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Join our Market Crew

Tap into a network of like-minded small businesses and trade with some of Brisbane's best lifestyle hubs.

Market Seasons

Our market calendar is split into 4 seasons. Each season opens up approximately 6 weeks prior, allowing new applicants as well as existing vendors to be assessed regularly throughout the year.

  • S1: February to March

  • S2: April to June

    Applications open 1st March

  • S3: July to September

    Applications open 1st June

  • S4: October to December

    Applications open 1 September

Join our fast growing community of small businesses with benefits far beyond market day.

We offer competitive stall fees, an extensive advertising framework, sleek online booking/ payments system, an efficient stallholder portal and access to some of Brisbane's best shopping locations.

Market Fees and Terms

Gasworks Marquee $130
Gasworks Table - $110
Portside all sizes $110
Fish Lane Table $110
Fish Lane Marquee $130
Heritage Lanes $75
Stones Corner Festival $110
Base fee pop-ups $110

Join our fast growing community of small businesses with benefits far beyond market day.

We offer competitive stall fees, an extensive advertising framework, sleek online booking/ payments system, an efficient stallholder portal and access to some of Brisbane's best shopping locations.

Market Fees and Terms

Gasworks Marquee $130
Gasworks Table - $110
Portside all sizes $110
Fish Lane Table $110
Fish Lane Marquee $130
Heritage Lanes $75
Stones Corner Festival $110
Base fee pop-ups $110

Painted art blocks at The Market Folk markets for Brisbane creatives.
Market Applications

The Market Folk is a boutique lifestyle market, we are looking for boutique style stalls with original and unique designs/ products. We are not strictly a handmade market - however we look favourably on products that are handmade or ethically sourced/ produced, we need to see you have had a significant input into the creation or design of a product. We look favourably on stalls with quality signage, visual merchandising and a strong ability to advertise the market. Please ensure you have read all our FAQs & market rules prior to applying.

Market Calendar

1st June Applications open for Season 3 Markets
8th June Gasworks Dog's Day Out 9am - 1pm

6th July Newstead House Re-opening Community Day 10am - 2pm

We have no markets in August!

14th September Gasworks Plaza 10am - 2pm

FAQs

​The Market Folk accept new applications and bookings in line with our market seasons below, each season has an opening date. You can book/apply any time on or after this date until approx 2 weeks prior to the last market of the season. This ultimately means that we do not accept bookings more than 3 months in advance, acceptance is a competitive process. Acceptance into one market or season does not guarantee acceptance into future seasons.


Season 1 - Opens January 10th

January - No Markets!, February & March

Season 2 - Opens March 1st
April, May & June

Season 3 - Opens June 1st
July, Aug & Sep

Season 4 - Opens Sep 1st

Oct, Nov & Dec

The Market Folk only accept marquees that are black, white, navy, silver, grey or beige. No bright coloured marquess such as yellow, blue, red, purple etc. At Stones Corner Festival we can accept coloured marquees as long as they. are not surf branded and contribute to the overall style of stall offering.

We are a small team and therefore our application turnaround time can be up to 14 days. We make sure we throughly research each and every application. We look at the quality of your products, where they are made, the appearance of your stall display and whether the stall matches our target market/ key customers.

This stall type can be popular at our markets. Corner spots may allow greater product exposure which may convert to more sales. By charging a fee it also allows us to fairly assign stalls and manage requests. Once accepted you can upgrade your stall booking at the checkout page!

At Gasworks our non marquee stalls are on the pathways that wrap around The Gasometer. There is room for each vendor to use a 2mx2m umbrella. If successful in this stall position we issue an information pack to assist in preparing for your stall either during daytime trade or a twilight trade. 

Fish Lane table stall are under the railway pass, this means they are in majority covered from weather however there may be periods of some sun. Vendors can request to bring an umbrella if required.

Portside is an open air precinct, the table stalls are fully undercover under the retail strip. 

At South City Square the 2mx1m stalls are undercover along the retail strip, marquees are down the internal road
You do not have to use a table if approved for a 2mx1m position - you can use a rack or a combination as long as it fits into 2mx1m.

We do not allow surf/commercial branded marquees at the markets. A small logo for the marquee brand is permitted.
Some locations only allow black, white and navy - or some only allow white. Ensure you check this on the application form before applying! It will be clear about which location has colour restrictions.

Unfortunately no, we have four seasons a year to allow us to assess new vendors too - this way we always have an exciting changing line-up. There are some categories that can get very competitive and book out at the very start of a season. Where this happens we still encourage everyone to apply as we move to waitlists.

Gasworks offers only outdoor - either 3x3m marquee or table only 2mx1m with no cover

South City Square offers outdoor 3x3m or undercover 2mx1m

Fish Lane offers - semi undercover stalls 2mx1m table only or 3x3m marquees

Portside offers - undercover stalls 2mx1m table only or 3x3m marquees

If you are just starting out and don't have an extensive online presence, in addition to completing our online application form you will need to send us photos of your products via email. It is also important to provide a detailed description of your stall layout in the application form. If you do not provide this and we cannot find any information/photos online we cannot assess your application. We do not recommend applying until you have designed your stall layout and taken images of your products, therefore answering these questions should not be a problem. Proactive applicants do mock ups at home of their stall design. Please do not contact us asking for an exemption, we need to see your stall set-up to approve your business.

We have a completely online system for managing bookings and payments. Once accepted into the markets you will receive details of our payment hub. For a example, you either can pay upfront $100+ GST x how many markets you are approved for OR
2 fortnightly instalments per market you have been approved for. 

Please read our refund policy located at www.themarketfolk.online/termsandconditions

Yes you can, although we do not encourage this as most markets do sell out in advance. 

Yes insurance is mandatory for all business stalls. The Market Folk at this stage does not extend cover to our stall holders however we can recommend some options if you need.

In most cases we don't prefer shared stalls. If you are serious about owning a market stall you need to consider your own branding, layout and investment into your business. Sharing with another stall no matter how much it compliments your range may be a good starting place but we urge you to consider working towards hosting your own stall. If you are found to be hosting another business who has not applied you will be issued with a warning (yes we see you 'stockists'!). 

We do not hire any equipment out, vendors need to have their own marquees, tables etc
We only provide equipment for our shopping centre activations. You can request an information pack on these type of events at www.themarketfolk.online/westfield

No, power is not available at our venues.

Please do not fill your marquee legs onsite.

Power is not available to us or stall holders at our Gasworks Twilight markets. We host 40 stalls at this location with many layout variations. All stalls use high voltage battery powered lighting. We recommend looking at Bunnings 'work lights' as these are small in size, can clip to a marquee and last for many hours on battery supply.

You can apply via www.themarketfolk.online/applywestfield as well as read the information pack with pricing and sizing. A new information pack will be issued for each pop-up period.

Eco personal care market stall at The Market Folk Markets for creative businesses.
Selection Criteria

To ensure our line-ups are consistently filled with high quality creative businesses we are looking for the following:

  • Unique and locally designed products
  • If some of your products are made overseas we will be asking what the environment is like for your manufacturing process
  • Creative and original work
  • A cohesive brand and range 
  • Clean stall design, brownie points for those investing in custom signage or displays
  • We love white or black marquees
  • Overall presentative and professionalism including online
  • Quality of your business matches the aesthetic of our markets and level of professionalism that our shoppers expect
  • Products that aren't already in saturation in our marketplace
  • Visual Merchandising is well thought out, i.e stying beyond basic trestles with a un ironed white tablecloth and some products scattered around. We need to see you have invested thought into your sales conversion

Market Furniture

Looking to level up your market stall? Make sure to check out our brand-new range of market furniture. No tools are required and each piece easily flatpacks into your vehicle for easy transport.