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Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Austin Participation Kit

Congratulations on your acceptance to Renegade Craft Austin!

We are so excited to have you as a part of our community! Please read through our Participation Kit to get ready for the Fair. Please take a moment to click through and read each section, which has detailed and important information. We can’t wait to see you and what you’ve been making!

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FAIR INFORMATION

Email

Prior to the Fair, send us your questions and ideas via email to Info@RenegadeCraft.com. We will get back to you asap during regular working hours M-TH.

At The Fair

During the weekend of the Fair, you can find our team at our Info Booth located near the front entrance of Fair Market.

There is not an official check-in, but please feel free to pop by our Info Booth at anytime to say Hi, ask a question, share ideas, or meet the Renegade team.

We will have complimentary enamel pins and stickers available while supplies last.

Text or Call

You can also call or text our on-site crew on the Rc hotline phone. That number is: 312-723-5867.

☺︎ Meet our team here

venue:

Fair Market

address:

1100 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78702

notes:
  • Fair Market is an indoor venue with oversized windows and doors that we will have open if weather permits.
  • Renegade Austin will go on rain or shine.
  • Leashed pets and service animals are welcome to join in on the fun!

Venue Character

Fair Market’s iconic Quonset (an Algonquian First Nations term meaning “small, long place”) hut-style warehouse is located in East Austin, just blocks from downtown. With high ceilings and exposed beams, the venue has an industrial feel, which keeps it cooler on hot days, but is dark in some places (see our recommended lighting options below!). Large loading dock doors roll open to cool give the venue an airy indoor-outdoor vibe.

Fair Market is a slightly elevated venue with ramp access as well as street-level access to the yard.

Please contact us with any further accessibility questions you may have.

We produce all of our events with the health + safety of our community as our first priority, following local and national recommendations as our guide. Read our health + safety plan here.

BOOTH INFORMATION

Rentals

❁ Rentals are closed.

Rental orders are due Friday, November 11.

WiFi

To access wifi during the event, you can log in to Fair Market’s network:

Network: Fair Market
Password: fairmarket

Resources

The venue can be a bit dark in some places at times. To guarantee direct lighting on your display, we recommend bringing cordless/portable lights:

  • For ambient lighting, we recommend this light ballrechargeable globe or these string lights.
  • For more direct light, we recommend this table lamp or this circular lamp.
  • While we can’t offer electricity rentals, we found this portable power station that will offer you some juice throughout the weekend.
  • If you’re looking for a dolly to help you load in and out, check out this folding hand truck.
    PS – if you use these links to purchase we may earn a small commission.

Depending on which size booth you applied for, your footprint at the Fair measures 3’x6’ for a shared booth, 6’x6’ for a full booth, or 6’x12′ for a double booth.

Please note that shared booths most typically are oriented with the shortest side facing the aisle. So that customers can browse both your and your booth make’s work, please work closely with each other to plan your setup and rental needs accordingly. Read more about shared booths below.

If you are a mobile vendor, your set-up should be no larger than 3’x6’ and should be maneuverable throughout the venue.

If you signed up for a shared booth, you will receive your booth mate’s contact information after curation, around November 14.

Shared Booth Setups

Please note that shared booths most typically are oriented with the shortest side facing the aisle. Shared booths in Austin are 3′ wide x 6′ deep. Please work with your booth partner and plan accordingly so that shoppers can browse both of your setups. Read more on sharing a booth here.

Here are a handful of diagrams to give you some ideas on how you could set up a shared booth space. The diagrams are to scale, so please notice how the displays fit within the booth and how much space is available for attendees to browse both of your products.

Of special note: This fair has some dedicated half booths, where those vendors won’t be paired with a booth mate.

AT THE FAIR

Your Booth Assignment, the Roster, and Map will be posted after curation is complete, around November 14. Please keep an eye out for an email update from us!

Click the tile for your business on the Roster and make sure all looks great. Here you will find your:

  • Booth Number
  • Artist Profile
  • Location
  • Instagram Link

Your tile and profile will also be added to our Collective, you’re in great company! Please reach out if you need any updates.

If you requested a corner placement in your application, we’ll try our best to accommodate your request, however corner placements are not guaranteed. Please see the map for your booth placement.

Map

Of special note: This fair has some dedicated half booths, where those vendors won’t be paired with a shared booth mate. Dedicated half booths are #’s 22, 34, 35, 47, 48, 60, 61, 73, 74, 85, 86, 97.

Friday Early Load-In

We offer a 2-hour early load-in time on on Friday, 11/25 between 3–5 p.m. We strongly recommend taking advantage of Friday load-in to make Saturday morning a breeze. On Friday, all vendors must complete their set up and leave the venue by 5 p.m.

Saturday + Sunday Morning Load-In

Saturday morning load-in will be staggered in two groups between 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday load-in begins at 9 a.m. for everyone.

Each group will be given 30 minutes to unload their car into the venue. When loading in, please find the closest street parking space near the venue along E. 5th Street or on a nearby side street to unload your items. The venue is located in a busy neighborhood and does not have a dedicated parking lot or loading zone.

Be mindful of street signage regarding any parking restrictions and double parking to avoid being ticketed or towed. From there, you can bring your items into the venue, and move your car if needed before you begin setting up.

Load-In Groups

  • Group 1: 8-8:30 a.m. Booths 1-21, 30-39, 56-65, & 81-90
  • Group 2: 8:30-9 a.m. Booths 22-29, 40-55, 66-80, & 91-97

Notes

  • If you arrive earlier than your load-in time, you will not be permitted to enter the site. We are setting up and prepping for your arrival up to load in time and appreciate your patience!
  • If you rented tables, chairs, racks, or linens you will need to pick them up from the Rental Depot, located near the Rc Info Booth. They will be available during load-in.
  • We will have a handful of hand trucks available for vendors to use for load-in and out. The hand trucks will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and will require a photo I.D. as collateral.
  • There is nearby garage parking info here.
  • Street parking is available along E. 5th St., but not guaranteed.
  • Please observe all posted signs regarding parking.
  • We strongly encourage vendors to carpool and utilize ride services when possible.

The venue will be secured and closed overnight; however, we encourage you to take anything valuable with you for the night!

If you do choose to leave your displays, merchandise, etc., please note that anything you leave overnight is done so at your own risk.

Doors will open to vendors promptly at 9 a.m. on Sunday, so please also keep this in mind when considering leaving anything overnight and not arriving by that time.

The venue and Renegade Craft Fair are not responsible for any damages or theft that may occur.

Breakdown begins at 5 p.m. Please do not pack up early unless it’s in case of an emergency. Load-out will happen the same way as load-in. Help us make this a smooth and easy load-out by packing up your booth before bringing your car around.

Vendors are responsible for disposing of their own trash at the end of the night! Thank you for doing your part, we appreciate it.

In the event that an emergency situation does force Renegade Craft to evacuate the venue, we must do so in a calm and safe manner. The below information is to help you best prepare yourself and your team in case of evacuation.

We recommend you have a plan in place with the people working in your booth. Have each other’s contact info and designate a place to meet, this could be a vehicle or planned location ahead of time. The best course is to start a group text or email at the beginning of the day and stay in touch as needed. Look for the exit(s) closest and most convenient to access from to your booth.

If there is a possibility of evacuation due to weather, you will be warned as much in advance as possible, and we will keep you updated as decisions are being made both via email and text to contacts you provided prior to the event. Wait until weather has subsided before making your way back to the venue.

When you hear the evacuation (fire) alarm or are told to evacuate the building:

• Remain calm.
• Immediately shut down all hazardous operations.
• Leave quickly.
• You may take valuables such as cash boxes, tablets, computers or phones that are close at hand, but do not attempt to take large or heavy objects or any of your merchandise. Do not attempt to re-enter the building to retrieve forgotten items.
• Proceed as quickly as possible, but in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove. Hold handrails when you are walking on stairs.
• Go in one direction toward the nearest exit doors to your booth location. See map.
• Once out of the building, move away from the structure.
• Do not block roadways that emergency vehicles might use.• Remain in the assembly area and await further instruction from Renegade Staff, Venue Staff, Event Security, or Emergency Responders.

Emergency Assembly Areas

In the event of a building evacuation, all persons may assemble in the following areas:

• The primary area is the “yard” area to the east of the Fair Market building close to the Waller Street side of the block.
• An alternate location is sidewalk area just outside of the “yard” on the same side along Waller Street.
• Wheelchair or ramp access is on the south side of the building on the E 5th Street side where load-in/out happen. Persons using this exit should just proceed to the alternate assembly location listed above.
• If these locations are not available, alternative assembly areas may be designated by Renegade Staff, Venue Staff, Event Security, or Emergency Responders.

FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We have your credit card stored on file and will charge your booth fee on or shortly after November 7thThank you!

If you requested an upgraded corner placement and received one, we will charge your credit card on or after November 15.

If for any reason we’re unable to charge your card, we will send you an invoice. Thanks!

In the event you must cancel your participation:

  • If you cancel before or on the cancellation deadline of November 4, we will not charge the booth fee. If you cancel your participation after the cancellation deadline of November 4, we can not offer a refund.
  • The $50 application fee for each event canceled is nonrefundable.
  • Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the Fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space.

Note: If participants have to cancel up to 5 days in advance due to testing positive for Covid, we can offer a refund or a credit towards a future event.

Our community has the power to create transformational change in our society! When preparing for Renegade, we encourage you to implement the below environmentally-sustainable practices into your setup. We understand there may be cost, privilege, and access barriers to some of these suggestions, but we appreciate you making changes whenever possible.

  • Encourage your followers to walk, carpool, or use public transportation to get to the event.
  • Avoid using single-use decor items, such as balloons, confetti, and plastic tablecloths. Opt for decor that you can reuse or repurpose into something else.
  • For booth decor and printing, shop from local businesses rather than big box stores whenever possible.
  • Utilize QR codes, dry-erase boards, blackboards, or other signage instead of handing out paper materials.
  • Avoid handing out single-use items, such as plastic bags, paper receipts, or disposable serving-ware.
  • If paper materials are needed, reduce the size and number of materials, print double-sided, or use recycled content paper.
  • When you’re finished setting up, utilize public transportation to get to-and-from the event.
  • Utilize containers that can be reused or recycled, and avoid individually wrapping your products.
  • Monitor your use of electricity and turn off equipment at night or when not in use.
  • Be mindful of disposing waste and follow recycling signage and guidelines.
  • Bring your own reusable water bottles and refill where you can.
  • Donate or give away anything you don’t need at the end of the event instead of trashing it.
  • At the end of the event, make sure you leave nothing behind.

The following materials are required of all food vendors to participate in the event. Please submit your materials via this form as soon as possible and no later than Friday, November 4.

  • Completed PAGE 4 of Austin Public Health – Temporary Food Event Application
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance, listing Renegade Craft Fair, Inc. as additionally insured at 420 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Food Trucks
If you are already an actively licensed food truck, you just need to display your current Austin Public Health Mobile Vending Permit and do not require completion of page 4 of the Temporary Food Event Application. Please note that you may only serve directly from the truck to avoid applying for Temporary Food Event permit.

An Important Note

Any risk in not providing the above documentation is assumed by the vendor and not Renegade Craft. We don’t know ahead of time whether or not an on-site inspection of our event will occur. Safety at our events is paramount, and it is on the individual vendor to remain compliant. For questions, please contact the Austin Public Health Office at (512) 978-0300.

We’d love to hear about your experience after the Fair. Take our 3 question survey to let us know. You could win a free booth at an upcoming fair ✿