Visitor FAQs

When and where are the markets and what are your hours of operation?

The following three markets are outdoor markets in the parking lot behind Olinger Moore Chapel at 4345 W. 46th Ave, Denver, Colorado:

  • Saturday, May 12th, 2018 (Spring) 9 am-4 pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 (Summer) 9 am-4 pm
  • Saturday, October 6th, 2018 (Fall) 9 am-4 pm

The 2018 Horseshoe Holiday Market will take place INDOORS at historic Highlands Masonic Temple at 3550 Federal Blvd on Saturday and Sunday, November 24th & 25th. 

We will also be ‘popping up’ at Festival Italiano at Belmar in Lakewood on September 8th and 9th.

Our final markets & retail pop-up will be happening the first FOUR weekends of December at Belmar in Lakewood. Find all the details on our events page here!

Where can I park?

For Spring, Summer and Fall Markets, there is ample parking in the parking lot at Berkeley Park–entrance to parking lot is at 48th and Tennyson. There is also street parking in neighborhood. We will also have bicycle parking at the markets. The Horseshoe Holiday Market at Highlands Masonic Temple will have free lot parking and neighborhood street parking.

Can I bring my dog to the markets?

Yes, you can bring your well-behaved dog to the outdoor Horseshoe Markets. However, please be aware that we are on blacktop and so some markets are warmer than others. Please bring water for your dog.

What happens if it rains or snows?

The Horseshoe Markets will go on rain, snow or shine!

Vendor FAQs

Who can participate?

We accept applications for the following types of vendors: artists, hand crafters/hand makers, jewelers, designers, vintage/antique collectors and food vendors. We are looking for unique products made (or collected) with great quality. In terms of art and craft–we usually only allow goods handmade by the vendor/seller. Check out our 2018 vendor handbook for more detailed information.

Is the Market juried? What are you looking for in a vendor?

Yes, the Horseshoe Markets are juried. Our staff is looking for the ‘best of the best’ in terms of indie craft, vintage goods and select food vendors. Here is a list of what we look for in a vendor:

  • Your product fits within our overall vision of the Horseshoe. The Horseshoe is all about the handmade (by the vendor applying), repurposed and upcycled. We love independently designed goods, well-curated vintage finds, and local food companies. Our hope is that each booth a customer stumbles upon wows them and is filled with “lucky finds!”
  • Your works is cohesive, consistent and well-presented in your application.
  • Your photos and website (if you have one) are of great quality and an accurate representation of your business and what you will bring to the market.
  • If you are a return Horseshoe vendor, please use new photos in your application. We want to see that you are evolving as a maker/collector and that you will add fresh content to the market.
  • There are certain categories that are saturated with applications such as jewelry and handmade accessories. We get many awesome, high quality applications for these categories but simply don’t have enough room in each market for all the great vendors. We encourage vendors who don’t get into a particular market to keep applying and keep fine tuning their products, businesses, photos and websites to represent themselves the best they can!

When can I apply to your markets? Can I apply to all markets at once?

Applications will be open during time specified below for our markets. We open and jury applications one market at a time so you cannot apply to all markets at once. For detailed info, please read our 2018 Vendor Handbook.

  • Spring Market on May 12th, 2018: Applications open from January 29th-February 21st with notifications of status sent out March 1st.
  • Summer Market on July 14th, 2018: Applications open from April 1st-April 21st with notifications of status sent out April 27th.
  • Fall Market on October 6th, 2018: Applications are open July 1st-July 21st with notifications of status sent out August 1st.
  • Holiday Market on November 24th &25th, 2018: Applications open August 10-August 31st with notifications sent out between September 15-Sept 23.

What are your food vendor rules?

For each market, we accept a limited amount of food trucks and artisanal food vendors. Food trucks and food vendors must be properly licensed by the city of Denver and the state of Colorado.

How big are the spaces and how much do they cost?

2018 Vendor Fees for Spring, Summer and Fall Market:
One 10×10 booth=$185 (includes business link on website and business name included on one email newsletter sent to 5000+ mailing list before market)
One Shared 10X10: $240 (only two vendors allowed to share)=$240 (includes each business link on website, and business name included on email going to 5000+ mailing list before market)
Mobile Boutique:  $185 (includes business link on website and business name on email newsletter sent to 5000+ mailing list before market)
Food Truck: $185  (includes business link on website and business on email newsletter sent to 5000+ mailing list before market)

It’s FREE to apply to the Horseshoe Market so if you don’t get in to one market, make sure you apply again!

2018 HOLIDAY MARKET booth sizes and prices TBD. Thanks for your patience.

Can vendors share booth spaces?

Yes. However, we limit one 10X10 booth space to be shared by two vendors only. Vendors sharing booth space must all apply on one application and all must be accepted. After acceptances are sent out, single vendors and sharing vendors cannot add additional vendors to their booth. Booth sharing is not permitted for our Holiday Market. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Do I need any special permits to sell at the markets?

Yes, all vendors must be in compliance with state and federal tax laws. It is your responsibility as a vendor to understand sales tax before the market. State of Colorado special events license application can be found here. City of Denver special event license information can be found here.

What if I need to cancel my booth spot? Do I get a refund or can I transfer my booth spot to a future market?

We cannot offer refunds for your booth space or transfer your payment to a future market. Thanks for your adherence to this policy.

My question is not answered here. Who do I contact?

Your answer may be found in our 2018 Vendor Handbook (coming soon). If you cannot find the answer you are looking for in the Handbook, feel free to email us at vendors@horseshoemarket.com.