Our next event is the Super Colossal Holiday Sale on December 14 + 15, 2013.
Applications will likely be online September 1st. Please sign up for the mailing list (in the column to the right) to get an email when they are available and to get updates about our future events.
Read through the FAQs below for general details.
The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Featuring art and handmade goods from over 200 amazing vendors!!
Saturday + Sunday, December 14th – 15th, 2013
from 11am – 6pm
The Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall C
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
FREE Admission – All Ages!
Please be sure to thoroughly read the following information and check out the handy Application Tips HERE.
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Applications Open: September 1st
Applications Due: September 15th
Notifications Sent: October 1st
Booth Fee Due (if accepted): October 10th
What are the criteria for becoming a vendor at Crafty Wonderland’s Holiday sale?
The items represented for sale MUST BE HANDMADE OR HAND ALTERED BY YOU! No mass-produced or imported goods will be allowed. We accept all types of art and handmade crafts.
How do I become a vendor at The Super Colossal Holiday Sale?
Follow the link at the bottom of the page to apply!
Do you accept food vendors?
The Convention Center has a very strict no outside food policy and we are obligated to only use their food service for the majority of our needs. They have been very nice about allowing us to have a small number of our vendors selling specialty handmade items like chocolate + candy. Any food product sold at the show needs to be packaged for off-site consumption. If you are a food vendor and are considering applying, feel free to email us to see if your product would be a good fit.
When are the applications due?
Applications are due by the end of the day (midnight) on September 15th!
Is there a fee to apply?
There is a $10 non-refundable application fee due along with your application. If you are accepted to the show, this fee will be credited towards your booth fee. If you are not accepted to the show, this fee will not be refunded. We charge this fee to cover the costs and excessive time commitment associated with the application process.
How big are the booth spaces? What are the booth fees?
There are two booth sizes available:
- 5′ deep x 10′ wide – TBD
- 10′ x 10′ - TBD
You only need to pay the non-refundable $10 application fee with your completed application. The full booth fee will be due after acceptance.
Can I mail in my application?
In an effort to eliminate the enormous amount of paper waste that our application process has created in the past, our system is now entirely digital. All applications are done here through our website and fees are processed entirely through Paypal. Yay to that!
Are there other ways to pay besides Paypal?
Paypal is the only payment option. It is not necessary to have a Paypal account – you can pay with a credit card or bank transfer through Paypal. When you submit the application form you will be redirected to Paypal to complete the payment of your $10 application fee. Upon acceptance, the remainder of your booth fee will also be due via Paypal.
What happens if I AM accepted?
You will receive a notification via email. At that time you will receive instructions on how to pay the remainder of your booth fee by the deadline. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts to help our email avoid your spam box. We especially have problems getting our emails through to gmail addresses.
What happens if I’m NOT accepted?
You will be notified by email. Please note that the $10 application fee is non-refundable. Please be sure to add email@example.com to your email contacts to help our email avoid your spam box.
Can I cancel my application or booth reservation at any time?
Please only apply if you are sure you can participate on Dec 14th + 15th. You may cancel your reservation up until the payment deadline. Due to the excessive amount of time involved in replacing cancellations, your booth fee will only be refunded 50% if you cancel after the payment deadline and before November 30th. Booth fees will not be refunded under any circumstance if you cancel after December 1st.
Can I share a booth with another vendor?
We are allowing booth sharing but are limiting it to only two vendors per booth. Please note that both vendors need to apply together on the same application. The primary contact will be the first vendor entered on the application and the secondary vendor’s info can be entered in the optional fields below that.
Do you provide any tables and chairs?
We will have tables and chairs available to rent. Vendors will receive details on how to do so upon acceptance.
Is there access to electrical outlets?
Electricity is available for a fee of $88 per booth from the Convention Center. Vendors will receive details on how to rent electricity upon acceptance. Please note that lighting at the Convention Center is very good. You really only need electricity if it is essential to your display or if you want to highlight small items.
Will there be any special promotions or swag bags?
Yes! We’ll be handing out swag bags to the first visitors through the doors in the morning on both days. All vendors are encouraged to donate to the swag bags, but it is not a requirement. You can donate as much or as little as you like. This is a great way to get your products in front of eager shoppers and potential customers! Promotional material (such as business cards and postcards) will not be included in the bags unless packaged with or attached to your swag. Some ideas of things that make great giveaways: small inexpensive handmade items that represent your line, product samples, patches, one inch buttons, stickers, temporary tattoos, magnets, whatever you can think of … there are tons of possibilities! More details about swag donations will be available upon acceptance.
We’ll also be creating an event program that will be inserted into 40,000 issues of the Portland Mercury the week before the show and will also be handed out at the door. It will be a cute little booklet with a map of the vendors, interviews, crafty surprises, and advertising. Accepted vendors will have the opportunity to reserve and pay for ads when they pay their booth fee. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Do you need volunteers?
YES! We are going to need a team of volunteers to help us on the day of the event and during set up the day before. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this fabulous event, email us at email@example.com for more information. Volunteers will be rewarded with crafty goodies!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.