What are the dates and times?
2018 Spring Market – Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10am – 4pm
2018 Handmade by Few – Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10am-6pm
2018 Winter Market Bentonville – Saturday, November 17th, 10am-4pm
2018 Winter Market Little Rock – Saturday, December 8th, 12-6pm
Where is The Little Craft Show?
Our Fayetteville Winter Market location is the Fayetteville Town Center located at 15 W. Mountain in Fayetteville, AR 72701
Our Bentonville Winter Market happens at The Record in Downtown Bentonville, 104 SW A St, Bentonville, AR 72712
Our Little Rock Winter Market will take place at Lost Forty Brewery in Downtown Little Rock, AR
Handmade by Few will take place outdoors at the Ron Robinson Theatre in Downtown Little Rock, AR.
Our Spring Market is located in beautiful Downtown Springdale, Arkansas at the Shiloh Square Pavilion. 106 E. Emma Avenue.
How much does it cost to attend?
All of our markets are FREE to attend with the exception of our Friday night VIP shopping event at our Fayetteville Show.
What should I expect from The Little Craft Show?
The Little Craft Show features the best of the best handmade artisans and crafters from across the US. Our vendors offer an array of mediums that might include, photography, printmaking, paper goods, knits, soaps, jewelry, pottery, clothing, artisanal foods, accessories, & so much more!
Aside from the eclectic group of vendors, patrons, and products, we will provide you with the best shopping soundtrack, surprising handmade decor, endless smiles, giveaways every hour, interactive areas, a FREE photo booth, all of your favorite locals, and an all around good time! With this said, you can come with the peace of mind that we have a gift for everyone on your list!
Will there be food?
I’d like to sponsor The Little Craft Show, where can I learn more?
YAY! We’d love to work with you. Please click here to read more about becoming a partner. Or you’re always welcome to email us with any questions or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Can I volunteer?
Heck yes! We need all hands on deck before, during, and even after the show. Check out our Volunteer page to learn more or email email@example.com
When can I apply?
How do I apply?
Our applications are online and can be found by visiting our APPLY page!
How much does it cost to participate?
There is a non-refundable $20 application fee when applying to the spring Little Craft Show, and a $25 application fee for our winter shows.
Spring Booth fees are as follows:
Fayetteville Winter Booth fees are $200 for a 3 x 9′ to $350 for a 10′ x 10′.
Bentonville Winter Booth fees are $150 for an 4 x 8′ or $250 for an 8 x 8′.
Little Rock Lost 40 Winter Booth fees are $90 for a 3’x6′.
How big will the booth spaces be?
Spring Booth sizes vary. There are covered half booths at 4′ x 8′ and full booths at 8′ x 8′. At the spring event, there will be an uncovered 10′ x 10′ booth option outside of the pavilion on a closed adjacent street.
Fayetteville Winter Full Size booth spaces are 10′ x 10′ and Table Top Booths spaces measure 3′ x 9′. There are no wall spaces available.
Little Rock spaces are tabletop only at 3’x6′.
Handmade by Few outdoor booth spaces are 10×10′.
Each booth space will be marked off onto the ground. The design of your booth is left solely and creatively up to each vendor.
Please note that starting in winter 2018, we will be offering a limited amount of half booths at each show, juried and accepted on a rolling basis until they sell out. Applications for full booths will not be juried until the application deadline has passed.
When do we find out if we made it into the show?
Who can apply to your show?
Anyone! There is no demographic or age limitations. The intention of our show is to bring a unique shopping experience to our community while giving a place for artists and crafters to exhibit their work.
How are your vendors chosen?
Our applications are viewed and curated by a jury. Which means we carefully review every application that we receive with an unbiased heart and an open mind. We, along with our trusted jury, will do the painstaking work of choosing our vendors from the pool of applicants. We take a variety of concerns into consideration when reviewing each application and we take this job seriously. Some of the best applications present to us innovative products that you don’t always find everywhere else, a cohesive look and feel, an enthusiasm for what they’re doing, quality handmade products, and great photographs. This, unfortunately, means that we are not able to accept every application that we receive. We work hard to keep The Little Craft Show a high-quality shopping experience for our beloved patrons by giving them a widely diverse option of mediums and artists to shop from.
Can I share a booth with a friend?
You are more than welcome to apply with a friend when applying for a full size booth! Please share samples of both applicants’ work when you’re applying together. Also, please understand that when the jury is reviewing applications we will consider both parties and their overall aesthetic and quality of work. We do not, however, allow vendors to have products at their booths from outside crafters that have not jointly applied to the show. Due to space limitations, Half Booth/Table Top Booth applicants may not apply with a friend.
What is your refund policy?
All application fees are non-refundable. If you were accepted into The Little Craft Show and are suddenly unable to attend, you will receive a 100% refund of your booth fee if we are notified 8 weeks before the event. If you notify us up to 4 weeks before the event, you will receive a 50% refund of your booth fee. After 4 weeks, there will be no refunds issued.
Our refund policy is put into place to ensure that all of our booths are filled. We require adequate notice if you are unable to participate in order to find a new vendor from our waiting list to take your place.
If I’m not accepted into this year’s show, when should I expect my booth fee to be refunded?
I’ve applied in the past and didn’t get in, should I try again?
Even if you have applied and were not accepted in the past, we encourage you to apply again! Our goal is to represent independent crafters in the most unique experience possible. This means that we want to see new faces, fresh ideas, and beautiful new products every year.
How do I know if I’m a good fit for The Little Craft Show?
Take a good look at our vendor lists, visit our show and see their enthusiastic attitudes, displays, high-quality products, and overall appeal and ask yourself if it seems like a place that you can see yourself! We love positive, energetic makers that are passionate about their craft and displays. Also, check out our “Crafts we LOVE” board on pinterest to see what type of things we’re attracted to.
What if I’m just getting my business started?
The Little Craft Show loves to shine a spotlight on emerging artists & crafters! We don’t judge our applicants on how long they’ve been crafting. Instead, we pay attention to the quality of their work. Some of our most widely supported vendors are crafters that Northwest Arkansas has never heard of or seen. Our patrons get just as excited as we do when a new crafter debuts at TLCS. We truly mean it when we say that everyone is encouraged to apply!
I missed the deadline! Can I still apply?
We’re so sorry, but due to the large amount of applications we receive, we cannot accept late applicants. If an accepted vendor needs to resign, we will choose a vendor from our waiting list of applicants that applied to take their place.
Can vendors also sponsor The Little Craft Show?
Absolutely. Although we work tirelessly to promote our vendors for our event, sponsoring us is just one more way to promote your brand to your direct audience. We’re very open to working with you and setting up any necessary payment plans or in-kind trades if this is something you’d like to do. Click here to learn more!