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The Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market!
Featuring art and handmade goods from over 250 amazing vendors!!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE ADMISSION:
Saturday, Dec 9th + Sunday, Dec 10th!
from 11am - 6pm
PRE-SHOW TICKETED SHOPPING EVENT:
Friday, Dec 8th
time TBA, tickets will be on sale this fall!
The Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Please be sure to thoroughly read the following information.
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Important Holiday Market Dates:
Show Dates: December 8, 9 + 10, 2017
Applications Open: August 20th
Applications Due: September 3rd
Notifications Sent: September 24th
Booth Fee Due: October 1st
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 or imported goods will be allowed. We accept all types of art and handmade crafts.
How do I become a vendor at the next Art + Craft Market?
Applications for the Holiday Art + Craft Market will be open from August 20th until September 3rd. You must apply using our online application during that two week time period. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstance. 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.
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 midnight on September 3rd.
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 2017 Holiday Art + Craft Market:
- 5' deep x 10' wide - booth fee TBA
- 10' x 10' - booth fee TBA
(This page will be updated when the booth fees have been determined. Please don't email us asking what the booth fees will be.)
You only need to pay the non-refundable $10 application fee with your completed application. The full booth fee will be due after acceptance.
Are you doing the Friday Night Pre-Show Party for the Holiday Market?
Yes! Vendors must be available to set up their booths during the day Friday, Dec 8th and hold their booths open Friday evening during the party. For shoppers, tickets will be on sale in the fall!
Can I mail in my application?
Our system is entirely digital. All applications are done here through our website and fees are processed entirely through Paypal.
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. You MUST pay your fee via this link - that is how we connect your application and your paid fee. If you don't use the link then we have no way of knowing that you paid. 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 by midnight on September 24th. 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 receive a notification via email by midnight on September 24th. 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 8, 9, and 10th. You may cancel your reservation up until the booth payment deadline (October 1st) 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 October 2nd and Nov 1st. Booth fees will not be refunded under any circumstance if you cancel on or after Nov 2nd.
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.
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?
No. The booths are entirely blank spaces, separated only by tape on the floor. There are no partitions or walls between the booths. 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 desired.
Do you provide any tables and chairs?
Vendors have the option of renting tables and chairs at the time the booth fee is paid. Details on how to do so will be sent upon acceptance.
Is there access to electrical outlets?
Electricity is available for a fee of $95 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.
When will vendor load-in take place?
Vendor load-in will take place at assigned times during the day on Friday, Dec 8th. Vendors MUST be available to load-in during the day on Friday and hold their booths open for the Friday Night Shopping Party! Accepted vendors will receive an email with more information.
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 the day of the show. 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.