The Black Mountain Tailgate Market is a producer only member-run market with twenty-four member vendors and a five member board of directors. New member applications are considered in January of each year. Contact the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and an application form. Our members are chosen based on maintaining a balance in variety of products in keeping with the size of our customer base.
Day Vendor Guidelines
We are primarily a food market with some additional craft items. The 2019 market season starts on May 4 and runs through November 23. Our last market is called the Holiday Market and features food for Thanksgiving as well as numerous hand crafted items for early holiday gift shopping.
We have day vendor spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis with a weekly sign up.
Space is limited and you must notify the market manager no later than Tuesday before the Saturday market if you plan to come that week.
The fee is $21 per time, payable at the market. Priority will be given the following week to vendors who did not get a space their requested week.
Fees will be waived for children 13 or younger, as we encourage intergenerational participation. For ages 14-17, the fee is $5 for a small table.
Market hours are 9 am to noon and set up starts at 8 am. Vendor spaces are 10 x 10' feet and vendors provide all their own set ups. All tents must have minimum 10 lb. weights (4). All products sold at the market must be made/grown/raised by the person selling them. There is no reselling allowed.
Vendors are responsible for maintaining liability insurance appropriate for their products and for remitting sales taxes to the NC Dept. of Revenue.
Please check in with the manager when you arrive and you will be assigned a booth space. After unloading, please park your vehicle in the lot directly behind the church. There is no driving permitted on the grassy areas of the market grounds.
If it turns out that you cannot attend the market when you have planned to do so, please notify the manager by phone or text even on market morning. No-shows will not be allowed to return.
You can reach the market manager at 828-242-2578. We appreciate your interest in the BMTM.
BMTM Occasional Vendor Form
I request to participate in the Black Mountain Tailgate Market (BMTM) on an occasional basis and not as a member. I understand that the fee is $21 per market attended (unless I am 13 years of age or younger, in which case the fee is waived). I agree to abide by the requirements set out in the BMTM Statement of Purpose and Rules, particularly that I locally grow the produce I am selling and/or I hand craft, bake, or prepare the items I am selling and that I have the necessary certifications or licenses to do so.
I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS from any liability the host, the First Baptist Church of Black Mountain, on whose property the BMTM is held during the season. I also agree to be responsible for and clean up my own space each Saturday and at all times treat the property with respect. I understand that I am fully liable for any issues that arise due to my presence at the BMTM or as a result of any products I sell at the BMTM.