All Vendors should read the Lewis First Monday rules and share it with helpers, partners, and family members who will be attending the market. It is the responsibility of the vendor who rents the space to ensure that all helpers, assistants and family members are familiar with and follow all vendor policies and guidelines.

  1. All vendors are expected to follow vendor policies as well as pertinent local, state and federal laws and ordinances.

  2. All vendor spaces belong to the owners of Lewis First Monday. Vendors are required to set up each month. No other vendor may set up in your space. You may miss only once during a 12 month period. Rent must be paid to guarantee space for the following month. Vendors must notify the office as soon as possible if unable to attend.

  3. Vendors can not add to or change what is sold without prior approval from management.

  4. Vendors must have a current Texas Sales Tax permit to sell at this market. To obtain one, click here or call (800) 252-5555.

  5. Helpful Phone numbers

    • The office phone number is (903) 567-1234 and (903) 567-1144
    • To rent tables either call (903) 312-0499 or (903) 238-4928
    • To rent tents or backdrops call (903) 245-5554

    Vendor Parking Passes

    • Vendors will be issued a colored vendor tag each month.
    • Vendor tags must be displayed in vendor’s vehicle
    • Arbor vendors will enter through the City of Canton gates.

    Hours of Operation

    Pavilions I, II, III, WBTC

    • Thursday, Friday  & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday from 9 to 3.  
    • Breakdown on Sunday should not occur until after 3

    Arbors I, II, II, Arbor Boardwalk and Boardwalk Pavilion

    • Friday  & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 8:30 - 4
    • Pack up Sunday after 4 p.m.
    • No cars in Arbors until after 6 p.m. on Sunday

    Pavilions 4000, 4500

    • Thursday, Friday  & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 9 - 3

    Retaining a Space

    • To retain your space, make a payment for the next market (check or money order) by Friday after the current market. Include space number with payment. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the office to return vendor passes.

    • There are no refunds on reserved spaces.

     

    Leaving the Market

    • Vendors should leave their spaces clean and free from trash. Vendors should remove plastic ties, trash boxes etc and take with them.or deposit in a trash receptacle or take to the dumpster.

    • All vendor merchandise, vehicles, trailers, RVs and trash must be removed from the grounds by noon on the Monday after the market.

    Promoting your booth & Customer Service

    To be successful, vendors must have the right product at the right price and be able to promote their products through social media and customer service.  

    • Vendors are encouraged to use social media to inform customers and contacts of the dates of the upcoming market

    • It is helpful for vendors to advertise sales and display pictures of merchandise of social media

    • Shoppers crave personal customer service and vendors who greet and engage with customers will most likely experience better sales.

    Miscellaneous

    • Only Food Vendors may sell food or drink.

    • All selling must occur from a vendor’s rented space.

    • A vendor’s behavior within a rented spaced may not interfere with his neighbor’s ability to market his products.

    • Vendors may not sublease their space to another vendor.

    • Vendors who leave merchandise on their space unattended do so at their own risk.

    • Due to concerns with overloading circuits, electric heaters and compressor-type AC units may not be operated in the booths. Propane heaters, fans, and "swamp coolers" are allowed.

    • Lewis First Monday and its owners are not liable for any injury or any losses of property throughout the market caused by theft, fire, calamitous weather, accidents or fraudulent behavior

    • Remember:  3” of rain in 3 hours or less will most likely cause 3’ of water on the First Monday grounds.  Ensure your merchandise is safe during strong rains.

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