The Annual Craft Fest
Celebrating 14 years in 2024!
The 14th Annual Craft Fest is March 8-9, 2024 at West Acres Mall! Maker applications closed on Jan 10 & booth notifications will be sent by Jan 18!
The 14th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest is returning to the West Acres Mall March 8-9, 2024
You'll find our fest schedule and maker line up in late January 2024!
Maker Application Info
Thank you so much for your interest in Unglued: Craft Fest! The Fest will be March 8-9, 2024! This application is open now through Jan 10, 2024 at 11:59pm. If you are around 16-years-old or younger you'll find our Young Makers Market application here.
Unglued: Craft Fest began in March of 2011 to connect modern makers to our community at a time makers with that had an indie/modern/alternative vibe weren't finding success in our area. Since then our Fest continues to be focused on featuring makers, artists, and crafters with a modern take on handmade along with new and emerging makers and beyond. During the Fest weekend we also host a variety of free workshops for attendees to get inspired to create and bonus fun like swag bags, public art projects, and whatever we dream up next. The Fest is free admission, but often we'll add an optional ticketed crafty experience area on Friday evening!
Our Fest is juried and you will be notified if we can offer you a booth no later than Jan 18, 2024 via the email you provide below from email@example.com. If accepted you will have until Jan 20 to send in your booth fee to confirm and reserve your space to make it Fest official.
Prior to applying please read the following information in full - relax, drink some coffee, and put the best YOU forward!
This is our 14th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest coming up Fri, March 8, 2024 4pm-8pm & Sat, March 9 10am-6pm at West Acres Mall in Fargo, ND! All vendors are applying for both days (ie. you must be available both days/timeframes).
Vendor booths 6'x8' and will be throughout the mall's main hallways - same as the past 3 years there. The booth fee is $110.
Set-up is Fri, March 8 10-4pm, take down is Sat, March 9 6pm-8pm. You provide all your booth display items including table and chairs. Electricity and wifi are not guaranteed, but electricity may be available if requested by our deadlines you'll receive if we can offer you a booth space.
The number of vendors we can accept for booth spaces is currently being determined, but will fall somewhere between the typical 60-75 vendor spaces for our Fest.
Some important notes before you apply:
*Included in this application is submitting photos of your work. If this step is missed your application will not be considered by our jury. To check out a great blog post by our Unglued crew on submitting photos to a juried craft fair please look here.
*There is NOT an application fee this year.
*Your application should show us the type of work you will have AT the Fest. If you are accepted, it is based on what you show us here so adding items that are completely different (ie. bringing mittens when you applied as a ceramic artist) or adding vendors to your booth that are not a part of this application will disqualify you from further Fests as well as having to pull those items the days of the Fest. Our jury works hard to make sure the variety is right!
*As we continue on with Unglued: Craft Fest we welcome everyone to apply! It does gets extremely tricky to accept all the work we love as we want to keep our Fest fresh, exciting, and new for our awesome shoppers with lots of variety. We do receive 2-3x's as many applications as there are booth spaces!
*Returning vendors: If you have sold at a previous annual Unglued Craft Fest (not related to the Markets we host with Drekker/Brewhalla) please note our jury wants to see any newness, progress, or growth in your work here! If you bypass adding this information to your application it will hinder the jury's ability to consider you as a vendor. Show us and show off what you've got!
*We love sharing! You are able to share your in-person booth with another vendor. They must be applying with you on this application. Please send ONE application per total booth to represent that full booth. You will see below the area to fill in for the 2nd vendor. If you are not applying with another vendor please skip this portion.
*Due to the amount of awesome applications we receive we do not have double booths available. However, after booth acceptance you may request a space that may have more room to spread out by a couple feet in this mall situation!
*Incomplete (ie. no photos) or late applications will not be able to be considered in the jurying process.
*Important! If you are involved in our shop, please note this does not automatically accept you into the Fest or have preference. Our jury will not be aware if you already sell items in our shop so be sure to always put your best work & photos forward regardless of how familiar you think we are of your awesome work!
*The maker/artist/crafter MUST be present at their in-person booth during the Fest. A big part of Unglued: Craft Fest is our community connecting to the maker and designer of their goods. While you are encouraged to have booth buddies throughout the weekend we will require that YOU as the maker are present at some point during the Fest (except in the situations of illness, etc).
*The mission of Unglued: Craft Fest is to be a weekend of creative inspiration and connection to makers. We look to host this in the dead of winter when there are fewer events for our makers and the community. By having a weekend to celebrate creativity with our vendors showcasing their amazing work and opportunities for everyone to get creative we believe it will enrich your life and the community as a whole! We especially are focused on new, emerging makers & returning makers that are showing how they have grown and progressed in their work. We give local preference to vendors, but are also interested in bringing in other makers from the Midwest and beyond on occasion to celebrate creatively together! If you are applying from further away please note this is during Fargo winter when considering as we are not able to give refunds due to weather issues to get here ;)
*Want a better idea what you might be getting into? Check out our 2023 recap via photos here: https://www.ungluedmarket.com/post/the-13th-annual-unglued-craft-fest-photo-recap
*Whew! Thanks so much for applying!! Let's get to it! [If you have questions prior to applying don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!