Chicago Fair Sneak Peek!

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We’re coming home, Chicago! The Renegade Craft Fair is returning to Wicker Park along Division Street (between Damen and Paulina) on September 19 + 20. The free-to-attend event will be open 11am – 6pm each day, featuring a curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers, a mixture of artisanal food stalls, interactive activities, vintage purveyors, DIY workshops and more. Get ready for an end of Summer outdoor extravaganza!

At our flagship Fair, you’ll find an incredible collection of outstanding handmade goods. Illustrated stationery and paper goods, one-of-a-kind jewelry, children’s accessories and toys, pet products, natural beauty collections, clothing, furniture and housewares are just some of the categories present at this year’s Chicago Fair. You won’t want to miss this year’s line up of 400+ talented Makers, food and drink, activities and more. Check out the Roster here.


ROW 1: Nic Annette Miller | Small Queue | Printwork by Toni Point | ROW 2: Argaman & Defiance | Solid State Goods | Calica Studio | ROW 3: Facture Goods | Leah Ball | O’Douds Apothecary

Expect a fun and lively atmosphere along Division St. with shopping, interactive activities, creative inspiration, and more. Chirp Radio and Reckless Records will be on-hand spinning jams and tunes all weekend long while visitors explore the array of delightful wares. Feeling crafty? Stop by one of the DIY workshops: learn basic leather-working with the Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts and learn how to knit, fold origami, and wind jump-ropes with Urban Prairie Waldorf School.

All of you cycling enthusiasts will want to visit Pedal to the People‘s Pop-Up Bike Shop – offering bike valet service, mechanical services, and a “Don’t Get Stranded” flat fix workshop. Those on the hunt for some vintage treasures can visit with First Ladies VintageHighstreet Vintage, and Lost Girls Vintage and shop collections full of found and selected goods from around the country.

When your stomach starts to growl, head over to one of the many food stands in our Eats + Treats section, featuring local Chicago establishments: Chicago’s DoghouseDia de los TamalesDönerMenMana Food Bar, and Taco in A Bag as well as sample from artisanal food vendors. Black Dog Gelato, Justice of the Pies, and Puffs of Doom will be serving delicious icy treats, pies, and baked goods for those wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings. Thirsty shoppers can look to Harvest JuiceryLa Colombe Coffee Roasters, and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters for refreshment and caffeine boosts, while ProteaTito’s Vodka, and Revolution Brewing, will be serving and sampling wine, vodka and beer throughout the weekend

Don’t forget to stop in the complimentary Magnolia Photo Booth and pose pretty with props to commemorate your visit. Attendees can also sit down and get a hand drawn portrait of themselves courtesy of The Doodlebooth.

FedEx will have a Shipping Station on-site, where attendees and Makers can enjoy simple, flat rate shipping for their one-of-a-kind goods.


Getting There: The Fair will take place along Division St. between Damen and Paulina. Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. The closest CTA train stop to the Fair is the Division Blue Line Stop. Parking is limited in the neighborhood. Route directions to the intersection of Damen and Division here.

Uber is sponsoring rides for the Renegade Craft Fair. New users can get up to $20 off their first Uber ride using the code RCF2015. To sign up, download the app or head to


Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeChicago to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website, check out our upcoming Maker Spotlights, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.


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  1. Gerald mingolelli says:

    I want to apply as artist please help

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