WHEN AND WHERE IS THE SUMMER FAIR?
The 2022 Makers Arcade Summer Fair will be held inside the Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.
This two-day event will be held Saturday, June 25 and Sunday June 26 from 11AM – 6PM. Makers will have the option of setting up on Friday (amaaaaazing) or first thing Saturday morning. More details to come.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
Applications will be open from March 16 to April 1.
All interested makers must complete the application at linked to the bottom of this page. There is a non-refundable $20 application fee. If accepted, this application fee does not go toward your booth fee. Acceptance emails will be sent out the week of April 11.
If you have missed the cut-off date you may still apply, but your application will be automatically added to our waitlist.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN APPLICANTS?
Many things are taken into consideration during the application process including skill level, style, branding, website design, ethical practices, and price point. We are looking for artists and makers that are heavily or entirely involved in the design and production process of their handmade goods. While the majority of our artists live in Southern California, you do not have to be a resident here to participate.
WHAT WILL IT COST TO PARTICIPATE AS A MAKER?
The booth rental fee for Friday and Saturday is $395 total plus 10 items of swag. Booth sizes are 8ft wide x 6ft deep. Makers are responsible for all items (chairs, tables, etc) needed for their booth set-up.
All artists are required to donate 10 items for swag bags. The value of the ten items TOTAL should be a minimum of $75 Retail.
Swag bag donations are a great way to market your products and gain exposure so please include items you currently make and sell. No coupons will be accepted.
DO I NEED TO HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes, you will need to either have a website or social media presence that accurately reflects the work you intend to show and sell at the fair. New businesses are welcomed and encouraged so don’t worry if your website is simple or your social media is newly growing.
IS BOOTH SHARING ALLOWED?
We do allow booth sharing between two makers, but both makers must apply separately and both receive acceptance in order to share. Please include this request on your application.
WHEN WILL I BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR MY BOOTH SPACE?
Accepted makers will be notified of their acceptance status and receive their invoice the week of April 11. All invoices must be paid within 7 days of receipt. After that, we will release spots to our wait list.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Any cancellations before April 30 will result in a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds after April 30. If the event has to be rescheduled or canceled for any reason relating to COVID-19 mandates, all vendors will be 100% refunded.
CAN MAKERS APPLY FOR JUST ONE DAY?
Unfortunately all accepted makers must participate both days. However, if you would like to share a booth with another accepted maker you could share the cost and split days. Both makers must apply and be accepted individually. Please include your arrangement details on your application.
A couple quick reminders if you need any more convincing to apply…
Enjoy two days of shoppers to really make all of your hard work and set up worth it!
Friday Set Up! Need we say more?!?! No more ultra early and super stressful event morning set up (unless you so choose).
We promise to do our best in promoting this event, bringing out the community and making it even better than our years before (though we have loved those years as well!)