Here are some frequently asked questions about the event. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to let an Off the Grid staff member know.
Salesforce Transit Center: 425 Mission St. San Francisco
Retail Booth Hours
Mon - Thurs | 3 PM - 7 PM
*Option to open at 11 AM to operate during lunch hours but must stay until close.
Friday | 11 AM - 7 PM
Sat - Sun | 12 PM - 6 PM
Mon-Thurs | 11 AM - 8 PM
Friday | 11 AM - 9 PM
Sat-Sun | 11 AM - 6 PM
Fees: $100 / day
Load In/Out Instructions
9 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (white cutout)
Each creator has no more than 15 minutes to load in / out. Staff will be onsite to assist.
Load In Time
Most vendors will load in 30 minutes - 1.5 hour before the event.
Onsite Point of Contact (Day of scheduling issues)
Market Supervisor: (415) 650-6715
Head of Event Operations:
Lex - 330-618-9810
How will the set up work?
Off the Grid will provide the retail booth. 6.25 Feet, 8 ft x 2.5 ft. Please see the dimensions of the booth attached here for a visual of the booth space. All merchandise must remain within the booth’s space. Holiday decor will be surrounding each booth and therefore you will not have space to place things outside of the booth.
Do I need to breakdown after every event?
Salesforce Transit Center is a public building and is heavily trafficked. You may leave signage and banners on-site and you must pack all of the merchandise at the end of the event and take them with you.
Will there be power provided?
No power will be provided for the retail booths. Please be prepared and bring an external battery pack for your POS.
Will you be providing chairs with the tabletop?
Unfortunately, we are not providing any chairs for tabletop, you may bring your own.
Will there be reserved parking for vendors?
Unfortunately, there will not be reserved parking for anyone. You can find parking resources on the information below.
Nearby parking garages:
Salesforce West Parking Garage - link here
SP + Parking 455 Market Garage
85 Second Street Parking Garage
1 Bush St. Parking Garage
One Front Parking - link to map here.
Will I be able to use my own Point of Sale System?
You may use a POS of your choice.
Will there be WiFi available?
Network Name: FMC Creators
What if there is bad weather? Will you be open?
Off the Grid commits to providing a space for the community despite the weather. Emperor Norton’s Holiday Part will operate rain or shine. Retail booths will be located indoors.
Are dogs allowed at the event?
Dogs are not allowed within the Salesforce Transit Center and Salesforce Plaza.
How should I post on social media?
Channels to tag:
Facebook @SalesforceTransitCenter @offthegridsf
Instagram @SalesforceTransitCenter @offthegridsf
Twitter @TransitCenterSF @otgsf
Hashtags to use: #emperornortonsholidaybazaar #offthegridsf #nortonsholidaybazaar
** Photos attached to post on social!
Documents to Participate
CA Sellers Permit
SF Business License (if booked more than 7 days)
Contract (will be sent over to you once dates are confirmed)
ACH or Credit Card Information
Restrooms are located on the top of Salesforce Transit Center on level 4 - Salesforce Park. If you need someone from Off the Grid to watch your booth while you take a break, please call 415-650-6715.
Where can I find more information about the event?
Please see attached Emperor Norton Flyer learn more about the demographics of the event.