Ends on October 15, 2018

holiday MADE fair {Helena & Missoula}

2 weekends, 2 great locations, 2 amazing opportunities to sell your art & handcrafted goods The MADE fair is modern artist & handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists. Our juried events feature over 200 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits. Our curated collection of artisans represents Montana’s best of the best. Our shows are very well attended and supported by the community.

Helena // December 1-2 // Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds 

Last year's new Helena Holiday MADE fair was quite a success and we have reworked a few things to help with traffic flow and allow vendors a little more wiggle room as well. We are excited to bring back all that our events offers for artisans, non-profits, and the local community to the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds for the second Helena Holiday MADE fair. We worked with incredible folks in Helena last year to bring the MADE fair experience to life and will continue to partner with local businesses.  We have 30,000 sq. feet of continuous space to feature over 200 talented artisans, local non-profits, activities, and delicious food & beverage options. The Helena Holiday MADE fair will include free entry, free parking, and plenty of room to shop.  

Missoula // December 9 // Adams CenterOnce again, we will be filling the Adams Center with over 200 booths located on the balcony, arena floor, and upper gyms. The 12th annual Missoula Holiday MADE fair will include free entry, free parking, and plenty of room to shop.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,  with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.


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 all of our shows. 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.


1. Fill out the online application

2. Upload images & logo


For many artists & non-profits, our shows are their best of the season and we do a great deal to promote everyone 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.


• 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


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 —10,000 postcards, 2,500 rack cards, 1,000 posters, 5,000 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


July 1                Accepting applications

October 1         Deadline for submissions

October 10       Accepted and declined artisans notified by email

October 20       Artists booth fees due



Helena MADE fair // December 1-2, 2018 // Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds

 6’ x 6’ $40 + Electric ($15) 

10’ x 6’ $60 + Electric ($15)  + Table ($10)

10’x10’ $100 + Electric ($15)  + Table ($10)

20’x10’ $185 + Electric ($15)  + Table ($10)

Booth sizes are listed in width x depth. Chairs are provided, electricity access is available for an additional $15, and tables can be rented for $10 each.

Set-up: Friday 1pm-9pm & Saturday 7am-10am

Show hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Take down: Sunday 4pm-9pm


Missoula MADE fair // December 9, 2018 // Adams Center

6’ x 6’  $25

10’ x 6’ $40 + Table ($6)

10’x10’ $75 + Electric ($12) + Table ($6)

20’x10’  $135 + Electric ($12) + Table ($6)

Booth sizes are listed in width x depth. Chairs are provided; electricity access is available for 10’x10’  & 20’ x10’ booths ONLY for an additional $12, and tables can be rented for $6 each.

Set-up: Sunday 8 am-11am

Show hours: Sunday 11am-6pm

Takedown: Sunday 6pm-9pm

We know that staying overnight at a hotel is not always in the budget and so we are going to try to facilitate artist home-stays and discounted hotel rooms for both events.