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Frequently Asked Questions

If I applied, when will I get an acceptance?

Our applications are released on a quarterly basis.

all February event applications are released on January 1st and close out on January 15th. These will be processed, and vendors notified on January 16th. Vendor fees will be due within 48hrs of invoice sent.

 

all march & April event applications are released on January 1st and close out on February 1st. These will be processed, and vendors notified on February 2nd. Vendor fees will be due within 48hrs of invoice sent.

all may, june & july event applications are released on March 1st and close out on april 1st. These will be processed, and vendors notified on april 2nd. Vendor fees will be due within 48hrs of invoice sent.

all august, september & october event applications are released on june 1st and close out on july  1st. These will be processed, and vendors notified on july  2nd. Vendor fees will be due within 48hrs of invoice sent.

all november and december event applications are released on september 1st and close out on october 1st. These will be processed, and vendors notified on october 2nd. Vendor fees will be due within 48hrs of invoice sent.

***The only exception to this is all of our matthews mainline dates.

Steps to becoming a vendor?

STEP ONE: APPLY TO EVENTS VIA THE APPLICATIONS TAB

STEP TWO: WAIT FOR ACCEPTANCE EMAIL/INVOICE.

STEP THREE: PAY INVOICE, THIS SECURES YOUR SPOT!

STEP FOUR: POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT EVENT LEADING UP TO IT, USING GRAPHICS FROM THE VENDOR FACEBOOK GROUP.

STEP FIVE: RECEIVE LOAD IN DETAILS VIA EMAIL THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO EVENT.

STEP SIX: EVENT DAY! FOLLOW LOAD IN DETAILS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY VENDING!

How do I apply?

applications are posted on our website and also linked in our Instagram bio. you can also find application links in our weekly newsletter.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. Pets must be supervised at all times and cleaned up after.

Is there any vendor training I need to attend?

No, but we do offer monthly vendor meetings at petty thieves brewing co. This is a good way to ask questions and get to know other vendors.

What rules do you have?

Please view the liability waiver. all policies are listed here.

Do I have to sell handcrafted items?

no! our events are not exclusive to hand made items and we welcome all and any vendors except mlm or pyramid scheme vendors(thirty one, color street, paparazzi and the like). boutiques and other locally sourced items are welcome, but be sure to disclose all items you sell in your application.

Vendor Code of Conduct

1-Every vendor is expected to stay for the entirety of the event. If you leave early without permission, you will be banned from future markets and no refund or credit will be given regardless of payment status in future events.


2-No excessive drinking at events. If you become intoxicated and/or belligerent or disruptive, You will be asked to leave and no refund or credit will be given.


3-No off-leash pets permitted.


4-No blatant disrespect for event organizer, other vendors, or shoppers.


5-When bringing children, make sure they are non-disruptive (to the best of your ability).


6-If bringing a tent, make sure to have the proper tent weights needed to hold it down.


7-make sure to follow ALL load in and out instructions.


8-if you are a no show to an event, you will be charged a $25 no show fee before you can participate in a future event. Repeat offenders will be banned permanently without refund or credit.

Are there any fees involved?

Each event is different and fees are listed in the applications. 

In addition to these, if application is submitted past the regular acceptance cycle (see question regarding this), you will be charged a $20 late application fee if accepted into event.

WHAT IS PROVIDED?

We provide you with a space to set up. all tables, chairs, and tents must be supplied by the vendor. we do not provide electric, so be sure to have battery operated lights for events that run after dark.

How do you pick vendors?

We are a juried market, meaning we do not pick vendors on a first come, first serve basis. we select vendors based on a list of criteria, including social presence, past market interactions, affordable product, attractiveness of booth setup, amongst other things.

How can I contact you?

You may email us at info@handcraftedmarketclt.net

we will respond within business hours.

OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE TUES-SAT 9AM-3PM. Please expect responses to all emails within that time frame.

HOW MUCH IS A BOOTH?

Fees vary per event and are listed on the application associated with that event.

IS THE VENDOR FEE REFUNDABLE?

Your vendor fee is non-refundable. If we host a market and you decide not to participate for any reason, your fee cannot be returned or credited towards another event. If we cancel a market due to safety issues with the weather, we will hold a non-refundable administrator fee of 10% and push forward the other portion to a future market with us. no refunds are given.

When will I receive load in details? 

load in details are always sent the Wednesday prior to an event. if you have not received by the Thursday prior, please reach out.

OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE TUES-SAT 9AM-3PM. Please expect responses to all emails within that time frame.

DO I NEED A SALES AND USE TAX ID TO PARTICIPATE?

Yes, you must supply it to participate in any of our events and we ask for it on the application  If you are based out of another state, it would be your number for that state.

How does the waitlist work?

we typically have a vendor waitlist of at least 25 vendors. if you are selected to be pulled off of the waitlist, you will be notified within 24hrs after the fees were due for the initial acceptance cycle. you will have 48hrs to pay fee after notification.

Where do I find event graphics?

Please go to our vendors Facebook group for graphics

"HandCraftedmarket vendors"

What is required of vendors prior to the event?

all vendors are required to post event on social media. vendors who continue to not do this will be removed from future market opportunities. 

Where are these located?

Dust off brewing- Rock Hill

tradesman- Charleston 

frothy beard- Charleston 

mainline- matthews 

vaulted oak - Charlotte 

midnight mulligan- charlotte

steam- Kannapolis 

festival on the green - Kannapolis 

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