The 2022 Sandhills MADE Market at Carolina Lakes opens on Friday, April 15 and will be open 1st and 3rd Fridays (and 5th Fridays in April, July and September) through the first week of November.
We accept vendors from the general public, but because Carolina Lakes is a gated community, shopping is limited only to Carolina Lakes residents and guests.
Sustainability at Sandhills MADE Markets
• Vendors can receive a $5 discount on the vendor fee for introducing sustainable packaging or incentivizing reusable cups and bags. Find more information here and contact email@example.com to inquire about the discount.
• The vendor who makes the most “sustainable switches” will have their vendor fee waived at the last market of the season.
• Market customers are reminded to bring their reusable bags and cups!
• When possible, recycling and composting is available at Sandhills MADE markets.
Vendor applications are now open to the public!
We accept a variety of vendors who sell a variety of goods including raw foods (such as meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese and eggs), prepared foods (such as honey, jam, jelly, salsa, pickled vegetables, relish and baked goods), soap and apothecary products, candles, jewelry, fine art, crafts and more. Only goods that are grown, raised or made in NC are eligible. We do not accept commercial goods, direct sales or MLMs of any kind. We also do not accept information-only booths, allow community organizations to distribute literature or allow fundraisers at the market.
We also accept food trucks of all varieties.
Vendor spaces are limited and fill fast, so do not wait to apply! We will allow only 2 to 3 similar vendors in each genre to sell at a particular market, so some applicants may be waitlisted. Waitlist information is included in our application.
Food truck spaces are limited and fill fast, and only one food truck in each genre (such as Mexican, BBQ, Greek) will be permitted at each market. Food trucks may be placed on a rotation in order to accommodate as many applicants as possible and provide a variety of options for our market guests. Food trucks may be limited to 5 or 6 dates, depending on space.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON VENDOR SPACES
Food truck spaces are full.
We are currently operating on a WAITLIST for:
Beer and Wine
Cricut Style/Vinyl Crafts
Preserved Vegetables, Jams and Jellies
Ice Cream/Frozen Treats/Desserts Concessions
Sewn Accessories such as handbags, scarves and the like
Farm Fresh Produce (with the exceptions of short season produce such as strawberries and blueberries)
Crafts (with the exceptions of jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories for adults, glass, pottery, resin art and paper crafts)
Waitlisted vendors may have an opportunity to join the market if a regular vendor skips a market week or drops out for the season. Vendors who want to be considered for the waitlist MUST fill out an application.