SoWa Food Truck Bazaar and Beer Garden:
Every Sunday, May 5 - October 27, 10 AM - 4 PM.
540 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02118
Vendor Selection & Deadlines:
We will jury all applications submitted before January 31. After January 31, all applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis depending on availability and product mix.
This application is for Vendor submission only and does NOT guarantee admission. Vendor selection is at the sole discretion of SoWa Boston and is based on a number of factors including: product mix, quality, pricing, creativity, and visual appeal. Please be sure to provide an accurate description of your products, as well as a link to your website or social media page.
* Please note that we occasionally place dessert trucks and food carts at the Arts Market or Farmer’s Market. Please apply to those respective markets if you wish to vend at either of those locations. Rates may vary.
Rates & Payments:
In 2019, there are 26 Sundays between May 5 and October 27.
Food Trucks - $350 / day
Food Cart (or 10' x 10' space) - $100 / day
Payments are due two weeks before each market date and should be submitted via our payment page. If payments are not received when due, SoWa Boston reserves the right to revoke your approval and remove you from the schedule.
Permits & Regulations:
Vendors are required to display all licenses, certifications, and permits required by the City of Boston, including mobile, fire, and health permits. It is the Vendor's responsibility to ensure they and their employees are at all times in compliance with any Federal, State and Local regulations, tax laws, and health protocols. SoWa Boston may request copies of such permits prior to approval or participation.
Cancellations & Refunds:
SoWa Boston must be notified of any cancellations 14 days prior to your Market date in order for you to receive a credit for a future date. No refunds will be issued. Cancellations due to an emergency will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled market for any reason, you must notify us ahead of time. If you fail to do so, you will be considered a "no-show". If you no-show more than once during the course of a season, SoWa Boston reserves to right to revoke your participation in all future markets.
The SoWa Open Market is a "rain or shine" market. Weather closures will be at the sole discretion of SoWa Boston. We will be reasonable in our determination, but please keep in mind that the weather changes quickly in New England. As such, it is unusual that we will cancel a Market date unless the forecast predicts 100% rain within 24 hours of the start time. If the Market is closed due to inclement weather or runs less than four hours, you will be credited for a future market date.
Set-Up and Take-Down:
SoWa Boston will provide tables, chairs, umbrellas, and trash receptacles for Market patrons. All Vendors must arrive by 9:30 AM and exit the market area within one hour after the Market closes. Vendors may not leave the Market early unless given permission by the Market manager. Vendor locations will be assigned upon arrival. All Vendors are responsible for cleaning their surrounding area at the close of the Market, including removal of all trash and debris.
Upon submitting this application, Vendors agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOWA NORTH LLC, SOWA SOUTH LLC, GTI PROPERTIES INC, and their officers, agents and employees from and against all liabilities, loss, injuries, damages, and claims arising out of or related in any way to Vendor's participation in the SoWa Open Market.
Market Management & Vendor Conduct:
SoWa Boston reserves the right to remove, deny, or terminate any Vendor that in their sole judgement is being disruptive, rude or detrimental to the peaceful operation of the Market.
Smoking by Vendors on the Market premises is strictly prohibited.
SoWa Boston reserves the right to request the removal of any products or items that they deem offensive, inappropriate, unsafe, or detracting from the quality of the Market.
SoWa Boston reserves the right to remove, deny, or terminate any Vendor that misrepresents themselves or their products.
Vendors should immediately report any unsafe conditions to the Market manager. Any Vendor notified of any safety issue must immediately correct the issue, otherwise SoWa Boston reserves the right to terminate their participation in the Market.
Any Vendor that is removed for behavior or safety issues will NOT be issued a refund.
SoWa Boston reserves the right to add or amend any reasonable rules and regulations at any time during and prior to the operation of the Market.