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Renegade Craft Fair

Brooklyn Participation Kit

Congratulations on your acceptance to Renegade Craft Brooklyn!

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!

YOU'RE IN! SPREAD THE WORD!

Congrats, you’ve been accepted to Renegade Brooklyn!

Help spread the word and post the official eflyer to social media, embed on your website, blog, or email and tag @RenegadeCraft. Search Renegade Craft in gifs and add a sticker to your Story ☺︎

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 entrance of the venue.

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.

Your Onsite Crew

☺︎ Meet our team here

venue + address:

337 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY

notes:
  • The Fair will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
  • This Fair will be held indoors.
  • Service animals are welcome! Sorry, your adorable pets are not permitted.
  • Please note that food is not available for sale at this event. Being in downtown Brooklyn, there are plenty of eateries and delivery options in the area. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. A bar will be on site.
Venue Character

ZeroSpace is a warehouse studio building located on the cusp of three popular Brooklyn neighborhoods ~ Gowanus, Boerum Hill, and Prospect Park. It’s a raw space with tall ceilings and some skylights throughout.

This event is held indoors at ZeroSpace. which is a warehouse studio space on ground level and accessible via Butler St.

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

BOOTH INFORMATION

Rentals

Head here to reserve rental items, including tables, chairs, garment racks, and table linens.

+ Rental orders are due by June 2

If you rented tables or clothing racks they will be placed in your booth space. If you rented chairs or linens, you can pick those up from our Info Booth located near the entrance.

WiFi

Coming soon!

We are working with the venue to learn more about their WiFi setup. Since this is a new venue, we’re not sure it will be available for an additional fee or not yet.

We recommend contacting your cellular service provider for a mobile hotspot, running offline sales, or this universal hotspot (though we cannot guarantee it is a good fit for everyone, please confirm with your cellular provider). In any case, please test your tech before the event.

Electricity

If you requested access to electricity in your application, we cannot guarantee this will be available yet, or if there are additional costs. More soon! You are always welcome to bring portable charging devices, lights, and the like.

Depending on which size booth you applied for, your footprint at the Fair measures 4’x8’ for a shared booth, 8’x8’’ for a full booth, or 8’x16′ for a double booth.

Each 8’x8′ booth will be marked on the ground in chalk. There is no pipe or drape to divide each booth, so please plan accordingly. Be mindful of your setup to ensure the back and sides of your booth aren’t obtrusive to your booth neighbors.

Only the items you applied with are allowed to be sold at the event. If you outsource any of the items in your collection, you may only sell the items you’ve designed or made yourself.

If you signed up for a shared booth, you will receive your booth mate’s contact information after curation around May 28.

Please get in touch with each other as soon as you are introduced to discuss your shared booth setup and rentals as needed.

Shared Booth Setups

Please note that shared booths most typically are oriented with the shortest side facing the aisle. Shared booths at this Fair are 4′ wide x 8′ 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.

AT THE FAIR

Booth Number

Your Booth Assignment, the Roster, and Map will be posted after curation is complete, around May 28. Please keep an eye out for an email update from us!

Roster

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.

Map

Coming soon!

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

Friday Early Load-In

We offer a 2-hour early load-in time on Friday, June 21 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 will be staggered in 2 groups between 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Each group will be given 30 minutes to load into their assigned booth location and will have until 11 a.m. to set up. Load-in begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday for everybody.

Load-In Groups

Coming soon!

Load In Procedure

All cars unloading and loading must be done from the loading bay.

You may also take a ride share to the venue and unload in front of the venue from there.

Rentals

If you rented tables or clothing racks through us, these will be placed in your booth for you. If you rented chairs or table linens, you will need to pick them up from the Rental Depot, located next to the Info booth during load-in.

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!
  • Please follow instructions from our load-in team, venue staff, and security.
  • If driving, we suggest taking the first and closest parking space you can find and using a hand truck or cart to load in from your parking space to avoid traffic congestion.
  • 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.
  • Vendors are not permitted to spread out into empty booths outside of their assigned booth footprint. Please come see us at the Info Booth if you’d like to upgrade your booth size.
  • Each 8’x8′ booth will be marked on the ground in chalk. There is no pipe or drape to divide each booth, so please plan accordingly. Be mindful of your setup to ensure the back and sides of your booth aren’t obtrusive to your booth neighbors. Thank you!

After loading in, you can find street parking in the area, but it can be hard to come by and is not guaranteed. Please mind all posted signage.

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. on both days. Please do not pack up early unless it’s 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 forces us to evacuate the event, 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/or text to contacts you provided prior to the event. Wait until weather has subsided before making your way back to the event.

When evacuating the event:

• 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 event to retrieve forgotten items.

• Proceed as quickly as possible away from the event, 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 assembly area(s).
• 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 an evacuation, all persons may assemble in the following area:

Coming soon!

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 May 28Thank you!

If you requested an upgraded corner placement and received one, we will charge your credit card on or after June 3.

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 on or before the cancellation deadline of May 19, we will not charge the booth fee. If you cancel your participation after the cancellation deadline of May 19, we cannot offer a refund.
  • The $35 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.

Here is a link to the 2024 Participation Agreement that you electronically signed during the application process. We are excited to work together!

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.

All vendors selling consumable, ingestible, food or beverages must submit the following materials to participate in the event. Please email your materials to info@renegadecraft.com as soon as possible and no later than June 7.

All Food Vendors

Certificate of General Liability Insurance, listing Renegade Craft Fair, Inc. as additionally insured at 420 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Concessions Only

Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit

Trucks or Pushcarts Only

Mobile Food Vending License

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 about health and safety requirements and permitting please contact the NYC Health Department.

Be on the watch out for people or businesses that are contacting Renegade applicants and vendors and attempting to get them to pay for products or services that are not authorized through us. Many are simply scams or misleading association with us, so even if some are offering legitimate services, we do not endorse any of these companies sending these solicitations, and you are not required to use them.

Examples include: selling our attendee or mailing list to vendors. Accepting application and/or booth fees directly (we only ever take registration through the Renegade Craft website). Hotel discounts and deals that are not affiliated with us. And other similar products and services.

If you see any of these types of solicitations via email, Facebook, Instagram, or other sites please report them through the appropriate channels. Thank you for your help!

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