Craft Culture Spring Market April 7-8 2018 at the Kelowna Curling Club
Are you crafty? Like seriously crafty? Do you want to be part of Kelowna’s largest craft & artisan show? We want YOU to apply! Craft Culture is looking for high quality vendors offering extraordinary products in a wide variety of categories.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We are currently accepting waitlist applications for all categories except JEWELLERY AND SOAPS/CREAMS/PERSONAL CARE. Those categories already have a very long waitlist, please do not apply. We will contact if/when a space opens up.
Please read through the Exhibitor Manual for all important show details and terms and conditions. To order furnishings for your booth, please submit the Exhibitor Order Package for Craft Culture Spring Show to Showtime Event and Display. Out of town vendors can receive discounted hotel rates at Hotel Zed and the Accent Inn. Please see here for more info. To book, please call and ask for the Craft Culture Preferred Rate.
What is the application process? We accept applications through our online form only, which will be linked on this page. Vendors have between Jan 4th February 4th to apply, and will be notified by email with acceptance results by February 12th 2018. If accepted, booth sizes requested on the application will be awarded on a first come first serve basis based on the date of your application. Accepted applicants will have 7 business days from the date of the acceptance email to pay the full amount of the booth fees.
Who can apply? Craft Culture is a juried show. Acceptance is based on the quality, originality and craftsmanship of the work to be sold. Other factors include booth display, product packaging and product categories within each show so that no one category is saturated. Only work produced by you or under your direct supervision will be considered. Commercially manufactured products, work assembled from commercial kits or materials or work represented by dealers or agents will not be allowed. Sorry folks, this includes Avon, Mary Kay, Stella and Dot, Norwex etc.
Do you accept Craft Distilleries/Wineries/Breweries? Yes! The BC government has recently opened up the option for liquor sales at regularly occurring and annual markets that focus on artisanal, handmade goods. We are now able to accept applications from Craft Distilleries, Breweries, and Wineries. Each vendor must apply for Market Authorization through OneStop, and provide show management a copy of the authorization. For more information, please email show management at email@example.com.
How much does it cost? Booth prices range between $250-$475 depending on size.
What is included? Booths include a 3′ high drapery side wall, 8′ high drapery back wall, and one power outlet.
Can I share a booth? No, sorry. Sharing is no longer allowed.
Can I bring my own table? You bet! Vendors are welcome to bring along any display items including tables, chairs, floor covering etc. Our show contractor, Showtime Event & Display, can also rent any of the common items if needed.
Is internet available? Free WIFI is provided by the building. We cannot guarantee signal strength nor limit the amount of people accessing the same signal.
Where can we park? Unfortunately dedicated vendor parking is not available. Vendors are responsible for finding on-street parking near the building. The Kelowna Curling Club parking lot and street parking directly in front of the building are reserved for Craft Culture customers.
What a show you put on!! The event was so well attended and organized. Each year keeps getting bigger and better!! Great selection of vendors. I was so impressed with the advertising and media. Thank you for all your hard work and congratulations to you and your team, it was awesome!!
Jessica – Skin Smart Organics
Today was an amazing and extremely busy day for us. None stop shoppers all day long. Your marketing campaign was a huge success.
Shannon – Kwasy Creations
Wow!! What a great show! Wanted to thank you for all of your efforts. It obviously paid off! I have been attending these type of events around Western Canada for about a decade and I have to say this is one of the best organized events I have ever attended. Thank you! I look forward to next years show. Please keep me informed of ANY other shows that you do…. I want to be involved!
Jeffery – Formula 101
The show was a huge success for me personally – I was pleased with the results and the amount of people in attendance. And again, the coordination and communication from you was above the bar!
Joanne – Ignite Custom Designs
Thank you so much for the fantastic event you put together this weekend!!! As usual, it was amazingly organized and the turn out was awesome! I had a lot of success at my booth and I’m so happy that you let me be a part of the holiday market! I got to meet some wonderful people and my booth-neighbours were so talented and kind.
Nasim (The Jewel and The Dahlia)
Wow. What an experience. Thank you so much Karalyn and everyone involved in putting on this incredible show. This was my first time doing a market and it was awesome! I’m hooked! Can’t wait for the next one!!
Carol – Shataki Bling Jewellery