Registration / Advertising

Join Okotoks MarketSquare and gain exposure for your business!  There are three ways in which you can join with MarketSquare:

  • BOOK A TABLE OR BOOTH AT A MARKETSQUARE EVENT … attend one of MarketSquare’s upcoming events as a vendor.  Rent a table or a booth, and sell your items or services at one of our market events.  There will be five major market/festival events in 2014.

 

  • ADVERTISE THROUGH MARKETSQUARE’S EVENTS … MarketSquare has made its mark all over town … Funky reusable grocery bags, vibrant event posters, and five fabulous events every year with thousands of visitors, hundreds of artisans, entertainment and live music.  Join MarketSquare, and launch your business into the centre of all the action!

 

  • JOIN MARKETSQUARE’S NEW WEBSITE …. We’re bursting with excitement over this one, as it’ll be HUGE!  MarketSquare will be adding THREE NEW FEATURES to its website this spring.  An ONLINE MARKET, where artisan vendors will be able to upload photos of their items and sell to customers year-round.  An online BUSINESS DIRECTORY, where all local businesses will have a full Business Profile page and where they can list their own sales, promotions, workshops and employment opportunities.  And a LOCAL PROMOTIONS page, where the various sales, workshops and employment opportunities found at local businesses are pooled on a single page and easily found by customers (AND sent weekly in a newsletter format to all subscribers!).   The new site is set to be the online hub of Okotoks, with all businesses, promotions and locally made items just a click of a button away!  Contact us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com to find out details, or see more detailed information in the third tab below.

 

Select from the items shown below, and then simply click the check-out button.

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Book a table or booth at one of our events

… and come face-to-face with local consumers!

Okotoks MarketSquare hosts year-round indoor and outdoor events with live music, local food, kids’ entertainment, artists, and of course a huge collection of wonderful artisan and boutique business vendors.

Check out our upcoming markets below.  You can register and submit your registration and payment right on this website … however if you prefer to register ‘off-line’ then just send us an email and we will gladly process your application that way.  Please note that our vendors are mainly artisans or importers of quality products, however we will consider a few non-artisan based vendors as well.  If you are a non-artisan vendor interested in participating, then we ask that before you register you send us an email.  Contact us also to find out how you can receive 10% off your booking (or read about how to obtain this discount under the third tab ‘Register for the NEW WEBSITE’).  You can email us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com for more info.

Mothers Day Market 2014 - May 3rd

These event are going to be indoors at the Foothills Centennial Centre and will have live music, entertainment, food, and up to 90 artisan and unique business vendors.  We’re expecting thousands of visitors!

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Saturday May 3rd, 10am-3pm

At Foothills Centennial Centre, Okotoks

Contact us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com to find out how you can receive 10% off your booking (or read about how to obtain the discount under the third tab ‘Register for the NEW WEBSITE’).

Limited to 80 indoor vendors and 10 outdoor vendors.  Booking options and costs are is seen below.  Please note that we are only taking applications from artists, artisans and unique import businesses.

Our quota for non-artisan spots and jewellery vendor spots have both been filled, and therefore we cannot take any more non-artisan or jewellery sellers for this event.  EVENT IS CURRENTLY 50% SOLD OUT.

 or download our printable pdf and mail a cheque

Outdoor Summer Festivals 2014 - June 28th, July 26th & August 30th

MarketSquare’s Outdoor Market Series will be running in conjuction with three of the town’s biggest festivals in the summer of 2014, Buskers Fest on June 28th, Taste of Okotoks on July 26th and Chili Fest on August 30th.

All three of these festival will be right in the heart of Okotoks … on the streets of the Olde Towne and adjacent to local shops, restaurants, coffee houses and galleries.  Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic, and MarketSquare’s artisan and boutique business vendors will be setting up to sell their wares right on the roadway!  The Town’s festivities together with MarketSquare’s usual live music, kids’ entertainment, food, artisans and artists will create the wonderful atmosphere visitors come to exeperience every time!

Outdoor festival markets in 2013 attracted approximately 8000 visitors per event from Okotoks, Calgary and surrounding areas … and we expect 2014 events to be just as successful.  With a huge advertising campaign behind them, these three events will truly be the buzz of the region!

 

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All Three Summer Festivals:

Buskers Fest June 28th, Taste of Okotoks July 26th, Chili Fest August 30th

10am-3pm on the streets of downtown Okotoks

Contact us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com to find out how you can receive 10% off your booking (or read about how to obtain the discount under the third tab ‘Register for the NEW WEBSITE’).

Non-artisan vendors will be limited to a maximum 10% of total vendor registrations.  Visual artists (fine art only) and produce sellers are eligible for a 50% discount off of BOOTHS ONLY.  Please email us for discount code.  Booking options and costs are is seen below.

 

Buskers Fest, Saturday June 28th

10am-3pm on the streets of downtown Okotoks

Non-artisan vendors will be limited to a maximum 10% of total vendor registrations.  Visual artists (fine art only) and produce sellers are eligible for a 50% discount off of BOOTHS ONLY.  Please email us for discount code.  Booking options and costs are seen below.

 

Taste of Okotoks, Saturday July 26th

10am-3pm on the streets of downtown Okotoks

Non-artisan vendors will be limited to a maximum 10% of total vendor registrations.  Visual artists (fine art only) and produce sellers are eligible for a 50% discount off of BOOTHS ONLY.  Please email us for discount code.  Booking options and costs are seen below.

 

Chili Fest, Saturday August 30th

10am-3pm on the streets of downtown Okotoks

Non-artisan vendors will be limited to a maximum 10% of total vendor registrations.  Visual artists (fine art only) and produce sellers are eligible for a 50% discount off of BOOTHS ONLY.  Please email us for discount code.  Booking options and costs are seen below.

 or download our printable pdf and mail a cheque

 

Annual Okotoks Christmas Market 2014 - November 7th & 8th

This two-day event will be held on the first weekend of November at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks and will have room for 110 artisan, boutique business vendors and artists … as well as live music with local musicians, food, and a festive photo booth with Santa.  The 2013 Christmas market saw approximately 5500 visitors who spent an estimated $150,000 in two days, great numbers in light of the white-out blizzard conditions we faced that weekend.  It was an awesome weekend, and we expect 2014 to be even more awesome!

 

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Friday November 7th & Saturday November 8th

At Foothills Centennial Centre, Okotoks

Contact us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com to find out how you can receive 10% off your booking (or read about how to obtain the discount under the third tab ‘Register for the NEW WEBSITE’).

Limited to 100 indoor vendors and 10 outdoor vendors.  Booking options and costs are is seen below.  Please note that we are only taking applications from artists, artisans and unique import businesses.

Our quota for non-artisan spots and jewellery vendor spots have both been filled, and therefore we cannot take any more non-artisan or jewellery sellers for this event.  EVENT IS 50% SOLD OUT.

 or download our printable pdf and mail a cheque

 

 

GENERAL EVENT TERMS, CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

GENERAL EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The following are the terms of the events offered by The MarketSquare Ltd.  By accepting the terms of the Agreement, you are stating that you agree to be bound by all the terms without modification, conditions, or notices.

•EVENT BOOKING CANCELLATION BY VENDOR:  Please note that all refunds or changes are administered a minimum of $35 per event administration fee.  Refunds or changes to booking thirty days prior to an event are administered a fee equivalent to 50% of event fee.  There are no refunds administered less than two weeks prior to events.

•EVENT BOOKING CANCELLATION BY THE MARKETSQUARE LTD:  You agree that if at the time of your registration there is already a vendor registered at the said event who is a representative of the same company as you, then The MarketSquare Ltd. will cancel your event booking and refund 100% of your registration fees.  Similarly, if at the time of your booking it is deemed that there are too many vendors selling a product within the same category as your items, then The MarketSquare Ltd. will refund your fees.  Should either of these be the case, then The MarketSquare will contact you within one week of your registration date to advise you of your refund.  Furthermore,  you agree that outdoor events may present a variety of weather conditions, and the events will go on whether it rains or shines.  Only in absolute extreme weather conditions would the event be cancelled, and in this case there would be no refund.

•FEES AND SERVICES:  You agree to the said Event Fee and acknowledge that event bookings are pre-paid and non-refundable except for the cancellation policy outlined above, and conditional to availability.  The Service offers the rental of a table or booth area, depending on what is specified by you, and one 8 table for the specific market-style event(s) you book.  The Service also includes a business license for the date of the event for all registered participants of The MarketSquare Ltd. who need a business licence.  The MarketSquare Ltd. does not guarantee that the Service will be operable at all times or during any down time, including but not limited to accidents, inclement weather or equipment failures.

•EVENT FEE REDUCTION:  You agree that the 10% reduction rate per event applies only to those who have purchased an annual Membership from The MarketSquare Ltd..

•YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Event set up will start one hour prior to the event, and clean-up will commence in the hour after the event.  Decoration of your table and suitable display methods will be your sole responsibility.  If you booked a table area, then you will not be able to bring any additional tables or display cases that cannot stand or sit on the table provided to you by MarketSquare.  If you booked a booth area, then you will be able to bring one additional table (not to exceed 8) and/or other display cases that can be positioned within your booth area.  You may choose to bring one or two chairs that can be tucked behind your table or within your booth area.

•BUSINESS, ADVERTISING AND COPYRIGHT PERMISSION:  You agree that your business/organization meets all statutory requirements for operating.  Furthermore, you agree that The MarketSquare Ltd. may or may not use your business/organization’s name and logo for the purposes of advertising the event.  You agree that the the information you provide to MarketSquare about your business/organization is yours and you have not infringed on any copyright laws.

•PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING:  You agree to the photographing or recording of yourself, your business and/or your merchandise, and for The MarketSquare Ltd. to use these photographs and recordings at its sole discretion for the use of advertising, publicity, commercial or other business and/or educational purposes.

•DISCLAIMER OR WARRANTIES:  The MarketSquare Ltd.’s organized events, website, flyers, posters and other advertising materials are provided as is.  The MarketSquare Ltd. and its contractors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  Neither The MarketSquare Ltd. nor its contractors make any warranty that the service, event or website will be error free, or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.  You understand that the use of The MarketSquare Ltd.’s events and advertising is at your own discretion and risk.

• INSURANCE:  Your agree that your business is insured to cover the liability of your business operation either through a commercial plan or through your home insurance plan.

• LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  In no event shall The MarketSquare Ltd. or its contractors of any tier be liable in contract, tort, strict liability, warranty or otherwise, for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, such as, but not limited to, delay, disruption, loss of product/data, loss of anticipated profits or revenue, loss of use of the equipment or system, non-operation or increased expense of operation of other equipment or systems, cost of capital, or cost of purchase or replacement equipment systems or power.  The MarketSquare Ltd.’s and its contractors’ total cumulative liability to you or any other party for any loss or damages resulting from any claims, demands, or actions arising out of or relating to this agreeement shall not exce the yearly membership fee you paid for The MarketSquare Ltd.’s advertising services.

•INDEMNIFICATION  You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend The MarketSquare Ltd., its contractors, its licensors, and their respective directions, officers, employees and agents at your expense, including attorneys fees, arising from your attending one of The MarketSquare Ltd’s events, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement and (a) any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, or (b) bodily illness and injury, death, tangible property damage and theft.

•MODIFICATIONS AND TERMINATION:  The MarketSquare Ltd. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or change details of the events and/or its advertising of the events.  The MarketSquare Ltd. may terminate the Service at any time for any reason without notice.  If you wish to terminate an event booking, you may simply request The MarketSquare Ltd. to remove your business from the event.  The marketsquare Ltd. will not issue refund of your event fee if you choose to cancel your registration for any reason.  However, although the event booking may terminate between The MarketSquare Ltd. and you, some provisions of this Agreement shall still be in effect, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability, and proprietary rights.

•MISCELLANEOUS:  The MarketSquare Ltd. shall be excused from performance hereunder to the extent that performance is prevented, delayed or obstructed by causes beyond its reasonable control.

This Agreement represents the complete EVENT REGISTRATION agreement between you and The MarketSquare Ltd. and supersedes all prior agreements and representations between the parties.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed to the extent necessary to make it enforceable to the maximum extent possible so as to affect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the Courts of the Provine of Alberta shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine all matters in dispute.

By completing and paying for the event registration, you are stating that you are over eighteen years old, have read and agree to the terms  of this Agreeement.

Advertise through one of our events

… and gain mass exposure in Okotoks and the Foothills region!

MarketSquare has made its mark all over town … Funky reusable grocery bags, funky event posters, and five fabulous events every year with thousands of visitors and live entertainment.  You can now join your business to MarketSquare, and launch yourself to the centre of all the action!  Place your logo & info on MarketSquare’s reusable bags, insert your own promotional materials into these bags, appear on event posters, or put your 6′ high banner right on the stage alongside our live musicians!

 

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Advertising Options:

 

There are three options for advertising: Promotional Inserts, Reusable Grocery Bags with Promotional Inserts, or Sponsor Package.

 

 

 

 

Join the online hub of Okotoks …

*** WE ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING INFORMATION SESSIONS AND SELLING MEMBERSHIPS AT PRE-LAUNCH PRICES***

We have VERY EXCITING news to share … and we are bursting to tell you about it!

We are in the process of pooling all local artisans and businesses together on a brand new website, where local business profiles, local promotions (with specials & employment opportunities), and locally made items can be easily found simply by the click of a button.  The new site will be launched this spring, and will include these new components for Okotoks & area businesses:

  • An ONLINE MARKET for local artisans to post product photos (no commission, no upload fees) and sell directly to customers
  • A BUSINESS DIRECTORY page where local businesses and artisans can easily be found; each business listing will be linked to a full Business Profile page for product/services description and advertising
  • A PROMOTIONS page where businesses/artisans can post upcoming specials, workshops, and even employment opportunities (and these posts will be sent out to our subscribers once a week)

All businesses who sign up will receive 10% off market events & 12 FREE online promotions.  All artisan businesses will also have unlimited access to the Online Market (no commission, no upload fees)!

As an early-bird bonus, the first 50 businesses and artisans to sign up will be featured for one week on MarketSquare’s Home Page with a link to their own Business Pages.  Introductory prices in effect for limited time only.

The launch for the new site will be at our Mother’s Day Market on May 3rd.   MarketSquare’s new website is set to be the online hub of Okotoks … make sure you’re part of the launch!   Email us at okotoksmarketsquare@gmail.com for more information.

 

Prices are shown below:

Artisan annual membership price: $99 for first 100, $149 full value price thereafter.  Home based business (non-artisan) annual membership price: $129 for first 100, $249 full value price thereafter.  General business annual membership price: $179 for first 100, $349 full value price thereafter.  Contact us for details and dates for upcoming information sessions!

 

 

 

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