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Maker Opportunity - The Winter Villages

Maine Micro Artisans is proud to present The Winter Villages - a European-style outdoor holiday shopping experience! We're partnering with Hill View Mini Barns to provide individual storefronts for makers, a warming station with coffee and hot chocolate and more! We'll be hosting this great event from December 1 through December 15th in multiple locations.

South Portland - The Maine Mall

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​The Winter Village at the Mall will be in the JC Penney parking lot near the food court, indicated in green in the image above. It will feature:​

  • 30 8'x10' mini barn storefronts

  • 10'x20' warming station with coffee, hot chocolate, local foods and live music

  • Food trucks

No portable toilets are needed due to the proximity to the mall. Guests and vendors are welcome to use the mall facilities. There is plenty of parking close by.

We will be open from 8AM to 6PM each day. Setup begins at 6 and you must be in place and ready to go by 8. Since we are renting the barns, you must not mount or attach anything to the walls or floor inside the barn - you may use free standing infrastructure only!

We are attempting to get power for the event but you should assume that it will not be available and plan to have battery power for your lights and devices. This also means no space heaters. It will be cold - dress appropriately! We recommend bringing a friend to provide coverage if you need to leave your space.

If you are participating for multiple days, we will provide a lock for your unit for the overnight hours. The Maine Mall has 24x7 security and they will be patrolling the area.

This will be treated and advertised like an event - we expect a big turnout as we will be in the peak mall season and thousands of people will already be in the area. We anticipate an average of at least 1,000 people per day cycling through the Village.

 

The cost to rent a storefront in the Maine Mall Winter Village is $125/day. Apply for the Winter Villages with the link below!

Gorham - The Robie Lawn

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The Gorham Winter Village will be very similar to the Mall Village but on a smaller scale. It will be adjacent to the Gorham store on the Robie Gym lawn, indicated in green above. It will feature:

  • 10 8'x10' mini barn storefronts

  • 10'x20' warming station with coffee, hot chocolate, local foods and live music

There will be no food trucks at this event, but we will be working with local restaurants to have local food available on site.

No portable toilets will be needed here either as the Robie Gym will be open to guests and vendors for bathroom usage.

We do expect to have a limited amount of power available for this event to power lights and devices but it's always good to have a battery backup solution just in case!

The cost to rent a storefront at the Gorham Winter Village is $95/day. Apply for the Winter Villages with the link below!

 

Bangor

 

We are working on a Winter Village in Bangor - stay tuned for updates!

The Winter Villages

Sunday, December 1st - Sunday, December 15th

8AM - 6PM

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