Where is the Market?
We are located in the big red barn and West lot behind O'Brien Liquors off Highway 2. The address is 830 1st Ave. West.
What are your market times? We open the market to the public from 5pm to twilight every Thursday night from the 2nd week of May to last Thursday in September, rain or shine!
Are pets allowed? Due to liability reasons and the venue does not accommodate dogs well, we will no longer allow dogs at Columbia Falls Community Market with the exception of Service Dogs.
Service dogs are allowed in all parts of the market. Having papers, a leash, and/or a vest for your dog does not mean they are a service dog. They must meet the following requirements:
-A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
If we suspect your dog is not qualified to be a service dog, you may be asked the following questions:
1. Is this a service dog required because of disability?
2. What is it trained to do to mitigate the disability?
Service dogs will be required to leave the market if any of the following occur: barking, jumping on children or adults, growling, lunging at anyone, defecating and not being cleaned up after, running free without being leashed, stealing other peoples items and not maintaining a “heel” position. If you bring a service dog that misbehaves, you will be required to remove the dog from the property.
Please do not try to pass your dog off as a service dog if it isn't one. The State of Montana does not recognize emotional support dogs as service dogs.
Your understanding of our position in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Where can I find more info on being a vendor? Our applications are open for the upcoming market season until APRIL 1st! Applications submitted after April 1st are subject to a $25 processing fee. Click HERE for vendor information and applications. ALL NEW AND RETURNING VENDORS MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION EVERY YEAR. Instructions are in the application, Your participation last year does not necessarily guarantee space the following year, although we will try our darndest to keep you around, and THANK YOU for your interest again!
Contact information? HERE is a link to our Contact form Online. You can also shoot us an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to upload applications or photos.
I'm looking to volunteer!
Heck yes! We would LOVE to have you! It takes over 10 volunteers EACH NIGHT to facilitate a great and safe market for our community, and we can't thank you enough for thinking of us! Please contact us via email at email@example.com with the dates you are available and we will get in touch. Thank you for your time, we know it is a valuable thing.