HOLIDAY FAIR 2019 APPLICATIONS open July 15th!
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE HOLIDAY FAIR?
Makers Arcade’s Holiday Fair will be held inside the Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. It will be a two day event on December 7th and 8th from 10am-5pm both days . Makers will have the option of setting up on Friday afternoon (amaaaaazing) or first thing Saturday morning at 7:30am. All makers must be set up and ready by 9:45am for doors to open promptly at 10am.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
Applications will be open from July 15th- August 15th. All interested makers must complete the application at the bottom of this page. There is a non-refundable $15 application fee required. If accepted, this application fee does not go towards your booth fee. If you have missed the cut off date but would like to be added to the waitlist please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Business Name along with your website or social media info.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN APPLICANTS?
Many things are taken into consideration during the application process including skill level, style, branding, website design, ethical practices, and price point. We are looking for artists and makers that are heavily or entirely involved in the design and production process of their handmade goods. While the majority of our artists live in Southern California, you do not have to be a resident here to participate.
WHAT WILL IT COST TO PARTICIPATE AS A MAKER?
The booth rental fee for Saturday and Sunday is $325 total plus 10 items of swag. Booth sizes are 8ft wide x 6ft deep. Makers are responsible for all items (chairs, tables, etc) needed for their booth set-up. All artists are required to donate 10 items for swag bags. The value of the ten items TOTAL should be a minimum of $50 WHOLESALE. Swag bag donations are a great way to market your products and gain exposure so please include items you currently make and sell.
DO I NEED TO HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes, you will need to either have a website or social media presence that accurately reflects the work you intend to show and sell at the fair. New businesses are welcomed and encouraged so don’t worry if your website is simple or you social media is newly growing.
IS BOOTH SHARING ALLOWED?
We do allow booth sharing between two Makers, but both Makers must apply separately and both receive acceptance in order to share. Please include this request on your application.
WHEN WILL I BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR MY BOOTH SPACE?
Applications will be open from July 15th- August 15th. Applications will all be reviewed at same time and Makers will then be notified of their acceptance status and receive their invoice by September 1st. All invoices must be paid by September 10th. After September 10th, we will release spots to our wait list.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Any cancellations before November 1st will result in a 50% refund. Unfortunately we are unable to issue refunds after November 1st.
CAN MAKERS APPLY FOR JUST ONE DAY?
Unfortunately all accepted makers need to be able to participate both days. However if you would like to share a booth with another accepted maker you could share cost as well as take one day each to oversee your booth or however you see fit.
THREE REASONS THIS YEAR’S FAIR WILL BE THE BEST ONE YET
At $325 for two days, it makes your daily rate cheaper than the $185 one day booth rental fee in years past.
Friday Set Up! Need we say more?!?! No more ultra early and super stressful Saturday morning set up (unless you so choose).
Saturday evening Social Hour for all Makers to unwind after, what we are positive will be, an incredible day one! Enjoy some tasty eats and drinks on us!