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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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Vendor Manual

This page is for exhibitors of the Etsy York Region Made in Canada.

Welcome to Etsy York Region Exhibitor Manual which is intended to provide you with all the necessary information to help maximize your participation in Etsy York Region events.

Show Management

Ariane Griffiths
Team Captain
Cell: 905-830-6243 (day-of contact)

Show Location

Aurora Cultural Centre
22 Church Street, Aurora, ON
Aurora Cultural Centre (Map & Directions)


Dates & Times

Etsy York Region Made in Canada
Saturday September 24, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm (show hours)

Loading Information

Loading In: Saturday September 24, 2016
Loading In Times: 8:00am – 9:30am

Load-in Area: Glass Door Entrance – The freight elevator will be available for use until 9:30 am.
ABSOLUTELY NO loading through the front (RED) doors

– Exhibitors will not be permitted to set up during show hours.
– Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the show floor during move-in and move-out.
– ABSOLUTELY NO loading through the front (RED) doors
– We recommend that you unload all your materials at your booth, then park your vehicle to an appropriate space and then begin setting up your booth

*ALL BOOTHS MUST BE SET-UP BY 10:00AM on Saturday September 24, 2016

Load-out Sunday Saturday September 24, 2016, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Load-out begins at 4:01pm (no booth dismantle prior); The freight elevator will be open no earlier than 4:15pm

Table Location

Upon arrival to the Cultural Centre, please check in at the Etsy Table on the top floor to get your table location.

Booth Details

Etsy Made in Canada Market: includes a 6′ table and chair.  Tables will be positioned closely together (about 1′ space between tables).  Main floor tables are Table top displays ONLY – ABSOLUTELY NO RACKING, STANDS OR WALL DISPLAYS.  Tables are approximately 6′ long x 29″ wide.

Table Coverings are not provided.


Our goal is to collect as many names as we can in order to further our market communications and have repeat attendees. We would like to have a few raffles at the main Etsy Table and are hoping you will either A) put YOUR raffle at our table or B) donate an item to our raffle and let us manage the giveaways. Anyone who gives us an item for giveaway will receive a copy of the names that have entered the draws for further communication. This will be discussed more at the Vendor night.

Promote yourself at the Show

What to Bring (check list)

Product/Packing Related:
• All merchandise clearly priced (best done, before the show)
• Any product information signs necessary (no handwritten signs)
• Boxes for purchases
• Customer bags
• Extra price tags
• Inventory list/prices
• Tissue or newspaper for fragile items

• Booth signs or banner
• Business cards and holder
• Brochures, Catalogues or flyers
• Portfolio (or photo album of your work)

Office Supply Kit:
• Clipboard, writing pad or notebook
• Paper clips
• Paper or index cards
• Pens and pencils
• Scissors, string
• Stapler and staples
• Tape – scotch, masking, duct, packing

Sales Related:
• Calculator
• Cash box with change (ie. $5’s, $2’s, $1’s, 25¢ etc.)
• Receipt book/sales book
• Square register (phone app)
• Laptop or iPad to sell through your Etsy Store
TIP: Load your Etsy Store before the show so that way, if your inventory is low, you can start selling from your Etsy site!

• Make a sign that says you accept E-Transfers – We will not be having an ATM on site, but if you accept E-Transfers, your customers can send you money on the spot!

• Extension Cord (if you asked for electricity)
• Table Skirt or Table Cloth (clean and reaches the floor)
• Change of clothes (or layers a sweater if its cooler)
• Camera (to take a photo of your booth for future shows)
• Cushion for chair

Food is NOT available on site, we have been given a great lunch package from our Sponsor That’s Italian, OR you can bring your own lunch – please let us know your choice:

• Lunch – Please let us know your choice here: (
• Water or drinks
• Snacks