Los Angeles Spring Fair Participation Kit
Congratulations on your acceptance to Renegade Craft Los Angeles!
We are so excited to have you as a part of our community! We’ve created this handy 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.
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!
April 6 + 7
11 am - 6 pm
Please click here to visit the homepage for this Fair, and share your participation with your friends and fans!
This Fair will be held outdoors, rain or shine!
Parking is available on site.
Leashed pets and service animals are welcome to join in on the fun!
The Los Angeles Spring Fair has on average 200+ participants.
Historically, approximately 20,000 attendees visit the Fair.
PROMOTE YOUR PARTICIPATION
We’re so excited that you are participating, and hope you are, too! Let your friends, family, and followers know by spreading the word and generating excitement for the Fair so we can make it as bustling, successful, and vibrant as can be!
Create an Instagram story or post using our Fair graphics, tweet us @renegadecraft, join our Facebook event, or share our flyers! We’ll take care of the heavy lifting with ads and promotion, but our collective voices are what make Renegade Fairs so successful.
We love to see what you’ve been up to you–share your #RenegadeProcess with us, we always repost our faves. Be sure to use our hashtags when promoting your involvement in the Fair, so we can find your post! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook @RenegadeCraft.
#RenegadeCraft ~ #RenegadeLA ~ #RenegadeProcess
Tweet, DM, and share our Facebook Event with your community! Anyone you think we should be talking to or advertising with? Let us know in the Contact Form below!
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.
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 20’ x 10’ 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 set up and rental needs. Please note that shared booths are oriented with the shortest side facing the aisle, so please plan your booth accordingly.
Your booth display is entirely up to you, and we encourage you to make your setup just as creative as the goods you are selling.
For outdoor venues, we strongly encourage white tent tops.
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.
Please note that all rental orders are due on Sunday, 3/17, no exceptions! If you do not submit a rental request you are responsible for providing your own display items.
Make sure to consider your booth size and display when requesting rental items.
NEW! Early Load-In is free with RSVP!
Load-in on Friday afternoon to make Saturday morning easier. Use the Rental Form below to submit your RSVP for Early Load-In.
Head here to request available rentals for this Fair.
We’ll be posting our Roster for the Fair to our website soon, you’re in good company!
Booth Assignments will be announced soon, once curation is complete. Stay tuned! You’ll receive another email in the coming weeks when this Participation Kit is updated.
Closer to the Fair, we’ll share details about load-in and out. Check back!
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.
Give a smile, say hello, tell attendees about your products, offer samples, and make a connection! Shoppers 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.
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.
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 often leads to future online sales, wholesale orders, editorial features, and other amazing opportunities.
We strongly 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 the fort so you can take a couple of breaks throughout the day.
Business Tax + Permitting Information
For Business Tax + Permitting Information, please visit our FAQ page.
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.
Please fill out our survey after the fair to share your experience with us! If you have a testimonial or success story to share with us, we’d love to hear it. Thanks in advance!
Renegade offers creatives an opportunity to connect with engaged fans and enthusiastic shoppers. There are many additional 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 engaged audience!
- Inclusion on our roster. Our website’s 150K+ unique pageviews per month will put your linked site in front of a variety of buyers and shoppers both before and 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 (nearly 200k on Instagram alone), we handpick and feature exceptional makers and participants on our social media.
- 97% of attendees return to Renegade Craft.
- Attendees spend around 2 hours and $50–$300 at the Fair.
- 50% of vendors make sales before and after the Fair due to their inclusion on our roster.
- Annually, Renegade works with 3,000+ participants and attracts 300,000+ attendees.