These are the craft shows I have learned about, attended so far in the Bay Area, and how to apply for them:
Urban Air Market
There are two shows each year, one in Spring and one in Fall. It’s located in Hayes Valley and there are over 200 vendors. It’s a really good one, but it’s become a bit expensive (at least for me) to participate. Usually falls on Sunday and it’s from 11 AM to 6 PM.
You can sign up to be a vendor on their Website. Once you fill out the the application, they will review your product and will email you to let you know if they have approved you as a vendor. Once approved, you can go on the site and click on “Sell” under the market you want to participate in, and then pay the fee on Eventbrite.
Hosted by Dear Handmade Life and it is also twice a year up here in the Bay Area. It’s located at Jack London Square in Oakland, usually falls on Saturday and it’s between 11 AM to 5 PM.
I love this show, it’s always done well for me and there are many interesting and talented vendors attending.
To apply, you’ll need to fill out the application form. This form is only available a few months before the season’s shows. For example, for the Spring 2019 shows, the applications became available in February, and was accepted in April. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on show dates and deadlines!
But stop by their vendor website for more information on pricing, offerings, logistics, etc…
They have 4 or 5 shows a year, and I attended the Holiday Mercantile in the Sunset area. This particular show was 2 days, but I only signed up for 1 day (Saturday). It is indoors and there was good foot traffic.
To apply for it, visit their Online Event Registration and select the show you want to participate on. You’ll then receive an email confirming if you’ve been selected and completing your registration.