What is Refresh?
Refresh is a one of B.C.'s leading indie markets for handmade, vintage and locally found items from independent artists, makers and small shops. Established in 2011, Refresh now hosts three markets annually in spring, fall and winter. Our markets attract thousands of visitors who share the same commitment to consume mindfully and support the local economy.
When is your next market?
Our 2019 market dates are:
Spring Market April 26 + 27
Fall Market September 13 + 14
Winter Market November 16 + 17
Where is Refresh held?
Refresh Market is held at the historic West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, B.C. With over 21,000 square feet indoor space, the building offers natural light and panoramic views from 20 foot floor-to-ceiling windows.
How do I apply for Refresh?
Applications are open here prior to each market. Annual application deadlines occur in January, June and August for the spring, fall and winter markets. Once the application deadline has passed, applications are automatically considered for our vendor waitlist.
How do I find out if I have been accepted?
We notify all applicants of their application status by email within four to six weeks of the application deadline. Those who submitted applications received after the deadline will only be notified in the event their waitlist application is successful.
How are vendors selected for participation?
We consider a range of factors when considering market vendors. These include product category, range and aesthetic; artistic merit, business practices, presentation and originality. As well, we value our relationships with our vendor community and as such, many are invited to return to subsequent markets. We do, however, reserve a select number of spots for new vendors in order to maintain a diverse market lineup at each of our events.
How can I receive feedback on my application?
Due to the high volume of applications received each market, we are unable to provide individual feedback on vendor applications or results. Please refer to the above criteria that are considered when determining successful market vendors to gain a better understanding of the selection process.
What are some types of items that I could contribute to the market swag bags?
Swag items range from branded small leather goods, jewelry, apothecary items such as balms, soaps and salves, artisan food samples, product samples and creatively branded goods. Promo cards or branded business card magnets are not considered swag items. Vendors who wish to contribute larger or full-size product may inquire with us directly.
Is there a cancellation fee?
Vendor fees are non-refundable. Please refer to our vendor terms and conditions for more information on payment, insurance and on-site logistics.