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It is time to make your plans to exhibit at our 2023 SPRING THING MARKET, A SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA. Chapelwood is located in the heart of Memorial and the market attracts loyal, upper income shoppers. The 2022 Market featured 65+ vendors with gross sales of $185,000 in just 1.5 days. This year marks the 60th year of SPRING THING and we are pleased to announce that we will be going back to our original model and will be open for 2.5 days this year! We are very excited about this year’s market and hope you will apply to participate. All proceeds received from the market benefit local, national, and international mission projects.

Market Hours

Tuesday, February 28th

Set-Up 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Shopping Night 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1st 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Booth Fee

Single booths start at $125 for an 8×8 sized booth. All applications must be received with a $50 non-refundable application fee. For returning vendors we will attempt to assign the same booth as in prior years but cannot guarantee this in every case. Additional vendors are not permitted to share your booth.

We have a limited number of larger booths available for an additional fee. If you would like to be considered for a larger booth, please indicate so on your application. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted if a larger booth is available, and the additional fee will be requested. These larger booths will be assigned based on tenure, booth layout, as well as past sales.

Contribution

Chapelwood United Women in Faith sponsor the SPRING THING MARKET each year to raise money for missions that help women and children in need. Our success depends on your contribution of 15% of your total pre-tax sales, which will be paid at check-out on March 2nd.

Silent Auction

We ask each exhibitor to donate to our Silent Auction one “top seller” item representing a customer’s typical purchase from your booth. It will be displayed prominently during the show, along with the exhibitor’s business card, which should be included.

Booth Layout

We have 6-foot tables available for each booth. Table coverings are not included. If your booth layout includes large or tall displays that would hinder a neighboring vendor, we ask that you submit a layout of your booth to facilitate booth placement.

Selection Process

The selection process is by jury. If you have never been in the show or your products have changed from last year, please submit pictures of your items and booth as it will be set up at our market. The quality of your photograph(s) will affect your selection chances. Application forms should be submitted by October 15, 2022. Acceptance correspondence will be sent via email before December 16, 2022.

Due to the high demand for booth space at SPRING THING MARKET, we will again create a waiting list. Those placed on the waiting list will be notified via email by December 16, 2022. Applicants chosen from the waiting list will be notified by January 31, 2023.

Merchandise/Products

Only original items may be sold at Spring Thing — no imitation designer items will be allowed. Chapelwood United Methodist Church does not promote the use of alcohol or alcohol related products so please refrain from using such products in your displays. Also, please make sure your merchandise and displays use appropriate language for a church.

The Spring Thing Committee reserves the right to ask vendors to remove products or merchandise deemed inappropriate from display.

Booth Management

You are responsible for all sales and orders. You or a representative of your company must be in attendance during market hours to operate your booth. All booths must be open for the duration of the market.

Thank you for your interest in Chapelwood’s SPRING THING MARKET! We look forward to hearing from you.

Ashley Pate & Brittany Faulk

2023 Vendor Chairs Email: chapelwoodspringthing@gmail.com

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