Vendors are required to load and unload on their own.
+ 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 and weights to secure it (no stakes allowed). Should vendors prefer to rent a pop-up tent, they are available in advance through our rental company for $300 including weights.
+ 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.
+ 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 may 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. 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.
+ Are craft vendors welcome?
Rivertown Public Market is a food festival, not a crafts fair. We are open to applications from non-food vendors whose wares fit the event's vibe and theme.
+ Is there a way for local non-profits to participate?
We will have limited space for local non-profit organizations or Village initiatives to participate in the market. Please contact the Market organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for a table, and include how you would plan to reflect the event's vibe and tie into the local-food theme.
+ 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.