Category: DIY

VENDOR CALL – Handcrafted Christmas

Our first Market as York Makers is set for December 2, 2017!

In partnership with Etsy York Region, we are aiming for a great group of handcrafted artists to make the market a winter wonderland!

We have plans for DIY workshops, loads of gift giving ideas and even a visit with Santa! Located in the heart of Newmarket, the Handcrafted Christmas is sure to be a one-stop shop for all of your holiday requirements.

Apply to be a vendor today!

  • York Makers ~ Handcrafted Christmas Market

    SET UP:
    Set-up time is between 8am to 9:30am. Show doors open at for VIPs at 10am promptly. General public admission opens at 11am.

    TAKE DOWN:
    Shop Owners agree not to pack up prior to 4:00 pm. Failure to do so will result in rejection from future York Maker's Markets. This is non-negotiable.We are also having a mini Vendors only market right after the public market (about 45 minutes-an hour) so that you can shop each other's products - this is not mandatory - but based on feedback from last year's vendors.

    DEADLINES
    Applications are open until August 31, 2017.
    Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than September 6, 2017.
    Payment is due upon acceptance. Payment can be made by Email Money Transfer or via PayPal (PayPal payments will incur an additional 2% admin fee). Details to Follow upon Acceptance.

    We will assume forfeiture of your spot, should payment not be received by the deadline. We reserve the right to fill any spots that are not paid in full by September 30th, 2017. You will receive an email confirmation once your payment has been received. There will be no holding of spots after this date without full payment, as we are expecting a higher than usual number of applications and promotion of our vendors starts as soon as they're accepted.

    MARKETING & PROMOTION:
    We have a comprehensive plan for marketing and promotion that includes printed materials, paid social media and more!
    We expect all vendors to distribute information to their family and friends, and post on social media to assist in making this event great! Failure to do so may result in your table being revoked and payment being refunded.

    SWAG BAG:
    Vendors are required to include a small item of value in our Swag Bag! A minimum of 100 swag bags will be distributed to VIP Attendees and throughout the event. Vendors participating in the swag bag will receive extra promotion on social media. Information on Swag bags will be sent out to accepted vendors.

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    F: www.facebook.com/etsyyorkregion
    I: www.instagram.com/etsyyorkregion
    P: www.pinterest.com/etsyyorkregion

    VOLUNTEERS:
    We are looking for 8-10 volunteers that can help during the market. If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us at creative@yorkmakers.ca, with the subject line: Market Volunteer. Areas of help include marketing and promotion, decorations, set-up, photography, and event staff.

    NUMBER OF SHOPS:
    A minimum of 50 market spaces will be available. The final number of spaces available will be determined during the jurying process.

    CANCELLATIONS
    Please let us know if you need to cancel, by emailing creative@yorkmakers.ca. Every effort to replace your space will be made, however, should your space not be able to be filled, you will forfeit 50% of your payment. Following September 30th, 2017, no refunds will be granted and we reserve the right to fill your spot.