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Creative Casemates

Introducing the Creative Casemates

Organized by NBCCD, the Creative Casemates is a program meant to showcase Fredericton’s rich culture and craft industry.

This seasonal market is comprised of several vendors, local craftspeople, makers, and designers, who will not only be selling their work, but offering chances to learn and interact with the materials.

Anyone in the area is welcome to shop the locally handmade products, chat with the makers, and experience a glimpse into Fredericton’s fine craft and design scene.

Visit us anytime from June 6 to September 5 at 457 Queen St. on the bottom exterior floor of the Barracks.

Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Applications are now open!

Set up shop in Fredericton's downtown core as a vendor during peek tourism season! Boost the visibility of your brand and company! Sell your products like never before!

There are many reasons to apply to rent one of our casemates in the downtown core of New Brunswick's capital city.

This program is for any New Brunswick maker, creator, and designer interested in working in a casemate located in Fredericton's Barracks on Queen Street and Carleton Street for three months from June to September.

Those that have a demonstration component, interactive feature, or entertainment value will be preferred.


Fredericton Tourism and NBCCD coordinate a variety of programming, including festivals and events throughout the Historic Garrison District, where the casemates are located, including the Garrison Night Market which can attract an average of 6,000 to 8,000 people per week.

Creative Casemates Tenant Application

Applications Due April 7

Please confirm you have read and understood the Retail Renter Information & Agreement for summer 2024 provided with this application form.(Required)
Please state the street name and number, city, province, and postal code.
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    Shop information

    (Type of product you would like to carry, general staffing plan, demonstrations - if any, etc.):
    (i.e.: start-up business or number of years in business, locations where you have sold or displayed your product, etc.)

    Guidelines for Creative Casemate Tenants

    All goods sold must be handmade locally within New Brunswick.

    The tenant must ensure their casemate shop is open
    the following hours from June 1 to September 8, 2023:

    Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
    Thursday: 10am – 9pm
    Friday 10am – 5pm
    Saturday 10am – 5pm
    Sunday 12pm – 4pm

    Additional hours may be added at the tenant’s request.


    • Rental period: June 1 – September 8, 2024
    • Rental may be extended, free of charge, to September 16, to cover the Harvest Music Festival.
    • The rental rate is $1200 for the season + $100 damage deposit.
    • Rent payment each month and damage deposit will only be accepted in full.

    The Space
    and Keys

    • A key will be provided to the tenant to share with the salespeople in their specific shop.
    • Each casemate shop is roughly 25 ft deep and 10 ½ ft wide with track (16 lights) and fluorescent lighting. The walls and ceiling are mostly brick and the flooring could be wooden or cement. There are large wooden doors that open to a boardwalk.
    • A salesperson, who has their work in the shop, must be present at all times.


    • NBCCD will maintain a webpage regarding the program on our website and advertise the shops via our social media.
    • Drinking water is made available from the fountain in NBCCD. Washrooms for tenants and salespeople are located in NBCCD.
    • NBCCD is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of products.
    • NBCCD will provide access to power, in your assigned shop. Please note there is no access to running water in the shops.