What is the Merchant Market The Steeplechase of Charleston?

The Merchant Market is a hand-selected collection of artisans and services located right in the heart of Steeplechase of Charleston. Patrons will browse and shop while taking in the excitement of the races. Guests always enjoy the added bonus of discovering new businesses from around the country as they stroll through the Merchant Market.

Who Can Be in the Merchant Market at The Steeplechase of Charleston?

Are you a coffee shop or a tea artisan? Perhaps a clothing boutique or a specialty shoe store? Regardless of your specialty, we welcome all businesses to serve an affluent audience. We welcome any and all types of businesses and vendors to immerse themselves in this 229-year-old tradition.

Why Should I Participate?

Get your name out there, increase business, expand your audience reach, and get a head start for the holiday season. Most importantly, there's no shortage of fun and excitement at Steeplechase!

How Does It Work?

First, you fill out an application to have your business in Steeplechase 2022. Completion of this application does not guarantee you a spot in our Merchant Market. We offer spots based on the variety of products/services and historical attendance of the event. If you are accepted, a representative will send you a contract and payment info on August 1, 2022.

On the day of, you will arrive early and set up your vendor tent. Guests will then stroll through, interacting with all the vendors in the village!

Wondering what the Merchant Market at The Steeplechase of Charleston looks like? Check out our amazing list of vendors, sponsors, and hospitality hosts here.

 

Join the Merchant Market at The Steeplechase of Charleston! 

We are now accepting applications for 2022.

Application Instructions:

1.  Complete the form above
2.  On August 1, 2022, we will reach out with a contract and payment information if you are accepted. If you are not accepted, we will notify you as well. We offer spots based on the variety of products/services and historical attendance of the event.

 

We hope to see your business at Steeplechase of Charleston! 

DATE:  November 13, 2022

TIME: 8 am - 5 pm* (Gates open for setup starting Saturday or Sunday at 6:00 am)

* Times subject to change

WHERE:  The Stono Ferry Racetrack, 5000 Old York Course, Hollywood, SC 29449

 

 

Important dates:

  • July 31,2022: Application Deadline
  • August 1, 2022: All vendors will be notified if they are accepted or not. If accepted, payment and contracts will be due to reserve your spot.
  • November 1, 2022: Contracts, payments, and COIs are due. If you do not turn in by this date, we will not guarantee you a spot in our Vendor Village.
  • November 13, 2022: Race Day!

 

 

We hope to see your business at Steeplechase of Charleston! 

DATE:  November 13, 2022

TIME: 8 am - 5 pm* (Gates open for setup starting Saturday or Sunday at 6:00 am)

* Times subject to change

WHERE:  The Stono Ferry Racetrack, 5000 Old York Course, Hollywood, SC 29449