What is Sunset Market?
Sunset Market is an initiative put together by the Alberni Chamber of Commerce and Hupacasath First Nation. The market is a place for vendors to sell their art, craft, produce, and more. It’s also a place for business’s and non-profit societies to promote their product and raise awareness of their profile of their organization. We welcome everyone to apply to be a vendor!
When is Sunset Market?
We are targeting to be open from June 22nd to August 31 each Wednesday evening from 6pm – 9PM (closing at 8:30 near the end of August).
How do I become a vendor?
Filling out the application form on our website is your first step. Please make sure each field is filled out as best to your knowledge. The next steps are finalizing your payment and choosing your spot.
I was a vendor last year, how do I reserve a spot for my company?
First, THANK YOU for being a continued supporter to our growing market, without you we wouldn’t be successful.
Second, we will provide last year’s vendors with a time-limited (discounted) pre-sale to ensure your spot. When the pre-sale ends you will have to pay the full price, and your competition is welcome to sign up for the full season if they like. (ie. You signed up with Norwex for 8 nights and want to be the only representative, you have the chance to secure your spots through the pre-sale. If you miss the pre-sale, all other Norwex representatives have the opportunity to register for as many nights as they like. We recommend you organize with your team of representatives to ensure fairness and equality).
Can you guarantee I will be the only vendor representing “_____Company”?
Yes, we will try our best to ensure you are the only representative for your company. We understand that there are many of you who represent Epicure, Arbonne, Norwex, etc. Our recommendation is that you apply with your team and divide up the days.
Where do we set up?
The market is at Victoria Quay – 4586 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6G3
What time do we set-up?
Anywhere around 5PM is a good time to set up. We do allow an earlier set-up time if necessary to ensure the safety from a busy parking lot.
PLEASE – unload all your items and then proceed with setting up your tent. etc. This allows others to unload their stuff when they arrive.
What is the weather like most nights?
The weather is often warm, sunny, and somewhat windy!
What can you do about the wind?
Honestly, we asked mother nature but she hasn’t replied.
What YOU can do is be prepared: we’ve seen people buddy up by tying tents together, sharing hammers to put pegs in the ground. Some bring cinder blocks to anchor down the tents.
My products won’t stand in the weather, may I leave?
We completely understand if the wind is too much to bear, and that things to perish in the rain. We’ll try our best to accommodate you. If nothing works, yes you may leave. We ask that you keep in mind the traffic of those unloading already.
I’m a musician, may I play at Sunset Market?
We welcome all musicians to play at Sunset Market, please inquire with our market manger (Jolleen Dick) to organize what nights are available and which type of music you play.