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Welcome to York Makers

Our goal at York Makers is to provide Artisans from across York Region, Ontario with opportunities to grow their businesses, showcase their products and gain exposure in the local economy. This goal is achieved by producing juried art markets, facilitating artist led DIY workshops and giving back to the community.

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Country Christmas Market Application

Country Christmas Market Application

  • Etsy York Region ~ Country Christmas Market

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 | LOCATION: Elgin West Community Centre, Richmond Hill, ON | 12:30pm - 6:00pm

    ETSY York Region is very excited to be hosting our firt annual Country Christmas!

    All vendors must operate an Etsy shop in order to be considered for this show. All shops, including handmade, vintage and supplies are welcome! All shops will be carefully selected by jury. A minimum of 40 shops will be selected.

    New to Etsy? Great! We love to offer space for new shop owners, and encourage you to apply!

    Please read through the application, and should you have any questions, please email us at:

    HOST: Etsy York Region -
    PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an event put on by the Town of Richmond Hill - All inquiries MUST be submitted to Etsy York Region.

    DATE: Saturday, November 26, 2016
    SHOW TIME: 12:30pm - 6pm

    Elgin West Community Centre
    11099 Bathurst St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0N2

    • The basic table fee for the Etsy Made In Canada Market is $125.00 and includes:
    1 6ft table & 1 Chair | Marketing & Promotional Materials

    Electrical Outlets are available, but not guaranteed. Table Linens are not included.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
  • Event Details

    SET UP:
    Set-up time is between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Show doors open at 12:30 pm promptly. We MAY save the time between 12:00-12:30 as a limited pre-shopping show for VIP Attendees.

    Shop Owners agree not to pack up prior to 6:00 pm. Failure to do so will result in rejection from future Etsy York Region Shows. This is non-negotiable.

    Your application must be received no later than September, 30 2016.
    Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than October 7, 2016.
    Payment is due upon acceptance and no later than October 14, 2016. 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 October 14, 2016. 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 number of applications and promotion of our vendors starts then.

    We have a comprehensive plan for marketing and promotion that includes printed materials, 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.

    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.


    Accepted vendors will be invited to a closed Facebook group for asking questions and retrieving digital documents.

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

    We will have a limited number of sponsorships space available. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please email us at

    A minimum of 40 tables will be available. The final number of spaces available will be determined during the jurying process.

    Please let us know if you need to cancel, by emailing 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 October 10, 2016, no refunds will be granted and we reserve the right to fill your spot.