Ends on April 30, 2018

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.

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