General enrollment for the Collegedale Winter Market will be available Wednesday, January 29. We have about 25 confirmed Reserved Booths for the winter season, which will leave about 15 indoor spots for single-day/general enrollment, and additional outdoor booth spots (basically unlimited).
Food trucks are welcomed at this event, but all trailers will need to remain on pavement or the course gravel roads. Due to the weather, and some other factors, we are going to not allow vehicles onto the finely crushed gravel areas this year – it creates ruts which has posed problematic from a safety/maintenance perspective. Check in with the onsite market manager before positioning your vehicle!
How to Register
The brand-new registration portal will accessible at https://publicmarkets.us/register
Currently, only the Erlanger Market is accessible – but Collegedale will go live on Wednesday afternoon, January 29. When activated, you will be able to click on the Collegedale Market tile (shown in the graphic above) and review market details and opportunities – we intend to keep the upcoming 4-6 weeks of markets always available onsite for registration.
This is the current list of events available for registration at the Collegedale Market. To view the detail of an individual event, just click on it. Registration for a market is typically towards the bottom of the event listing.
We are currently registering the orders from our Reserved Booth participants (two of which are shown here), but as additional vendors register you will see their names, too. On-Time Registration for the Collegedale Markets is $15 prepaid/online.
Late registration (Walk-Up) is available for this location, but a $5 surcharge will apply to all late registrations. We will not have cash on-hand for most markets, so late registrations should be paid by either check or debit/credit card.
Registration is simple - add to cart, and checkout (like any other e-commerce system) and you are good to go! We even accept Apple Pay now, if you are registering using a mobile device. After working out an initial bug or two, the new system seems to be working very smoothly now – I’ve had several Erlanger Market registrations come across my notifications during the time I’ve spent drafting this post!
River Market, and finally the Chattanooga Market, will go online over the next several weeks. Our off-season is practically non-existent these days, so we’re having to scramble and get the early markets launched while we finish out the rest of the new vendor website. Most everything should be done by April.
If you have any questions, we will be helping people to walk through the registration process during the Annual Vendor Meeting – or you can ask a Market Manager for assistance during one of our upcoming events. So far, this new system has been much simpler to navigate than the last one.