Last Fridays Vendor Information
2020 marks the 22nd season of Last Fridays, held from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on the last Friday of each month from April to September. The Hillsborough Arts Council seeks high quality handmade arts and crafts from local artists and craftspeople to be exhibited in the Makers Market. We also welcome non-profits to apply again this year with a special non-profit section to share your mission with our community.
The main objective of Last Fridays is to promote community by inviting people to Historic Hillsborough to enjoy diverse quality family-oriented entertainment, to purchase handmade arts and crafts from local and regional artists and craftspeople, and to learn about local 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations.
Vendor spaces for artists/craftspeople, non-profits, and political campaigns from Orange County are provided. Vendors are required to provide their own tables and chairs. No electricity source is available. APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED BEGINNING FEBRUARY 20. No on-site applications will be processed.
This season, there will be separate applications for Artists/Makers and Non-profits. Artist applications will be juried and notified of selection in advance of the season. Non-profits will be accepted on a first come first serve basis following a completed application AND payment. All applicants will be notified by email of their assigned location (map below is subject to change). NOTE: If space is available, all legitimate npo applications will be assigned a space. Artists/Makers should review the guidelines and FAQs found here.
When a vendor submits an application with payment, Hillsborough Arts Council does their due diligence to verify that a not-for-profit organization has received their 501C3 and that an artist is a serious craftsperson. Only registered non-profits will be accepted this year. If there are no more vendor spaces available at the time of an application and payment, the applicant will be notified and placed on a wait-list.
All vendors write one check or money order payable to the Hillsborough Arts Council for their booth fee or use the PayPal link provided at the end of the online application.
We accept 32 makers per Last Friday event.
We accept 10 nonprofits per Last Friday event. These spaces are first-come, first-serve.
We accept 2 food trucks per Last Friday event.