What is MainStreet Oceanside?


MainStreet Oceanside had its beginnings in the Downtown Business Association, formed in the early 1990’s as a loosely organized group of business people who met on a regular basis to discuss common concerns. By the end of the decade, as business conditions improved, the group decided to elevate the Downtown Business Association to a more organized approach to downtown issues and applied for state recognition as a certified California Main Street city. Official status was granted in July 2000 and MainStreet Oceanside Inc. was formed as a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation.


How is MainStreet Oceanside funded?

Initially funded by a financial committment from the City of Oceanside, MainStreet Oceanside is a completely self-supporting non-profit corporation. Revenues are earned by the organization through the operation of the Farmers Market, the Sunset Market and the Beach Services Program. Revenues are supplemented with advertising sales, membership dues, grants, sponsorships and donations.

 

 

New Vendor Inquiries:

Monday through Wednesday only 760-754-4512

NOTE: Sunset Market Staff OFF Fridays

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Visit the information booth at the Sunset Market every

Thursday evening for applications and more information.

Office:
701 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, California 92054

 

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


760-754-4512

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Thank you for your interest in vending opportunities at MainStreet Oceanside's Sunset Market. The following information is provided to assist you with the process of becoming an approved vendor at the Sunset Market. Please read through this information carefully. If you have a question about anything on this page, please do not hesitate to call our office at (760) 754-4512 and ask for the Sunset Market staff.

General information about the Sunset Market:

The Sunset Market is staged every Thursday evening on four blocks in downtown Oceanside. The market is set up on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway and on North Tremont Street north of Mission Avenue. The market consists of approximately 180 vendor spaces in various categories including a certified farmers market, hot prepared foods, prepackaged foods, merchandise and crafts, non-profit and civic organizations and commercial vendors. The market is held every week except Thanksgiving week and may be cancelled occasionally due to weather conditions.

Successful vendors must have the capacity to set up at the market regularly every week. Retail/Crafts/Artisan vendors are asked to reserve and pre-pay for their space on a monthly basis. All vendors are selected by the Sunset Market Committee using such criteria as type of merchandise offered, duplication of other vendors' offerings, presentation of merchandise and booth appeal (signage, table coverings, fixtures, condition of canopy, etc.). We suggest that all applicants visit the market prior to submitting an application. Our Sunset Market staff is always available for consultation to assist you with your application.