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APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED!
Our Holiday Art + Craft Market is Dec 8th - 10th!
Vendor applications are CLOSED!
We do not accept late applications under any circumstance!
Please DO NOT email us asking for an exception - we don't make them!
Please read through the FAQs below to get answers to all of your questions!
To be notified of future vendor applications simply sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page or keep an eye on our social media.
CRAFTY WONDERLAND HOLIDAY ART + CRAFT MARKET
Pre-Show Ticketed Shopping Event
Friday, December 8th
General Admission - Timed Entry Tickets Required
Saturday, December 9th + Sunday, December 10th
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Portland, OR
This information is subject to change, so please review the Covid-19 policy for our event now and again just prior to attending to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
Please be sure to thoroughly read the following information.
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Important Holiday Market Dates:
Show Dates: December 8th - 10th, 2023
Applications Open: August 1st
Applications Due: August 22nd - NOW CLOSED
Notifications Sent: September 5th
Booth Fee Due: September 15th
Booth Fees: 5x10 - $365, 10x10 - $465
What are your Covid-19 protocols?
Because our events can get very crowded and we feel it's still important to be careful. This information is subject to updates and changes at any time. We will be following the guidance from local, state and federal health officials, as well as the Oregon Convention Center to hold our event as safely as possible. By attending our event, you accept the risk that you may be exposed to the Covid-19 virus or other illnesses.
For the safety of everyone:
- Attendance will be limited to allow for distancing among shoppers.
- Aisles will be wider than at our events in the past to allow for more distancing between customers. To accommodate the wider aisles, we will be accepting fewer vendors.
- There will be pipe and drape separating back to back vendors.
What are the criteria for becoming a vendor at Crafty Wonderland's Art + Craft Markets?
The items represented for sale MUST BE HANDMADE OR HAND ALTERED BY YOU! No mass-produced items, imported goods, or multi-level marketing companies will be allowed. We accept all types of art and handmade crafts. Things like prints or clothing with your own art printed on it is acceptable.
How do I become a vendor at the next Art + Craft Market?
Submit an online application during the open application period. Once that period has passed we do not take any late applications. We usually announce when applications are open for our next market to our mailing list and on social media. If you wish to be notified of future shows and applications you can sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page. All vendors must apply during the open application period.
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 and other specialty food items. 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 if you are not sure if you fit within the above guidelines.
When are the applications due?
Applications for our Holiday Market are due between August 1st - August 22nd. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstance. Please DO NOT email us asking to make an exception.
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 at the 2023 Holiday Art + Craft Market:
- 5' deep x 10' wide -$365
- 10' x 10' - $465
You only need to pay the non-refundable $10 application fee with your completed application. The full booth fee will be due after acceptance.
Please note that the booth fees have increased due to the cost of Covid-related measures. We are accepting fewer vendors in order to create wider aisles and allow for more space for shoppers, so the application process may be more competitive.
Are you doing the Friday Night Pre-Show Party for the Holiday Market?
Yes! The Friday Night Pre-Show Party sold out last year and we are excited to do it again! It is a fun show preview where shoppers buy tickets in order to shop early for first pick of your goods and without the huge crowds. The ticket also includes a free drink at the cash bar.
Can I mail in my application?
Our system is entirely digital. All applications are done here through our website and fees are processed via credit card.
How will I pay the fees?
Our payments are now integrated with our Wufoo forms and processed via Square so you can use any credit card to pay the fees. We no longer use Paypal and hope this new process is easier for everyone!
What happens if I AM accepted?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on the notification date (September 5th). 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 email@example.com to your email contacts to help our email avoid your spam box. We especially have problems getting our emails through to gmail addresses. Also, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER!
What happens if I'm NOT accepted?
You will receive a notification via email by midnight on the notification date (September 5th). Please note that the $10 application fee is non-refundable. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the days of the show. You may cancel your reservation up until the booth payment deadline without any penalty. Due to the excessive amount of time involved in replacing cancellations, your booth fee will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel between the payment deadline and October 31st. Booth fees will not be refunded under any circumstance if you cancel on or after November 1st. If the show is canceled on our end due to public health concerns booth fees will be refunded minus a $50 fee to help cover expenses already incurred.
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 and will be juried as a pair. 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 allow collectives that represent multiple artists to apply?
We do allow collectives to apply but we will need to see work from all artists that will be represented. Include a booth photo, photos of individuals work and / or links to websites to show the items that will be juried. If you can't fit everything in the application you can email us.
How can my kid apply to sell in the kid's area?
We get many, many requests from the general public asking for their kids to sell but we have limited space and don't want to have to jury kids or charge them money. For this reason, we limit our kid's selling area to children of participating vendors. If you are accepted as a vendor you can send us an email requesting a space for your child.
Is there pipe and drape between the booths?
We will provide pipe and drape along the backs of each booth. The rest of the booth space is blank, separated only by tape on the floor. There are no partitions or walls along the sides of each booth. Vendors may use their own partitions provided they fit within the allotted booth space, are stable, and look nice from all sides. Pipe and drape rental is also available through our show decorator, if vendors would like to add pipe and drape in addition to what we have provided along the back of the booths.
Do you provide any tables and chairs?
Vendors will be able to rent tables, chairs, etc. directly from our official decorator. Details on how to do so will be sent upon acceptance.
Is there access to electrical outlets?
Electricity is available for a fee 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.
When will vendor load-in take place?
Vendor load-in will take place at assigned times from 9am-3pm on Friday, December 8th. Accepted vendors will receive an email with more information.
Will there be any special promotions or swag bags?
We will be doing some fun giveaways during the event in lieu of handing out goodie bags at the start of the show each day! With the timed entry admission and the pandemic, this seemed liked the best and safest way to proceed this year.
We'll also be creating a digital event program that will be available to view online before, during and after the show. 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 email@example.com with any questions.