Dear Marketplace Applicant,

We are very excited to be celebrating the 44th annual Powell Street Festival on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd, 2020!

If you are interested in participating in the festival as a marketplace vendor, please fill out the following form March 10th of the following business day. If you applied last year, please log in to your account and your content will appear in each field. However, it is important that you review and update each answer because the questions may have changed.

All applicants must supply us with 3 images of items that you intend to sell. Please upload images in JPEG format with your online application. Please label your images in the following manner: PSFYY_Marketplace_FirstNameLastName_ItemName_01 and include a list of approximate price value for each work.

All applicants must send a $50 deposit by the application deadline (March 10 or the next business day) by cheque or e-transfer. This will be used as a down payment toward your commission fee or as a penalty should you withdraw from the festival without proper notice. Further explanation is included below.

Please note the following:

  1. Each booth MUST remain open from 11:30 am (at the latest) until 7:00 pm on  both Saturday, August 1st and  Sunday, August 2nd. Times will be confirmed in the participant information package. Please note that the Festival opens at 11:30 am.
  2. The Festival will provide one table and two chairs to each vendor. You may rent chairs and tables for an additional fee.
  3. The Festival will not supply electricity to marketplace booths.
  4. The Festival cannot guarantee you a specific booth location.
  5. The Festival will supply a loading pass only to use for unloading your vehicle during Festival hours. If you abuse your loading pass and stay longer than the permitted time, please note that your car will be towed.
  6. A commission equal to 20% of gross sales (less your $50 deposit) will be paid to the Powell Street Festival Society by the deadline of August 10th. All items for display and sales must be related to Japanese Canadian culture.
  7. It is mandatory that each group provide a volunteer for the Festival during set-up day on Friday, July 31st, 2020, or clean up on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you in July – the Volunteer Coordinator will be contacting you to confirm your volunteer schedule.
  8. If you wish to share your booth with another artist(s), she/he must apply and be accepted individually for a booth (you are not permitted to share with someone who has not applied on her/his own).
  9. The Festival has a no-conflict policy which means that we will not permit vendors to sell duplicate items. This is decided on a case-by-case basis, but please detail your items carefully to enable us to determine if there are any duplications.
  10. No shows without prior notification by Friday, July 17th, 2020 will be automatically disqualified from applying in the future, unless there is medical or other emergency reason.
  11. The Powell Street Festival has the authority to ban the sale or give-away of any objects or materials that is deemed unsuitable for distribution, i.e. religious materials, political propaganda, or material that is sexually graphic in nature.
  12. If you intend to sell any food items, please contact PSFS and request a Food Booth application instead.
  13. Please limit the use of packaging for all products, in order to comply with our Zero Waste Policy program and to limit the production of waste at our Festival.
  14. Please note that all applications require a $50 deposit to hold your place at the Powell Street Festival Society. If you are not selected for the Festival, your $50 deposit will be reimbursed. If you are selected and do participate at the Festival, your $50 deposit will be deducted from your commission fee. If you fail to give us 2 weeks notification of withdrawal from the Festival, or fail to participate at the Festival, or damage PSFS tents or other property, your deposit will not be refunded or deducted from your commission fee.

You will receive an email confirmation once you complete the form successfully. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 604.739.9388. Please note that we are no longer accepting faxed or hard copy applications. Once all of the applications have been received and reviewed, all applicants will be notified about involvement in this year’s Festival in May 2020. Applying does not confirm participation.

Best Wishes,
Emiko Morita
Executive Director

If this is your first time applying to participate in the Powell Street Festival:
I understand and agree to the above outlined agreement (click here to proceed to application)

For returning participants:
I understand and agree to the above outlined agreement (click here to proceed to application)