EligibilityYou may only enter items that you have made or designed. By submitting your application and photos, you guarantee that the work presented is your original creation. We reserve the right to dismiss any exhibitor if they have misrepresented themselves or their merchandise, or for any reason we deem appropriate. If you’re not sure if your work is eligible, please read the last maker FAQ, titled: 'I design my own products, but don't make everything by hand'.
If you have not applied to our show before, we recommend that you read this tips for applying post.
We limit exhibitors by category to ensure a variety of goods at Indie Craft Parade. In some cases, your work could be accepted by the jury, but your category filled. In this case, your name will be added to the waiting list, and you will be notified in the event that a space opens up within your category.
JuryingWork will be judged based on how well it aligns with the vision of Indie Craft Parade, as well as its originality, quality, uniqueness, and innovation. The jury may accept or decline some or all of the work represented by the photos that accompany an application. All submissions are presented anonymously to the jury to avoid unfair bias. The following panel of professional artists will review all applications for the 2016 festival: Kristen Ley, Barb Blair, Dan Christofferson, Brit McDaniel, and the Indie Craft Parade team.
Festival InfoThe 7th Annual Indie Craft Parade will be held indoors September 18-20, 2016 at the historic Huguenot Mill at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The festival hours are Friday night from 6-9 pm, on Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm. Friday night's VIP gala will limit attendance to a certain number of ticket holders. Saturday and Sunday have a $2 admission. Children 12 and under are free. The 2016 festival is projected to attract 7,000 attendees. http://www.makerscollective.org/indiecraftparade/
FeesPayment of the application fee will be made by credit or debit card through our website.
Application Fee: A non-refundable $25 application fee is due with this submission.
Exhibition Fee: The exhibition fee is not collected until applicants are chosen. Once participants have been selected, we will email instructions for paying this fee.
Other: If you don’t operate a full-time retail business, you must obtain a special retail license ($20) from the South Carolina Department of Revenue for selling at craft shows.
BoothsWe have full size booths (8 ft table) for an exhibition fee of $175 and medium size booths (6 ft table) for an exhibition fee of $125. A limited number of corner booths are available for $225. Exhibition fees are only paid after application has been accepted by the jury. Because we offer smaller sized booths, shared spaces are not permitted. Each exhibitor must apply and their work be juried separately. You may indicate your booth preference in your application, but be aware that booth sizes will be allocated at the discretion of Indie Craft Parade.
PoliciesIndie Craft Parade is a family-friendly event. Participants will be asked to remove any goods not in keeping with this atmosphere.
Each individual is fully responsible for their booth, display and merchandise. Indie Craft Parade can not be held liable for any loss, damage or personal injuries that may occur at the event.
- What we'll provide:
- Table (6 ft. or 8 ft.)
- Chair (1 per space)
- Black floor-length tablecloth
- Wireless internet access
- What we do not provide:
- Individual booth signage
- Additional lighting
- Extension cords