Seaside Marketplace at Saquatucket Marina Juried Application Form

The Seaside Marketplace at Saquatucket Marina features new vendors each week and a unique shopping experience offering a variety of goods including: hand-made baskets, photography, Cape Cod décor, jewelry, and fine art. The 2020 Season runs from May 22 – October 12, 2020.

One of the primary intended outcomes of the 2018 Saquatucket Harbor Landside Renovation project was to modernize the Town’s popular and valued waterfront facility, making it more vibrant and attractive to a broader spectrum of our community. This major capital project is being funded by the Town and, in part, by the state with a $1 million MA Seaport Economic Council grant. The new Seaside Marketplace was a major component of the project, and it will certainly add to the appeal of Saquatucket Municipal Marina, making it more of a destination for residents, visitors and boaters alike. Four artisan sheds where select vendors will display and sell handmade and original work will serve to broaden the appeal of the harbor and further advance the Town’s already vibrant Cultural Center programs.

Upon acceptance, applicant(s) will be required to sign a formal rental agreement, submit one rental fee check, one security deposit check, and a certificate of general liability insurance naming the Town of Harwich as an additional insured.


Applications are juried on a first come, first served, rolling basis. A new application is required for each season. The application below should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Season 2020 Application:

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The following terms and conditions will be provided in the formal rental agreement upon acceptance to the marketplace. Contracts are not considered valid until full receipt of payments.

1. The term of the Rental Agreement shall be for a period at will commencing at 8:30 a.m and ending at 7:30 p.m. when terminated pursuant to any provision hereof. At the end of the Rental Agreement, unless further extended, the Renter shall remove all personal property from the occupied area and surrender the area and key to the Town.

2. Due upon signing the rental agreement: 1) the full rental fee for one 8’ x 12‘ unit submitted as one check payable to the Town of Harwich and 2) a $50.00 security deposit submitted as one check payable to the Town of Harwich. The security deposit to be returned after move-out inspection and a completed post evaluation is returned. NO rental fee refund for inclement weather or failure to appear.

3. The Renter is required to carry commercial general liability insurance and submit 14 business days prior to occupation a Certificate of Insurance naming the Town of Harwich as an additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

4. The Town will not be responsible for any sudden or unforeseen malfunctions of equipment. The Town is not liable for damages to the applicants and/or their guests including consequential and incidental damages that might result from a malfunction of equipment.

5. The Renter will not hold the Town of Harwich responsible for any and all lawsuits for damages caused by the use of the premises of the applicant.

6. This Rental Agreement is license only and can be terminated at will by the Town of Harwich or its representatives.

7. The Town recognizes that it is bound by law and must prohibit certain activities. Those activities prohibited include but are not limited to: any activity that may by injurious to the building, grounds or persons; any activity in conflict with any Federal, State, local laws or regulations.

8. It is expected the Renter will present themselves at all times in a respectful and professional manner. The use of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, or use of any illegal drug, is prohibited as well as illegal conduct or activities of a lewd and lascivious nature (including public nudity). No smoking in or near the marketplace units. Inappropriate or disruptive conduct will result in immediate revocation of the Rental Agreement to use the facility.

9. No dumping of hazardous materials in any form, e.g. paints, thinners, varnish, etc., is allowed. No open flames allowed inside or outside of the rental unit.

10. The display of items directly on the exterior walls of the rental unit including artwork, product, signs, or flags, must be preapproved by Harwich Cultural Center staff.

11. The Renter is required to report the number of visitors to their rental unit, number of sales made, and gross dollar revenue. Information will be confidential but allow for future planning. Failure to submit the post evaluation report may result in rescission of the security deposit and/or the opportunity to participate in subsequent years.

12. The marketplace is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for full week rentals; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for weekend rentals. By written agreement from the Town Administrator, the Renter is free to open earlier or stay open later, but the rental unit must be open and staffed by the Renter during the designated hours.

13. Except during severe, inclement weather which would place the safety of the Renter and his or her work in jeopardy, failure to be open to the public during designated hours could result in cancellation and rescission of the rental agreement. Renter may close for a one-hour break on a rotating basis between the four marketplace units.

14. Public bathrooms are located on the main deck of the Harwich Harbormasters Office.

15. Free public parking is available in any of the adjacent parking lots. The Renter is free to bring their vehicle as close to the facility as is reasonably possible for the sole purpose of unloading and loading only. No overnight parking.