handMADE Montana MADE fair

The MADE fair is a modern artist & handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists. Our juried events feature a curated collection of  over 200 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits. 

The MADE fairs are presented by HandMADE Montana— a professional organization for art & handcrafted goods. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. The event is organized by Carol Lynn Lapotka {REcreate designs} and  Courtney Blazon, with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.

Visit our website or Facebook for additional information about events and other offerings. Please email questions to info@handmademontana.com



Ends on April 1, 2018$10.00
$10.00

Missoula Summer MADE fair 
2018 // June 24 // Caras Park

The Missoula Summer MADE fair is a modern handcrafted open-air market featuring local and regional artists at Caras Park in downtown Missoula, MT. Our juried summer show features over 120 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits.  

The MADE fairs are presented by HandMADE Montana— a professional organization for art & handcrafted goods. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Events are organized by Carol Lynn Lapotka (REcreate designs) and  Courtney Blazon  with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.

APPLYING

We have defined our criteria for acceptance and have made the decision to stay focused on products that are handcrafted by individuals or small groups of artisans in order to help them grow. We love when businesses grow and experience success and we feel it is important, at that point, to give way to other artists that are up and coming. It is important for the MADE fair’s continued growth to keep things fresh for the shoppers as well.  Items MUST be handmade/designed by the artist and not mass produced. We feature both local and regional artists and all applications are considered during the jurying process.

This is a competitive juried show, so keep this in mind when filling out your application. The MADE fair jury will be looking for unique products that fit the feel of the MADE fair (funky, fun, functional) as well as variety and quality of work. The MADE fair’s mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods. 

APPLICATION FEE

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to have your work juried for the MADE fair. This fee and all pictures MUST be included with your application to be considered. If you are a non-profit or food vendor looking to have a booth, we have a separate application available.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images (5 product shots, 1-2 process shots, and 1 booth image)

3. Pay application fee


ARTIST BENEFITS

For many, our shows are their best of the season and we do a great deal to promote all of our artists on our website and social media. We have found our customers enjoy pre-shopping the artists and planning out their day of shopping. This is definitely an added benefit compared to other handmade markets; it is one of the many things that set us apart. 

Included

• A well-organized event that attracts over 8,000 + customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet you, the artist!

• Product image, business name, and links on our website

• A landing page with more detailed information about your business including links to website, facebook, and instagram (example)

• Promotional event graphics you can use on your Instagram account, Facebook page, or website

• A listing on printed & digital floor plan

• Name tag and other great swag

 

Additional promotional opportunities

•Featured artist—Instagram & Facebook mentions, upgraded landing page, premium booth placement (example)

•Raffle—provide an item, and small fee to be included and receive Instagram & Facebook mentions and links to your website, FB, or Instagram account


PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards, 2,500 rack cards, and 500+ posters, 2,500 mini cards

• Advertisements in local papers and magazines

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined artisans notified by email

May 1                Artists booth fees due

 

BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

4’ x 6’     $45

8’ x 6’     $75 + Table ($5)

10’x10’   $145  + Table ($5)

20’x10’   $270  + Table ($5)

Booth sizes are listed in width x depth. Chairs are provided and tables can be rented for $5 each and available for 8x6, 10x10, and 20 x10 booths ONLY.

June 24 // Caras Park // downtown Missoula, MT

Set-up:  Sunday 8am-10am

Show hours: Sunday 10am-5pm

Takedown: Sunday 5pm-7pm

We know that staying overnight at a hotel is not always in the budget and so we are going to work hard to facilitate artist home-stays and discounted hotel room options. 


Ends on April 1, 2018

Missoula Summer MADE fair
2018 // June 24 // Caras Park

The MADE fair is an artist & handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists. Our juried summer show features over 120 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits. Our curated collection of artisans represents Montana’s best of the best Montana.

The MADE fairs are presented by HandMADE Montana— a professional organization for art & handcrafted goods. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. The event is organized by Carol Lynn Lapotka (REcreate designs), Courtney Blazon, and with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.

APPLYING // NON-PROFIT

Community support for all of our events is what helps to make them great. Non-profits play a big roll in creating opportunities, educating, and fighting the good fight all across Montana. They are often the building blocks for what makes our cities great. For the last five years, we have been offering booths to local non-profits at a reduce rate to provide them the opportunity to meet directly with the public they serve.

We are excited to continue offering space available for non-profits at our Missoula events. We strongly encourage some sort of hands-on activity to engage both children and adults that visit your booth.  We will be jurying all non-profits that apply to make sure they are a good fit for our event. 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images & logo

NON-PROFIT BENEFITS

Included

• A well-organized event that attracts over 8,000+  customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet the artists and non-profitst!

• Non-profit image, business name, and links on our website

• A landing page with more detailed information about your non-profit including links to website, facebook, and instagram

• Promotional event graphics you can use on your Instagram account, Facebook page, or website

• A listing on printed & digital floor plan

• Nametag and other great swag

PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards, 2,500 rack cards, and 500 posters

• Advertisements in local papers and magazines

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined non-proifts notified by email

May 1                Non-profit booth fees due

 

NON-PROFIT BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

summer MADE fair // June 24 2018 // 10am- 5pm // Caras Park, Missoula, MT

4’ x 6’     $25

8’ x 6’     $40 

10’x10’   $75 

Booth sizes are listed in width x depth. Chairs are provided and tables can be reserved for 8x6 and 10x10 booths ONLY.

Set-up:  Sunday 8am-10am

Show hours: Sunday 10am-5pm

Takedown: Sunday 5pm-7pm

We know that staying overnight at a hotel is not always in the budget and so we are going to work hard to facilitate artist home-stays and discounted hotel room options. 

Missoula Summer MADE fair 
2018 // June 24 // Caras Park

The summer MADE fair is a modern artist & handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists and food vendors at Caras Park in downtown Missoula, MT. Our juried summer show features over 120 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits.  

The MADE fairs are presented by HandMADE Montana— a professional organization for art & handcrafted goods. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Events are organized by Carol Lynn Lapotka (REcreate designs) and  Courtney Blazon  with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.

FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDING

We are looking to showcase some delicious local food & beverage options for customers and artists to enjoy. Here are some more details about the event. We can accommodate food trucks, but there will be a slight higher fee based on length of vehicle and space needed.

FEES

$65   10' x 10'

$100 10' x 20' booth or food truck

$150 10' x 30' food trucks

Tables and chairs are available to you, but please bring all display items. 10x10 booths can bring pop-up canopies, but must bring proper weights to keep them from flying away. You will need to comply with all food vending rules presented by the city of Missoula. After acceptance, you will need to mail a copy of your Missoula food license to: MADE fair, PO Box 1314, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications for food vending

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined food vendors notified by email

May 1                Food Vending booth fees due

June 24            Set-up:  Food trucks must be in place by 7am, other food vendors can begin set up at 7am-10am

                         Show hours: Sunday 10am-5pm

                         Takedown: Sunday 5pm-7pm

$10.00

ARTIST APPLICATION

MADE fair Marketplace
Western Montana Fair

August 7-12 // 2018


The NEW MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fair will showcase over 65 artisans per day in the historic commercial building on the fairgrounds. Local & regional artists and makers are encouraged to apply to be a part of this new endeavor and will be juried by a panel to make sure our curated collection of artisans represent Montana’s best of the best. In addition to featuring artists we will also be hosting three additional booths: a local non-profit, an artist in residence, and a make & take zone. The MADE fair Marketplace will be heavily promoted as a new attraction at the fair in addition to free admission. Last year’s attendance was over 86K and equally spread throughout the run of the fair. 

The MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fair is presented by HandMADE Montana. We are an organization for artisans and makers. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Our mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods. We provide opportunities to artists of all levels—the hobbyist to the seasoned professional.  Our events have grown in size of the years and are very well attended and seen as a great place to shop and connect with local artists.

DETAILS // APPLYING // IMPORTANT DATES

ARTISTS

Since we try to provide opportunities to artists of all levels we will be keeping booth fees low, have a variety of sizes available, and have a 2-day minimum commitment to participate. Artists are welcome (and encouraged) to book in for the whole event, but will be able to try it out with a smaller time commitment as well.  There will be 3 booth sizes available: 10’ x 5’, 10’ x 10’, and 20’ x 10’ utilizing both the downstairs and upstairs. The revolving collection of artists will encourage those visiting the fair to come back and see what new artists are being showcased every day. 

NON-PROFITS

Over the past five years, we have been working with local non-profits at our events to provide a space for them to present information on the work they do as well as host an interactive display or hands on activity. We will invite one non-profit per day to participate in the MADE fair Marketplace and encourage interaction with the local community. There is a separate Non-Profit Application.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Everyone enjoys seeing how things are made and are often curious about the creative process. The artist in residence booth will feature 6 (one each day) local artisans working on his or her craft demonstrating how they do what they do as well as provide a space to showcase and sell what they make. This booth will be a 1-day commitment and selected via an application process. There is a separate Artist in Residence Application.

MAKE & TAKE ZONE

Based on the demographic of those attending the Western Montana Fair, we feel it is important to host a Make & Take Zone for kiddos of all ages. We will be working with local businesses and non-profits to bring in scheduled activities that range from arts and crafts to tech driven projects. We look forward to getting community involvement as part of the MADE fair Marketplace. There is a separate Make & Take Application.

APPLYING

We are encouraging a range of artists and makers to apply, but all items must be handcrafted by individuals or small groups of artisans and not mass produced. Our customers and fans expect high-quality unique artists at our events and appreciate a range of prices from affordable to fine art.  We feature both local and regional artists and all applications are considered during the jurying process. We will not be accepting food items as they conflict with the already established concessions at the fair.

APPLICATION FEE

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to have your work juried for the MADE fair Marketpalce. This fee and all pictures MUST be included with your application to be considered. If you are looking to apply to be one our featured booths (non-profit, artist in residence, or the make and take zone, please use this separate application instead.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images (5 product, 1-2 process, and 1 booth)

3. Pay application fee


ARTIST BENEFITS

For many, our shows are their best of their season and we do a great deal to promote all of our artists on our website and social media. We have found our customers enjoy pre-shopping the artists and planning shopping trip. This is definitely an added benefit compared to other handmade markets; it is one of the many things that set us apart. 

Included

• A well-organized event that attracts over 80,000+ customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet you, the artist!

• Product image, business name, and links on our website

• A landing page with more detailed information about your business including links to website, facebook, and instagram

• Promotional event graphics you can use on your Instagram account, Facebook page, or website

• Name tag and other great swag

 

Additional promotional opportunities

•Featured artist—Instagram & Facebook mentions, upgraded landing page, premium booth placement


PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards and 500+ posters, and 2,500 mini cards

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined artisans notified by email

May 1                Artists booth fees due

 

BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

Tuesday will have a reduced booth fee due to the shorter day. Wed-Sunday will be the same amount. Artists will be required to participate a minimum of 2 consecutive days.

10’ x 5’ Tues $25 | Wed-Sun $45

10’ x 10’ Tues $40 | Wed-Sun $75

20’ x 10’ Tues $75 | Wed-Sun $140

SET-UP

MONDAY   August 6  10am- 8pm

TUESDAY  August 7   8am-open

Vendors will be able to unload 7am-10am daily due to the nature of the rotating artists booths.

SHOW HOURS

TUESDAY   August 7 5pm-9pm

WED-SAT   August 8-11 11am-9pm

SUNDAY    August 12  11am-8pm

TAKE DOWN

The show hours go quite late and you will be allowed to take down beginning at 9pm on the evening you are done with your booth. You will be able to load out the following morning. Once the fair is over, the main take down and loading of your vehicle will be Monday, August 13th. 8am-8pm.

NON-PROFIT APPLICATION

MADE fair Marketplace 
Western Montana Fair

August 7-12 // 2018

The NEW MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fairgrounds will showcase over 65 artisans per day in the historic commercial building.  In addition to featuring artists we will also be hosting three additional booths: a local non-profit, an artist in residence, and a make & take zone. The MADE fair Marketplace will be heavily promoted as a new attraction at the fair in addition to free admission. Last year’s attendance was over 86K and equally spread throughout the run of the fair. 

The MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fair is presented by HandMADE Montana. We are an organization for artisans and makers. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Our mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods. We provide opportunities to artists of all levels—the hobbyist to the seasoned professional.  Our events have grown in size of the years and are very well attended and seen as a great place to shop and connect with local artists.

DETAILS // APPLYING // IMPORTANT DATES

NON-PROFITS

Over the past five years, we have been working with local non-profits at our events to provide a space for them to present information on the work they do as well as host an interactive display or hands on activity. We will invite one non-profit per day to participate in the MADE fair Marketplace and encourage interaction with the local community.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Everyone enjoys seeing how things are made and are often curious about the creative process. The artist in residence booth will feature a local artisan working on his or her craft demonstrating how they do what they do as well as provide a space to showcase and sell what they make. This booth will be a 1-2 day commitment and selected via an application process.

MAKE & TAKE ZONE

Based on the demographic of those attending the Western Montana Fair, we feel it is important to host a Make & Take Zone for kiddos of all ages. We will be working with local businesses and non-profits to bring in scheduled activities that range from arts and crafts to tech driven projects. We look forward to getting community involvement as part of the MADE fair Marketplace. 

APPLYING // NON-PROFIT

Community support for all of our events is what helps to make them great. Non-profits play a big roll in creating opportunities, educating, and fighting the good fight all across Montana. They are often the building blocks for what makes our cities great. For the last five years, we have been offering booths to local non-profits at a reduce rate to provide them the opportunity to meet directly with the public they serve.

We are excited to continue offering space available for non-profits at our Missoula events. Because we know non-profits are busy doing the great work they do, we are asking for a 1-day only commitment to be a part of the MADE fair Marketplace. We strongly encourage some sort of hands-on activity to engage both children and adults that visit your booth.  We will be jurying all non-profits that apply to make sure they are a good fit for our event. 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images & logo

 

PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards and 500+ posters, and 2,500 mini cards

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined non-profits notified by email

May 1                non-profit booth fees due

 

BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

Tuesday will have a reduced booth fee due to the shorter day. Wed-Sunday will be the same amount. The Non-proift booth will be for 1 day per organization.

10’ x 5’  $40

10’ x 10’ $75

SET-UP

MONDAY   August 6  10am- 8pm

TUESDAY  August 7   8am-open

Vendors will be able to unload 7am-10am daily due to the nature of the rotating artists booths.

SHOW HOURS

TUESDAY   August 7 5pm-9pm

WED-SAT   August 8-11 11am-9pm

SUNDAY    August 12  11am-8pm

TAKE DOWN

The show hours go quite late and you will be allowed to take down beginning at 9pm on the evening you are done with your booth. You will be able to load out the following morning. Once the fair is over, the main take down and loading of your vehicle will be Monday, August 13th. 8am-8pm.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION

MADE fair Marketplace
Western Montana Fair

August 7-12 // 2018

The NEW MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fairgrounds will showcase over 65 artisans per day in the historic commercial building. Local & regional artists and makers are encouraged to apply to be a part of this new endeavor and will be juried by a panel to make sure our curated collection of artisans represent Montana’s best of the best. In addition to featuring artists we will also be hosting three additional booths: a local non-profit, an artist in residence, and a make & take zone. The MADE fair Marketplace will be heavily promoted as a new attraction at the fair in addition to free admission. Last year’s attendance was over 86K and equally spread throughout the run of the fair. 

The MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fair is presented by HandMADE Montana. We are an organization for artisans and makers. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Our mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods. We provide opportunities to artists of all levels—the hobbyist to the seasoned professional.  Our events have grown in size of the years and are very well attended and seen as a great place to shop and connect with local artists.

DETAILS // APPLYING // IMPORTANT DATES

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Everyone enjoys seeing how things are made and are often curious about the creative process. The sponsored Artist in Residence booth will feature a different local artisan per day working on his or her craft demonstrating how they do what they do as well as provide a space to showcase and sell what they make. This booth will be a 1-day commitment and the 6 artists will be selected via an application process. If you are interested in having an artist booth in addition, this booth will count towards the 2-day commitment.

APPLYING

We are encouraging a range of artists and makers to apply, but all items must be handcrafted by individuals or small groups of artisans and not mass produced. Our customers and fans expect high-quality unique artists at our events and appreciate a range of prices from affordable to fine art.  We feature both local and regional artists and all applications are considered during the jurying process. We will not be accepting food items as they conflict with the already established concessions at the fair. You must be able to demonstrate the work you do and not just a finishing process. Electricity is available free of charge.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images (5 product & 2-3 process)

If you are wanting an artist booth, you must fill out the Artist Application in addition to the Artist in Residence Application.

ARTIST BENEFITS

For many, our shows are their best of their season and we do a great deal to promote all of our artists on our website and social media. We have found our customers enjoy pre-shopping the artists and planning shopping trip. This is definitely an added benefit compared to other handmade markets; it is one of the many things that set us apart. 

Included

• A well-organized event that attracts over 80,000+ customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet you, the artist!

• Product image, business name, and links on our website

• A landing page with more detailed information about your business including links to website, facebook, and instagram

• Promotional event graphics you can use on your Instagram account, Facebook page, or website

• Name tag and other great swag

 

Additional promotional opportunities

•Featured artist—Instagram & Facebook mentions, upgraded landing page, premium booth placement


PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards and 500+ posters, and 2,500 mini cards

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined artisans notified by email

May 1                Artists in Residence Contract due

 

BOOTH DETAILS // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

We will be featuring 6 artists (one each day) at the Artist in Residence booth and are making it available free of charge. If you are interested in having a regular artist booth the fees are as follows. Tuesday will have a reduced booth fee due to the shorter day. Wed-Sunday will be the same amount. Artists will be required to participate a minimum of 2 consecutive days. If you are selected to be an Artist in Residence, it counts towards the 2-day commitment. 

10’ x 5’ Tues $25 | Wed-Sun $45 | Artist in Residence $0

10’ x 10’ Tues $40 | Wed-Sun $75 | Artist in Residence $0

20’ x 10’ Tues $75 | Wed-Sun $140 (not available for Artist in Residence)

SET-UP

MONDAY   August 6  10am- 8pm

TUESDAY  August 7   8am-open

Vendors will be able to unload 7am-10am daily due to the nature of the rotating artists booths.

SHOW HOURS

TUESDAY   August 7 5pm-9pm

WED-SAT   August 8-11 11am-9pm

SUNDAY    August 12  11am-8pm

TAKE DOWN

The show hours go quite late and you will be allowed to take down beginning at 9pm on the evening you are done with your booth. You will be able to load out the following morning. Once the fair is over, the main take down and loading of your vehicle will be Monday, August 13th. 8am-8pm.

MAKE & TAKE ZONE APPLICATION

MADE fair Marketplace 
Western Montana Fair

August 7-12 // 2018

The NEW MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fairgrounds will showcase over 65 artisans per day in the historic commercial building.  In addition to featuring artists we will also be hosting three additional booths: a local non-profit, an artist in residence, and a make & take zone. The MADE fair Marketplace will be heavily promoted as a new attraction at the fair in addition to free admission. Last year’s attendance was over 86K and equally spread throughout the run of the fair. 

The MADE fair Marketplace at the Western Montana Fair is presented by HandMADE Montana. We are an organization for artisans and makers. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. Our mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods. We provide opportunities to artists of all levels—the hobbyist to the seasoned professional.  Our events have grown in size of the years and are very well attended and seen as a great place to shop and connect with local artists.

DETAILS // APPLYING // IMPORTANT DATES

MAKE & TAKE ZONE

Based on the demographic of those attending the Western Montana Fair, we feel it is important to host a Make & Take Zone for kiddos of all ages. We will be working with local businesses and non-profits to bring in scheduled activities that range from arts and crafts to tech driven projects. We look forward to getting community involvement as part of the MADE fair Marketplace. 

APPLYING // MAKE & TAKE ZONE

We are excited to be offering a make & take zone for those attending the fair. Activities can range from arts & crafts, science/technology, or even building projects. Please keep in mind there could be a wide range of ages, skill levels, and varying lengths of time for those interested in participating. Your business or non-profit will be responsible for purchasing all the supplies you need, setting up/take down, staffing, and cleaning up your booth. There are 2 booth size options and are both free of charge!  We will be jurying all make & take booth applicaitons that apply to make sure they are a good fit for our event. 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out the online application.

2. Upload project images.

PROMOTION

All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:

• Printed media —5,000 postcards and 500+ posters, and 2,500 mini cards

• Radio spots

• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads

• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.net

• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines

• Digital & printed floor plan maps


IMPORTANT DATES

February 1        Accepting applications

April 1               Deadline for submissions

April 15             Accepted and declined make & take booths notified by email

May 1                make & take booth contract due

BOOTH INFO // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS

10’ x 5’    or   10’ x 10’   FREE


SET-UP

MONDAY   August 6  10am- 8pm

TUESDAY  August 7   8am-open

Vendors will be able to unload 7am-10am daily due to the nature of the rotating artists booths.

SHOW HOURS

TUESDAY   August 7 5pm-9pm

WED-SAT   August 8-11 11am-9pm

SUNDAY    August 12  11am-8pm

TAKE DOWN

The show hours go quite late and you will be allowed to take down beginning at 9pm on the evening you are done with your booth. You will be able to load out the following morning. Once the fair is over, the main take down and loading of your vehicle will be Monday, August 13th. 8am-8pm.