Vendor Information

 

ATTENTION:

Due to the overwhelming response of vendor applications, we are no longer accepting wait list applicants.
The vendor list will be announced after August 28th.

 

Event Dates and Times

Saturday, November 12 (9am-4pm) & Sunday, November 13 (11am-4pm)


The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience is a pet-friendly event; therefore, it will be held in the Small Exhibits Building (aka Poultry Barn) at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. See map at bottom of page.

The venue is approximately 25,000 sq. ft. We will do out best to accommodate as many applicants as possible, but space is limited.

The charitable raffle will benefit Toys for Tots, as well as the Humane Society of North Texas who will be on-hand facilitating pet adoptions.

Once you have been selected to participate in The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, refunds will not be issued for any reason.

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 14, 6:00pm CST. On Sunday, August 21, acceptance emails will be sent out. At that time, accepted vendors will receive a PayPal invoice. If payment is not made by 6:00pm CST, Sunday, August 28, your space will be forfeited & offered to the next vendor on the list. *Applications received after deadline will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Application Fee

Corner Booth Fee

In-line Booth Fee

$10 Non-refundable

10' x 10' Corner Booth - $170

10' x 10' In-line Booth - $140

What do I get in exchange for my booth fee?
Booth Space (10' x 10')
100% of your sales profits
Event T-Shirt provided by Quackerbox Creations Ltd.
Your 125 x 125 logo linked to your site to appear on the Holiday Shopping Experience website for one year
Listing on promotional postcards and in the event booklet (printed and online versions). The online booklet links to your site.
Benefit of ad campaign & promotional efforts (print, online, etc.) leading up to the event
10% refund on booklet advertising Booklet will be 8.5" tall x 5.5" wide
Three free months with your Shop @ Funky Finds (Free time set on or after August 14. Offer expires January 1, 2012)
Opportunity to donate promotional items to 150 swag bags
Option to rent padded folding chairs and/or 8' x 30" tables - delivered to your booth space


Venue: The event will be held in the Small Exhibits Building, also known as the Poultry Barn, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The physical address is 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Booth Sizes: Booth spaces are 10' x 10' for a single vendor. Two vendors will not be allowed to share a booth. Sharing booths in this venue leaves the the floor plan at risk of placing vendors in the same category too close to each other. The spaces will be marked off and numbered when vendors arrive to setup. Division between booths is the vendor's responsibility. We do not provide walls or curtains; however, these are not mandatory. It is the sole responsibility of the individual vendors to provide their own display items. We do not provide table covers or any other decorative items. Think of your booth like a blank canvas that is yours to do with what you will (as long as it fits inside your 10'x10' space). Rented tables are 8' x 30". Electricity is available upon request on a first come, first serve basis at no extra charge. Request are to be made on vendor application.

Acceptable / Unacceptable Items: This event showcases artisans that create handmade items. No mass-produced goods are allowed (including Scentsy, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Thirty-One Gifts, etc.). The only exceptions to the handmade rule are vintage supplies that buyers may use to create, but this is not a garage sale or flea market. Vendors in violation of this rule will be asked to pack up such items immediately.

Check In & Setup: All participating vendors must check in at the designated area BEFORE unloading & setting up. Vendors must arrive on time to set up for the event so that when it starts you'll be ready to go. You MAY NOT tear down early for any reason. This is unfair to fellow vendors, attendees & organizers. We ask that you turn in your raffle item at time of check in. Please include a business card attached to your item. Setup times are Friday, November 11, Noon - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 12, 7:00 - 8:45 a.m. The venue will be open for vendors at 9am on Sunday, November 13. We strongly encourage you to set up on Friday if possible to allow yourself enough time to create an inviting & eye-catching display. Also, early arrivals will be able to drive into the building to unload. Once vendors space begins filling up, cars will no longer be allowed inside.

Vendor Parking: Vendors setting up on Friday will be able to enter the parking lot for unloading purposes behind the small exhibits building free of charge. Vendors will be responsible for parking fees on Saturday & Sunday. The lot directly behind the building inside the fence is $5 per day, while the parking lot across Harley Avenue is $3 per day. A map showing all parking lots & rates can be found on the Directions page.

Event Booklet: All participating vendors will be listed, along with their website link, in the event booklet (8.5" tall x 5.5" wide).
The online booklet links to vendors' websites.

Booklet Advertising: Once you submit your application, you'll be forwarded to the Booklet Advertising page. All applicants will receive a 10% refund on any booklet ad purchased.

Charitable Raffle: It is mandatory to donate an item to the charitable raffle as we feel it is important to give back to the local community. Also, the charitable raffle is a big draw for event attendees. We ask that you turn in your raffle item at time of check-in. Please include a business card attached to your item. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas & Toys for Tots. Vendors are encouraged to buy raffle tickets as they are eligible to win raffle items.

Swag Bags: The first 75 attendees each event day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a swag bag (a FunkyFinds.com tote bag full of free goodies, coupons, etc.). If you would like to contribute 150 promotional items and/or samples, you may turn them in at time of check-in on Friday or mail ahead of time (contact us for mailing address). Vendors are encouraged to purchase charitable raffle tickets & are eligible to win raffle prizes; however, vendors are not eligible to receive a swag bag.

Photography: Funky Finds staff members may take photos of your booth space and/or products to be used online. In the event booklet, we will instruct attendees not to take photos without your permission.

Please read FAQs for additional detailed information.

By applying to participate in The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience,
you are agreeing to all terms & conditions as listed on this website.

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