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Application - Holiday Shopping Spectacular

The vendor application for Holiday Shopping Spectacular 2019 has closed.

The following information is kept here for reference.

Please visit our APPLY page to learn about upcoming market applications.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event, please do the following:

  • Email craft @ with HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR WAITLIST in the subject line

  • Include your name, your business name, your URL, your Instagram handle

  • Attach 3 photos of the types of items you’d like to sell at the event



Date: Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 11-6 p.m. both days
Location: Georgia World Congress Center
Building C, Hall C1
235 Northside Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

We are very excited to host this event in a new venue! The new space is much larger, which means we can offer larger booth sizes and shoppers will have more room to move around. This two-day event has approximately 200+ craft & vintage vendors and is an indoor event. 

We are seeking vendors who make handcrafted items with an indie aesthetic and vintage vendors selling items from all decades. 

Before filling out the application, please carefully read the Terms & Conditions. By filling out the application you are agreeing to the following:

Terms & Conditions

Thanks for your interest in participating in the Indie Craft Experience. All items sold at the Indie Craft Experience must be handmade by you or vintage. This is a juried event with a limited number of slots. We receive many applications and cannot accept everyone. The application deadline is September 25, 2019. We will send out notifications by October 1. If you are not accepted your money will be promptly returned to you after October 1.

We will not consider your application if it is not complete or if we receive it after the deadline. A complete application includes all the information we request below and payment.

Fee: The fee to participate is:

$425 ($10 processing fee + $415) for a 10 foot wide x 10 foot deep booth


$300 ($10 processing fee + $290) for a 10 foot wide x 5 foot deep booth.

This amount is due with your application. On the application, you are given the option to rent tables ($25 each) and chairs ($10 each) from us to use during the event. This is optional, you can bring your own. Our tables are 6 ft wide x 2.5 ft deep. Please make note of these dimensions if you rent a table so you can plan accordingly.  

Refunds: If you are not accepted $415 -OR- $290 (plus any money you sent for table/chair rental) will be promptly returned to you after October 1. There is a $10 processing fee.

For those accepted, we offer a short grace period after acceptance emails are sent out. This is the only opportunity to receive a refund. If accepted, but you are unable to participate we will offer a refund of $415 -OR- $290 (plus any money you sent for table/chair rental) if you notify us by October 8. After October 8, we cannot offer a refund – no exceptions.

If the event is canceled due to severe weather, other Acts of God or conditions beyond the control of the Indie Craft Experience, your fee will not be refunded to you.

Sharing: You may share a booth with one other vendor, BUT you must apply together. This is a juried event so we must approve both brands. Put info about both vendors on one application, and include photos from each of you. Make sure you name your photos in a way so that we can tell which vendor the photos represent.

Space: Each vendor will have a space that is either 10 feet wide x 10 feet deep -OR- 10 feet wide x 5 feet deep.
The space is completely empty so vendors are responsible for providing their entire display: tables, chairs, table clothes, racks, etc. (unless you order tables and chairs from us … see above). We do not provide pipe & drape between booths. We have an extremely small staff, and it is your responsibility to haul your belongings and to set up and break down your display. We suggest doing a mock set up at your home/studio before the event by marking this space on the floor and setting up your displays so you can see the amount of space you have to work with. 

Electricity: Are you interested in having electricity in your booth? Unlike our previous venues, electricity at the Georgia World Congress Center requires an extra fee and must be arranged through the venue ahead of time. Electricity will cost $83/vendor. We negotiated this rate down from a higher price, but we still feel like it is high for an independent artist/vintage vendor.

Please take a moment to consider why you need electricity. If it is to charge your phone, we suggest looking into purchasing a portable charger. If it is for lighting in your booth, we suggest looking into some battery operated options. If it is because you sell actual lighting, you need electricity.

If you would like information about how to get electricity in your booth there is a place on the application to let us know. This DOES NOT obligate you to order electricity.

Day of the Event: The event takes place Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, November 24 inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Building C in Downtown Atlanta from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Set up will be done on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. We will send out a staggered load in schedule to accepted vendors. It is very important that everyone respect the time slot they are given.

Please, do not break down early. You are expected to remain set up until 6 p.m. both days. If you break down early we may not be able to accept you for future shows. If you have to break down early due to an emergency please let us know (even if it is via email after the fact).

Swag: Once you are accepted, we will ask you to send swag for the 500 swag bags that we will distribute to attendees. This is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. Swag can be anything that promotes your business: tiny product samples, stickers, bookmarks, flyers, business cards. The more creative, the more your business will stand out to potential customers! Swag will be due November 18th, and further information will be sent to accepted vendors.

Security: The Indie Craft Experience believes that providing a safe and secure environment is very important, and we will hire security for the event. We do not, however, take responsibility for personal injury or anything stolen or damaged during any portion of the event.

Responsibility: The Indie Craft Experience is not responsible for personal injury or any items damaged or stolen during the duration of the event (including move-in, move-out, over night and the hours of the event). It is the responsibility of each vendor to transport their belongings and to not leave valuables unattended. Vendors can leave their tables, chairs and display items over night, but we strongly encourage taking your merchandise home with you. The Indie Craft Experience is not responsible for your belongings.