Can I share a booth?
You may split booths, however all products to be sold must be listed on the application. In addition, photographs must be included for each artisan.
Do I need a backdrop?
Backdrops are not required, but they are strongly recommended. Backdrops help define your space, and can increase sales by keeping the customer's focus on your products instead of the booth behind you.
Can I sell my home party/direct sales/consultant/buy-sell/or other non handmade product?
No. Our shows are handcrafted only, all items must be made by you, in the USA.
Do I need a canopy for outdoor shows?
You must bring a canopy with proper weights for all outdoor shows. Staking is not allowed at any of our current shows.
I live outside of Illinois/I'm new to selling at shows. Do I need an IL sales tax number to participate in your IL events?
The state of Illinois provides us with temporary tax forms for anyone that does not have an IL sales tax number. We will email these to you, the forms have instructions to complete sales tax payment.
I am interested in a show but the jury date has passed, are you still accepting applications?
We accept applications until the show is filled. While some categories fill on jury date, others may still have space available.
Will I have the same space as last year?
If you'd like to be in the same space as a previous show you must list your space number on your application. Space requests are not guaranteed.
Do I need to submit payment with my application?
Credit card payments will be charged upon acceptance. Checks should be mailed when you are accepted, and will be cashed 2 months before show date.
I submitted my application, when will I hear back?
Applications will be processed within 3 weeks of the jury date. For applications submitted after the initial jury process, you will be notified within 10 days.