Galveston County Market Details

Location: Galveston County Fairgrounds – Cook-off Grounds/Old Midway
10 Jack Brooks Rd, Hwy 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563

Times:
Set Up: 10 am to 12 pm
Gates Open: 12 pm to 6 pm
Tear Down:  6 pm to 7:30

First Come, First to Set Up!


When you arrive:

  • Refer to this page
  • Find your vendor parking area & park
  • Unload from where you are directed at check-in

VENDOR PARKING:
Park in the grassy area next to the market area, unless otherwise directed by staff. If it is muddy or there isn’t anymore room, park in the main Parking Lot. Keep the market grounds cleared of vehicles at all times after loading and unloading.

DO NOT PARK BEHIND YOUR BOOTHS OR ANYWHERE ELSE WITHIN THE GATES OF THE FAIRGROUNDS.


Food & Drink:
We may not have food trucks or concessions. Bring your own food & drink. BE DISCRETE! There’s a no outside food & beverage policy at the fairgrounds. Large meals should be eaten in your vehicles. No glass containers. Please take your trash with you.

Trash:
Take your trash with you! Be sure to bring your own trash bags. NO TRASH LEFT BEHIND PLEASE.

Ground Covers:
If you wish to bring a rug, outdoor ground cover, etc., you must use it in a safe way! NO TRIP HAZARDS PLEASE. If we ask you to adjust or remove it, please do so without issues. It’s a safety hazard. NO SAWDUST. If you bring it, it ALL goes with you when you leave, unless someone bought it! No staking in the ground.

LEAVING EARLY: 
Please be mindful of other businesses, Texas Trade Days business and shoppers! Just stay until we close. You just never know what may happen! Even busy vendors will start shopping later! Refer to the vendor policy on your application for more details.

Corporate Vendors:
If you need to leave, please do so carefully and let the coordinator or staff know you are beforehand, so that I can direct you to do so in the safest way possible that is also not disruptive of others. Your booth locations are located in such away to allow you do so as needed so that you’re not as disruptive to the market.

Also, please don’t sell your products at vendor booths. Drop off freebies, coupons and business cards with an invite to your booth for sales pitches.

Shopper Hawking:
You may politely say hi and invite customers in the aisles to come inside your booth. Don’t be obnoxious or chase them down, but you can grab their attention politely. Don’t pull them away from other vendor booths though!

Increase Sales:

Increase your sales chances with engagement! Smile, greet and talk with your shoppers! Our customer base responds incredibly well to vendors who are active, happy and attentive to them! Actively sell to them with questions, quick mentions of sales and product highlights, and demonstrations! Invite them to touch, feel, and try on your items! Also, give them time to think and quietly shop. Just be nearby and ready to help them close the sale!

Outdoor Market:

This is an outdoor market. Every vendor must have a tent and at least 30-45 lbs of weight on each leg of their tent! Vendors without proper weights and/or tents in good condition will not be allowed to use their tent and risk having to leave early for health and safety concerns by staff.

Venue Layout:

Additional Venue Rules:

  1. No alcohol.
  2. No glass.
  3. No fastening items to anything other than your own equipment.
  4. No staking of any kind.
  5. Trash must be disposed of properly from the Show Barn and Restroom area.
  6. No food or beverages for on-site consumption may be sold at the market to the general public without prior approval and permits.
  7. No weapons, explosives. “No person may possess gunpowder or other combustibles, explosives or fireworks in the Park.”
  8. All city, county and state ordinances, regulations and statutes must be followed at all times.
  9. Trash must be disposed of properly from the Show Barn and Restroom area.
  10. All vendors, shoppers, contractors, employees, staff, volunteers are required to be on their best behavior and follow all city, county and state laws and venue rules.

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