Opening Weekend Logistics

Ready or not, here we come!

Opening Weekend is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a busy weekend with lots of energy and enthusiastic crowds. To help the load-in process go smoothly, please review the following details.

Also, note that Season Pass payments are due. Failure to make payments by Friday April 28 will result in cancellation of your reserved booth position, and loss of guaranteed participation. Contact the Help Desk if you need to make special arrangements; we understand that life gets complicated, and can deal with those situations on a case-by case basis.

Friday, April 28, 2023 - SETUP

  • vendor load-in: 1pm until 7pm
  • new vendor orientation: 5pm
  • do not arrive before 1pm; you will be turned away. Late arrival is also discouraged, as our overnight security will escort you off-premise.
  • check in at front desk, confirm your booth location, and park/unload/setup
  • only Season Pass vendors may drive into the pavilion
  • Season Pass holders: check-in, get your 2023 Parking Pass then drive-in from the front entrance of pavilion
  • reminder: drive-in will end once venue becomes sufficiently congested that vehicles are deemed unsafe by managers.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - Opening Saturday

  • vendor access: 8am
  • no vendor drive-in available; park and unload/setup only
  • do not arrive prior to 8am; you will not be able to setup until our 8am staff can confirm your booth placement.
  • all vehicles must be clear of public spaces by 9am
  • event hours: 10am-5pm
  • reminder: daily sales drops

Sunday, April 30, 2023 - Opening Sunday

  • vendor access: 8am
  • no vendor drive-in available; park and unload/setup only
  • do not arrive prior to 8am; you will not be able to setup until our 8am staff can confirm your booth placement.
  • all vehicles must be clear of public spaces by 9am
  • event hours: 11am-5pm
  • vehicle load-out: 5:30pm onto street; 6pm into pavilion

Note that we linger later on Opening Sunday than is our normal practice… last year, things cleared out fairly smoothly so we broke down a bit sooner. Bottom line: don’t run your customers off, and expect a one-hour delay on our breakdown process explained here.

Vendor Booth
7T Designs N46
AArt K11
America Runs On Pizza S50
Angel Skin Salt Scrub I17
Anisa’s Secrets D27
Appalachia Wood A26
Asarum H50
Bake That Dough C27
Baker Family Pastures K37
Barton Creek Farms (Mary) C44
Biased Baby R46
Bloom by Kettle Creek K15
Blue Light Studio F9
Bluff View Bakery D31
Bohemian Steampunk K46
Bopcha FF7
Boxwood Brake K22
Boyd Woodworking H17
Bronze Beasties A16
Burlaep Apparel A18
Burton’s Maplewood Farm LLC D22
California Smothered Burrito FF3
CandyNooga I46
Carlos/Tacos CC1
Celeppe’s Kitchen LLC V50
Chattanooga Brew Brew B35
Chattanooga Clay Company H13
Chattanooga Kombucha Company M42
Chattown Candles Company (fka Everlasting Light) K25
Cheiman Tea C28
ChileBrand Design O44
Classy Chic Remade F14
claybyjessi D23
Cluster Funk Studio H12
Cocoa Asante K35
CocoWick I22
Connie Roberts Fine Arts D24
Creative Metal Adornment C26
CW Woodworking H25
Dad’s BBQ Philly Cheese & More EE8
Darci/Empanadas K5
Dennis Jones Jewelry C18
Dickey’s Farm D39
Divine Purity F18
DKR Jewelry K17
Doug McCoy C16
Earthly Indigo K20
Elena Johnson Art Q46
Empty Nest Treats K26
Escential Things K23
Evergreen & Market I36
Faces by Deb C6
Fairy Findings K12
FarmtoMed D17
Federal Bake Shop F21
Final Girl Vegan Food A1
Finwood Staffs M41
Flora and Moon M45
Forget Me Not Candle Co A9
FoxyBandits S46
Frazier’s Fabrication H46
Freaky Funnel FF5
Fresh & Smooth K4
Frik and Frak I34
Fro Daddy I44
FromMeToYou A11
Front Door &Home Decor by Beth A46
Front Porch Pottery (Susan Cordell) C17
Full Circle Candle H29
Gitts Bajan Pepper Sauce K30
Glass Cannon Studio F20
go gyro go A50
Gorgeous Chaos C9
Gowin Valley Farms F29
Green Skull D14
Groovy Gardens (Yuri) A41
Grumpy Ole Goat K28
Halo Dips C24
Hartsyfartsy Caricatures D46
Heavens Sweet Tooth K29
High Road Soap D26
Highhpriest Design (fka HigherWire) A23
Hive Holistics F30
Hoff & Pepper C39
Honey Seed H22
Jar Masala I33
John Arnemann D9
John Myers Beef K36
Jonny Poppers CC8
JoyDV Shop P46
Joyful Hearts (Wendy) E50
June Imagined K18
KB Artisan H16
Kerya T (Katie’s Design Boutique) C12
Kettle Creek Designs F15
Kevin Livingood H27
Lady Belle Macarons H26
Lambie Cakes Clay A22
LC Perfect Planner A7
Leather Underground I21
Lily Pond Lapidary I29
Lindsey Prince Artworks B46
Little Hollow Shoppe O45
Little Read Book Box J46
Lola (formerly the Creative Blonde) K19
Lookout Mountain Glass G46
Lovely Intoxication O46
Lucky Cajun A38
Lucky Farm K38
Luminary Clays K24
Luna Bijou K13
Macrame by Betsy Laurent C21
Madhouse Ceramics C22
Market Brew Brew K2
Marshall and Rose A21
Melon Patch F38
Mike’s Monster Cookies I37
Milk Lady A39
Millers Lemonade C42
Millers Lemonade J1
Millie Rae Co. M44
Mini Kitty Designs I9
Mirth & Metal C46
Miss Griffins FootLong Hot Dogs O50
Mix it Up A35
Moccasin Bend Soap Company D18
Moss Rose Art K16
Mountain Mist Creations K10
Nat’s Wraps (Flying Horseshoe Farm) I13
New South Trading Co. C23
Nightingale Pottery O42
Nisha’s Flavors of India LLC C38
Noble Woodcraft K9
Noke’s Granola D28
Nolis Baked Goods B30
Off the Cart K7
Oliver Family Business I23
P&D Jewelry (Patricia Davis) H23
Paulina Fae Art C13
Photography by Chris Schniering H14
Pickett Wooden Creations (Pickett’s Trout Ranch) F27
Pints and Barrels Co. I1
Pippy Wren D16
Plum Darlin K14
Project Free 2 Fly A28
Ramble on Design F17
Real Cajun Market I38
Red Clay Farm H36
Redeyed Coffee C50
Reel 'Em In Seafood D38
Renegade Silver F11
Repicci’s A44
Riedel Gallery I16
Rising Fawn Nursery K41
Robert Emery Chocolate (dba 2-Faced Bedding) A27
Rocky Cart & Seoul FF1
Rosemary Knoll Eatable Delights H34
Ryan’s Pepperworks K34
Sacred Harvest F26
SaliArtCraft H9
Seasons I18
Simplici Soap Factory F12
Simply Southern H33
Sky Dog Boutique H10
Sleepy Hollow K27
Smoky Mountain Sweets I41
Sowing Seeds Farm H30
Spill the Beans G44
Sponsor H21
Sponsor D12
Sponsor H7
Steven Llorca D21
StoneLink Designs I27
Strange Wicks Candle Co. K21
Suasn Parry Design I25
Suga’s I30
Sugar Shoppe D34
Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice Q50
Sweet Southern Delight Scent Company LLC A24
Sweet Sue I10
Sweet Tides A10
Tac Mills LLC dba Kimberly Crews Handmade Blankets A25
Tennessee Hot Pepper Company K32
The Art Farm H18
The Kettle Corn Man F23
The Rustic House LLC C10
The Waffle Iron J50
Traci’s Tasty Treats I12
TurnRoad Jerky C30
Ubran Scraps (Angela Burmudez) I14
Velvet Robot Coffee C7
VSOutdoorSnaps A12
Wanderlust and Wolf D13
Whiskey Nights D10
Will Eason Art (fka Color Journey) M46
Windmill Gardens K31
Windy City Eatz [Vendor #5134] EE1
Wise Leather Wroks and Jewelry C14
Wondering Watercolor I26
Words Matter K28
Zocalo K33

Wow we are ready…or not, it’s time. Thanks every question answered.


A small logistical update: I anticipate that pavilion drive-in ability will end about 4pm on Friday; at that time, we will need to begin setup of the stage which will block the rear exit.

There will be plenty of space and time to park adjacent to the pavilion, and load-in, even after 4pm. Crowds won’t arrive until Saturday!



First time vendor here! Are we required to load in on Friday? Or can we wait until Saturday morning if we don’t have extensive setup?


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Some vendors will load in on Saturday; vendor access begins no earlier than 8am, and the timelines are much more condensed – vehicles need to be clear by 9am .

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Are we registering for load-in slots on Friday or just winging it?

No slots; arrive during the window as it suits you.

Sounds good. I’ll try to be there early to add some entertainment to the mix.


This is great!

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Hi Brooke,

You guys are not “vendors”, but rather sponsors. This forum applies to vendors. You should have received separate information regarding your arrival on Saturday morning. If you still have questions please email be directly. Thank you!

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Hey Chris, i have an event Friday night and will have to load in early saturday morning. Ill be there bw 830 and 9 a.m. i hope this wont be a problem

Hey there! We’ve done the Holiday Market but not the First Pavillion. We’re running late; are we required to do the new vendor orientation if we’ve done this other market? We’re hurrying but don’t know protocol there. Thanks for your help.