Market At The Museum

Be a part of this family-friendly, open-air market that features a unique mix of local vendors representing the best of the Sheridan area.

General Vendor Guidelines

The Market at the Museum is a family-friendly event.

1. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the first Saturday of the month, rain or shine, from Saturday, June 5th through Saturday, September 4th, 2021. We ask that vendors arrive no earlier than 7:30am and should be set up and ready to greet customers for the opening of the market.

2. The Market will take place in the Museum’s porch. The museum porch is covered, however, vendors by the outer rail will experience more elements. Tents and awnings are not permitted under the porch, nor any semi or permanent anchors. Vendors will beheld financially responsible for any damage to the porch.

3. All vendors must complete and submit a Vendor Application (which includes acceptance of the Market Rules and Expectations, and adherence to related governmental rules and permit requirements) and sign the Indemnity Agreement before they can sell at the market.

5. If vendors sign up for multiple slots/days, it is expected the vendor occupy those spaces. Should a vendor be unable to attend or fill a space, please notify the Museum Executive Director. Failure to notify twice will result in forfeiture all future dates.

4. Vendors shall only sell items that have been pre-authorized from their application. At least 75% of items displayed for purchase should be handmade to maintain the integrity of the market.

5. As the market is situated on the museum’s porch, no single object should be heavier than 50lbs.

6. Wifi/Internet signal and electricity will not be available from the museum. All vendors should plan electronic sales accordingly.

7. The Museum at the Bighorns and Sage are not liable for any property damages or losses that result from the Market.

8. The Museum at the Bighorns may, at its sole discretion, revise these guidelines and alter operations of the market at any time.

market At The Museum

First Saturday of the month, beginning June 5, 2021
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Space Size: 8’ x 4’ on a covered porch
Saturday Set-up: 7:30PM-9AM
$30 each Saturday, paid in advance
Applications open until all spaces are filled.
Payment is required in full with application; check or credit card only. Do not send credit card information by e-mail. Card information will be accepted by telephone.

Send completed forms to: info@museumatthebighorns.org or stop by.
The Museum at the Bighorns will determine eligible participation. It is the responsibility of the prospective vendor to complete, sign, and return all required paperwork and fees. Incomplete packets will not be processed. All decisions are final.
All vendors must receive a “Market Vendor Permit” to participate in the Market at the Museum. Food vendors must meet guidelines set forth by the City of Sheridan and the State of Wyoming.

Market Rules, Expectations & Space Assignment

Space Assignment

The museum will work to ensure all vendors have an appropriate booth space. Our goal is to provide the citizens and visitors of Sheridan with a wide variety of goods at the market. Space is limited and is not guaranteed until confirmed by the Museum.

1. Vendors with a history of good attendance at the market will be given first priority and will receive a regular assigned space. Reserved spaces not occupied 30 minutes prior to the opening of the market may be reassigned.

2. Each vendor will be assigned one 8’ X 4’ space on the museum porch. Unassigned spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis, on the day of the market.

3. Vendors acting as a CO-OP will be assigned one 8' x 4' foot space.

4. Requests for additional spaces will be contingent on history with the organizations and payment of associated fees.

5. Vendors must provide their own table, chairs, signs, and refrigeration (if needed). (8’ X 4’)

5. Electricity may be available for one space only. If approved, an additional $5 fee will apply. The vendor must supply their own 8' extension cord and mats or tape to cover any portions of the cord that lie in any walking area used by market customers.

6. Booth spaces will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

7. A vendor forfeits their reserved space(s) if two markets are missed without notifying the ED.

Rules & Expectations at this Family-Friendly Event

Market vendors are expected to be reliable, be set up by 9:00 am to greet customers, and keep a good, positive attitude for the duration of the market hours.

1. Required applications, permits, licenses, and fees must be complete before vendors will be allowed to participate in the market.

2. Vendors are responsible for obtaining a Sales Tax Number if required by the State of Wyoming and collecting and paying any sales tax that may be assessed on their products. The vendor shall be responsible for filing any and all returns required by the State of Wyoming with respect to sales tax collection. The Museum at the Bighorns will not involve itself in collection, audit, or other related sales tax activities.

3. Vendors and their employees are responsible for informing themselves about and complying with federal, state, and local health regulations and licensing requirements governing the production, display, distribution, sampling, and sale of their products.

4. Vendors are required to wear shoes and shirts at all times.

5. Artisans and vendors are allowed to do demonstrations or showcase their talents as long as itdoesn’t disrupt others in the market or museum operations.

6. Vendors providing samples of their products must comply with the rules governing sanitation and health issues from the City of Sheridan or other authorities. All foods must be properly labeled. No un-labeled packaged or processed foods are allowed.

7. Vendors must supply all materials and containers for customer sales. The vendor is solely responsible and liable for any claims and damages resulting from the sale of unsafe, unapproved, or unsound goods.

8. Vendors may not use tobacco products anywhere on the museum grounds. This includes chew, cigars, cigarettes, e-pens, vapes, and etc.

9. Foul language, profanity, or other rude behavior is not permitted. Incidents of unruliness and verbal disdain will not be tolerated and will result in immediate and permanent expulsion from the market.

10. Possession of firearms or consumption of alcohol or use of drugs, or operating under the influence is not permitted and is grounds for permanent eviction from the market.

11. Trash must be placed in suitable containers. The market provides trash barrels for vendor convenience. Boxes that are left at the market for disposal must be broken down and placed in the dumpster on site. No trash should be left in the market area.

12. Restrooms are available inside the museum at no charge.

13. Concerns or complaints may be discussed with the museum representative on-site before or after market hours. If for any reason they are unable to resolve the issue, they will contact the museum Executive Director to discuss possible solutions.

NOTE: Your participation in the Market at the Museum is valid only for the time designated for that use. If you wish to participate in any other event, you must apply through the proper channels for the event and pay any vendor fees required for that event.

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