Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees FAQ

What is the AZ Halloween Marketplace?

The AZ Halloween Marketplace is a place where Hallowe’en enthusiasts can come to celebrate Hallowe’en and to buy Hallowe’en oriented art, props, costumes, and more.  There are local artisans and businesses selling new Hallowe’en related merchandise and also local Hallowe’en lovers selling their gently used costumes, props, masks, or other Hallowe’en goodness.

Who are the AZ Haunters?

AZ Haunters are a group of Hallowe’en enthusiasts who celebrate all things Hallowe’en all year ‘round!  There are monthly classes, workshops, dinners and/or other meetups where these enthusiasts – who call themselves “haunters” – can meet, share new skills, and generally spread the love of Hallowe’en.

When and Where is the AZ Halloween Marketplace?

This year’s AZ Halloween Marketplace is Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  It will be at Metro Center Mall at 9617 N. Metro Parkway W., Phoenix, AZ.

Vendors will be located in the center aisle throughout the entire lower level of the mall, so you can use any entrance and any parking area.

What is the cost of admission?

The AZ Halloween Marketplace is FREE to attend

Can I come in costume?

Costumes, and indeed trick-or-treating, are encouraged.  Please be respectful.  Nudity is not allowed and costumes deemed inappropriate by AZ Haunters or the AZ Halloween Marketplace may result in you being asked to cover up or leave the premises.

Can I bring weapons?

The mall prohibits firearms.  Real swords, knives, other edged weapons or explosives are not allowed.  All visitors bringing prop weapons inside as part of their costume must first stop by the peace bonding table at the event entrance.

How can I participate other than just attending?

You can be a vendor (see Exhibitor pages), or you can be a volunteer!

Interested parties at least 16 years of age may volunteer by reviewing the terms and signing up at www.azhalloweenmarketplace.com/volunteer/.

Are there celebrities attending the AZ Halloween Marketplace?

You’re not going to find $60 photo ops with movie stars at the 2020 AZ Halloween Marketplace.  You will find local professional haunted attraction owners, haunt actors, makeup artists, costumers, and passionate amateurs of all kinds though.  Feel free to ask for autographs as you are moved to.

Why do you keep spelling Halloween “Hallowe’en”?

Style, baby.

May we bring pets to the Swap Meet?

Mall policy only allows trained service animals inside the mall.

Exhibitor FAQ

Is there a fee to sell at the AZ Halloween Marketplace?

Yes.  All Exhibitors must pay a small fee for their space.  All fees go to pay for the space, electricity, insurance, promotion, and sundry expenses involved in putting on such an event.  There is a limited amount of space, so the number of Exhibitor spaces is also limited.

Are tables, chairs, tents, etc. provided for exhibitors?

No. You are provided with a marked space and nothing more. You must bring your own tables, chairs, tents, hanging racks, table covers, signage, price tags, and anything else you want or need to display or sell your wares. Your space will almost certainly not be against a wall, so if you have pipe and drape to separate your space from your neighbor’s, feel free to bring it.

Will electricity be available? If so, what is the cost?

Yes electricity is available for an additional $10 charge. In order to be guaranteed electricity at your vendor space, you must sign up and pay the electricity fee when you register to be a vendor. You must bring your own extension cord and gaffer tape to prevent tripping. DO NOT USE duct tape.

What are the load in times?

Load in will be Friday September 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Bring your own hand trucks/carts as none will be provided.

What size are the spaces?

Vendor spaces are 10′ x 10′. You will be held strictly within those boundaries for fire code reasons as well as to ensure attendees can flow through the aisles. Most spaces will be in a 4-space cluster (so four 10’ x 10’ spaces together in a 20’ x 20’ square) in the center of the center aisle of the mall. You may have up to 2 spaces (in which case your space will be 20’ x 10’) if you register and pay for both at the same time.

What if I run out of stuff to sell?

Happy day! If you have the good fortune to sell all of your wares, you must nonetheless remain in your space until the event is over so there are not empty gaps. Use that time to pass out flyers, coupons, business cards, etc. and to chat with your customers. We also encourage you to plan ahead and bring enough wares so that you do not run out. Last year there were over 6,000 attendees.