Friday, September 4, 2015

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR HOLIDAY 2015!

****APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2015****
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We are now accepting vendor applications for the SEVENTH annual PDCM Holiday Crafterino! This year's show will be held Saturday, November 28th from 11am to 4pm at Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. For the past six years our holiday shows have been wonderfully successful with very happy vendors and shoppers and we are looking forward to an even bigger turnout this year! This year we return to the beautiful Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building!

Crafterino is also a major fundraiser for COTS – The Committee on the Shelterless. COTS provides meals and beds for people in need in the Petaluma area. To date we have raised nearly $10,000 for COTS and we continue to support them by donating all raffle ticket sales and door fees to them.

Since we get many more applications than we have available spaces, this event is juried. We carefully make sure that we have a variety of products that are original, well made and appealing to our customers. All items must be handmade. No imports!


This year we are offering two options:
1. Individual Booths: These can be shared by a maximum of 2 vendors. These booths are 10' wide by 6' deep and includes an 8' foot table and 2 chairs. It is $175 to apply. Vendors must donate either 25 pieces of swag to our popular swag bags that are given away to the first 100 shoppers in the door or an item to our raffle with a minimum retail value of $25. Once we receive your swag items or raffle item then you will be refunded $50 so the booth spaces are $125. If you choose not to participate in the swag bags or raffle then your booth price is $175. If sharing a space, fill out one application for the whole booth with info on all vendors who will be participating but designate one person as the main contact.

2. Collective Booths: These are intended for guilds and collectives of at least three members. These are 10' by 20' and include three 8' foot tables and three chairs. It is $450 to apply. Vendors must donate either 75 pieces of swag to our popular swag bags that are given away to the first 100 shoppers in the door or three items to our raffle with a minimum retail value of $25 each. Once we receive your swag items or raffle item then you will be refunded $50 so the collective booth spaces are $400. If you choose not to participate in the swag bags or raffle then your booth price is $450. Fill out one application for the whole booth with info on all vendors who will be participating but designate one person as the main contact.

Electricity is available for an additional $25 fee. Please pay for electricity together with your booth fee. Please let us know if you need electricity and we will make sure to place you near an outlet.

All swag items and raffle items are due on Saturday, November 21st. The swag bags and raffle are one of the most popular parts of our show and bring in a huge crowd of shoppers.
Application deadline is Friday, October 2nd at midnight. Acceptance emails will be sent on Monday, October 12th.  If you are not accepted, please don't take it personally!

 If you are not accepted into the show then your fee will be refunded when notifications go out. You may pay your booth fees through PayPal. Our PayPal address is petalumadowntowncraftmart@gmail.com. If you don't have a PayPal account you can use a credit card through PayPal. It is safe and secure.
Once you have been accepted, booth fees are non-refundable.
Event goes on rain or shine. There will be no refunds for inclement weather.


Ready to apply? Great! To apply, send an email to
petalumadowntowncraftmart@gmail.com with the following info:
Your name
Company name
Phone number
Email address
California ReSeller's # (required! If you don't have one they are free and easy to get here)
A 2 to 3 sentence description about what you make (this will be used for promotion so please phrase things exactly how you would like them to appear on our website.)
3 photos (these will be used on our website for promotion)
A link to your website
Any special or unusual display set up? Do you need electricity?

If you have any questions, please send us an email!

5 comments:

  1. Your banner reads Nov 29, 2014... oops

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  2. Hi,
    I sent my application yesterday--9/29/2015 and I am sending the fee via Paypal today,9/30/2015.
    Thank you! Caron Hibbens

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  3. I felt disappointed by this event. Crafts are highly different from professional art items. I appreciate the caliber of items but felt that it could be best described as boutique shopping. The name 'Crafterino' has a home-town sound but after researching the vendors noted that many are professional artisans whose full-time work presented. The price and 'crafts' make this holiday event disappointing.

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    1. Error! Sorry- I meant to say 'full-time work is being presented'. Thank you.

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