Full Site Coming April 2018

Renegade Craft Fair

We can hardly wait to unveil our fresh
new website and the complete Renegade Craft rebrand in April!

Until then, we're happy to announce our 2018 Fair Schedule:

San Francisco Spring Applications Open

April 7 + 8

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion

Application:

Open February 5 and Close February 23

Apply

July 14 + 15

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion

November 10 + 11

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion

Los Angeles Spring Applications Open

April 21 + 22

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Application:

Open February 5 and Close March 2

Apply

December 8 + 9

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Miami Spring Applications Open

April 28

The Wynwood Yard

Application:

Open February 5 and Close March 2

Apply

Chicago Spring Applications Open

May 12 + 13

Halsted St. ~ Chicago Arts District in Pilsen

Application:

Open February 5 and Close March 23

Apply

June 17 ~ Father’s Day

The Park at Wrigley Pop-Up

July 20-22

Pitchfork Music Festival Pop-Up

September 8 + 9

Division St. ~ Wicker Park

December 1 + 2

Bridgeport Art Center

Austin Spring Applications Open

May 19 + 20

Fair Market

Application:

Open February 5 and Close March 23

Apply

November 24 + 25

Fair Market

New York

June 23 + 24

Brooklyn Expo Center

November 17 + 18

Metropolitan Pavilion

December 22 + 23

Brooklyn Expo Center

Seattle

July 21 + 22

Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park

December 15 + 16

Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park

Portland

July 28 + 29

Pure Space

December 22 + 23

Pure Space

Detroit

September 15 + 16

Russell St. South of Gratiot Ave. ~ Eastern Market District

Denver

September 22 + 23

EXDO Event Center

Boston

November 3 + 4

The Cyclorama @ Boston Center for the Arts

London

December 1 + 2

Old Truman Brewery

Announcing our 2018 Spring Tour!

We start in San Francisco at the picturesque Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, then roll down the Golden Coast to Los Angeles State Historic Park. Join us for sunny, crisp days with good vibes, great food, and exceptional design.

April's Full Moon is the Pink Moon, and the perfect time for a Pop-Up at The Wynwood Yard in Miami! For this one-day event, we're looking forward to an intimate, communal gathering with Makers and Designers that are inspired by the Pink Moon in all its rare beauty.

We then head to Chicago for our annual Spring Fair, this year on Mother’s Day weekend. Bring your moms, daughters, and role models to Pilsen’s Chicago Arts District for a festive outdoor Fair, with Makers, DJs, and food trucks aplenty.

To round out our Spring Tour, we fly south to Austin's Fair Market. With summer heat just around the corner, enjoy the last bit of Spring with a refreshing weekend at Renegade. We hope to see you there!

Participation Categories

Makers + Designers

We curate inspired design and quality craftsmanship. From apothecary to furniture, our makers bring an array of vibrant and diverse talent to every Fair. We prefer makers who design and produce their own work, but will consider select designers who ethically source or lightly manufacture goods. Please be as descriptive about your product and process in your application as possible.

Food + Drink Purveyors

We're seeking food and drink purveyors to make every Fair a one-of-a-kind foodie destination. We love working with both established and emerging culinary talent, including innovative food trucks, passionate vendors, and revolutionary cocktail programs that are on the forefront of the national food and beverage scene. We welcome players from across the spectrum: from savory to sweet, caffeinated to refreshing. Specialize in handcrafted cocktails or want to host a bar at one of our Fairs? We’d love to hear more!

Experiential + Installation

We're seeking Experiential activations that bring interactive, skill-sharing, or creative services to Renegade Craft. From workshops to lawn games, photo ops to live portrait drawing, Experiential activations include those providing an experience or service. Installations are site-specific and non-vending. Applicants submit detailed proposals for their installation when applying, including dimensions and resources needed for their activation.

Sponsors

We're seeking forward thinking Sponsors + Partners who want to help elevate our events to new heights with creative onsite activations and collaborative partnerships. Brands and Media Outlets can position themselves at the forefront of the creative economy, reach our talented makers and engaged followers, and be a part of this exciting movement.

Sponsorship Kit

Sponsorship Application

Booth Options

General Booths
General Booths
General Booths
General Booths
General Booths
General Booths
Booth sizes and prices vary across all Fairs. Please reference the FAQs for a complete breakdown of booth sizes and prices for Makers + Designers / Food + Drink Purveyors / Experiential + Installations.

General booth descriptions are shown below, please carefully consider your booth size when applying. To see exceptional booth examples please refer to our Pinterest.

Shared Booths
Shared Booths
Shared Booths
Shared Booths
Shared Booths are a great option for vendors who have small products or limited inventory, and can use space creatively with others.

You will be paired with another accepted participant to coordinate your booth. Depending on the specific Fair and Venue, individual footprints for Shared Booths can range from 3’x6’ to 5’x10’. Please note that in order to share the space equally, vendors need to set-up side-by-side or in an L-shape, which oftentimes places the short side of your display facing the aisle. Please read our FAQ below about Booth Sharing for more info about this option.

Full Booths
Full Booths
Full Booths
Full Booths
Our standard sized booth for each Fair, Full Booths can range from 6’x6’ to 10’x10’ depending on the Fair.

This is a great option and recommended for those interested in having a dedicated booth, larger products and displays, or a good amount of inventory to sell at the Fair. With a Full Booth, layout and display options are more open and versatile and offer the best experience for selling at the Fair.

Double Booths
Double Booths
Double Booths
Double Booths
Double Booths are equal to two Full Booths side-by-side.

This is an excellent way to make a bigger impact at the Fair, showcase larger work and complex displays, increase your offerings, or host an Experiential Activation. Also a great option for Collectives, Galleries, or Organizations to offer an installation or showcase at the Fair. Double Booths range from 6’x12 to 10’x20’, depending on the venue.

Mobile Booths
Mobile Booths
Mobile Booths
Mobile Booths are movable and compact booth displays that roam throughout the event (for example, a cart on wheels).

This is a great option for those who want to add an element of surprise and “pop-up” throughout the Fair. Mobile vendors are required to move throughout the venue and cannot be stationary for long periods of time.

Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
Truck/Trailer Booths
We have limited space to accommodate participants that have a truck or trailer setup.

Food trucks, Airstream trailers, hitch trailers and more fit under this category. Makers + Designers can apply using the Experiential category for this option in the application. Food Trucks should apply using the Food + Drink Purveyor option.

Custom Booths
Custom Booths
Custom Booths
Custom Booths
Custom Booths
Custom Booths
Larger / custom footprints are available in limited capacity at the Fairs, but are an excellent way to stand out.

Experiential Activations and Sponsors are the best fit for this option, and should provide details and dimensions in their application. Installations are also considered custom footprints, with applied-for dimensions considered after application.

Participation FAQs

1. Application Cycles + Notification Dates

Spring Application Run Dates:

  • San Francisco will be open from February 5 – February 23. Notifications will go out March 1.
  • Los Angeles will be open from February 5 – March 2. Notifications will go out March 7.
  • Miami will be open from February 5 – March 2. Notifications will go out March 8.
  • Chicago will be open from February 5 – March 23. Notifications will go out April 3.
  • Austin will be open from February 5 – March 23. Notifications will go out April 5.

2. Booth Sizes and Prices for Makers + Designers

Spring booth sizes and prices vary by Fair. Please see below for a full breakdown.

> April 7 + 8 @ Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

5′ x 10′ – $325
10′ x 10′ – $650
10′ x 20′ – $1300
Mobile – $325

> April 21 + 22 @ LASHP in Los Angeles

5′ x 10′ – $325
10′ x 10′ – $650
10′ x 20′ – $1300
Mobile – $325

> April 28 @ The Wynwood Yard Miami

6’ Table - $300

> May 12 + 13 in Pilsen's Chicago Arts District

5′ x 10′ – $275
10′ x 10′ – $550
10′ x 20′ – $1100
Mobile – $275

> May 19 + 20 @ Fair Market in Austin

3′ x 6′ – $275
6′ x 6′ – $550
6′ x 12′ – $1100
Mobile – $275

3. Booth Sizes and Prices for Food + Drink Purveyors

For Food + Drink Participants at select Fairs, we take the booth fee, or 25% of Gross Sales; whichever is greater. Spring booth sizes and prices vary by Fair. Please see below for a full breakdown.

> April 7 + 8 @ Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

5′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $325
10′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $650
10′ x 20′ Pre-Pack Foods – $1300

Food Cart – $300
Food Truck or 10x10 Concessionaire -- $600 or 25% of Gross Sales; whichever is greater.
Venue Concession Stand Rental - $3,500

> April 21 + 22 @ LASHP in Los Angeles

5′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $325
10′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $650
10′ x 20′ Pre-Pack Foods – $1300

Food Cart – $300
Food Truck or 10′ x 10′ Concessionaire – $600 or 25% of Gross Sales; whichever is greater.

> April 28 @ The Wynwood Yard in Miami

Unfortunately, no outside Food + Drink Purveyors are allowed at this event.

> May 12 + 13 in Pilsen's Chicago Arts District

5′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $275
10′ x 10′ Pre-Pack Foods – $550
10′ x 20′ Pre-Pack Foods – $1100

Food Cart – $275
Food Truck or 10x10 Concessionaire -- $600 or 25% of Gross Sales; whichever is greater.

> May 19 + 20 @ Fair Market in Austin

3′ x 6′ Pre-Pack Foods – $275
6′ x 6′ Pre-Pack Foods – $550
6′ x 12′ Pre-Pack Foods – $1100

Food Cart – $275
10′ x 10′ Concessionaire – $550

--Permitting + Insurance

-- Accepted Food + Drink Purveyors will receive general permitting information in the Participation Kit upon acceptance. We recommend checking in with the local health department in your area for permitting details regarding your specific operation.

-- If accepted into one or more of the Fairs, you will be responsible for providing us with the following information and documentation. Any vendor who cannot furnish the required permit or insurance by the three week Health Department deadline will have their participation cancelled and will not be granted a refund. Please contact us with any questions.

----Certificate of General Liability Insurance. Renegade Craft Fair must be listed on your policy as additionally insured, using our address located at 1910 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60608.

---- Kitchen Sanitation Certificate issued by your local government.

---- All Applicable Health Permits required by your local government. Additional information about specific permitting details will be supplied in the Participation Kit.

4. Booth Sizes and Prices for Experiential + Installations

Spring booth sizes and prices vary by Fair. Please see below for a full breakdown.

+ If you are applying as an Installation activation, please note that all installations are non-vending and dependent upon available venue space.

+ Experiential Activations that are selling a creative service or product will pay the rates shown below.

> April 7 + 8 @ Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

5′ x 10′ – $325
10′ x 10′ – $650
10′ x 20′ – $1300
Mobile – $325

> April 21 + 22 @ LASHP in Los Angeles

5′ x 10′ – $325
10′ x 10′ – $650
10′ x 20′ – $1300
Mobile – $325

> April 28 @ The Wynwood Yard in Miami

6’ Table - $300

> May 12 + 13 in Pilsen's Chicago Arts District

5′ x 10′ – $275
10′ x 10′ – $550
10′ x 20′ – $1100
Mobile – $275

> May 19 + 20 @ Fair Market in Austin

3′ x 6′ – $275
6′ x 6′ – $550
6′ x 12′ – $1100
Mobile – $275

5. Payments + Jury Fees

+ Please note that we take all booth fee deposits upfront.

+ We use PayPal to process all payments. After you submit your application, you will be prompted to pay via PayPal immediately. Please note that we do not jury unpaid applications.

+ Should you not be accepted to the Fair, we will refund your booth fee deposit, less a $50 jurying fee.

6. Jury Criteria

INNOVATION
Your work is innovative, contemporary, and avoids over-saturated trends. We encourage you to expand your work into new and dynamic places!

QUALITY
You use high quality materials and techniques to make your work. Items are beautiful, durable, and market ready.

PRESENTATION
Your onsite presence and packaging are well designed and aesthetically appealing. Presentation should be on par with your offerings.

ENGAGEMENT
Your onsite presence is eye-catching, welcoming, and well planned. Your participation is interesting and engaging to attendees.

ETHICAL
Your work is designed and/or handmade by you, and not sourced in an unethical way. If you outsource your work in any way, please apply using the Ethically Sourced option in the Makers + Designers category.

CONSISTENCY
Your work is cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to see this in your online portfolio.

PROGRESSION
If you are a returning vendor or applicant, your work has progressed since you last applied. We’re always on the lookout for fresh ideas.

VALUE
The average price of your items falls within what is typical at Renegade Craft, providing a balance of quality and accessibility for our attendees.

7. Participation Details

+ What is included in the booth fee?

--Your Booth space! Create your own pop-up shop to showcase and sell your work to an amazing, engaged audience!

-- Inclusion on our roster! Our website’s 200k independent clicks per month will put your linked site in front of a variety of buyers and shoppers both before after the Fair.

--Wholesale opportunities! Buyers head to Renegade to discover unique makers and products like yours, and many reach out during and after the show to set-up accounts with their store.

--Networking and collaborations! Tap into our vibrant creative community by connecting with neighboring makers for potential collaborations, resources, and other exciting opportunities.

--Potential social features! With a thriving following of 170k Instagram followers, 65k Facebook fans, and 36k Twitter followers, we handpick and feature exceptional makers and participants on our social media.

8. Rental Offerings

+Once accepted to the Fair, we offer some furniture rentals and other amenities, varying per venue. Rental orders can be placed through the Participation Kit upon acceptance.

9. Refund + Cancellation Policies

In the event you must cancel your participation, we offer full refunds less a $50 jurying fee per Fair up to one month prior to the event. After that, we offer a 50% discount on cancellations until two weeks prior to the Fair. If you cancel within two weeks of the Fair, we do not offer refunds of any amount due to the proximity of the event. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the Fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space.

10. Business Tax + Permitting

+Renegade recommends that your business complies with your local tax regulations by registering your business, collecting sales tax, and reporting and remitting sales tax. While we cannot offer specific guidance about tax compliance, if you have questions we recommend you consult with an accountant or www.irs.gov for more details.

+We welcome international Makers + Designers join us from abroad, but we recommend you contact the customs department and learn what you need to do directly from them. Renegade Craft does not provide any sales tax or customs advice.

11. Booth Sharing

----If you are sharing your booth space with another maker, be in close contact with them! We send out a booth share email shortly after notifications go out so you can begin planning your set-up as soon as possible. Make sure you connect and discuss all of your plans for the Fair and your booth set-up together.

---- If you requested a specific booth mate and they are not selected to participate in the Fair, we will pair you with another vendor who compliments your products and aesthetic.

----If you are participating in an outdoor Fair make sure you connect with your booth mate, especially if you plan to share a tent or rent tables.

----Please note that most shared booths have to set-up side-by-side with the shortest side of your display facing the aisle, so please plan your booth layout accordingly along with your booth mate.

----If you need Shared Booth inspiration, please visit our Pinterest boards to see some examples of some exceptional set-ups and displays here and here.

Apply

Dream Job Alert / We're Hiring!

Savvy go-getters, creative spirits, trendsetters, and design enthusiasts: we want you.

At Renegade, we have created a thoughtful, supportive, and collaborative company culture to work on our vibrant Fairs and exciting endeavors! We offer competitive benefits and generous perks, as well as flexible and remote working options. Half of our staff works from Renegade’s Chicago Headquarters while the rest of the Renegade Team is scattered throughout the U.S. We are on the lookout for two new team members and are taking applications nationwide.

Renegade is hiring for two dynamic roles, a Full-Time Social Media + Content Manager and a Freelance Event Manager. Check out our job descriptions and application requirements below, and send us your details if you’re interested and want to be part of the Team! If we think you are a good fit, we will be sure to reach out for an interview. No phone calls or snail mail please!

Full-Time Social Media + Content Manager


TO APPLY for this position, please send your resume and cover letter in PDF files to careers@renegadecraft.com. In your cover letter, please include your salary requirements, the city you live in, what your favorite Instagram account is, and why you want to work for Renegade Craft.


JOB SUMMARY:

The Social Media + Content Manager maintains Renegade’s social media to enhance the company’s place as a catalyst for contemporary design and craft through strategic online marketing, and thoughtful brand promotion. This role captures and evenly represents Renegade's broad geographic multi-city presence, and diverse participant line-up. They have their finger on the pulse of contemporary design, lifestyle and social media best practices and collaborate closely with the Marketing Team to define the voice and direction of Renegade’s creative content. The Social Media + Content Manager maintains Renegade’s online presence and aesthetics with thoughtfully selected creative assets, strategically planned posts, curated content, and analytical tracking to ensure continued success and measurable growth in a competitive digital landscape. This role reports directly to the Marketing Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages content and updates for all components of Renegade’s social media platforms, including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Flickr.
  • Researches sustainable expansion to new social media platforms where Renegade might not be currently represented.
  • Strategically creates and manages Renegade’s content calendar, ensuring thoughtful, creative, and timely branded posts to further promote our overall brand, initiatives, Fairs, and craft community at large.
  • Provides analytical reports with statistics regarding followers, impressions, page visits, and other relevant details for strategic review and content calendar planning.
  • Actively engages with Renegade’s larger community via social media, answering inquiries as needed, and engaging with key players and influencers.
  • Creates and updates social media style guide for internal and external use to ensure consistent brand identity and promotion across platforms.
  • Researches, vets and hires freelance onsite photography and social media support for select Fairs.
  • Oversees updates to Renegade’s Blog, and works with the Marketing Team to create and source compelling branded content and features that support Renegade’s initiatives.
  • Coordinates Renegade’s city Field Guide content creation, templates, and overall strategy for inclusion as a promotional tool.
  • Manages and designs monthly newsletters, Fair press releases, e-blasts, announcements and other marketing collateral as needed.
  • Manages all photo albums in Flickr, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  • Updates internal photo banks with top notch photos for promotional use across all Renegade online platforms.
  • Researches and coordinates featured makers from confirmed participant lists to include in posts across Renegade’s social landscape.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years marketing and/or social media management experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Current awareness of contemporary DIY Craft and Design landscape, lifestyle and food/beverage trends, directions, and major players.
  • Astute photography skills, design sense, and visual communication abilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Editorial experience managing and contributing for blogs or online publications.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to oversee a wide range of project elements without losing big-picture focus.
  • Acute attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Insightful knowledge of influential social media outlets, appropriate print publications, and Fair/City specific weeklies.
  • Positive attitude and personable nature.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise within Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, Asana, Google docs, DropBox, and Gmail Applications.
  • Basic understanding of SEO an asset, but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, and smartphone.
  • Candidate must also be able to travel to fairs and traverse various indoor/outdoor venues including City/State parks, warehouses, event spaces, and airports. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and 25-50 pounds on an occasional basis while traveling to fairs and transporting supplies.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Renegade Allows for a variety of options for employees to work administratively including our Chicago based headquarters, personal home office, or other wifi-equipped remote location.
  • This position will also be required to travel to 7-10 Fairs per year, which take place in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.

*Renegade reserves the right to change job duties at any time and that the job description is not designed to cover every requirement of the job.

Freelance Event Manager


TO APPLY for this position, please send your resume and cover letter in PDF files to careers@renegadecraft.com. In your cover letter, please include your salary requirements, the city you live in, what you love about running events, why you want to work for Renegade, and if you have any conflicts with our 2018 Tour Dates.


JOB SUMMARY:

The Event Manager is a freelance position utilizing a diverse skill-set and acts as our steadfast onsite liaison for Renegade Craft. They have a penchant for traveling, enjoy managing events and people, and take pride in their ability to handle all issues with a smile. They travel to select Fairs throughout the year to work as our dedicated event manager, providing oversight for the setup, load-in/out, and run day-of Fair details. Additionally, they oversee staff schedules, handle production logistics, greet deliveries and provide excellent customer service to our participants and attendees. The Renegade Event Manager has a 360-degree view of how we run logistics onsite at our Fairs, making them integral to the success of each event they travel to. This role reports directly to the Production Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Travels to select Fairs throughout the year to manage the set-up, load-in/out and run of Fair details from A to Z.
  • Serves as point of contact to our venue managers, production teams, and all other hired teams as needed.
  • Provides excellent customer service onsite, and helps troubleshoot with vendors, sponsors, attendees and all other participants during Fair.
  • Oversees staff schedule and serves as onsite support for all staff needs for run of Fair.
  • Coordinates with the Production + Operations Teams to learn onsite logistics leading up to the Fair, and participates in pre-Fair meetings.
  • Delegates onsite tasks and lends support as needed with set-up, load-in, run of event, breakdown, and load-out.
  • Assists and oversees production logistics when a member of the Production Team is not present onsite.
  • Reviews binder materials and ensure all documents are ready for travel.
  • Ensure luggage gets to and from the Fair properly, and manages event supplies onsite to ensure proper packing and return.
  • Submits event report after each Fair for review.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years experience managing events, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Ability to think on their feet, multi-task, and manage stress well.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to oversee a wide range of project elements without losing big-picture focus.
  • Acute attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Positive attitude and personable nature.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise within Asana, Google docs, DropBox, and Gmail applications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, and smartphone.
  • Candidate must also be able to travel to fairs and traverse various indoor/outdoor venues including City/State parks, warehouses, event spaces, and airports. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and 25-50 pounds on an occasional basis while traveling to fairs and transporting supplies.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • This role will primarily function remotely and will be hired as a freelance employee of Renegade Craft.
  • This position will travel to 8-10 Fairs through September 2018, with the possibility to renew into the Holiday season.
  • This position requires the Event Manager to use and bring their own devices such as computer, laptop, cell phone, etc.

*Renegade reserves the right to change job duties at any time and that the job description is not designed to cover every requirement of the job.

Renegade Craft Fair provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Renegade Craft complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates.