Holiday Pop-Up Market
Now accepting applications for the 2023 season
Every holiday season, the Boston Public Market hosts local entrepreneurs for weekend pop-up markets, perfect for gift shopping! Products range from cards and home goods, knitwear, jewelry, locally-made food products, pottery, and other gift items.
Interested in selling your wares to the Downtown Boston audience this season? Please see below for information on applying for the market.
Inside Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108
Dates and Times
Friday & Saturday, 11am-7pm
From the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve (11/24-12/24)
$75/day Friday & Sunday
• Sign up for any weekend in December, get a free pop-up on Small Business Saturday (11/25) as space allows
• 10% off market fees when you fully commit to every day of the holiday pop-up market!
Sign Up Options
Flexible! Come for a single day, one full weekend, or every weekend for the duration of the holiday market. Whatever works for you as a small business.
What types of products do you accept?
The Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) is a non-profit with the goal of featuring locally sourced foods brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England. As such, all items for sale must be produced and/or handcrafted by local vendors, and ideally made from locally sourced materials. The BPMA must approve all items.
Items we cannot accept:
- Nothing that competes with our current permanent vendors. See here.
- Products from outside of New England, or products that come from a distributor or wholesale house.
- Hot prepared foods: we aren’t currently accepting vendors selling prepared food items. Food products that are sold as a take-away item to be prepared off-site, such as meal kits, can be an exception.
- Cannabis products or plants.
How to become a vendor?
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Due to space, we have a limited numbers of vendors we can accept per product category, so it is recommended that you submit your application as soon as
possible. The deadline for your application is two weeks before your desired pop-up date.
2023 Application Checklist
Submit the online application form linked above. The BPMA team will review and respond within 2 business days.
Upon approval from the BPMA team, we will need:
- Signed Vendor Application Agreement
- Certificate of liability insurance for your business naming the following entities as additionally insured;
- Boston Public Market Association, 100 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02108
- Massachusetts Department of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3170, Boston, MA 02116
- If you are selling a food product and wish to offer samples, you must complete a temporary food vendor permit through Boston’s Inspectional Services Division.
- $35/first day + $5/additional days for up to 14 consecutive days
- Send the completed permit application and copy of the permit for your production location to the BPMA with the rest of your application, and we will submit it to the ISD on your behalf. Fees will be included on your invoice from BPMA.
Once dates are confirmed for your pop-up, you will receive an invoice from the BPMA via email with a link for payment.
- Hours: Required pop-up hours are Friday & Saturday, 11AM-7PM, and Sunday 10AM-6PM.
Please note that the Market opens at 8AM Friday and Saturday, 10AM Sunday. You are welcome to open your space before 10AM, but are not required to.
- Set-up: Pop-up vendors are able to set up in the Market space the day before sales after 6PM, or the morning of before 7:30AM (9:30AM on Sundays)
- Parking: Vendors may use the BPM loading dock to load/unload and handcarts are provided for vendor use within the market. The BPM is not able to provide parking for vendors.
- Location: Pop-ups are given assigned locations throughout the market. A placement and logistics email is sent out each week of the market to all vendors attending that weekend. Size of spaces vary, but will be at least 10’x5′. The BPMA team works hard to curate the layout of pop-ups so vendors are in an area of the market that makes sense (i.e. no jewelry vendors next to the fish stall!). We do not accept requests for specific spaces from vendors, nor can we guarantee vendors will be in the same location each weekend.
- What is provided: The BPM can provide a limited number of 6′ folding tables to vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis. You MUST indicate on the application if you wish to use the BPM’s tables and we will confirm if there are still available tables if/when your application is accepted. Chairs are provided to all vendors. Vendors are responsible for providing all decor, signage, product stands, etc.
If you have any questions about our application process, please contact Gina Cassara at email@example.com.