Application for the 2014 Traverse City Makers Market is closed. Selected applicants will be notified and announced in the coming week (no later than July 21, 2014). Thank you to all this year’s applicants. Your continued interest in and support for the Market keeps us going every year! For those interested in applying in 2015, please follow us on Facebook or contact us via this website or at Thank you!

The Basics

The 2014 Traverse City Makers Market will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10-4, on the Piazza at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City, Michigan.

Traverse City Makers Market is a juried event. All interested participants must submit an application and up to four photos of their work, along with a non-refundable $10 application fee. Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2014 until midnight on July 14th, 2014.

We will notify all applicants if their work has or has not been selected to be part of the Traverse City Makers Market on July 21, 2014.


You can apply online using the form in the sidebar. Applications must be submitted online. If you are experiencing difficulty applying online, please contact us for assistance.


Traverse City Makers Market requires four representative images. Please remember that your photos are the primary basis upon which the jury will evaluate your work. Take time to make sure the photos you submit best portray your work.

Your application cannot be submitted without the required photos.



There is a non-refundable $10 application fee. This fee can be paid through Paypal (you can pay via credit card or Paypal account).


Spaces are 10′ x 10, may be shared by two people, and are available for an exhibition fee of $65.
Participants who have been selected by the jury have until July 28, 2014 to reserve and finalize their spaces. Exhibition fees must be received by the same date, or your space will be forfeited and given to someone on the waiting list.

If you’ve been selected to be part of Traverse City Makers Market, we will email you on July 21, 2014 with instructions for paying your exhibition fee and reserving your space.

[NOTE: Since the event will be held outdoors, accepted vendors will be responsible for their own 10′ x 10′ (or smaller) canopy tent. An 8′ table can be requested for an additional $10 at registration. The exhibition fee includes only the space. It does not include a tent, tent rental or a table.]

Guidelines and Policies

By submitting your application and photos, you guarantee that the work presented is your original creation. We reserve the right to dismiss any exhibitor if they have misrepresented themselves or their merchandise, or for any reason we deem appropriate.

All items must be handmade, and submitted product images must be in the same family as products you are selling. Absolutely NO resale, imported or mass-produced items will be considered or allowed at this event.


Work will be selected by a jury based on how well it aligns with the vision of Traverse City Makers Market, as well as:

  • originality
  • quality
  • uniqueness
  • innovation


A waiting list will be compiled during the jury process. Applicants may be placed on the waiting list due to the number of votes they receive or the availability of space. In the event that a participant cancels, we will contact a vendor on the waiting list. We will notify any waiting list participants as soon as a space opens up. They will have two days from being notified to confirm their space and pay their exhibition fee. After two days, if we have not received confirmation and payment, the space will be offered to another vendor on the waiting list.