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VENDOR

Apply to be a Vendor!

Grow your small business and entrepreneurship journey by becoming a vendor for the Little Mekong Night Market! When you become a vendor, you're sharing your culture and craft with the community and contributing to the economic wealth and growth of the Little Mekong Cultural District. 

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IMPORTANT DATES 

  • Application Deadline: April 30th, 2024 @11:59PM 

    • Please note that this is a first come, first serve basis​

  • Application Notification: a week after application is submitted

  • Vendor Orientation: date TBD

  • Booth Set Up: June 22, 2024 TBD

  • Night Market: 

    • Saturday June 22, 2024  @5PM - 11PM

    • Sunday June 23, 2024 @3PM - 9:00PM

  • Booth Tear Down: June 23, 2024 @9:00PM

VENDOR RATES

  • Food (and Beverage) Vendor:

    • $1,000.00

    • 1 Vendor Space: 10 x 10
       

  • Food Truck/Trailer:

    • $1,000.00

    • Selling food (and beverages)

    • NOTE: trailers cannot be attached to cars

  • Artists' & Makers:

    • $500.00

    • 1 Vendor Space: 10 x 10

  • Advertising/Marketing:

    • $1,000.00

    • 1 Vendor Space: 10 x 10
       

  • Business / Non-Profit Organization / Candidate: 

    • $1,000.00​

    • 1 Vendor Space: 10 x 10

VENDOR SPACE

Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon approval of application.  Application submission does not imply application acceptance to participate as a vendor.  

  • Vendor spaces are limited to 10’ x 10’ 

  • Vendors will be placed accordingly by first come, first serve and are not guaranteed the same spot every year. 

  • Food Truck and Food Trailer vendors will receive one standard space (unhitched to vehicle).

  • Vendors needing more than the standard 10’ x 10’ space must note it unto their application form and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be charged an additional fee.

  • All tents/canopy legs MUST be weighed down.  Each leg must be weighed down by 45lbs of weight.  This is especially important as we work with unforeseen weather.  Safety is our number one priority.  

  • Vendors asking for an additional tent space must operate under one ST-19 business certificate. 

    • Vendors with an additional tent space who operate under more than one ST-19 certificate without consent will be invoiced for a separate full price vendor stall or will be asked to leave the event. 

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VENDOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The Night Market is a creative placemaking initiative curated by the nonprofit organization, Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA). Applying as a vendor enrolls you as a client and into AEDA's creative placemaking program. The program consists of completion of the following to fully participate in the Night Market:

  • Intake & Assessment form

  • Financial Literacy Virtual Workshop

  • Digital Literacy Virtual Workshop

    • If you've taken part of other AEDA programming and have completed both Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy, you do not have to retake the literacy courses

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND MORE

Tax Form:

  • All vendors are required to submit a Minnesota ST-19 Tax Form.  
    https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2011-11/st19.pdf

Please be sure you are updated on all your permits, information to sell, food laws and more!  Check the links below:

 

QUESTIONS?

You can contact the Arts & Culture Coordinator, Npaus Baim Her, at npausbaim@aedamn.org


 

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