Renegade Craft Fair

Detroit Fall Fair Participation Kit

Congratulations on your acceptance to Renegade Craft Detroit!

Our force of Creatives are the best and brightest. We’re thrilled to have you as a part of our community!

We’ve created this handy Participation Kit to help you get ready for the Fair. Please take a moment to click through and read each toggle, which has detailed and important information.

A friendly note from Renegade: Keep in mind that we cannot be held accountable for mishaps or misinformation that may arise as a result of participants not reading through the content provided, so please read carefully!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please click here to visit the homepage for this Fair, and share your participation with your friends and fans!

Russell St. South of Gratiot Ave.
Eastern Market District
Detroit, MI 48207

This Fair will be held outdoors, rain or shine!

 

Some parking is available in the E-Z Parking lot to the west of Russell Street and south of Service Street on a first come first served basis. Spaces are limited. We recommend sharing rides, getting dropped off, or using public transportation or taxis to get to the Fair whenever possible.

Leashed pets and service animals are welcome to join in on the fun!

PROMOTE YOUR PARTICIPATION

At Renegade, we believe in the power of our collective voices.
Having your help in generating excitement for the fair
will make it as bustling, successful, and vibrant as can be!

Download our official promotional materials for the fair and help us get the word out! Share our eFlyer via your social, and feel free to print our flyer and poster to help promote locally. We’ll do the same!

We love to hear from our community, and to see what y’all are making and prepping for the Fair! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Snapchat @RenegadeCraft. Be sure to use our hashtags when promoting your involvement in the fair. Check out our Blog to Look/See what we have our eye on!

#RenegadeCraft  ~ #RenegadeDetroit  ~ #RenegadeProcess

Tweet, DM, and share our Facebook Event with your local following! Anyone you think we should be talking to or advertising with? Let us know by contacting us below!

RENTAL OFFERINGS

Sorry, rentals for this Fair are now closed!

ROSTER

Our Roster for the Fair is now live on our website and it’s beautiful! Please check it out and review your profile and make sure everything looks a-ok including your icon, business name, bio, website, and Instagram.

BOOTH ASSIGNMENT

Click here to view a Directory of the fair and your Booth Assignment.
Please note: Booth assignments are subject to change.

LOAD-IN/OUT

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 the site, and you can set up until 11 a.m. On Sunday load-in begins at 9 a.m., so please be set up by 11 a.m. to greet early shoppers. Detailed load-in assignments are shared below!

Group 1 / 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Booth Numbers 1-10 & 31-40
Group 2 / 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Booth Numbers 11-30

There will be staff on hand to help facilitate load-in. We will have a limited number of hand trucks available to use, and we ask for an I.D. as collateral.

Please note that vendors that arrive late or load in after their assigned time without notifying the Rc team may have their booth forfeited at event start time. Vendors are also not permitted to spread out into empty booths outside of their assigned booth footprint.

Please know that if you have rented tables, chairs or clothing racks through Rc you will need to pick them up from the Rental Depot, located next to the Info booth during load-in. Please return all rentals to the rental depot when loading out on Sunday evening.

PLEASE NOTE: While there will be security onsite overnight and given the volume of foot traffic within the area, we strongly encourage you to take your merchandise and anything valuable with you for the night. If you choose to leave your displays, merchandise, etc. in place, please note that anything you leave overnight is done so at your own risk. The venue and Renegade Craft are not responsible for any damages or theft that may occur.

Breakdown begins at 6 p.m. Please do not pack up early! Load-out will happen the same way as load-in. Please help us make this a smooth and easy load-out by packing up your booth entirely before bringing your car around.

Vendors are responsible for disposing of their own trash at the end of the night! This is a requirement of the venue and extremely important. NOTHING MAY BE LEFT BEHIND!

SET UP + SALES

We encourage you to accept credit cards and cash at the Fair. Many mobile card readers now provide offline mode capabilities for your device or tablet, which allows you to accept swiped card payments when Internet service or your connection is giving you trouble.

If you are using a processing device without WiFi, still keep in mind that the network sometimes gets a little crowded. If you’re having trouble, we recommend taking down the customer’s credit card information/telephone number and running the charge later when you have a stable connection.

Your booth display is entirely up to you, and we encourage you to make your set-up just as creative as the goods you are selling.

If you have chosen a shared booth option please be sure to reach out to your booth partner to discuss how to best orient your booth for the best display.

Depending on which size booth you applied for, your footprint at the Fair measures 5’ x 10’ for a shared booth, 10’ x 10’ for a full booth, or 10’ x 20’ for a double booth. If you signed up for the mobile option, your setup should be no larger than 5’ x 10’ and should be maneuverable throughout the venue.

If you signed up for a shared booth, we will email an introduction to your boothmate soon. Make sure to contact and coordinate with your partner on your booth setup and rental needs. Please note that shared booths are oriented with the shortest side facing the aisle, so please plan your booth accordingly.

Business Tax + Permitting Information

For Business Tax + Permitting Information, please visit our FAQ page.

EXCELLING AT THE FAIR

It’s an exciting experience to come out of the studio and into a vibrant marketplace, so we’ve come up with a few tips that can help you make the most of your participation.

Business cards, buttons, postcards, catalogs, and other promotional materials are a great way to start the conversation with your potential buyers.

Include a mailing list sign-up at your booth, with signage to let folks know how to get in touch with you after the Fair, or how to follow you on social media.

Let buyers know that your business name and link to your website is also on the Renegade Craft website, in case they lose your information. Renegade reserves the right to select roster images and photos provided by the links submitted in your Participation Application. Once our Roster is live, please check your business name and link are accurate.

Give a smile, say hello, tell attendees about your products, offer samples, and make a connection! People might be put off if you’re on your phone or iPad, so keep that in mind when trying to make the most of your participation.

Most people’s priority is to sell their work at the Fair, but also remember your work is being seen by thousands of attendees. This is your chance to make a lasting impression on a large audience, which could lead to future online sales, wholesale orders, editorial features, and other amazing opportunities.

We suggest bringing plenty of water, coffee, and snacks with you to keep you energized throughout the Fair. It is also helpful to bring a friend along to help run your booth and hold down fort so you can take a couple of breaks throughout the day.

SPONSOR OFFERINGS


Rc Staff Contact Information

During the weekend of the Fair, you can call or text us on The Rc Hotline!

That number is: 312-342-0687.

There is not an official Fair check-in, but please feel free to pop by our Information Booth at the Fair to introduce yourself, ask a question, share ideas, or meet the Renegade Gang!

We will have complimentary maker pins available while supplies last.