Q & A

What is Painted Clovers Vintage Market?

The Vintage Market is an extension of Painted Clovers; An up-cycled re-purposed furniture and home décor store that is located at 102 West Poe Road in Bowling Green Ohio. Painted Clovers organizes and runs this market. This is an up-scale vintage inspired shopping experience with a multitude of vendors. Instead of having 300+ vendors, we are a pop-up market on a smaller scale that allows optimal opportunities for our vendors. 

Where is the market located?

The market is currently held in the large pavilion at the Wood County fairgrounds located at 900 West Poe Rd, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Is this a free event?

There are many costs that go into running these events. Therefore we have a general admission of $5.00. All kids 12 and under are Free and we accommodate with free parking, as well. For select events, admission is only $4.00 with a canned good or non-perishable food donation. See posted events on our Facebook page for detailed information.

What kinds of vendors are we looking for?

We are looking for vendors who take pride in what they do. Each vendor should be able to create an inviting and creative 10×10 space, minimum and up to 12×15 space, if applicable. We are looking for individuals who specialize in furniture (painted or unpainted), signage and/or wall décor, small home décor, vintage inspired attire & accessories, wood working, industrial, jewelry artisans, candles, soaps and etc. The list goes on with a creative niche. Not sure if you have what we are looking for? Send us an application and we will check you out and get back to you shortly.  This is a juried event and not everyone who applies will be accepted to the market.

What does it cost to be a vendor?

Our current market rates:

-$75.00 for a single (12×15) space;*

-$125.00 for a double (12×30) space;*

-$100.00 for Food Trucks & Vintage Campers/Trailers

*Each vendor is responsible for bringing their own tent that is at least a 10×10 tent (excluding food trucks, vintage campers/trailers)

Will I need a vendors license?

Yes, you will absolutely need to have a valid vendors license with the State of Ohio. If you do not have one currently please contact your local court house and they should be able to help you. You may also obtain a vendors license through the Ohio Department of Taxation. If asked to provide proof of license and you do not have one, you could be fined. This process is not hard and we can assist with any questions you might have.

Do we need a tent to participate?

We do require that each vendor have their own pop-up tents that is at least a 10×10 tent. You can choose to have a tent with walls or without calls. Though not required. As of now we do not rent tents.

Can you share a space?

No, we ask that each vendor have their own space.

Will we have access to electricity?

We try our best to accommodate all our vendors and their needs. Currently we do not charge extra for electric because our venues do not charge us for electric. We will have electric at each event, but are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Vendors are responsible to bring their own extension cords and connections, if it is needed.

Refund/Cancellation policy?

We do not offer a refund of vendor fees. We will be open rain or shine and will only cancel markets due to severe weather. If we choose to move the market date and you are unable to attend we will transfer your fee to the next market that you are able to attend. We will notify our vendors of new date as soon as we can.

What happens after I’ve applied?

Please give us up to two weeks to respond to your application. If you have not received a response, we encourage that you follow up on your application for confirmation. If you are chosen to be a vendor, we will email you with the contract and deadline for the application fee. All payments MUST be in by the deadline so we know who is attending and can plan accordingly for placement.

What will the market do for you?

We have been vendors before, so we understand the needs of our vendors. We want to make sure everyone has what they need to make their day a successful one. We will have furniture porters for you so you do not have to carry your piece or leave your space. We will have market helpers who will be easy to spot if you need help in any way. You will be given a contact number to call if you need help and cannot locate a market helper. We also have a Facebook page specifically for our vendors. Please join that group so that you may lean on one another for questions, support and networking. 

How will the market be advertised?

Our main form of advertising will be social media. We try to do a daily shout out on our Facebook market page for the vendors who have turned in their application and payment. We have a Facebook page for the market that we will be promoting each month. We post 11″ x 18″ flyers one month before each show peppered through out the local area. We also place a 3″ x 5″ ad in the local paper or local media outlet at least 1 week before the scheduled market. We send press releases out to our surrounding media agencies and outlets to help spread the word of this amazing event.

What can you do for your market?

We ask that each of our vendors to share our Facebook page on their business page. Help us spread the word of this great opportunity for vendors and shoppers alike. Please help us keep the good vibes by tending to your booth throughout the day. You are not only representing your personal business but the market as well.

Have a question we did not discuss here? Please contact us so that we can help you.