HobNob Events is entering its 17th season managing the South Pearl Street Farmers Market. We strive to support and enhance the surrounding communities by providing a Farmers Market experience where a great variety of fresh and wholesome products can be found.
We believe it is important to support our local community, therefore, all products must be grown, raised, produced or gathered by the vendor in the state of Colorado or in counties bordering the state of Colorado. In the case that a product is unavailable in the state of Colorado but we feel it would be a benefit to the market and the vendors, we will evaluate the relationship between the vendor and the producer and make the best decision we can noting that sometimes there are exceptions to the rule.
Applications for the 2023 Season will open in December.
In advance of applying please review market information below.
If you select “Drop In” on your vendor application you will be put on our list of vendors willing to fill an open space on an as needed basis.
Process: You may email dates you are available to attend a Market at any time. The market manager will reach out letting you know if that (those) dates work. The week prior tof your market participation you will be asked to pay the drop in fee (fee varies for markets) – this must be paid prior to your attending. At the end of your Market day you will be required to pay 10% of your daily gross sales via Venmo.
If you select “Full Season” you are signing up and agreeing to participate in the entire season of the market. Attendance consistency is critical in attracting buying customers to the market. It is important that vendors make a commitment to attend the market at least 90% of their season or more.
Supporting Documents must be emailed to HobNob Events prior to opening day.
The following documents are required (not all documents apply to all vendor types, check with the Denver Permitting department if you have any questions):
General liability insurance is required. Please name the market(s) and HobNoob Events you as additionally insured. HobNob Events and the respective markets are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred or caused by vendors.
If the market incurs a fine of any kind for a vendor’s non-compliance, HobNob Events will pass along that fine to the vendor and vendor may incur an additional minimum fee of $1000 – $25,000, depending on incurred legal / licensing fees.
Please refer to the Market Policies and Procedures for more information.
The Farmers Market is focused on providing fresh, local food and food related products. We strive to support the communities and surrounding businesses, by having vendors that complement their businesses, but do not compete.
The following items do not match the mission of our farmers markets and will not be accepted:
Farmers, growers, ranchers and fishers may be asked to go through a phone interview or site visit before final acceptance.
The following list is a sampling of accepted items into the market:
The Market Manager and the individual market committees select vendors annually and have the unconditional and final decision making authority to accept or deny acceptance to the Farmers Market. Selection is based on product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, and grandfathered vendors, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone. No vendor will have guaranteed return rights to the Market from season to season or from Market to Market. The Market generally does not offer exclusive rights to vendors to sell any one product. Market customers generally benefit from having a choice. However, if the Market Manager believes the number of vendors offering the same or similar products is excessive, duplicate products may be denied entry.
When filling out the application, please give examples of where you source (or plan to source) your ingredients, listing the names of farms or other local-direct sources where possible.
After entry deadlines, new applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
All market applications must be filled out online.
Yes, you are. If it is a necessity to your selling, you will be considered an oversized booth.
We accept Farmer Market applications year-round. We look at applications on a monthly basis and accept new vendors based on space availability and need.
The selection process takes into consideration many factors including:
The focus of this market is on food and food-related items. Informational vendors are not accepted into the market.
We wish to provide market customers with a relaxing and enjoyable experience where they can stroll through the market and interact with the market vendors. NO solicitors or distribution/marketing of non-approved products are allowed at our markets. This includes signature gathering for petitions and voter sign-up.
In order to support the community, the merchants on the street and the Merchant/Neighborhood Associations, we allow brick and mortar stores on the market streets to set up booths and sell their goods at the market.
Markets are open rain, snow or shine and all holidays. We will only cancel during EXTREME weather conditions. We ask that you check your email for weather updates.
Take some nice photos of your product(s).