Frequently Asked Questions:
Below you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions about our market. If none of these help you, please feel free to contact us through the About Us page.
How can I apply?
All vendors at the market must be accepted by the board of directors. We do not accept temporary or "drop in" vendors. Our application process happens in January for the following season. At other times of the year you can email the market manager to be added to an email list to be notified the next time the market is accepting applications.
Vendors must reside and produce in one of the following counties: Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and/or Johnson (TN).
100% of the products sold at the market must be made by the member. No products produced by other individuals or firms are allowed at the market.
A non-refundable fee of $25 is due with your application. Membership fees are $100 per year. Weekly rent is $16 or $20 in 2018. Please see the market rules for a complete explanation of fees.
Craft vendors are selected by a jury process and Board decision each year. For more information about crafts, please see the guidelines for crafts.
Regulations and Certifications:
Anyone selling meats, dairy, organic produce, value-added products (such as jams and baked goods), or any other goods regulated by law must be compliant with all applicable regulations and have related documentation on file with the market manager. Please see the application for more details.
If you represent a non-profit organization that is interested in having a presence at the market, please email the market manager for details and the application process.
When is the farmers market?
Every Saturday from May- October from 8am-12.
November market is every Saturday in November from 9am-12
Is there free parking?
Yes, you can find parking in the Horn in the West lot, the Daniel Boone Gardens lot and there is a local park off of that you can park at and walk. There are parking attendants that will help you find parking and there is parking available up front for Handicap Permits.
Are Pets/Dogs Allowed?
Unfortunately no pets allowed, only trained Service Animals* (as defined by ADA National Network Title I and II, emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not Service Animals) and therefore are not permitted at the Watauga County Farmers’ Market. Thank you for understanding.
Can I set up a non-profit booth /fundraising booth / booth for my son/daughter’s club/etc…
Non-profit organizations are permitted to apply for space at the market by reviewing our non-profit policy and submitting an application to the market manager via email.
Non-profits are granted presence at the market on a space-available basis after the application is accepted. Space is not guaranteed.
Non-profit organizations are encouraged to host fundraisers at the market. The products offered in the fundraiser may not compete with products of any of the vendors at the market. In general, non-profits are not permitted to sell goods or crafts at the market.