Renegade Craft Fair

FAQ

Renegade offers creatives an opportunity to connect with engaged fans and modern design enthusiasts. Additionally, there are many benefits that come along with joining our events. Here’s what we have to offer:

  • 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 nearly 300,000 fans and followers online, we handpick and feature exceptional makers and participants on our social media.

Renegade is a juried event, and we review each application thoughtfully. We base our aesthetic vision for the Fairs on the jury criteria below.

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.

BRANDING
Your online and onsite presence is well designed and aesthetically appealing. Presentation should be on par with your offerings while your online presence represents your most current work and general aesthetic.

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.

  • 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 per Fair..
  • 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 is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Chicago Father’s Day Pop-Up is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Brooklyn is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • San Francisco will be open from April 5 – May 20. Notifications will go out May 25.
  • Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival Pop-Up will be open from April 5 – May 20. Notifications will go out June 5.
  • Seattle is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Portland will be open from April 5 – May 20. Notifications will go out June 1.
  • Chicago will be open from June 4 – July 15. Notifications will go out July 25.
  • New York OctFest Pop-Up is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Detroit is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Denver is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • Boston Fair is currently accepting rolling applications! Notifications will go out on a rolling basis.
  • San Francisco will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 4.
  • New York will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 8.
  • Austin will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 1.
  • Chicago will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 11.
  • Los Angeles will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 16.
  • London will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 9.
  • Seattle will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 15.
  • Portland will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 18.
  • Brooklyn will be open from July 30 – September 23. Notifications will go out October 19.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 have attempted to contact your assigned booth mate, and have not heard back, please reach out to us via our Contact Form.