The Indie Holiday is a unique art and craft market featuring the artists from our SFEtsy team. Our team has been hosting a holiday market since 2006! This year's Emporium is going to be bigger and better than ever!!
This year we have space to showcase 200+ vendors and we will be partnering with Popusters, a local startup, and some other corporate sponsors (to be officially announced soon!) that will help us make this show a success for the entire team :)
Although, we absolutely LOVED working with All Good Pizza, we wanted to grow to include as many team members as possible. The Emporium will be held this year at Pier 35 (the old cruise terminal) along the Embarcadero in San Francisco on November 29th and 30th from 11am - 5pm each day.
If you are new to the team or haven't participated before, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
WHAT IS THE INDIE HOLIDAY EMPORIUM?
The Indie Holiday Emporium is an annual market showcasing the SFEtsy team members and other artisan crafters and makers. It's a place for our team and friends to show off their work, offer DIY crafting stations and promote buying local, handmade items. Here are some photos from our 2013 show:
The 2014 Indie Holiday Emporium will be held this year at the old cruise terminal Pier 35 along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This is an INDOOR Space, not outdoor like last year. The Pier is a beautiful location with plenty of parking nearby and is easily accessible via public transportation. After looking at almost every large venue in the city, Pier 35 felt like the best fit for our team and we are super excited to be able to host our event there.
The Emporium will be held on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th from 11am - 5pm each day.
Click here to access the online application for the 2014 show. We will be accepting 2014 applications beginning today through October 6, 2014. Vendor acceptance notices will be sent on or before October 10, 2014.
We do have a very large team and a limited number of spaces, so apply early! There will be a jury process simply because we don't want an abundance of vendors in one category. SFEtsy team members will have priority for acceptance to the show.
SFEtsy is VERY excited to be teaming up with PopUpsters this year to manage our vending program. Becoming part of the PopUpsters community is beneficial to you as a vendor in so many ways and will allow you access to other bay area popup events.
When you apply to vend for this event, you will be asked to register an account with PopUpsters as well as craft a brief Vendor Profile. We encourage you to take your time with this profile as PopUpsters often offers exclusive vending events for registered vendors - some of them are even PAID opportunities with very high profile organizations.
PopUpsters is a marketplace connecting vendors, artisans and makers of all kinds to unique and affordable spaces to PopUp, start and grow their businesses. Learn more at their website here.
COSTS OF THE EVENT
The SFEtsy leadership team has been working really hard behind the scenes to find an affordable and amazing space to hold our team show. The application fee and the booth fees will cover the cost of producing the show, pay for the venue and insurance and help us to run the events and programs for our team members throughout 2015.
All applicants to the Indie Holiday Emporium will pay a non-refundable $20 application fee. This fee will be credited towards the cost of your booth upon acceptance to the show. The application fees will cover some of the upfront costs of doing the show, such as flyers, insurance, advertising and marketing.
Each 10x10 booth is $250. There will be a limited number of half booth spaces available for $150.
From now until October 1, 2014, there will be early bird pricing of $200 per 10x10 space and $125 per 10x5 space (the half booths are very limited).
We are REALLY excited for this show and we look forward to seeing you and your wonderful goodies at Pier 35 in November!
If you have questions about this show, please contact our team Co-Captain, Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle.
If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit Our Team Page about joining SFEtsy!