Time after time we hear remarkable stories from shoppers and vendors alike, regaling the most outlandish things people come looking for and find at the market. Maybe not always the first time around, but eventually and reliably. We’ve come to realize that the market is a sort of magic box; what you wish for or hanker after, darned if you don’t find it here. Like rare lifesize statues from China, strange and unusual toys from your childhood or the gal who fell in love with the Cape Cod chairs and married the maker. Maybe Fremont’s in one of those vortexes, or maybe you just have to believe. But as long as you’re there, try it out for yourself, see if the magic works for you.
All Year Long: Rain or Shine
The Fremont Sunday market started in the fall of 1990 with modest ambitions of providing an accessible community marketplace for anyone who wanted a place to sell their goods and try their ideas. It’s grown some since then. Now it hosts as many as 200 vendors from all over the region who bring flowers and fresh farm produce, high quality crafts and artworks, world imports, and a hugely diverse flea market where browsers and treasure hunters seem to find anything and everything.
We Have Fun Here
Despite the throng of regular vendors, it’s still a place where people can just show up on an early Sunday morning and get involved. Because of this, the market has a diverse and constantly changing array of interesting things to offer. Fremont, with all its shops and bistros and unusual places, is the perfect compliment to a market place. All-in-all this is a fun place to brunch and browse and an attractive venue for the artist and micro business person to meet the public on a weekly basis. And we like to remind you that not only is Fremont a dog friendly environment, many of the Fremont dogs are shop owners too. You can meet Pushkin (shown to the right) at Show Pony through the week, but you will also see him most Sundays perusing the puppy toys and fun eats at the Sunday Market.
If you want to sell at the market… or just get more info about your trip to window shop, you can get all your questions answered on the official Fremont Sunday Market website.
Note to new vendors, the Sunday Market is a grassroots organization and cannot answer all the phone calls they receive. If you are interested in selling you will need a City of Seattle business license. To become a vendor bring a copy of you license to the Sunday Market office (under the Red Door Alehouse) on Sunday at 6:45am, membership is $40 for the year and booth spaces are $40 for a 10 x 10 spot, $25 for a table space, $5 to rent a table and chair.