|FAQ - BUST Magazine Spring Fling Craftacular|
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please read the entire FAQ before starting your application--even if you have been a vendor at past Craftaculars. We have changed some of our policies regarding booth sharing and payment. Thanks, all!
What is the BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular?
From clothing and jewelry to home décor and specialty foods, the BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular is the one-stop shop for the very best in handmade gifts and wares. Now in our 9th year, we are bringing over 120 crafters and food artisans together for a whole day of shopping, snacking, and DIY activities for all ages.
The Spring Craftacular will take place on Saturday, May 4th at the Pearl Street Plaza and Manhattan Bridge Archway on the DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront. It will be open to shoppers from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is easily accessible by the F train (York St. stop) and the East River Ferry (DUMBO Terminal), and is a short walk from the A/C train (High St. stop). This is a map of the location:
The application period opens on Friday, March 1st and closes on Monday, April 1st. Applications are now closed.
We wish we could accept everyone! However, due to space limitations, vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of wares, as well as to bring together a broad variety of products.
Your booth fee includes a covered 6' x 6' space either on the Pearl Street pedestrian plaza or under the adjacent Manhattan Bridge Archway. Food truck and cart fees include an uncovered cart or truck parking spot on thet Pearl Street Plaza. You will also have the option of renting a 6' x 30" table if so you so choose--this rental includes two chairs.
You can certainly share a booth with another vendor! Please select the "half booth" option on the application. You will then be prompted to select whether you need to be matched up with another vendor. If you know your booth partner, you will then be prompted to enter their name.
Each vendor is responsible for paying their own booth fees. If you do not enter each other as booth sharers, you will not be matched up.
There is a one time, non-refundable $10 application fee per vendor. If you are not accepted as a vendor or need to drop out of the Craftacular, your booth fee will be refunded less the $10 application fee. Booth rental fees are as follows:
One full (6' x 6') booth: $225.00
If you would like a larger booth space, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting your application. If you are selected for the Craftacular, you will then need to pay for an additional booth space.
When you submit your application, you will be prompted to pay by credit card or PayPal. You must pay your booth fee, which includes a non-refundable $10 application fee, in order to submit your application. This is a change from past Craftaculars, and as such, we have also implemented a refund policy (see below).
The application deadline is Monday, April 1 extended to Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM. We will notify all vendors with our decisions on or before Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Please indicate if you're interested in the waiting list on your vendor application. If you are not accepted to the Craftacular and you've elected not to join the waiting list, your booth fee will be reimbursed in full (less the $10 application fee) the week of April 10, 2013. If we aren't able to take you off our waiting list, your booth fee will be reimbursed in full (again, less the $10 application fee) on or before May 6, 2013.
Please note: once you accept a vendor spot at the Craftacular, all of our standard refund policies and deadlines apply (see below).
We understand that life is unpredictable, and as such, we have a refund policy in place. Once accepted to the BUST Spring Craftacular, you have until Wednesday, April 10 to cancel and receive a full refund of your booth fee. If you need to cancel after April 10th, you are eligible to receive a 50% refund until Wednesday, April 17. After that date, no refunds will be given.
We're looking for vendors specializing in any and all edible, wearable, and loveable handmade and vintage goodies, including--but definitely not limited to--specialty foods and (non-alcoholic) beverages, silk-screened items, cosmetics, knitwear, jewelry, paper goods, handbags, cards, art prints, and more.
Because we're outdoors, we aren't able to provide outlets for vendors. If you are a food vendor who requires electricity for food preparation equipment, please indicate so on the application form. We are not able to provide generators for vendors.
We will have a secure charging station available for small personal items (i.e. phones, tablets).
Yes. New York State requires a Certificate of Authority for all vendors who accept cash transactions, and the NYC Street Activities Permit Office also requires a Temporary Street Fair Vendor's Permit for vendors selling in public spaces. To participate in this year's BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular, all accepted vendors will be required to provide BUST with a copy of a valid Certificate of Authority as well as a valid Temporary Street Fair Vendor's Permit by Monday, April 29th (the week of the Craftacular).
If you don't already have a CoA and a street vending permit, you can apply for them online. For your Certificate of Authority, select "Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax" under "Taxation and Finance, Department of". For your Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit, select "Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit" under "DCA Applications". Please allow at least 20 days for this application process to go through.
If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to New York's Certificate of Authority FAQ and this helpful FAQ about NYC street fair vending before contacting email@example.com with any additional inquiries.
We promote our Craftacular with press releases, advertising placement on craft websites and blogs, listings in local press, and email blasts to local and national mailing lists--as well as good old-fashioned postcards and posters. BUST will also provide promotional banners and graphics for vendors to use on their online shops and portfolios.
A list of this year's vendors will be posted on BUST.com. If you are an accepted vendor and would like to be on this list, please provide us with a .gif or .jpeg logo banner, which should fit the following criteria:
• Banners must be a max of 120 pixels wide x 60 pixels tall.
Due to time and space constraints, we cannot re-format banners that do not fit these criteria. Please send your banner (as well as the website it should be linked with) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help?
We love and welcome volunteers! If you're interested in spreading the word about the BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular, would like to help the BUST team with behind-the-scenes operations on the day of the Craftacular, or are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please email Maggie Carr, the BUST Magazine Craftacular Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Heck yeah! We're always looking for like-minded companies to participate as sponsors in the BUST Magazine Craftacular--whether this is through product demos, placement in our 300+ swag bags, sponsored DIY lounges, banners...the possibilities are endless! For more information, contact Maggie Carr, the BUST Magazine Craftacular Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 675-1707, ext. 104.