Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?  It’s an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists.

When is it?  Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 from 10am-4pm.

Where is it?  The Gulch neighborhood.

How much does it cost to attend?  Admission is FREE!

What kinds of items will I find?  Handmade clothing and accessories, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, wooden and plush toys, craft supplies, DIY kits, screen-printing, unique homegoods, pottery, furniture, original art, locally produce food and beverages, and so much more! Crafty Bastards applicants undergo a competitive jury process and only the top candidates make the cut. Think of it as a real-life Etsy, but curated to feature only the best products.

Am I eligible?  We require that all artwork sold at the fair be original, designed by, and made by the artist. The artist must be in attendance to sell their wares; artists that fail to appear in person may be ineligible for future participation. Please read the terms and conditions on the vendor application carefully to ensure you meet all criteria. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2017 HAS PASSED. Sign up at craftybastards.com for notification so you never miss a deadline!

How do I apply?  Vendor applications are accepted online. The deadline to apply for Crafty Bastards Nashville 2017 was August 23, 2017. Join the email list at craftybastards.com to be notified when future applications are available. 

I missed the deadline! Will you add me to the waitlist? No. The wait list is actually made up of vendors who applied prior to the deadline and have been scored through our jury. We hope you understand that is why we specify that no applications are accepted after the deadline for any of our events, because adding a vendor who has not applied and been through the jury process simply isn’t fair to all of the artists who have.

Application & Booth Fees:  The application fee is $20. If accepted through the jury process, Crafty Bastards vendors pay a minimum booth fee of $200 for a 10 x 10 space; tent, table, chairs, and electricity are available for additional charges. All fees are non-refundable.

What is the tax info for out-of-state vendors? Out of state vendors need to add 9.25% sales tax to their sales. This will cover state and local sales tax for goods.  They will also need to go to the Tennessee Taxpayer Access Point to file their tax return after the event.  They will have up to 20 days after the event date to do this.  Once they get to the site (https://tntap.tn.gov/eservices/_/) they will click on “File Consumer Use Tax Return” located under “Additional Services” to complete their tax return/ report their proceeds.

I’m having problems submitting my application. What should I do?  Make sure the file size for each image is under 200K and that your vendor statement does not exceed 100 words. If you’ve done that, completed all required fields, and are still having trouble, email info@craftybastards.com for assistance.

What is the jurying process?  The jury selects vendors based on their artwork and look for high quality, handmade, unique items. The competition for booths is steep, so don’t flub your application! While we’d love for everyone to participate, we are limited by space and want to ensure a high quality, unique event.

If I’m not accepted, is there a wait list for vendors?  Yes. We pick a small number of applicants for our wait list. Applicants selected for the wait list will be notified via email of any booth space that may become available.

Can I share a booth with another vendor?  Sure, but we ask that you provide contact info and submit images of anyone’s work who would be selling at the fair so they can go through the jury process and receive all fair-related communications and materials.

What if there’s inclement weather?  The event will take place rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.

Can I bring my kids?  Sure! Crafty Bastards is a family-friendly event!

Can I bring my dog?  Yes! The Gulch is very dog-friendly!

Will there be food available?  There will be food for sale from food trucks and local food vendors.

Is there Parking?  Parking will be available in several paid Gulch lots; in addition, there is street parking available. Attendees are also encouraged to use alternative transportation if possible.

Anything else you want to know? Message us on the Facebook event page and be sure to join the event page for updates, sneak previews and additional information! https://www.facebook.com/events/168839310287162/