Market Day Details: Brenham Trade Days

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds – Pavilion, Show Barn
1305 E Blue Bell Rd, #113, Brenham, TX 77833

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

When you arrive:

  • Refer to this page
  • Wait in the main parking area until check-in
  • Unload as directed at check-in

VENDOR PARKING:
Keep the front of the pavilion cleared at all times and do not park in the spaces in the middle of the fairgrounds. Please avoid all areas where there are cones.

You’ll move your vehicle to the main parking lot area after you unload, but before you set up.

NOTE: “At booth site” parking for loading/unloading may not be available. Be sure to bring your carts or dollies!

Food & Drink:
We may have a BBQ vendor coming to serve food, compliments of the Fairgrounds Management. If you have dietary restrictions, bring your own food & drink. Large meals should be eaten in your vehicles. Please take your trash with you.

Trash:
Be sure to bring your own trash bags and take your trash with you, or discard in an on-site dumpster.

Ground Coverings:
If you wish to bring a rug, outdoor ground cover, etc., please use it in a safe way! If we ask you to adjust or remove it, please do so. It’s a safety hazard. NO SAWDUST. 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. PLUS, we may have a vendor gift drawing at the end of the market, so be sure to bring your business cards because we will collect them at the end when we have one!

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!

HELP STOP THE LAST HOUR LULLS WITH SALES!

Most retail stores see a sales lull around 2 pm to 3 pm which continues until the evening hours. Pop Up markets experience this same lull after 2 to 3 hours of being open. Let’s help keep the shoppers coming by throwing sales! We’ll announce sales around 2 to 3 pm on our social media! We invite you to do the same!

Security:
Security may be on-site. If you have an immediate issue, don’t hesitate to go to them first, but please let the coordinator or staff know ASAP! 

First Aid:

We have a first aid kit if you or a customer needs it. If you notice anyone hurt, not feeling well, etc. please let us know, so we can help.

Advertise on Facebook:

Advertise your specials and sneak peeks in our Facebook events that you’re attending:

Venue Layout:

  • Entertainment Pavilion: Concrete ground – 10×10 Spaces
    • Pavilions may have assigned spaces at check-in
    • Electrical outlets are on the poles of the pavilions, if available
  • Grass: 10×10 Outdoor Spaces (Tents)
    • Tents are required
    • First come, first to set up
    • Electrical outlets are on the back side of the overflow pavilion on the grounds.

You’ll need to bring your equipment (tents, weights, tables, chairs, displays, etc).

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.

Vendor Questions:

Vendors are highly encouraged to contact Texas Trade Days prior to their scheduled date(s) to get answers to their questions. Please do not wait until the last minute to ask. We get very busy and may not get back with you in time.

Flyers:

Feel free to save and share the market flyers below.

TIP: Save the flyer to your device by:

  • (Computer) Right click mouse –> Save Image As
  • (Smartphone) Long press photo –> Save Image

BTD Dec 2019

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