2017 Ponyride Market Dates
SUMMER SERIES: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, October 14
DDF DESIGN VILLAGE: September 29 & 30
HOLIDAY MARKET: December 8 & 9
Cost To Participate
Costs to be a monthly member of the 2017 Summer Series is $75, DDF Design Village is $125, and Summer Series season pass membership is $400 (discounted monthly rate for serious sellers).
Summer series vendors are expected to supply their own tent, tables, and chairs to accommodate a rain or shine outdoor event. The Ponyride staff will provide thorough instructions for setup including an assigned booth space, setup time, and protocol.
Value in Participation
The value of this experience extends so far beyond your 10’ x 10’ space and one day (or two) of market sales per month. By participating in our events, you are joining a vibrant community of your peers and investing in the economic growth of Detroit. Our event is managed by a small group of talented and dedicated team members that work around the clock to organize and promote the event, manage your needs, answer your questions, provide on site amenities and ensure that every month is a unique experience that keeps shoppers engaged and continues to draw crowds.
Tips for Vending Success
- A strong brand. We believe in your dreams and your vision, but a strong brand built on a cohesive product line makes you more approachable and memorable to shoppers--and our application review committee.
- A unique perspective. Some vendor categories are extremely competitive--specifically jewelry, art, sweets, ceramics, food, and women's accessories. We are committed to producing interesting events and thus, have a specific aesthetic that we're looking to build. Be sure your brand and products convey a unique perspective that can be set apart from the masses.
- The right attitude. We utilize markets as a business incubator and see our vendors as part of our extended Ponyride community. Nice people are our people. Dedicated, enthusiastic, collaborative people are our people. And patience is a must.
We host roughly 30 businesses for each Summer Series Market, and it's a rain or shine outdoor event. The DDF Design Village will take place on September 29 & 30 and the Holiday Market will take place on December 9 & 10. There is a separate application for those events.
Booth sharing is permitted on a case-by-case basis. However, each business sharing a space is subject to the full booth fee, and must apply separately for review by Ponyride staff. Vendors are not allowed to bring in outside vendors who have not been approved by the review committee. Should you want to share a booth with another vendor, your request must be received in writing 30 days prior to the event in question.