The City of Windsor invites local artisans, designers, makers and local food/beverage vendors to join in the celebration of Bright Lights Windsor 2019.

As part of the 2019 festivities the City of Windsor will be hosting the WE Made It: Holiday Market sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and in partnership with Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and Windsor Eats. The Market will be a destination for visitors at Bright Lights Windsor to purchase items from local makers and artisans while enjoying local food amongst the spectacular backdrop of thousands of lights and stunning displays.
The WE Made It: Holiday Market will be open on special programming dates starting December 6, 2019 and run through to January 5, 2020. 
Vendor huts are individual wooden units that are approximately 10’x8’. Applications will be accepted for single vendor hut use only. No Flames permitted inside the huts. All food must be prepared in a certified Kitchen. 

Limited Food Truck locations are also available onsite. Food Trucks must be self sustainable and must have up to date inspections. 

ARTISANS - If you are an artisan and wish to participate in the W.E. Made It: Holiday Market please click here.

Application Process:
  • Deadline for Applications:  Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3pm
  • Late applications will be received, but acceptance will be based on jury results and availability of space.
  • Priority access may be given to partners of the Tourism Windsor Essex W.E. Made It program.
  • All Food/Beverage vendors will be required to supply
    • Certificate of Insurance
    • Business Licence
    • Board of Health Certificate
    • Copy of Food Handling Certificate 
  • All vendors will be required to sign a vendor waiver and permit.
  • Applicants must currently reside in the region of Windsor/Essex.
  • Applications will be juried; jury decisions are final.                
  • Applicant must be the sole designer/creator/producer of the work being produced.
  • Accepted vendors must be in attendance at the festival and must staff their own booth.
  • Vendors must exhibit the type of work/items approved in advance through this process.
  • Each booth is intended for the accepted exhibitor only.
  • Vendors sharing booth space – without being assigned by the festival organizers – will be asked to leave.
  • All vendors are required to supply their own, tables, table cloths, chairs, etc.
  • Vendors are required to be present throughout the duration of the approved time. Early dismantle is not allowed. All trash and debris must be properly cleared from vendor area at event close. Set up will begin each day at 3pm and the Market will be open from 5:30pm-9:30pm.
  • Successfully selected vendors will be required to provide a deposit of $75 per weekend. Deposits will be returned to all vendors post event.
  • Two week cancellation notice is required to cancel without forfeiting your deposit.
Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to section 10 of the Municipal Act for the exclusive use of the City of Windsor and the Bright Lights Committee.

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