how do i vend with #bbatx?
We host craftHER Market, a biannual Austin-based market that accepts vendors from all over Texas. Once you have applied for craftHER Market, you will then be considered for vending opportunities within our pop-ups, meet-ups and other programs. You can find out when vendor applications are open on the craftHER Market website. Have more questions? See below. :)
"I'm interested in craftHER Market. Where do I go for more information?"
craftHER Market has been inspired by a few of our favorite things: pop-up spaces, traditional marketplaces and the people who organize others to gather. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 600 makers and seen 15,000+ attendees and 1,800+ applicants. Opening every Spring and Fall, the day-long community event features entrepreneurial panels, opportunities to support local nonprofits and family-friendly activities. Reflecting a myriad of women and nonbinary artists and creative entrepreneurs across Texas, all 115 of our seasonal exhibitors own their craft, and at least 90% of our booths exhibit wares made by hand.🎈Applications open every January and July. You can head to crafthermarket.com to sign up for email notifications.
“Are there any open spots for your upcoming event?"
We usually book four to six vendors for events we hold outside of craftHER Market, and all of our booths are curated for variety and individuality on a case-by-case basis. Once you have applied to craftHER Market, you will be considered for these opportunities. Contact Natalia at email@example.com for more information or to inquire about a specific event’s capacity if you have some ideas. :)
"I don't sell goods, but I'm a tarot reader/nail artist/etc. Is there space for me at your meets?"
Definitely! We love featuring interactive vendors at our events. Send us a rundown on what you offer and we will figure out what event works best to showcase your service, so please make sure you apply to craftHER Market. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for event-specific information (we love creative ideas!).
"I'm from another city/state. Can I vend at your meets?"
For our annual market, craftHER, we accept vendors from anywhere in Texas. Our national brand, BABES FEST works with vendors in different areas as we do traveling pop-ups, so reach out! If we head your way, we will definitely let you know.
"I would like to pass out free samples of my companies product at your meets! How do I go about that?"
This would qualify as a sponsorship! Email email@example.com about potential options.
"I own an information-based/service-based business, can I set up a table at one of your events?"
Our main focus during events is to connect the maker/curator of locally made tangible goods with our community. Based on your business, you might be better suited as a sponsor! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
"I am a consultant for a direct selling company. Can I sell at one of your meets?"
We work with new, emerging and re-emerging creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Our low-cost, affordable opportunities are not open to large companies or direct selling companies unless you are the proprietor or owner and the company originated in Austin. If you're interested about becoming a sponsor or donor, you can inquire here. (That being said, if you attend one of our meets, you're more than welcome to network and share your cards with attendees on your own accord!)