- What is Redmond Saturday Market all about?
Redmond Saturday Market is the oldest open-air market on the Eastside. It's a public market comprised of local farmers, gardeners, artists, craftspeople & food specialists. Everything is made, grown, or produced in the state of Washington. Redmond Saturday Market offers a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, beautiful cut flowers, baked goods, jams & jellies, honey, dips, sauces, cheese and a huge variety of handmade arts and crafts. There are several lunch choices-including tamales, pizza, sliders, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches, crepes, popcorn, & shaved ice. Many of our farmers are certified organic, and some available food items are gluten-free. At Redmond Saturday Market, there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family-main stage music and buskers every Saturday, educational community booths, pet adoption opportunities, two special days for "kid vendors" to sell their arts and crafts & several other big events. Check our calendar often for upcoming fun for everyone!
- What time is the market open?
Redmond Saturday Market is open every Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, from May through October.
- What methods of payment are accepted at Redmond Saturday Market?
Most vendors accept checks in adition to cash. Select vendors are able to take debit and credit cards. There are 4 cash machines located in Redmond Town Center, 2 blocks away. Currently, EBT is not accepted at the market.
- Can I bring my dog to the market?
Absolutely! Redmond Saturday Market is dog friendly. If your dog is well-behaved and on a short leash, they are welcome. There are even pet adoption events throughout the season.
- How do I become a vendor at the market?
Thank you for your interest in Redmond Saturday Market! Our existing vendors have until January 15th to let us know if they are returning for the season. Based on the number of returning vendors, we decide if a jury event for new vendors is needed. If this happens, it occurs on a weekend in late February or early March. More information about this one-time jury event is posted on the website by February 1st. Such information would include:
- The date, time & location
- The items to bring with you as a prospective vendor
- The specific categories open to new vendors (category examples include apparel, bath & body, baby, jewelry, paintings, photography, specialty/processed foods, wood, etc.).
- Closed Categories
- Redmond Saturday Market does not accept applications from closed categories.
- We do not keep any waiting list for any category.
- We do not put applications online. Our application process is in person only at our screening event.
- We have only one screening event per year.
- Application forms will be presented at the screening event.
- Please check our website at the beginning of February for more information and to find out if we are accepting new vendors this year.
- Are there other booth opportunities besides being a vendor?
Redmond Saturday Market accepts a very limited number of non-profit service and charitable booths. These booths may not engage in any type of sales at our market. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator Martha Tyler, who organizes all community booths.
- Does Redmond Saturday Market accept one-time vendors mid-season?
No, all Redmond Saturday Market vendors are screened and accepted pre-season, and are strongly encouraged to have a booth for at least 6 of the 26 Saturdays. There is one exception: twice a year, there are special days for kids to sell their handmade arts and crafts. Please visit the information booth for an application and rules handout for these two days. There are age restrictions for this event, and applications are only available at the information booth. Visit our calendar page to see when this special event takes place.
- I am a musician or other entertainer-how can I get involved in market entertainment?
All bands, musicians & other entertainers must first contact the market and get permission before performing-there are no unannounced drop in acts allowed. There are both main stage music and busking opportunities every season, and entertainment booking begins in January. Please email email@example.com to get in touch with our Market Director Nicole Wrigley, who organizes all market entertainment.