The Kitchener Market is a favourite destination for residents and visitors alike. Our great vendors are definitely one of the reasons that people have been returning to the market for over 150 years! On a typical Saturday, over 10,000 people visit our market to browse goods and items like:

  • Fresh produce
  • Meat, poultry and dairy
  • Flowers, honey and other specialty items
  • Delicious treats and baked goods
  • Homemade meals and desserts from our Food Hall
  • Locally roasted and freshly brewed coffee
  • Handmade gifts

If you haven’t been to the Kitchener Market before, come for a visit. Our Food Hall is open weekly from Tuesday – Saturday, and our farmers’ market runs every Saturday, year-round.

Join the Kitchener Market team

Vendors, small businesses or non-profits

1. Submit your application

We would love to welcome you to our family of vendors! Choose the application form below that best fits your business.

If you plan to sell any food or drink products at the Kitchener Market, you will need to fill out a Region of Waterloo Public Health form, as well. Submit this form to the Region of Waterloo Public Health office (listed on form).

If you would like to become a chef at the Kitchener Market, please send us an email with your resume.

2. Provide samples

Send an email with photo samples (jpg format) of the products you plan to sell at the Kitchener Market. You can also arrange a time to come to the market and show your items to our staff.

Meetings can be arranged during regular market hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

3. Become a vendor

Upon management approval of items (or services), vendor start date will be determined between vendor and market staff. We reserve the right to limit the number of vendors who sell similar items. If you would like to join a waitlist, we will notify you when a space becomes available.

When we confirm your start date, payment of first Saturday is due the Wednesday before by 4 p.m.

Payment methods: cash, cheque or post-dated cheque (only if paying for more than one month at a time)

If you have any questions throughout the application process, get in touch! You can send us an email or call us at 519-741-2287.


1. Submit your application

We would love to welcome you to our family of buskers! Entertainment is one of the elements that makes the market experience come alive. We welcome musicians, visual artists, dancers, magicians, living statues, puppeteers, clowns, and more. When you fill out your application, you will have the opportunity to include a sample of what you do through links to your social media or website (you can also submit a demo file but links are preferred, please).


2. Become a busker

Upon management approval, a performance date will be determined between busker and market staff. We reserve the right to limit the number of buskers with similar performance types, styles, or mediums.

Information for vendors and buskers

At the Kitchener Market, we host many different types of vendors and buskers. Please review the regulations below as they relate to your business.

Kitchener Market hours
  • Farmers' market hours: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday
  • Food Hall upper level vendors: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday – Friday
  • Market office hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Set-up and take down
Vendors must have their stall set-up by 7 a.m. and must not pack up until after 2 p.m. on Saturday market days.

The Kitchener Market has security that patrols the area however the venue is a public space. It is the vendor’s and busker's responsibility to watch items at all times. We recommend booths and tables be staffed at all times for security and customers service purposes. The Kitchener Market is not responsible for theft or damage of any items at any time.


Market vendors are not permitted to park in the city-owned underground parking garage off Cedar St. (P2).

To unload, vendors can park temporarily in P2, but must remove their vehicle prior to the 7 a.m. opening of the market. When you become a vendor, the market team will discuss parking option with you.

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