Apply to Vend at San José's Gordon Biersch Night Markets
UPDATE (7/8/21): All booth spaces have been filled for the 2021 summer series of the Gordon Biersch Night Markets. Please check our Upcoming Events page for more event opportunities coming up.
One of the biggest outdoor summer events in San José returns! Every Thursday (starting on July 15, 2021), Gordon Biersch, Moveable, SJMADE and San Jose Jazz will bring ten awesome food trucks (different options every week), super tasty beer on-tap, art & maker vendors, special live music performances, and most importantly, a fun & friendly space to spend your Thursday evenings with friends, family and your beautiful San José community!
Located in Japantown SJ at Gordon Biersch Brewery (357 E. Taylor Street, San José, CA 95113). Open from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Each vendor space is 10'x10' in size. Each space comes with access to one standard electrical outlet, perfect for adding extra lighting to your booth or charging your phone, tablet or other electronics. We have eight (8) vendor spaces per event. The cost of a booth per event date is $59.
NOTE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY FOOD OR DRINK VENDORS FOR THESE EVENTS.
Using a tent / canopy
Depending on the weather, the venue itself can be exposed to moderately strong wind in the late afternoon. The wind usually will die down by 6 PM. However, please keep an eye on the forecast in the days prior to the event. If you are using a tent or canopy, you will be required by the fire marshal to have sufficient weights on each leg of the canopy / tent.
Submitting your vendor application
To successfully submit your application, you must go through the online checkout process. Don't worry about the pick-up / delivery method, just choose whatever. Since this is a digital vendor application, whichever option you choose will not matter.
Once you successfully submit your vendor application, our team will review your application for the date(s) you're applying to. Please keep in mind, we jury applications based on the materials with which you provide us as well as, if available, your booths / pop-ups at our previous events. If this is your first time applying for a SJMADE event and you don't yet have a website for your business, no worries! We encourage you to simply share about your business in the comments section of the website so we can learn a little more about you and your work.
Additionally, we jury applications based on creating balance with the product types offered at each event, e.g. we want to avoid situations where we have, like, three soap makers or three candles makers at the same event. Given that we only have eight spaces per event, we want to ensure a diversity of products available at each event.
Within three business days of submitting your vendor application, you will receive an email notification from someone on our team. If your application is accepted for one of your selected dates, we will send further instructions on participating in the event as well as promotional materials.
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the subject line is "Gordon Biersch Night Market 2021 - Vendor Inquiry".
If you notify us at least ten (10) business days from the event date, you will be eligible for a full refund on your booth fee. If you notify us between ten (10) and five (5) business days, you will be eligible for a 50% refund on your booth fee. If you notify us within five (5) business days, you will NOT be eligible for any refund on your booth fee.
SAFETY: Participant will act with the highest regard for the safety of the attendees and other participants of the Event, and will adhere to all laws, policies, rules, and regulations applicable to the goods and/or activities of Participant, including obtaining all licenses, permits, and approvals that may be required to enable Participant to conduct its activities at the Event and fulfill its obligations under this Agreement.
LIABILITY: San José Made will not be responsible for any loss or damage to Participant’s property, injury to, or death of the Participant (or its agents, employees, and/or personnel), or Participant sales. Participant expressly assumes all risks of loss, damage, liability, injury, or destruction resulting from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to acts or omissions by Participant, and hereby releases and waives any claims against San José Made related to such loss, damage, liability, injury, and/or destruction.
INSURANCE: Participant represents that it has, or will have at the time of the Event, appropriate insurance to cover liability for the types of activities Participant will conduct at the Event. Participant covenants to be fully responsible for any of its liabilities, actions, or omissions, and will indemnify, defend, and hold San José Made (and its officers, employees, agents, vendors, affiliates, and representatives) harmless against any claims related to Participant’s liabilities, actions, or omissions.