Vendor Information

   Rockport Market Days is a one day outdoor event held RAIN or SHINE unless canceled by the show director.  The market day is held on the THIRD SATURDAY each month.  Booth spaces are 10’x10′ and rent for $30 each.  Our show hours are 9am to 4pm on Saturday.  Check-in time is between 7am & 8am.  All vendors must be setup by 9am.  NO REFUNDS for vendors that don’t show up.  All vendors must stay setup until, at least, 3:30pm.                                                                              

We reserve spaces for pre-paid vendors, only.  If you elect to come out on the day of the show as a “Walk-On”, available spaces are first come-first serve.  All “Walk-Ons” must show up with their application, Texas Sales Tax Permit, and Booth Fee of $30. “Walk-On” vendors MUST pay by Check or Money Order, made out to Rockport Market Days. Vendors can pay on a month-to-month basis or they can pay for 11 months and receive the 12th month free.  Booth fees MUST be received in our office by Thursday, the week of the market.

Vendors are required to have a Texas State Sales and Use Tax number posted at their booth.  Permits can be obtained from the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Rockport tax rate is 8.25%).  This can be done by calling 800-252-5555 or visit their website at www.window.state.tx.us.   Food vendors are required to contact the Aransas County, Texas, Environmental Health Department for permits.  These permits must be available at your booth.  It is the responsibility of the vendor to collect and report sales tax from Rockport Market Days sales.  ALL DRINK SALES are reserved for the Food Court vendors.

Vendors will be given their site number at check-in, which is 7am to 8am.

**Deadline for canceling and getting a booth fee credit for the next month is 12:00 noon on the Friday before the show.  No booth credit will be given if canceling after the deadline.  Credits are good for the following month only.**

You must provide you own tables, displays, canopies and whatever else you may need to exhibit.  All canopies MUST be staked properly and securely.  We do not provide electricity, but vendors may bring a generator for power.  Generators must be kept, at least, 30 feet behind their site.  Public restroom facilities are available for vendor and customer use.  **The vendor retains liability and assumes all risk of loss and/or damage on site or in connection with transportation, display, storage, and sale of merchandise at Market Day.

Vendors are responsible for the clean up of their site before they leave.  Boxes must be broken down before placed in the trash cans.  Items too large for our trash cans must be taken off the grounds by the vendor.

No alcohol (opened) is allowed on the festival grounds or in your space for consumption.  ANY soliciting outside of your booth space in NOT PERMITTED.

Checks returned for insufficient funds or any other reason will be charged a $35 fee.

No Vendor shall sell any illegal items.  Fireworks or explosives of any kind may not be possessed or sold by vendors.  No sales of pornographic or objectionable items.  Pets which accompany you must be caged or on a leash.  No animals are allowed in a food vendor’s space.  Please do not allow your pets to relieve themselves on the festival grounds without cleaning it up.  Knives:  Do NOT sell knives to anyone under the age of 18.  If a knife is sold to anyone under 18, instant removal from the market will occur.

The Rockport Market Days, Market Days Management or Ownership, the City of Rockport, or the Aransas County Navigation District assume no liability for any action of vendors or their helpers, vendor merchandise or equipment that is lost or damaged due to circumstances beyond their control.  Vendors agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Rockport Market Days, its’ Ownership, or Staff from any and all liability.

Owner/Director:  Charles K. Jett – Cell:  361.557.7575