|FAQ - The BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire|
What is the BUST Magazine Craftacular?
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is NYC’s best-attended indie craft fair. From knitwear and jewelry to home décor and specialty foods, the BUST Craftacular is the one-stop shop for the very best in handmade gifts and wares. This is the third year that World Maker Faire will host the BUST Magazine Craftacular at their New York event.
What is World Maker Faire?
World Maker Faire is a newfangled outdoor fair that brings together science, art, craft, engineering, and music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers and the DIY spirit! For more information about World Maker Faire New York, visit makerfaire.com.
When and where does World Maker Faire New York take place?
World Maker Faire New York will take place over two days: Saturday, September 29th from 10 AM - 7 PM and Sunday, September 30th from 10 AM - 6 PM. The fair is located at the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th Street) in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York. For detailed directions, visit makerfaire.com.
Do I need to purchase a World Maker Faire ticket to visit the BUST Magazine Craftacular?
Yes, since this BUST Craftacular is part of the World Maker Faire, attendees will need to purchase a World Maker Faire ticket. For ticket prices/information and to buy a ticket, visit makerfairenyc-bust.eventbrite.com.
How do I apply to be a vendor?
Fill out an application at:
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.
What type of booths/tables will be provided?
Your booth fee includes: space inside a BUST Craftacular tent, one 8 ft. x 30 in. table, and two chairs.
Please note space requirements on your application. Booth fees will be accepted online or by check to BUST Inc.
Can I share a table?
Yes, two vendors can share a table and apply together in the same vendor application. Please see pricing below. We charge extra for this because the web advertising you will receive on BUST.com is so valuable.
What are the booth/table fees?
There is a one time, non-refundable application fee per vendor of $10 ($20 total for shared table applications).
All booth fees include one table, two chairs, and space within a BUST Craftacular tent:
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Wednesday, August 15th. We will notify all vendors with our decisions on Friday, August 17th. Your booth fee and vendor web banner will be due by Friday, August 31st.
What kind of vendors do you accept?
We’re looking for any and all edible/wearable/loveable/handcrafted crafts and foods you’ve got. They include but are not limited to specialty foods, silk-screened items, cosmetics, knitwear, jewelry, paper goods, handbags, cards and more!
Do I need a vendor’s permit?
New York State requires a "Certificate of Authority" for all vendors who accept cash transactions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the How to Register for New York State Certificate of Authority website.
Due to the volume of questions regarding the BUST Magazine Craftacular, please check NYS’s website first before contacting email@example.com with any additional inquiries.
How will the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire be promoted?
The BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire will be promoted with press releases, advertising placement on craft websites, television commercials, and listings in local press as well as postcards, posters, e-mail blasts to local and national mailing lists.
What kinds of information will be listed on BUST Magazine's Craftacular website?
How can I help?
We welcome all volunteers wanting to help spread the word on the BUST Magazine Craftacular. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Promote Page to download posters suitable for print and e-mail.
If you have any specific questions regarding the application, volunteering, or preparing for this event, please contact the Event Coordinator, Bridgette Miller, at email@example.com or 212-675-1707 ext. 104.
I'd like to promote my product/band/hair salon/etc at the BUST Magazine Craftacular. How can I do that? Can I give away my flyers at your event? Can I insert my products into the goodie bags?
We're always looking for like-minded companies to participate as sponsors in the BUST Magazine Craftacular. For more information, contact Emily Andrews at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org or Bridgette Miller at email@example.com or 212-675-1707 ext 104.