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Market Vendor Hub

The Compendium of GPCC Market Vendor Information

Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce Vendor Markets

Market Coordinator

Randi Bernier

p: 907-745-2880

e: info@palmerchamber.org

The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host four vendor markets throughout the year: Friday Fling, during Colony Days, Palmer Midsummer Garden & Art Faire, and during Hometown Holidays. These markets, hosted in downtown Palmer, offer a number of opportunities to connect with your customers. Whether you're in for the long-haul all summer, or just catching those holiday shoppers at the end of the year, the GPCC may just have a space for you!

GPCC markets focus exclusively on hand-crafted Alaskan products, as well as Alaskan culinary artists. While each market has its own Vendor Agreement, our commitment to providing a uniquely Alaskan artisanal experience is global to all GPCC markets.

Below, you'll find more specific information on each event, including application release schedules and Vendor agreements as they become available! If you have any questions not covered here, please reach out and touch base!

Alaska Grown & Made

Friday Fling

Every Friday from May 13th to August 12th, 2022 [except June 10th]

An outdoor farmer's market that runs all summer long! Featuring a variety of crafts, food, and of course, the bounties of fresh Alaskan harvests!

Vendor Applications will be made available to returning vendors January 31st, 2022.

Vendor Applications will be available to new vendors beginning February 28th, 2022.

UPDATE 3/2/2022: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AT THIS TIME, ALL TIER 2 AND TIER 3 FOOD VENDOR SPACES ARE FULLY BOOKED. THERE IS LIMITED SPACE REMAINING FOR 10X10’ FOOD VENDORS. ADDITIONAL TIER 2 AND TIER 3 FOOD VENDOR APPLICANTS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST!

Any additional questions about requirements for the upcoming season can be directed to our office at 907-745-2880, or by email at fridayfling@palmerchamber.org.

Colony Days Market

June 10th-12th, 2022

An outdoor festival and carnival during the three days of Colony Days weekend! 

Vendor Applications will be made available to returning vendors January 31st, 2022.

Vendor Applications will be available to new vendors beginning February 28th, 2022.

3/4/2022: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AT THIS TIME, ALL FOOD VENDOR SPACES ARE FULLY BOOKED. ADDITIONAL FOOD VENDOR APPLICANTS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST!

Any additional questions about requirements for the upcoming season can be directed to our office at 907-745-2880, or by email at info@palmerchamber.org.

 

Palmer Midsummer Garden & Art Faire

July 9th, 2022

An outdoor artisanal faire offering the finest in garden supplies, art, and art for your garden!

Vendor Applications will be made available to returning vendors January 31st, 2022.

Vendor Applications will be available to new vendors beginning February 28th, 2022.

Any additional questions about requirements for the upcoming season can be directed to our office at 907-745-2880, or by email at palmergardenandart@gmail.com.

Hometown Holidays Market

December 9th-10th, 2022

A holiday shopping experience of Alaskan proportions! Three venues available so you can find the right gift for everyone on your list!

Vendor Applications will be made available to returning vendors September 6th, 2022.

Vendor Applications will be available to new vendors beginning October 4th, 2022.

Any additional questions about requirements for the upcoming season can be directed to our office at 907-745-2880, or by email at info@palmerchamber.org.

Business License Information

In order to participate, all vendors must provide current documentation of appropriate licensing.

All GPCC Markets are hosted within the City of Palmer, which collects a 3% sales tax on all sellable goods and services, including advertisement and outreach. A City of Palmer Business license is required in order to participate in GPCC markets. A State of Alaska business license is required in order to apply for a City of Palmer business license. A Mat-Su Borough Business license is required to operate, however the Borough does not levy a sales tax.

ALL BUSINESSES MUST HAVE A LICENSE TO OPERATE, INCLUDING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. However, Non-Profit Organizations are exempt from collecting & remitting sales tax to the City of Palmer, with some exceptions:

"a. Sales, services, rentals, and gaming including pull tabs occurring at the fairgrounds of the Alaska State Fair; or

b. Sales, services or rentals made on a regular basis from a fixed location that is open more than 20 hours per week; or

c. Sales, rental or services not part of an “unrelated trade or business” as the term is defined in section 513 of the Internal Revenue Code. (Ord. 20-002 § 3, 2020; Ord. 16-002 § 3, 2016; Ord. 12-012 § 5, 2012; Ord. 06-028 § 4, 2006; Ord. 06-027 § 5, 2006; Ord. 06-019 § 4, 2006; Ord. 613 § 3, 2004; Ord. 595 § 3, 2002; Ord. 569 § 2, 2001; Ord. 564 § 3, 2000; Ord. 518 § 3, 1997; Ord. 517 § 3, 1997; Ord. 510 § 3, 1997; Ord. 448 § 4, 1992; Ord. 440 § 3, 1991; Ord. 365 § 3, 1987; Ord. 276 § 4, 1983)"

--- Palmer Municipal Code 3.16.050(B)(10)