The 2022 Westcliffe Farmers Market will run every Friday from 9am-1pm from June 3rd to September 30th.
This is our 15th year anniversary and we want to make this the best year for the market ever. We have a very large marketing budget and a new market manager for this year. With our increased event promotion and moving to Fridays to take advantage of Westcliffe’s weekend summer tourism, we are looking to triple our foot traffic this season.
The market takes place in Jess Price Park in the heart of Westcliffe, CO. We will have live music, children’s activities, ample signage, event promotion, and food trucks on site. Our friendly mountain-town atmosphere and stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range make our market a favorite of vendors and customers alike.
Market Promotion: Our Market has become well known and it is very well supported by our community. The Market will be promoted through our local popular newspapers, through Facebook/Instagram, newspaper advertisements, through internet and print listings of regional farmers’ markets, radio advertising and Google Ads.
Music and Community: The Market has an excellent sound system and is happy to offer live music each week. The extremely high quality of these musicians has made the Market distinctive and an especially pleasant place to sell and shop. In addition, the Market encourages community groups to publicize their programs at the Market.
Event Address: 315 Main St, Westcliffe, CO 81252
Each vendor space is approximately 10X10 feet, we have room to accommodate larger setups and also have paved spots for trailered units/food trucks.
Jess Price Park is fairly flat, has trees for shade, full service bathrooms, and has nicely maintained grass. The city does not allow tent stakes due to the underground irrigation system so tent weights are required.
Vendors must be ready to start selling by 9:00 a.m. when the market opens, and should remain set up until 1:00 p.m. when the market closes.
Vendor Fees – We are waiving the $50 vendor fee for the 2022 Market Year if your business attends the first three markets in a row. Full time registered vendors will pay 2% commission of their daily sales to the market as fees on produce/agricultural products and pay 5% commission of their daily sales of non-agricultural products to the market in fees.
Drop in vendors who did not register before the market starts are welcomed and will be charged a 10% commission of their total sales paid to the market as fees. Any drop in vendor who attends three markets in a row will be considered full time and will be eligible to pay lower market fees.
All vendors are required to provide proof of insurance for their business. This is a requirement from our insurance provider and has to be submitted to ensure your market admittance. For the 2022 Market Year we have created the Westcliffe Farmers Market Scholarship Program. We are looking to help young entrepreneurs and members of our community sells their goods and services at our great market. If you are interested in attending the market but have barriers standing in your way. Please reach out to us and see if we can help.
“Business Licenses are required in the Town of Westcliffe to operate within the Town. It shall be unlawful for any person or legal entity to engage in the business of selling tangible property at retail or engage in providing commercial services within the incorporated Town without first having obtained a license issued by the Town. The annual fee is $40.00. All businesses that sell retail merchandise or provide taxable services are required to obtain a State of Colorado sales tax license prior to applying for a Town of Westcliffe Business License. The Colorado Department of Revenue collects the sales tax on behalf of the Town of Westcliffe.”
Please fill out the form below completely and we will reach out to you shortly with any additional forms or questions we may have. Thanks in advance, lets make this a great year at the market!