Artist FAQ

What are your upcoming dates?
Our 2019 events will be held on July 12 and December 5-6.

Is this a juried show?
It is juried and it is competitive. Our jury looks for inventiveness, crafts(wo)manship, work that keeps our event diverse and dynamic and is (in whatever manner) an antidote to mass-produced monoculture.

How do I apply?
Our application will be posted to our site during application cycles.

What is the vendor fee?
$135 summer ($155 for shared booths); $175 winter ($190 for shared booths)

How many vendors will be accepted?
It varies depending on venue changes, but we generally have approximately 150.

What if I need a refund?
Your $10 application fee is non-refundable. For those facing hardships, we will refund the vendor fee in full prior to the final payment deadline. After that date, we’ll be counting on your participation and will not be able to refund vendor fees. Please note also that if the event is cancelled due to national knitting needle shortage or any other events beyond The Big Crafty’s control, we will not be able to refund your booth fee.

What should I bring?
Anything you’ll need for your setup — tent (in summer), tables, chairs, etc. If rentals are available for a specific event, that info will be included in your registration options.

Can I share a booth?
Yes, but each participant should apply separately and indicate an intention to share.  There is an additional $20 fee for shared booths.

Is this an indoor event?
Our July event is outdoor and our December event is indoor.

How big are the vendor spaces?
Usually 10x10. Sometimes there are other options.

Where will my booth be?
Accepted vendors will have the opportunity to indicate preferred areas, and we’ll accommodate requests as space allows.  Placement maps will be sent prior to the event.

Will electricity be available?
There is limited available electricity. If you anticipate needing additional light and/or electricity, please let us know ahead of time and plan to bring utility cables. Cables cannot cross walkways, and no cables should impair others’ ability to move about in any way.

Will assistants be able to help me unload/pack up?
Sorry, no. We’ll be attending to event-wide set up and clean up. It is your responsibility to set up/break down your booth and belongings. No trace of your set-up should be left behind.

Street parking is free on Sundays, and there are several garages in the vicinity. You will receive loading/unloading instructions specific to your assigned space.

How do I contact The Big Crafty?
Email us at crafty[at]

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