Market FAQ

Who runs this market?

The Edmonds Museum Summer Market was started in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers from the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum. The market continues to be run by museum volunteers, and all proceeds go to support the ongoing mission and programs of the museum and historical society.

What are the museum’s hours during the market?

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Summer Market Saturdays.

Can I bring my pet to the market?

Starting Aug. 1, 2012, the Edmonds Museum Market Committee respectfully asks you NOT to bring your animals (this means dogs, cats, snakes, birds, opossums, etc.) to the market.  Regretfully, this decision is necessary due to health and sanitation concerns, insurance issues and the number of safety complaints.  Service dogs are the exception and will be allowed. Thank you for supporting us on this decision.

Can I play music at the market?

Yes, but the market is a retail shopping environment for that is for the benefit of consumers, farmers, food processors, artisans and craftspeople. We welcome performances that enhance the market, but do not allow performances that interfere with or impede commerce.  We love having you at the market but due to overwhelming busking, we’ve had to lay down a few ground rules for performing at the Edmonds Museum Garden and Summer Markets.

The basics:

  1. No Amplifiers
  2. Loud performers that interfere with the retail market environment are not allowed.
  3. Performances that include sharp objects, flames, or obscene material are not allowed.

How to participate as a busker:

At the Garden Market there are 3 designated spots inside the Market boundaries to perform.  At the Summer Market there are 5 designated spots inside the Market boundaries to perform.

Upon your arrival, the Market Manager or market designee will check you in and assign you a starting spot. When the spot opens you can perform a four-song set for a period of 30 minutes maximum. At the end of your 30-minute set you will proceed to the next spot in the rotation and wait for it to open. You must circulate through the market to a new spot every 30 minutes and may not occupy a space for more than the allotted time without obtaining prior approval from the Market Manager. Busker performances that impede or interfere with communication between customers and vendors will not be allowed.  If we (the market) are not enjoying your performance we will ask you to leave.

The streets and sidewalks that approach the market area are not regulated by the market.  However, if at any time a gauntlet of buskers impedes pedestrian access to the market, the market will take appropriate action.  Tip jars are allowed, but they must not be underfoot of the customer and anything construed as panhandling will not be allowed.  Happy busking!