Guidelines for Our Vendors and Others

The South Milwaukee Downtown Market is committed to working in partnership with our vendors to ensure a successful event … and the following rules will ensure a better market for everybody. If you have any questions about any of these regulations, please contact Market Chairman Bob Pfeifer at (414) 768-8195 or by email at Bob.Pfeiffer@mcfls.org.

  • All vendors are subject to approval the South Milwaukee Downtown Market Committee.

  • Applications are due by noon on Tuesday of that week’s market. No exceptions.

  • The market is held rain or shine. 

  • There are no vendor fee refunds.

  • In general, vendors must make, grow, bake or otherwise produce the items they sell.

  • Only three "commercial vendors" such as Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware and Wildtree will be allowed at any given market.

  • All produce vendors must have their own farm, garden plot or other growing area.

  • While the South Milwaukee Downtown Market strongly encourages all produce sold to be locally grown, a limited amount of reselling may be allowed out of season. The origin of these items must be clearly marked with signage.

If you can not attend a particular market, you must inform South Milwaukee Downtown Market personnel of this by 10 a.m. on the day of the market. Failure to do so more than three times will result in dismissal from the market and forfeiture of all fees.

On-Site Regulations

  • Vendors can begin setting up at 12:30 p.m. each Thursday.

  • Vendors must have their vehicles removed from the pedestrian areas by 2:30 p.m.

  • Vendors must be set up and ready to sell their goods by 3 p.m., and they must sell until 7 p.m.

  • Use of EZ-Up-style tents is strongly encouraged, and they should be secured by weights.

  • A limited number of stalls include vendor parking directly behind them. No other vehicles will be allowed on the selling grounds. Additional vendor parking will be provided nearby. Contact a market representative for more information.

  • No vendor pets are allowed.

Health Department Regulations

  • Food and produce vendors must follow South Milwaukee Health Department regulations, obtain any necessary permits and pay any applicable fees. For more information, please call 414-768-8055, or visit the “Forms” section of this website.

  • The South Milwaukee Downtown Market strongly encourages that all produce is personally grown by the vendor(s) selling it. If not, the vendor is subject to South Milwaukee Health permitting fees.

Non-Profit Vendors

  • The market has free stalls available to non-profit groups like churches, schools and area charitable organizations. Access an application here.

  • All non-profit vendors should sell a locally made food or other item.

  • For more information non-profit stalls, contact Danielle Devlin at (414) 762-4114.

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