Location: Galveston County Fairgrounds – Cook-off Grounds/Old Midway
10 Jack Brooks Rd, Hwy 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563
VENDOR CHECK-IN: 9:30 am to 10 am
Set Up: 10 am to 12 pm
Gates Open: 12 pm to 6 pm
Tear Down: 6 pm to 7:30
Check-in: Check in with the coordinator or staff at the Texas Trade Days table at the front gate of the pavilion.
If you arrive early wait in your car until 9:30 am. We need time to set up your spaces to be ready for you! The gate to the pavilion will remain closed until we’re ready.
When you arrive:
- Refer to this email
- Find your vendor parking area & park
- Check-in with me at 9:30 am
- Find your number on the field cones
- Unload from the vendor parking area
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.
Take your trash with you! Bring bags if you need them. NO TRASH LEFT BEHIND PLEASE.
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.
Remember: Leaving early is a violation of our policies (see your completed application PDF in your application submission email). It is especially important not to do so here. We’re at a larger venue, but we’re enclosed with tighter parking. RESPECT other businesses, my business and shoppers, please! Just stay until we close. You just never know what may happen! Even busy vendors will start shopping later!
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. 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.
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!
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.