What are the details?
Sunday, September 5th
E. 4th Street between Paint and Mulberry Street
Earlybird Shopping – 1:00-2:00pm
Everyone Else Shopping – 2:00-5:00pm
Vendor Setup – 11:00am-1:00pm
Teardown – 5:00-6:00pm
What is the purpose of the event?
This event exists as Paper City Mentoring Project’s yearly fundraiser. Every penny from vendor fees, ticket sales, and Paper City Coffee purchases that day support PCMP.
You can learn more about PCMP here: papercitymentoringproject.org
When and where can I apply?
Applications Open: Now!
Applications Close: Midnight July 31, 2021 (extended!)
Decision Emails Sent: August 1, 2021
Link to application is at the bottom of this page.
How do you select vendors?
This year we will separate applications by genre and choose vendors from each category by considering the following:
- Handmade or locally assembled products. The Maker Fair will not feature direct sales products (Beauty Counter, Young Living, Color Street, etc).
- Uniqueness of products compared to other applicants in the same genre
- You are able to provide quality photos of your work either with a social media link, a website link, or in emailed photos.
- If you are offering pre-packaged edible products, we are able to see evidence that your product is of high quality.
- If you’ve been a vendor at a previous Maker Fair, you complied with deadlines and regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions
We anticipate a record number of applicants, and it’s important to us to make sure we select vendors who are the best fit for our market.
How much are the vendor fees?
This year, vendors have two options:
Tier 1- $50 – event entry
Tier 2- $100 – event entry, a solo Saturday pop-up shop at Paper City Coffee prior to event.
These fees are a tax-deductible donation to Paper City Mentoring Project and help us continue to match local teens with trained mentors, give incentives for teens to meet with their mentor and meet goals, and provide engaging activities for mentor/mentee pairs to do in the community.
*This year we will do our best to feature every participating vendor on our social media pages as long as quality photos are provided.
How/When do I pay?
All selected vendors will receive an email with a direct link to pay via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, setting one up is very simple. If you’re unable or uncomfortable doing so, contact our Vendor Lady, Gracie.
In order to secure your spot, all payment will be due by Friday, July 9th. Vendor fees are non-refundable.
Are tables and chairs provided?
We will not provide tables and chairs this year. Each vendor will have a 10’x 10′ space to display their products. Vendors are permitted to bring a canopy that fits in that space.
Are canopies required?
Nope! However, we recommend you bring one to stay in the shade. September afternoons can be toasty!
What are your COVID-19 Safety precautions?
We are not 100% sure what the Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines for large group gatherings will be in September, but we can assure you our team will be diligent in abiding by all necessary precautions to keep our vendors, volunteers, and patrons safe. Vendors will be spaced along 4th Street again to prevent excessive crowding.
Any changes and/or updated guidelines concerning the Maker Fair will be emailed to vendors closer to the time of the event.
Where do I park and set up my booth?
We have reserved use of the parking lot directly across Paper City Coffee (47 S. Paint St.). Parking there and along Paint St. is your best bet!
There is also parking indicated in RED in the map below.
Set up should be easier this year because we will have vendors set up on both sides of 4th street, which means we will have a smaller space.
We will assign booth stations which will be included in your confirmation email.
How can I further support PCMP?
Some vendors donate a portion of their proceeds from the event to PCMP. Checks can be payable to Paper City Mentoring Project, or you can use the same PayPal link you used to pay your vendor fee.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Learn more here.
Interested in sponsoring an activity for mentors and mentees? Check out Activity Sponsorships.