Our monthly artisan market is a showcase of the most creative artists, handcrafted goods, and up-cycled art that Fremont and the surrounding communities have to offer. It is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month and held outdoors next to the May Brothers Building in beautiful Old Town Fremont.
The Fremont Artisan Market is held on the second Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted. Summer 2017 dates:
April 29th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
June 10th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
July 8th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
August 12th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sept 9th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 14th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The artisan Market will be hosted in the parking lot behind the May Brothers building in old town Fremont Nebraska.
The May Brothers building address is 105 E 6th Steet. The address of the parking lot behind the building is 544 N. PARK AVE FREMONT, NE 68025 (AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF 5TH AND PARK AVE.)
The Fremont Artisan Market (FAM) is a unique mix of art, handcrafted, and up-cycled items. All work is sold by the artists themselves, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the creative processes and materials used. Some artists even work and give demonstrations while at the Market.
Opening day for the 2017 season is April 29th and the final market of the season will be Oct 14th.
With convenient and free parking, outstanding accommodations and restaurants nearby, this is an event that you won’t want to miss.
There will be no charge for artisan this year. All we ask is that you register early. We have limited space. If we get more artisans then we can handle, approximately 40, then there will be a process put into place that will select artisan based on criteria specified in the Exhibit Standards.
Each artisan display space will be at least 10’x10′. Spaces will be allocated at the discretion of The Fremont Creative Collective Artisan Market organizers. Requests will be considered and met whenever possible. Corner spaces are not charged or allocated as prime locations.
Please indicate on the registration form if electrical service is required. If so, please bring your own extension cord.
Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own display, canopy/tent and booth equipment. A canopy or tent is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
Fill out a online registration form at the registration form below
What is the cost?
There is not cost to artisans. Because of this, we expect a high demand, so the sooner you can register the better. If we get to many registrations, then the FAM will determine which artisan will be invited.
What kind of vendors are we looking for?
The FAM is interested in vendors that sell handcrafted items and goods. no antiques (we already have fantastic antique stores in our neighborhood already) no food ( fremont already has a wonderful farmers market on saturdays) and we don't want to compete with our friends and neighbors.
What is the size of the booth?
A full booth is 10ft x 10ft.
I have a friend that is also a artisan. Can we split a booth?
Yes. This year we are allowing 2 artisan to share a booth.
Where is the market located?
Fremont Artisans Market (FAM) is located at 5th and Park Ave, Fremont NE.
What time is the market open?
The market is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We are very strict that you do not break down before 3:00pm. We have informed the public that we are open until 3pm, and we need to honor that statement.
What days is the artisans market open?
FAM is open on the first Saturdays from May to October.
How do I contact someone from FAM?
Email us at email@example.com, call on the market cell phone, or search for us on Facebook. Please keep in mind that the committee members are volunteers and have families and jobs, as well as doing their crafts, so if they don’t get back to you quickly, please be patient.
What do I need to fill out on the application?
All necessary information is designated with an asterisk (*) on the application. What we need is product category, name, complete address including city and zip code, phone, your product description.
Will there be food available?
FAM’s committee members are doing their best to make sure there is food and drink available for purchase. However, we suggest you bring your own snacks and especially water just in case. It can get hot in the summer.
What happens if there is foul weather?
We will only cancel the market in the event of severe weather (lightening, tornadoes, etc). Check the website or our Facebook page for further information.
Do I need a table?
Yes. You will also need a tent or canopy. All artisan are required to have a some sort of covering over their area. If you don’t have one, there will be some available for rent the day of the market.
What about parking?
This is a free parking garage a half block from the market. Located between 4th and 5th street on Park Ave.
What is the smoking policy for FAM?
As of May 1st, 2010, Nebraska has enacted a new non-smoking law. Because the market is technically an outdoor public space, the law does not apply. However, we would like to make shopping and vending at FAM a pleasant experience for all, so no smoking is prohibited within the Artisan Market.
I have some craft supplies I would like to sell. Can I?
FAM wants to be known as an artisan forum, so unless you have made the supplies (i.e., torch glass beads, dyed and/or spun yarn), no, you will be asked to remove them from your booth.
Can I bring my dog?
No. FAM has strict rules about hygiene in regards to animals, so please, both customers and artisans, leave your pets at home. Service dogs are allowed, however.
Can I sell baked goods at the market?
No. Fremont has a Farmers Market every Saturday and we choose not to compete.
Will there be someone to help me with my set-up or to relieve me for breaks?
Maybe. Please ask if you need help. Once again keep in mind that the committee members are volunteers that have their own booths to set up. It is best if you are self-sufficient.