Market Application

Market Application

Market Season

The market is held every Sunday rain or shine beginning Sunday May 29th through Sunday Sept 4th.


10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Millennium Plaza in Michigan City Indiana. (behind the Lighthouse Museum)

Cost to Participate There is a $10 per week fee which can be paid weekly. This is to offset the insurance required by the city which is provided by HCA not the vendors. 

Artisan Market Guidelines
What we are looking for: Our goal is to provide an opportunity for makers, crafter, small brands, and artists to sell their products in an environment free of commercially produced or imported products.

The staff makes efforts to maintain a diverse product mix at the market, but some competition may arise as a wide variety of vendors participate in a given season.

Please be sure to list all items you intend to sell at the market in the appropriate section on the application. Items not listed on the application must be approved by the Market Manager before they can be sold at the market.

Food Vendors
A current Health Permit from LaPorte County, Indiana is required for all food vendors. Permit information can be obtained from the LaPorte County Health Department. Home based vendor rules can be found here.LaPorte County Health Dept.

Vendor Etiquette
All vendor are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity with respect to the representation and sale of their product. Misrepresentation of a product or discourteous, rude, or disruptive behavior is grounds for dismissal from the market.

Booth Space
Each booth space typically consist of a 10 x 10 space unless otherwise approved by the Market Manager. The Market Manager will make every effort to accommodate preferences in location, but reserves the right to move vendors if necessary.

Vendors are encouraged to have pop-up canopy tents with weights in their booth space. Vendors are responsible to setup and take down their own booth spaces. The market staff on duty is on site to offer assistance.

Vendors may set up as early as 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and must be completely ready no later than 9:45 a.m. when the market opens.There is no drive in accessibility for loading and unloading but there is a ramp from the parking lot to the plaza.

Vendors are required to notify the Market Manager when they are not able to utilize their space for any given market. An email prior to 8 p.m. the Friday before the market will suffice. The market understands last minute challenges arise, but please make efforts to contact us as empty booth spaces and gaps between vendors creates an unattractive market.

Electricity is not available at the market. Portable electricity or propane use is the responsibility of the vendor. Vendors must discuss these items in advance with the Market Manager to ensure all necessary safety measures are addressed.

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Submitting an application does not ensure participation in the market. All applications are subject for review by the staff. We strive to maintain a diverse market to create a vibrant community shopping experience. The Market Manager reserves the right to request removal of any unauthorized items.