This event is for local Georgia vendors only, with preference going to vendors who live in the St. Simons Island area. While we usually love having out-of-town vendors, we are currently maintaining a smaller scale mentality because things are not back to “normal” yet. We are remaining cautious regarding the pandemic. We don’t think these events will warrant the extra expense of travel, and we are taking this time to highlight local talent.
- The deadline for the September 18 event is Friday, August 13th. Notifications will be sent out Monday, August 16.
- The deadline for the October 16 event is Friday, August 27th. Notifications will be sent out Monday, August 30.
We strongly believe that everyone still needs to practice caution as relates to the pandemic, and it is very important to us that we create a safe environment.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions:
- Masks are strongly encouraged for people who are not vaccinated.
- Events take place outdoors.
- Sanitation stations will be located throughout the event. Vendors are also encouraged to have hand sanitizer available for shoppers to use.
- Attendees are encouraged to attend the event throughout the day. Events are 6 hours long giving everyone plenty of time to shop.
- Vendors should set up their booth in a way that will allow them to distance from other vendors as well as shoppers.
- Vendors should be prepared to ask customers to come back later if their booth becomes too crowded.
Before filling out the application, please carefully read the Terms & Conditions. By filling out the application you are agreeing to the following:
Terms & Conditions
Thanks for your interest in participating in the Indie Craft Experience. All items sold at the Indie Craft Experience must be handmade by you or must be vintage. This is a juried event with a limited number of slots (approximately 60). We receive many applications and cannot accept everyone.
We will not consider your application if it is not complete or if we receive it after the deadline. A complete application includes all the information we request below and payment.
Fee: The fee to participate is $75 ($10 processing fee + $65). This amount is due with your application.
Refunds: If you are not accepted $65 will be promptly returned to you after August 16 (for September 18th event) or August 30 (for October 16th event). There is a $10 processing fee.
For those accepted, we offer a short grace period after acceptance emails are sent out. This is the only opportunity to receive a refund. If accepted, but you are unable to participate we will offer a refund of $65 (there is a $10 processing fee) if you notify us by August 23rd (for the September 18th event) and September 7th (for the October 16th event). After that, we cannot offer a refund – no exceptions.
If the event is canceled due to severe weather, other Acts of God (example: a surge in number of COVID-19 cases in our area or another pandemic) or conditions beyond the control of the Indie Craft Experience, we will offer a refund of 50% of the booth fee ($37.50). We cannot offer a full refund because of the extensive expenses of producing an event. Cancellation will be determined by the venue with input from the Indie Craft Experience.
Sharing: You may share a booth with another vendor, BUT you must apply together. This is a juried event so we must approve both of you. Put info about both vendors on one application, and include photos from each of you. Information for Vendor #2 goes at the bottom of the form.
Space: Each vendor will have a space that is 10 ft. wide x 10 ft. deep. The space is completely empty so vendors are responsible for providing their entire display: tent, tables, chairs, table clothes, racks, etc. Unlike previous events, we will NOT have tables and chairs for rent. 10 x 10 tents are not required but STRONGLY encouraged. Tents must be weighed down.
We have an extremely small staff, and it is your responsibility to haul your belongings and to set up & break down your display. We suggest doing a mock set up at your home/studio before the event by marking the space on the floor and setting up your display so you can see the amount of space you have to work with.
Electricity and Wifi will NOT be available for vendors during these events.
Day of the Event: We are hosting two events. They take place Saturday, September 18th, 2021 and Saturday, October 16, 2021. The events takes place on The Lawn at Uptown Atlanta from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Set up will be done on a staggered schedule Saturday morning, which we will send out after vendors are accepted. It is very important that everyone respect the time slot they are given.
Please, do not break down early. You are expected to remain set up until 5 p.m. If you break down early we may not be able to accept you for future markets. If you have to break down early due to an emergency please let us know (even if it is via email after the fact).
Responsibility: The Crafts in the Village and St. Simons Island are not responsible for personal injury or any items damaged or stolen during the duration of the event (including move-in, move-out, and the hours of the event). It is the responsibility of each vendor to transport their belongings and to not leave valuables unattended. The Crafts in the Village and St. Simons Island are not responsible for your belongings. Vendors are encouraged to purchase their own event insurance if interested. Our policy does not cover vendors.