2601 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Our Application Process
The vision of the Fig Twig Market is to create a unique shopping experience for our customers that focuses on home decor, handmade, and vintage items displayed to create an atmosphere that is exciting, creative, and on-trend. We strive to select vendors whose products best suit the feel of the market.
Since its beginning in 2012, The Fig Twig Market has grown from 25 vendors to over 70 and moved to a larger venue. In 2015, we added a second building to accommodate the large influx of shoppers. Each year, we receive far more applications than we have spaces, and for that reason we must have a juried process of vendor selection. The Fig Twig Market committee often receives questions regarding the application process. We truly value each person who applies to our market, both return and new vendor applicants, so we have listed below some of the key factors in our selection process.
Applications: You can apply online or by mail in. Applications must be complete and postmarked by application deadline. All applications from returning and new vendors are reviewed together by the committee. For previous vendors: booth design and display (or lack of) is a factor in the selection process. Please read the entire application thoroughly and be sure that your submitted photos are clear and accurately reflect your product and booth description.
Categories: Applications are divided into categories based on type of product. We limit the number of vendors in each category in order to retain a diverse shopping environment. Some of the main categories are: Home Decor, Furniture, Signs, Antiques/Vintage, Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Food, etc. Please do not worry if your product does not fit specifically into one of these categories or contains a mix of items that would fit into more than one category. We are always looking for vendors who are going to bring something fresh and new to the market!
Wait List: There will be a wait list this year in the event of a vendor cancellation. Cancellations happen right after the selection and notification process right up until the day before the event. If your application has not been selected for the market, but has be placed on the waiting list, we will notify you of your placement so that you can be prepared in the event that there is a cancellation.
Keep It Fresh: 2018 will be the 7th year for The Fig Twig Market, and we are looking forward to mixing things up a bit with booth placement and the addition of new vendors! If you are a returning vendor, we hope that you will be “Keeping it Fresh” by letting us know what will be new about your product line and/or booth design. We love and appreciate our past vendors and our returning shoppers and we want to ensure that our market is optimal for not only retaining the interest in people who come to Fig Twig Market every year, but also for attracting new clientele that will be telling their friends and returning to Fig Twig for years to come!
Thank you: The Fig Twig committee is committed to fairness in our selection process. We are striving to make the market better each year by building on ideas and suggestions from vendors and shoppers. We are making changes as we see fit in order to grow the market and stay current. We appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Fig Twig Market Committee
Vendors please be aware of the new CA state tax laws. This law will apply to everyone applying to the Fig Twig Market. You can read through the information and follow the links to state website for more information.
Sales Made on State-Designated Fairgrounds Must Be Separately Reported
Effective July 1, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018, if you are a retailer who makes sales of tangible personal property that take place on the real property of a California state-designated fair ("state-designated fairground"), you must separately state the amount of those sales on your sales and use tax return. (Assembly Bill 1499). The separately reported amount will be used for funding allocation purposes only. There is no additional tax or fee due on these sales.
A "state-designated fair" means the California Exposition and State Fair in the City of Sacramento and those fairs specified in Business and Professions Code sections 19418.1 (district agricultural associations), 19418.2 (county fairs), and 19418.3 (citrus fruit fairs).
New reporting requirement
The separately-stated amount must include sales that take place at any time and at any event on the state-designated fairground, not just during an actual fair.
Sales that take place on state-designated fairgrounds include over-the-counter sales on the fairgrounds and may also include sales in which the property sold is shipped or delivered to or from the fairgrounds. For more information about sales that are considered to take place on the fairgrounds, please see our Reporting Requirement for Sales on State-Designated Fairgrounds webpage.
How to separately report state-designated fairground sales
For return periods starting on or after July 1, 2018, the online and paper returns will include an additional line for sales that take place on a California state-designated fairground. Reporting an amount on this line will not change any other part of the return. You will continue to report these transactions as you currently do, and in addition, report them on the new line for fairground sales.
When filing your return online, you will be asked whether you made any sales of tangible personal property on a state-designated fairground. If you select:
Yes. You will be taken to the next screen which will ask you to enter the amount of sales of tangible personal property you made on a state-designated fairground. Instructions and a link to a complete list of state-designated fairgrounds are provided on this screen to assist you in completing this field. After you enter the amount, you will then proceed to the next screen to complete the rest of your return.
No. You will proceed to the next screen to complete all other areas of your return as you did prior to this new requirement.
For more information
You may review a list of all state-designated fairs or fairgrounds by visiting our Reporting Requirement for Sales on State-Designated Fairgrounds webpage. If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may call our Customer Service Center at
1-800-400-7115 (TTY:711). Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), except state holidays.