Thank you for your interest in participating in "Tuesdays at the Jenny." We’re super excited and look forward to celebrating with you to make this event series profitable for everyone!
***WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING***
Tuesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct 27
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm; 3 pm load in start
WEEKLY PARTICIPATION FEE:
$30 (Note - a portion of your weekly fee goes towards paying for professional music/entertainment)
BOOTH SPACES: 10' X 10'. Each vendor must have a white tent, tent weights, lights to illuminate your tent after sunset and provide your own table/chairs/displays. (We will make exceptions for branded tents.) We expect displays to be professional and well-organized.
PACKAGE CHECKS: To increase sales, we suggest you consider offering and plan for a "package check", white-glove service, so guests/customers who plan to stay and enjoy the entertainment and food don't have to worry about lugging around purchases. (Especially for expensive, large and heavy items.)
COMMUNICATION & PAYMENTS: You will receive an email update each Wednesday, containing a map showing where you will set up the next week, as well as new promotional graphics, series news, and most importantly: a link to pay your fee by Friday 5 PM BEFORE the Tuesday you are scheduled. We will not be collecting vendor fees the day of the event. You may not be located in the same place within the vendor village each time you participate. You will have drive-up access to unload and set up right next to your exhibit space but will need to move your vehicle and park elsewhere after you unload. All instructions will be communicated each week in the Wednesday email update. :-)
NOTE ABOUT LIGHTING: You will need lighting for your tent. We're working on providing electrical so you can plug in...but you should plan for battery-operated lighting. We cannot guarantee that access to electricity will be available at this time.
MARKETING: We're marketing this series via grassroots marketing, paid advertising, and local partnerships. Our event production team includes a dedicated crew, each with 20+ years experience producing fun, profitable and engaging events. We'll provide marketing materials and social posting graphics to help you advertise the series via your connections, which you must do each week. It takes a village to make an event successful - especially during the times we're all living through right now. We expect all vendors to actively promote the series, food vendors, and entertainment each week. Follow The Spinning Jenny Facebook and Instagram accounts, and check in often. Follow your fellow market vendors, entertainment, and food trucks. Follow, like, love, share, support, like, share and emoji some more!
SOCIAL DISTANCING & MASKS/FACE COVERS: We will adhere to a “masks on the move” protocol, meaning: while you are walking around, a customer walks into your tent, or you are socializing outside your tent area with other guests, you will be expected to wear a mask. We will also provide social distancing signs you will need to print and post in your tent. You will also need to provide hand sanitizer. We’ll be monitoring current CDC and South Carolina mandates and guidelines to share with you during weekly communications. We encourage you to decorate your masks according to the theme each week to make mask-wearing as fun AND FUNNY as possible for our guests. :-)
SOUTH CAROLINA RESALE CERTIFICATE: All vendors participating in the event series will need to be registered with the state and have a SC Resale Sales Certificate. Please bring a physical copy with you each time in case you are asked to present it to a city official. Please also bring a copy to provide to the Spinning Jenny to keep on file.
PACKAGED EDIBLES: All products that are packaged for resale* must adhere to guidelines set forth by DHEC and the Department of Agriculture (which includes the Cottage Exemption). The Food Safety Law states that your certificate must be displayed at the point of purchase in your booth. The Spinning Jenny requires that you provide a copy of your current certification, which must be turned upon approval of your application.
Cottage Exemption Example: Non-potentially hazardous baked goods and candy that are sold directly to the end consumer are covered under this bill. Examples of these type products are: baked cookies, baked cakes, baked bread**, baked high-acid fruit pies (apple, apricot, grape, peach, plum, quince, orange, nectarine, blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, red currants) and candy.
* Every item for sale by a vendor that is to be consumed, must be properly labeled, following Cottage Law, Agriculture or DHEC department guidelines.
** Moist quick bread like zucchini, pumpkin & banana may be potentially hazardous and are considered under DHEC certification.