Summer Nights

Hi Friends!

We are super excited about our next Poppi Seed Market at Prado Square in Dana Point and we’d love for you to join us!  We’re here for all the talented, handmade peeps; local, small shops; vintage and upcycled gems; and super fun creatives.  We’re big on celebrating the handmade and small business community, so please know that we don’t accept any direct sales/MLM companies.

This market will allow for 10-15 makers and small businesses as we strive to keep things fresh and exciting with new makers and products each event.  Please know that just because you apply (or have applied and been accepted in a prior event) does not mean you are automatically given a spot.  We review applications for each event individually so that we have the best possible mix of makers and small businesses.

Below is all the information you’ll need to know to decide if you’d like to pop up for our Summer Series.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].

We hope you’ll join us!

Market Dates & Hours

Dates: 4th Saturday of each Summer month – June 24, July 22, & August 26

Hours: 3 pm to 7 pm

Market Locations

Summer Nights spot: Prado Square

Address: 34201 Street of the Amber Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Important Dates

Applications Open: Friday, April 14, 2023 for all interested makers

Applications CloseAugust availability – candles, baked goods, pet treats, kids apparel, & home goods

Maker Acceptances/Regrets: We will send out acceptances/regrets on a rolling basis

Photos: You are required to submit up to 5 product and booth photos for your application to be considered complete.  Applications without photos will not be reviewed.

**Please note: applications submitted after the application period has closed will automatically be added to our waitlist and you will only be contacted if space is available!!**


Important Details

MAKER REQUIREMENTS: Only booth fees (and any additional rental fees) at this time.  If you would like to donate a product or shop credit to our Summer Series giveaway, that would be appreciated, but not required.  Giveaway information will be sent out in acceptance emails.

BOOTH SIZES & PRICING: Booth Size #1 – 6-foot table ($150), Booth Size #2 – 10×10 ($200), & limited cart spaces (please inquire).  Because of the location, we may be allowed one trailer or bus per market (please inquire). Mini Maker booths are limited to one per market date (please inquire).  All booth spaces are outdoors and freestanding, regardless of placement on our floorplan. 

BOOTH REQUIREMENTS: Makers must provide everything they need for their booth display (tables, ez-ups, racks, shelving, etc.) unless rentals are available.  All 10×10 booths need an ez-up, preferably white, as well as tent weights.  If you have one with your own branding, we will accept it.  Market umbrellas are suggested for 6-foot table booths.  All tables must be covered to the floor from ALL angles with a tablecloth or appropriate cover; absolutely no plastic.  There is no wifi or electricity available at this venue.  Please make arrangements for your own data/hotspot in order to take payments or use another alternative (like Venmo, Zelle, etc).  We also suggest battery-powered lighting as this is a night market and it will get dark.  We will send out lighting suggestions in acceptance emails.  

BOOTH SHARING: Booth sharing is available for 10×10 booths only.  The fee is an additional $25.  Each maker must apply and be accepted separately.  Each maker needs to identify their shared booth partner on their application.  We will not pair makers together.

RENTALS & SPECIAL NEEDS: EZ-Ups/Market Umbrella Rentals (TBD).  WiFi and electricity is not available at this venue.  If you have a special request such as a booth location (e.g. close to a restroom or endcap) or specific maker neighbor, you may address this on your application.  We try to accommodate as many of these requests as possible, but they are subject to our discretion.  

MAKER EXCEPTIONS: We have been approved to accept all our maker categories with the exception of coffee and plants (TBD).  If you have any questions about whether or not certain items you sell will be accepted, please e-mail us.

PAYMENT POLICY: Booth payments (and any additional fees like rentals) may be made through PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle and must be paid within 3 days of receiving an acceptance email.  Instructions will be sent with acceptance emails.  Makers will receive one payment reminder email and if payment is not made within the 3 day time frame, the maker’s space will go to another maker in their category.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  We realize that life happens, so if you do have to cancel (boo!), please let us know asap so we can make the appropriate arrangements.  Booth fees are non-refundable for any reason, but we will allow one transfer to the next available market.

LEGAL STUFF/PERMITS: Makers are required to obtain the necessary permits/licenses to sell within the state of CA and the city of Dana Point.  We do not require copies, but they must be available should makers be inspected.  This includes a CA seller’s permit (for sales tax purposes); city of Dana Point business license (we will get this info for you); and Orange County cottage food permit (if you are a pre-packaged food vendor).  Insurance will be provided for all makers, but we will have you sign a hold harmless/maker’s contract the day of the market.  We will provide the necessary info in your acceptance email.

DAY-OF INFO: If you accepted into PSM, you will be added to our mailing list (if you have not previously been added or signed up) and we will send out all of our market info to the email address you use on your application.  This includes (but is not limited to) marketing materials, booth placements/market map, load-in/load-out info, etc.

SET-UP/BREAKDOWN: Makers will be given two hours to set-up and one hour to breakdown. Specific times will be sent in your day-of emails. Makers will not be allowed to set-up or breakdown before designated times as this will affect future participation with PSM.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: We cannot wait to celebrate with you! <3