With our unique roster of makers, designers, collectors, artisans, and chefs, we’re looking to evolve the local shopping scene by bringing some of the most unique and innovative designers to the Brooklyn community. Our team carefully vets each application and hand-selects new vendors based on their ability to represent the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and meet its competitive quality standards. Here’s what we’re looking for:
- A cohesive and distinctive design aesthetic that mimics the Bazaar’s overall vision and mission.
- Brands with an established and professional online presence whose products/services are clearly represented through tasteful photography and web content.
- A unique selection of inventory that avoids cliched trends and offers various, diverse products to an all ages audience.
- Affordable goods ranging between $1-$250. Exceptions are made for outstanding products that meet all other criteria.
- A progressive and evolving product line as you continue to vend with the Bazaar.
- Products that stand out from others within the same category and contributes to the Bazaar’s mission to be the best shopping destination in Brooklyn.
- Original and innovative handmade items including clothing & accessories, jewelry, beauty products, homegoods, art, packaged and cooked food.
- Uniquely curated collections from domestic manufacturers.
- Vintage goods and rarities produced more than twenty years ago.
- Business services and organizations with a mission to improve the local community.
- High quality cooked and non-cooked or packaged food selections to satisfy a variety of dietary preferences that comply with the latest NYC permit requirements.
- Vendors are not permitted to sell alcohol, water or drinks of any kind unless preapproved.
The team is busy reviewing a large volume of applications, so, it’s important to make you and your business stand out. Including detailed information and photos of your product(s), links to all online presences (website, social media, etc.) and photos of booth layouts at previous markets helps the team determine if you are a good fit for the Bazaar.
Prospective vendors are required to submit an application on our website. If you experience problems with the application please try using a different browser or device. Click “Application” tab above to apply.
BKNB is a year round market, therefore applications are rolling acceptance. Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to accept and respond to all submissions. We encourage all vendors to continue perfecting their trade and to apply 6 months after their initial application date.
Frequently Asked Vendor Questions
What are the booth fees?
$250/weekend - One-sided booth for makers, artists, and packaged food vendors. This approximate 6’x6’ space is situated between two vendors, allowing for one point of entry.
$300/weekend - Two-sided booth for makers, artists, and packaged food vendors. This approximate 6’x6’ space is situated in a corner location, allowing for two points of entry.
$350/weekend - One-sided booth for cooked food vendors. This approximate 8’x8’ space is located in our food court and includes one 20 amp circuit.
CAN I Book Just a Friday or Saturday night?
No, vendors are required to book a minimum of one full weekend (i.e. Friday and Saturday night).
Can I share a booth?
We are not accepting shared booths at this time.
Are there any miscellaneous fees?
Circuits – $20/each per night
An electrical survey will be emailed to accepted cooked food vendors to determine additional 20 amp circuits needs.
Tables – $10/night per table
6’x2’ tables are available for rental at the time of load-in and include two chairs. These are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be paid for in cash upon arrival. Vendors are welcome to bring their own tables, carts, wagons, shelving units, clothing racks, or any other creative visual displays as long as they do not exceed 6’ in width or length or 9’ in height. Tents of any kind are not allowed.
Weekly Storage – $30/week
For vendors accepted to multiple successive weekends, onsite storage may be available. Availability depends on whether or not a third party event is being hosted in the venue Sunday – Thursday. Perishable food items cannot be stored onsite. We take no responsibility for stored items. Vendors do not have access to stored items during the week.
Will the vendor fee change?
All vendor fees are subject to change at any time.
What does my booth fee include?
A 6’x6’ or 8’x8’ vendor space at the Bazaar (tables are not included in this fee).
Do I need a vendor permit or license?
Accepted vendors are required to register their business with the IRS and pay income tax and New York state tax for all items sold while vending with BKNB. Food vendors require additional certification and permitting to serve offsite. We suggest getting in touch with a professional tax preparer, the IRS, or New York Department of Revenue for additional details.
How do I know if I’ve been accepted?
Accepted vendors will be sent an email, list of available dates, and an online invoice. At this time, the Bazaar is only booking full weekends (both Friday & Saturday nights) to help maintain vendor consistency throughout the entire weekend.
Invoices must be paid within 48 hours of receipt, and only upon full invoice payment will your space be finalized.
How do I pay my invoice?
Invoices can only be paid using Paypal as this is the most secure method of payment for all parties involved. Payment may be made with Visa, Discover, AMEX, and Mastercard via Paypal.
Once a vendor, always a vendor?
Securing a location at the Bazaar does not guarantee your acceptance for future dates.
What is the cancellation policy?
Accepted vendors must provide 2 weeks notice for cancellations. Any cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice will be refunded at 50% of the vendor fee. Cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice (3 days) will not be refunded. The Bazaar is located indoors and is a rain or shine event.
Will BKNB help market my business?
Yes! We work on promoting the event 24/7 and see thousands of local and foreign visitors each weekend. This gives our vendors the opportunity to expose their work and brands to familiar audiences while developing new networking connections, gaining media exposure, and making additional sales outside of the Bazaar.
Social Media – Select vendors will be featured on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and in our weekly newsletter leading up to and during the events. Be sure to include your handles when applying so that we can connect with you.
Website – Vendors can submit a high resolution, vertical logo and website link to be considered for the “Vendors” section of our site.
What is the electrical and lighting situation? I’ve heard it’s dark!
The venue is dimly lit, therefore additional lighting is important and recommended. Acceptable options include: desk lamps, small clip lamps, christmas lights, and any other type of lighting that is directional/works to accent your product. Bulbs must be frosted rather than transparent and 15 watts or less. If lighting does not meet our requirements vendors will be asked to replace or remove.
Are there supplies or equipment available for rent?
No, additional supplies are not available for rent other than tables/chairs. Vendors must supply all lighting, cooking equipment, extension cords, power strips, table cloths, etc. It is the vendor’s responsibility to come fully prepared and to create a fully functional booth.
What Does my garbage go?
Vendors are responsible for loading out and disposing of their own trash at the end of each night.
What facilities does the venue offer?
The venue has sinks, sources of running water, and vendor designated bathrooms.
Is there WiFi?
Wireless access is available for all vendors. Vendors must have alternatives to wireless POS systems in the event that our system malfunctions.
Are there ATMs?
ATMs are located throughout the venue.