Vintage & Made Fair offers a platform for makers and vintage curators to personally engage with a widespread community of shoppers in dynamic fun settings. Each Fair presents a vibrant roster of the best vendors in the Midwest curated thoughtfully and aesthetically to make for a one-of-a-kind shopping – and selling – experience.
Whether you are creating your first small business, launching a new line or building your consumer base, Vintage & Made Fairs set your business for growth and success by positioning your brand in front of an engaged and expansive audience. The Fair is juried and applications are accepted year-round.
No experience? Don’t hesitate to try and make Vintage & Made Fairs your first! Experience isn’t necessary, however, friendliness is. We believe a happy event is the best kind of event there is!
If you are interested in applying, please complete the application link below. Thank you for your interest in Vintage & Made Fair!
+ Who should apply?
MAKERS + DESIGNERS -- Vintage & Made Fair Makers + Designers unite inspired design with quality craftsmanship. As the heart of our Fairs, we look for emerging and established Makers + Designers that create inspired and original products made with exceptional quality, innovation, and care. Booth designs should be creative and inspiring to the customer!
VINTAGE CURATORS -- Vintage & Made Fair Vintage Curators who find exceptional vintage, midcentury and antiques that are in fantastic condition and display their found items in creative and inspiring booths.
REFRESHMENTS -- Serving food and drink as well as prepared onsite. Refreshments include food trucks, food stands, and ready-to-serve goods such as ice cream and coffee. Our interested and culinary-savvy crowds expect high quality, exciting and innovating offerings.
PRE-PACKAGED FOODS -- Small batch, quality ingredients with beautiful presentation: Pre-Packaged vendors appeal to attendees looking for high-quality handmade snacks and gifts.
SEASONAL FLORA -- Looking for local farms who source seasonal flowers all while creating an inviting shopping experience at Vintage & Made Fair.
+ What is the jury criteria?
Vintage & Made Fair is a juried event, and we review each application carefully and thoughtfully. We base our aesthetic vision for the Fairs on current and forward-thinking trends, and the jury criteria below:
INNOVATION -- Your work, found items and booth displays are innovative and avoids over-saturated themes. We encourage you to expand your work into new and dynamic places!
QUALITY -- Makers use high quality materials and techniques to make their work. Items are beautiful, durable, and market ready. For vintage we are looking at found items that are in great condition and on trend.
BRANDING -- Your online and onsite presence is well designed and aesthetically appealing. Presentation should be on par with your offerings while your online presence represents your most current work and finds as well as general aesthetic.
CONSISTENCY -- Your creativity and found items are cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to see this in your online portfolio.
PROGRESSION -- If you are a returning vendor or applicant, your business has progressed since you last applied. We’re always on the lookout for fresh ideas.
+ What’s included in my participation?
Vintage & Made Fair offers our vendors an opportunity to connect with engaged fans and enthusiastic shoppers. There are many additional benefits that come along with joining our Fairs! Here’s what we have to offer:
YOUR BOOTH SPACE -- Create your own pop-up shop to showcase and sell your work to an engaged audience!
INCLUSION ON OUR ROSTER -- Our website will put your linked site in front of a variety of buyers and shoppers both before and after the Fair.
WHOLESALE OPPORTUNITIES -- Buyers head to Vintage & Made Fair to discover unique makers and found vintage like yours, and many reach out during and after the show to set-up accounts with their store.
NEWORKING AND COLLABORATIONS -- Tap into our vibrant vendor community by connecting with neighboring vendors for potential collaborations, resources, and other exciting opportunities.
POTENTIAL SOCIAL FEATURES -- With a thriving Vintage & Made Fair fan base, we handpick vendors to feature on our social media.
+ Are there indoor booth spaces?
The Fair’s event spaces includes indoor and outdoor booth options.