FAQs

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.

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.

SPRING FAIR
Hosted at The Columbus Museum of Art.

SPRING COSTS Р$200 table fee.  Accepted makers are provided: 1- 6ft table and 1 chair provided. Due to limited space we do not accept split booths.

Food vendors are not permitted to sell at in-person Craftin’ Outlaws events, due to contractual agreements of venues.

Dates and deadlines TBD

Spring Exhibitors also receive:

  • 1 day Instagram Takeover on the Craftin’ Outlaws Instagram Page with suggested tips and a how to guide. Takeovers introduce you and your products to our followers. Takeovers generate new followers for your Instagram page and can help generate online sales.
  • Provided a 1 page spread in our digital catalog, which includes a hyperlink directly to your website. Our 2021 Catalog generated over 21,000 impressions.
  • Option to buy lunch, with delivery to your booth.
  • Product inclusion in our our gift guides. Outlaw gift guides are featured on our website and in the digital catalog, and provide product ideas, grouped by theme to our audience.

HOLIDAY FAIR
Hosted at The Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday, December 5, 2021. Doors open to the public at 12-4pm.

Holiday Costs – Exhibitors are given a 6ft table and 1 chairs, $225 table fee. Accepted makers are provided: 1- 6ft table and 1 chair provided. Due to limited space we do not accept split booths. Food vendors are not permitted to sell at in-person Craftin’ Outlaws events, due to contractual agreements of venues.

Applications will go live August 1 – September 15th, 2021

Holiday Exhibitors also receive:

  • 2 day Instagram Takeover on the Craftin’ Outlaws Instagram Page with suggested tips and a how to guide. Takeovers introduce you and your products to our followers. Takeovers generate new followers for your Instagram page and can help generate online sales.
  • Provided a 2 page spread in our digital catalog, which includes a hyperlink directly to your website. Our 2021 Catalog generated over 21,000 impressions.
  • Included in our Small Business Saturday campaign.
  • Lunch delivered directly to your booth.
  • Product inclusion in our our gift guides. Outlaw gift guides are featured on our website and in the digital catalog, and provide product ideas, grouped by theme to our audience.

HOLIDAY PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY

  • Deadline for final payment October 31, 2021.
  • All exhibitor payments are non-refundable.

In the event that the in-person event(s) are cancelled, for any reason, Craftin’ Outlaws continues to employ digital show promotions over the course of the event day.

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. Categories you will be asked to choose are:

  • Accessories
  • Art
  • Bath and Candles
  • Ceramics
  • Home Goods
  • Jewelry
  • Wearables

We do not accept retail or food 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.

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.
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.
  • Exhibitors are expected to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Helium balloons are not allowed.
  • Open flames are not allowed.
  • Outside alcoholic drinks are not allowed.
  • Living plants are not allowed.
  • Electricity is available upon request.
  • Parking and parking fees are the vendors responsibility. We do provide free options and meters are free on Sundays.
  • Booth requests are permitted. We do our best to work with you but make no promises.
  • You cannot sell food or baked goods.
  • Volunteers are available to watch your booth if you need a break.
  • Exhibitors agree to follow load in and load out rules, which includes not using the public doors. Guidelines are emailed to exhibitors.
  • Exhibitors assumes all risk, damage, and liability. Exhibitors agrees to hold harmless Craftin’¬† Outlaws, its owners, representatives and venue against all liabilities, expenses, suits, claims, damages or judgements (including attorney fees and court costs).
  • Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and pay sales tax in Franklin County/Ohio.

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 .
Programs are designed for the holiday show and distributed to patrons. Our digital catalog received over 17,000 page views. Our gift guides average close to 500 page views.

SPONSORSHIPS
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.

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.

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