The Gainesville Market Square’s primary purpose is for the selling of products that are finished on the farm or at a home, farm produce, eggs, plants, or prepared food sold from a vehicle/food truck. The Market is a producer-only market. No items may be resold. Vendors cannot sell pre-purchased products under their businesses. (Distributor products are not allowed.)
Special events may be allowed at the Market Square for non-home/farm produce, eggs, plants, or prepared food that is not sold from a vehicle/food truck. View the calendar for special events and contact information.
Spaces are available for rent at the Market, which is expected to open April 2019.
Please review the Vendor Handbook below for additional details on the Market Square and its guidelines.
For vendors who wish to solicit door-to-door or operate a food truck at a location other than the Market Square, please visit our Itinerant Vendor Webpage, or click here.
The cost per space is as follows. Costs are subject to change and are found in the City of Gainesville Fee Schedule. Permits are valid for twelve months.
· Pavilion Space: $100 per year.
· Food Truck Space: $250 per year. (Cost includes water and electricity.)
Please review the Vendor Handbook for more information prior to completing your application.
Applications should be completed, with appropriate attachments, and submitted to Caitlyn Huddleston, City Secretary. Contact information is on the right-hand side of this page.
Live Bands and Musicians
Live bands and musicians may utilize the stage for performances between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday or 10 a.m. through 12 a.m. (midnight) on Friday and Saturday.
Musicians may reserve the stage for a performance time. Contact Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce to reserve your time on the stage! Their phone number is (940) 665-2831.
If the stage is not reserved for a performance or special event, musicians shall play on a first come basis. View the calendar to see if dates and times have been reserved.
Musicians may accept tips and sell band merchandise during their performances.
Generally, the public is allowed to bring alcohol and consume alcohol at the Market Square.
The City may disallow outside alcohol from being brought into the Market Square during special events at which alcohol is being sold.