2018 Festival Dates:  June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, (December 9th*)

SSOM hosts five events every second Sunday of each month from June to October 2018 12-5p, rain or shine. No refunds or transfers of vendor registrations. Eligible vendors include: Artists, Creatives, Crafters, Arts-Organizations, Non-profits, & OTR Brick & Mortar businesses. All food vendors must be pre-approved by the Event Director. (Unsure if you are eligible? Please email us at secondsundayonmain@gmail.com)

*Winter Edition SSOM on Dec. 9th registration will be open in the fall)

Set-Up Details

Vendor Spaces will be assigned to vendors on the morning of each event and are available on a first-come basis. Vendors cannot secure, mark or hold spaces prior to receiving their assigned spaces at 10:30 AM on the morning of each market.
We will be working with Main Street businesses to assist in programming their spaces and storefronts. SSOM will send an email out  1-2 weeks prior to each event with a detailed layout to notify vendors of which storefronts and spaces are off-limits due to business activations and  programming. We ask you respect our wonderful merchants space and choose locations that do not interfere with their respected spaces.

*** Vendors may not set up in restricted areas marked on the layout sent out each month. – Vendors who do not recognize these spaces will be asked to move***

Vendors are responsible for everything they need to conduct business for the day including:

  • Table and chairs
  • Canopy / tent and weights for each leg (weights are REQUIRED for set-up, no exceptions)
  • Products and materials
  • Any required permits, licenses, fees, sales tax, and insurance

Vendor Logistics Map

Day of Event Details

Booth Spaces: While there are no assigned spaces, our friendly volunteers will direct you to the next available 10×10 space. Set up against both the east and west street curbs; keep the middle of the street clear for event traffic. You may be asked to move your booth a few feet to fit snugly in the space you purchased for the event, so please be cooperative in helping us accommodate all vendors.

Do not set up directly in front of a business’ doorway or leave items on the sidewalk – we love our Main Street businesses and it is very important that we do not block foot traffic to their shops. Please review the event layout for more details.

Unloading Your Car: Main Street is one-way, so please pull off to the side to unload your car. You must unload and move your car to a permanent parking spot as quickly as possible to keep traffic moving – this means moving your car before you set up in your space for the day. Do not leave your car unattended. Volunteers will help you enter, unload and exit the street in an orderly fashion.

Vendor Set-Up Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Enter Main Street from Central Parkway. Volunteers in will check you in at 13th and Main, then direct you to an unloading zone. We will fill the street North to South. UNLOAD, PARK, then SET-UP your booth! There are no bad spots! We promise.

  1. Check-in at Main St. & 13th St. (see layout)
  4. Park your vehicle elsewhere BEFORE setting-up your tent or booth
  5. Return and begin booth set-up.

Vendors may set up no earlier than 10:30  AM as the streets will not be closed yet. ​Cars must be unloaded and off the street by 11:30, no exceptions. The street will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting at 11:30. Vendors must be completely set up by the start of the festival at 12pm.


EXCITING NEWS!! The Rothenberg Prep Academy, located at the end of Main St., has generously donated their parking lot for SSOM Vendor Parking. The parking lot is located ON MAIN ST., pass over Liberty and McMicken and it will be on your right (1620 Main St., 45202 is the closest address). It has a black fence around it and will be marked as SSOM Vendor Parking Only. This lot will be first come first serve but should help out a lot!


    • Meters now run Sundays from 2-9 PM.
    • You can download the City’s parking app and pay from your phone, as well as pay at the parking stations.
    • Woodward Replacement Lot – $3 flat day rate – Sycamore Street between 14th and 13th streets, directly adjacent to the playground.
    • Metered Parking throughout the neighborhood
    • Ziegler Parking Garage on Sycamore
    • Parkhaus Garage at 1123 Sycamore for a daily rate.
    • Please view other Over-the-Rhine parking options HERE.
    • Parkopedia


Vendor Load-Out 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  1. Pack up your booth and items exactly at 5PM. If you know you need more time, start your break-down early.
  • Move all items, tent, table and chairs to sidewalk before retrieving your car
  • CPD will not open up the street to ANY vehicles until the street is clear of vendors, meaning everyone has packed their items onto the sidewalk
  1. Once your booth is completely broken down and moved to the sidewalk, retrieve your car, same as load-in enter from the far south end of Main St. from  Central Parkway (remember Main St. is a one-way North to South.)
  • pull up to curb where your items are, pack up your car as quickly as possible, and drive safely home.
  • Please drive slowly while entering/leaving Main St. people are still milling around and the street is open to pedestrians until the barricades are removed.
  • Please be as quick as possible when loading your vehicle!
  • Be sure to keep the middle lane clear so we can all keep traffic moving.

Please remember that all vendors are responsible for the clean-up of their site. Please leave your Main Street vending space in as-good or better condition than when you arrived. We have no clean up staff or any way to dispose of big items such as abandoned tents or bags of trash. This is a ‘leave no trace’ event. We appreciate your cooperation!

Review the Vendor Agreement and Vendor Code of Conduct  that you signed and agreed to upon registration.