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EST. 2005                                                             Alternative Craft Fair in Columbus, Ohio

 

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General Questions

HOW DO I APPLY?

Apply online here at our website!

 

The best way to stay informed of when shows are announced and when applications go live is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or by joining our mailing list. Food vendors are not permitted to sell at Craftin' Outlaws.

Once applications go live you fill out the form provided. Provide a functioning website or submit photos by mail. Send in your application fee. Once the applications have closed, wait for an email regarding your exhibitor status.

 

SHOW DATES:

SPRING FLING 2017

DATE TBA 12pm-5pm High Line Car House in German Village

35 Handmade Exhibitors. APPLICATIONS open soon!

 

HOLIDAY FAIR

DATE TBA The Greater Columbus Convention Center

100 Handmade Exhibitors, Make and Take stations, Workshops and so much more. Applications open summer 2017.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

SPRING FLING- $15  application fee. $125.00 table fee. 6ft table and 2 chairs provided.

 

HOLIDAY FAIR -  $15 application fee. $200.00 booth fee. A 10x10 space provided with a 8ft table and 2 chairs.

 

All payments have deadline dates, make sure you send yours in on time. All fee and payments are non-refundable.

 

WHAT KIND OF ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT?

If it's hand crafted with fine detail andmade with lots of love we want to see your work! We accept artists, crafters and designers of all kinds and all genres.. We do not accept food vendors, retail trucks or direct to home business's such as Avon, Tupperware or 31 Gifts.

 

HOW DOES YOUR JURY WORK?

Craftin' Outlaws has a 3-5 person jury who reviews every application that comes in. Each jury member has a fine eye for detail and a love of handmade goods.

We first make sure you have submitted your application fee. If you have not submitted your application fee, your application is considered void.

The jury reviews your website and looks at 3-5 product listings. We review your cost of finished goods, item descriptions and your shops cohesiveness as a whole.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO APPLY WITH A FRIEND?

Due to size and logistics we only accept split booths at our Holiday show.

This is acceptable and allowed ONLY if you have provided their information with yours at the time of completing the application. There is a space provided to include their information within the form.

Both applicants are reviewed at the same time. Only one application fee need be applied and only 1 booth  fee is required if you both are accepted. The primary applicant is notified by email.

You are treated as one vendor for the duration of the event. You share your booth space by splitting this space in half. If you are accepted and bring a friend who was not listed on your application, you will both immediately be asked to leave the show.

 

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED?

We post when the applications have closed and you are notified by email of your acceptance status. Typically notifications are sent out 1 week after applications are closed.

If you are accepted you will be notified of the next step in completing your application process.

If you are not accepted, please know that hundreds of applications are submitted.

Due to our busy work load we no longer offer vendor critiques.

Please see Application Tips at the bottom of the page.

 

HOW LARGE IS A VENDOR SPACE?

Spring Show: Each vendor is given (1) 6' table and 2 chairs.

Holiday Show: Each vendor is given a 10' x 10' booth space, (1) 8' table and 2 chairs.

 

WHAT OTHER DETAILS MIGHT YOU BE CONCERNED WITH?

You may certainly bring in your own table, fixtures, grid wall or custom display.

You may not adhere, hammer or lean anything against the property of the venue.

Electricty is available at the cost of the vendor.

Parking is the vendors responsability.

Booth request are permitted. Please know we do our best to work with you but make no promises.

Volunteers are available to watch your booth if you need a break.

 

QUICK FAQS ABOUT THE SHOW

Craftin' Outlaws is now in it's 11th year.

Craftin' Outlaws has a loyal fan base and our attendance continues to grow.

We attract 3,000- 4,500 customers per show.

General admission is always free and we welcome individuals of all ages.

Craftin' Outlaws has and continues to obtain advertising space in local print media, online blogs, radio spots and television .

We create 60 posters and 2,000 fliers which are distributed around the city. 3,000 programs are given out the day of the show.

Promotion of each vendor is given on our social media sites.

 

APPLICATION TIPS

Do take good photos. * Do not have your website under construction or your ETSY store on vacation at any point during the application or jury process. * Have plenty of items listed in your store that best depict the items you intend on selling. * Well written listing descriptions provide the jury with more insight on your brand, your products and your process. * When providing a website on your application form, websites are preferred but Etsy stores are acceptable and are preferred over photo based sites like Flickr, your Facebook page or your blog.