UPDATES: Effective July 1, 2020 Craftin’ Outlaws will no longer charge application fees to in-person craft fairs.
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 in-person Craftin’ Outlaws events, due to contractual agreements of venues.
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.
All payments have deadline dates, make sure you send yours in on time. All fees and payments are non-refundable.
at The Columbus Museum of Art.
SPRING COSTS – $200 table fee. 6ft table and 1 chair provided. Due to limited space we do not accept split booths.
at The Columbus Museum of Art
Visit the museum website for directions and parking information.
Exhibitors are given a 6ft table and 1 chairs, $200 booth fee.
Due to limited space we do not accept split booths.
WHAT KIND OF ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT? If it’s hand crafted with fine detail handmade 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 retail trucks or direct to home business’s such as Avon, Tupperware or 31 Gifts.
All vendors are expected to handle sales tax through the State of Ohio.
Community Partners – share your skills, promote your business and join in on the fun. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
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 SPLIT MY BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?
Due to size and logistics we do not allow individuals to share a booth.
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?
Each vendor is given (1) 6′ table and 1 chair. Total space is around 7′ x 5′
WHAT OTHER DETAILS MIGHT YOU BE CONCERNED WITH?
You may 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.
Electricity is available upon request.
Parking is the vendors responsibility.
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 was established in 2005 and continues to be a voted one of the best shopping experiences in Columbus, Ohio.
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 posters and fliers which are distributed around the city. Programs are designed for the holiday show and distributed to patrons.
Craftin’ Outlaws continues to be a DIY movement. We all work to build up our creative landscape but financial help is always welcome and appreciated. Contact us to learn how you can help our endeavor.
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.