Fetch Markets (formerly Denver Flea) is here to shake up the exchange between creators and consumers.
Too often we hear from creative entrepreneurs who struggle to get their word out to the world. Their brand has a story to tell and product to sell — but finding the time to make it, brand it, sell it and distribute it is nearly impossible. And that really sucks.
Good news, though — shoppers are feeling uninspired and ready for a change too. After years of riding an online shopping tsunami, people are ready to step off and re-engage with retail. They want to shake the hand of the person who made the piece they’re buying. They want a story. Yes, Amazon Prime is handy, but people want a reason to log off and look up. We know humans will always crave connection more than convenience.
Fetch markets are a place where creative makers meet curious shoppers. Where brands share their stories with eager future fans, and people can come to (dare we say it?) actually enjoy shopping again.
So join the Fetch Family! We champion brands with cool stories, and we’re dying to hear yours. We’ll fetch the stage and the audience for you so you can get back to what you do best — making cool sh*t. That’s retail reinvented.
There are two ways to join Fetch: (1) in our seasonal markets and (2) in our year-round shop.
Fetch markets are a seasonal celebration of makers, creators and more. They are among the country’s largest and most creative – drawing in five-figure audiences in a single weekend. Put simply, each one is a big party with hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers, and you’re invited!
Holiday season is upon us, and this year we’re hosting three weekends of holly-jolly holiday shopping at the historic Denver Sports Castle. After last year’s memorable holiday markets outside at Union Station, we’ve returned to the Sports Castle this year to better accommodate unpredictable weather and our “indoorsy” shoppers. Learn more here.
Did you know when we hosted at the Sports Castle in 2017 our vendors sold $1.3 million in products in less than 20 hours? We’re ready to do it again over three weekends, and you have the choice to participate in one, two or all three:
Saturday, November 30 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sunday, December 1 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Friday, December 6 (6 – 10 p.m.)
Saturday, December 7 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sunday, December 8 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Friday, December 13 (6 – 10 p.m.)
Saturday, December 14 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sunday, December 15 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Is My Brand a Good Fit?
We’re honored to work with a curated group of emerging and established entrepreneurs, creators, and small businesses from Colorado and across the U.S. To ensure that each event features a diverse and interesting set of vendors and products, our market events are juried. We’re seeking companies that fit our aesthetic, have an innovative, cohesive brand and offer high-quality original products.
What is the investment?
We offer our signature three-tier commitment levels to accommodate makers of all sizes:
Tier Three: $500 / 10×10 vendor booth space
Tier Two: $1000 / 10×10 vendor booth space plus booth preference submission (after Tier One) and marketing perks
Tier One: $2000 / 10×20 vendor booth space plus booth preference submission and marketing perks
How do I apply?
The Holiday Market application process is “rolling,” meaning:
1) there is no deadline to submit your application
2) you will be notified if you have been accepted or denied within 24 hours of submitting your application.
Your email with next steps will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t see it after 24 hours, please check your spam or log back into your events local account.
If/when you are accepted to the Holiday Market we encourage you to register and pay for your Holiday Market participation ASAP to secure your place.
This summer, we opened the Fetch Shop to help Fetch fans get their retail fix year-round. Located at the Dairy Block in the heart of Downtown Denver, Fetch Shop is an extension of our markets. Inside, you’ll find a community gathering space filled with a carefully-curated group of emerging brands from Colorado and beyond.
Fetch Shop is an incubator — a “retail test kitchen” for brands looking to break into the Denver market, accelerate growth, sample new product lines and really hit their stride. Fetch Shop brands “rent” a portion of the shop and are granted access to the Fetch team’s marketing and merchandising expertise and support.