2019 Fig Twig Market Vendor Requirements
You will be emailed an invoice for your booth rental fee upon acceptance.
Please note: accepted vendors will be notified by August 20th.
Market Info : Looking for vendors with handmade crafts, vintage, upcycled, shabby chic, farmhouse and industrial items. 80% of the product in your booth must be vintage, antique, repurposed, upcycled, or handcrafted by you.
Please note: we will not be accepting direct sales vendors.
When/Where : 2-day event held at Belotti Hall, Hindley Hall, and Arts and Crafts Building, Ferndale Fairgrounds. Event will be open to the public on:
Friday, November 8th 4:00pm – 9:00pm Public admission fee $7.00
Saturday, November 9th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Public admission fee $3.00
SET UP – Thursday, November 7th from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday November 8th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (be ready by 3:00 pm)
Requirements: A valid CA seller’s permit is required. A CA seller’s permit does not cost anything, it is how to report collected CA sales tax. If you don't have a sellers permit the web site to obtain one is . You can also apply for a temporary 30-day permit. Permit must be valid during the market dates of Nov 8 and Nov 9, 2019. *Please see bottom of page for new state sellers permit laws.
Photos: Please attach a minimum of 5- 4x6 photos of your current products and at least one photo or sketch of your booth set up. If you are a previous vendor please attach photos in with your application.
Booth Fee: Each space is approximately 10” x 10”. The rental fee for both days is $200.00 . Please note: there are limited double booth spaces. This year we will be sending invoices via email. All applicants will be invoiced upon acceptance. A payment will need to be made with in 7 days of acceptance.
Application Process: This is a juried application process. Vendors will be selected by the Fig Twig Committee.
Completed application must be submitted by AUGUST 1, 2019 Vendors will be notified and emailed an invoice by August 20th, 2019. Payment must be made within 7 days. Invoices will be due upon receipt. Please note: Refunds for cancellations will not be given after October 1st, 2019.
Food Vendors: Any vendor selling food items (pre-packaged and unpackaged, including samples) may be subject to additional permits and/or inspections by the health department and/or additional fees paid directly to the health inspector. You will also be required to provide proof of general liability insurance and list Humboldt County Fairgrounds and Fig Twig Market as an additional insured. You must provide a copy of your current cottage license or food licenses. It is your responsibility to have all paperwork in order and provide Fig Twig Market with any additional documents. Selected food vendors will be sent more information on requirements.
Booth set-up: We ask that you be creative with your space. We want this event to be a unique shopping experience where each booth feels like you are walking into a mini store/boutique. If folding tables are used you must have the tablecloth go all way to the floor. You must be present in your booth during the show. WHITE POP UP TENTS ONLY are allowed but must be SPECIFIED in your application as some spaces can not accommodate a pop-up. If you have questions, please ask.
Shared booths : Shared booths are allowed but each person selling products must complete their own application. Each individual vendor must have a sellers permit. Please completed separate applications for a shared booth and make a note on your application that you are requesting a shared booth.
Past Vendor Info : In order to keep the application process fair, we are requiring all past vendors to submit a COMPLETE application, including photos. We will do our best to accommodate requests for booth placement, but there is no guarantee of that you will be placed in the same space as in previous years.
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.