2017 Important Dates:
Vendor Applications Open June 12th - August 13th
Vendor Acceptance Emails sent out August 16th
Vendor Payment Deadline September 10th
Advertising Deadline October 6th
Event Dates and Times: The time periods stated below are all Central Time.
8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Saturday, November 18th (10am-5pm) & Sunday, November 19th (11am-4pm)
Please remember that this is an all handmade event!!!
We do not allow any manufactured goods or direct sales reps.
Also, we only accept artisans who are selling items they personally hand-crafted.
Please do not submit application for items hand-crafted by others (this includes items you designed but that are manufactured by others)!
Vendors are required to maintain their booth space BOTH show days (Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-4pm).
Once vendors are confirmed, we will list each business linked to their website on the Vendors page. We will also add a 125 x 125 logo image for each vendor that will also link to their website.
Application Deadline: Sunday, August 13th, 6:00pm. On Wednesday, August 16th, acceptance emails will be sent out. At that time, accepted vendors will receive a PayPal invoice. Payment will be due by 6:00pm, Sunday, September 10th. If payment is not received prior to the deadline, your space will be forfeited & offered to a vendor on the waiting list.
This is a juried event. Applying to event does not guarantee acceptance.
Once you have been selected to participate in the 8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, refunds will not be issued for any reason after the payment deadline. Funky Finds is not responsible for any loss, theft or destruction of property during event set-up, break-down, or event times.
Venue: This event will be held in Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. All vendor booths have a wall and electrical outlets! The physical address is 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. The venue is indoors with concrete floors.
Booth Information: Booth space sizes for single vendors are 10' x 10' for $170.00, 10' x 15' for $255.00, or 10' x 20' for $340.00.
Corner Booths Additional $30.00. Vendors with Trailer Boutiques, please contact us to discuss.
We do not allow vendors to share a booth. Booth spaces will be marked off and numbered when vendors arrive to setup. Division between booths is the vendor's responsibility, as well as providing your own display items. We do not provide table covers, decorative items or curtains & these are not mandatory. You may use a canopy if you would like. Pipe and drape is not provided & not mandatory. Think of your booth like a blank canvas that is yours to do with what you will (as long as it fits inside your designated booth space). Every booth space has a wall behind it & you are allowed to use this when decorating your booth. Rented tables are 8' x 30".
What do I get in exchange for my booth fee?
• 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 Vendors page.
• Listing on promotional postcards and in the event booklet.
• Benefit of ad campaign & promotional efforts (print, online, etc.) leading up to the event
• Company featured on the Funky Finds Facebook page
• Opportunity to have a listing on the back of Event & Vendor T-Shirts ($10 fee)
• Opportunity to donate promotional items to 150 swag bags (no charge)
• Option to rent padded folding chairs ($4.00) and/or 8' x 30" tables ($8.00) - delivered to your booth space
Acceptable / Unacceptable Items: This event showcases artisans that create handmade items. No mass-produced goods are allowed, including Scentsy, Mary Kay, Paparazzi, Origami Owl Jewelry, Tupperware, Thirty-One Gifts, etc. ALL items must have a handmade spin by YOU!
This event is intended to showcase artists, crafters, designers, authors & food makers that are representing products they create themselves. We ask that the primary product being sold in your booth be unique items that are designed & created or hand-embellished in some way by you. While we do support charitable organizations & missions, our primary goal is to provide a venue for area artists to represent & sell their own products.
The only exceptions to the handmade rule are vintage supplies that buyers may use to create. If you have a manufactured item that supplements & works together with your primary handmade product (ie: a manufactured burner that complements your handmade scented wax cubes), please contact us via email or by phone at 903-665-7954 to discuss so we can determine if this is acceptable. We will require that the manufactured product is less than 25% of your total inventory. This means that we want your handmade items to be the primary products. Vendors in violation of this rule will be asked to pack up such items immediately.
Pet Treats: Pet treats must be packaged for sanitary and odor protection.
Food Items: Food items must be pre-packaged for off-site consumption. If samples are to be given out, you are required to submit the Food Sample Form to Will Rogers Memorial Center at least 30 days prior to the event for approval. Items offered for sale may not be typical "concession" items, including, but not limited to, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, popcorn, hot dogs, candy bars, nachos, cotton candy, ice cream, peanuts, etc. Vendors giving samples must obtain a temporary health permit. If you are not offering samples AND all of your food items are prepackaged, you do not need to obtain a temporary health permit. Visit this webpage to learn more & apply for a temporary health permit.
Check In & Setup: Setup times are Friday, November 17th, Noon-7pm and Saturday, November 18th, 8-9:45am. The venue will be open for vendors at 10am on Sunday, November 19th. All participating vendors must check in at the designated area BEFORE unloading & setting up. Vendors must turn in their raffle item at time of check in, as you will not be allowed to set up until you have turned in your item. Please include a business card attached to your item. We strongly encourage you to set up on Friday if possible to allow yourself enough time to create an inviting & eye-catching display. Vendors must arrive on time 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.
Security: The venue is secured at the end of each day and the perimeter is monitored via on-site security. If you have items that you are uncomfortable leaving overnight, feel free to take those items with you at the end of the day.
Charitable Raffle: It is mandatory for each vendor to donate an item to the charitable raffle. All raffle proceeds will benefit DFW Toys for Tots and the Humane Society of North Texas who will be on-hand facilitating pet adoptions. There is not a price limit on your item, but please keep in mind that the charitable raffle is a big draw for event attendees. Gift certificates are acceptable, but they must be for the full value of an item, not a discount. Vendors are encouraged to buy raffle tickets as they are eligible to win raffle items.
Vendor Parking: Vendors setting up on Friday will be able to enter the parking lot for unloading purposes from the lot on the South end of the building and through the side doors located throughout the Tower Promenade free of charge for 1 hour. After that time, you will be responsible for parking fees or you may receive a parking fine. Vendors will be responsible for parking fees on Saturday & Sunday.
Event Booklet: All participating vendors will be listed, along with their website link, in the event booklet (8.5" tall x 5.5" wide). Additional ad space may be purchased here.
Swag Bags:The first 75 attendees each event day to purchase a minimum of ten $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 to Funky Finds, 6260 Lewis Chapel Road, Jefferson, TX 75657. Mailed swag must be received by November 10th.
Photography: Funky Finds staff members may take photos of your booth space and/or products to be used online. By applying, you are agreeing to allow us to potentially use photos of you, your booth set-up, and/or your products.
Internet Access: Internet access is available through BelWave Communications.
T-Shirt Promotion: We have teamed up with Quackerbox Creations Ltd. to offer an event t-shirt that will be sold at the event & all proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of North Texas!
For just $10, you can purchase a three line business listing to appear on the back of each event t-shirt and vendor t-shirt donated by Quackerbox Creations Ltd.! This means that you will be advertising on 100+ vendor t-shirts, PLUS the additional t-shirts to be sold at the event. This is an affordable & effective way to advertise while supporting a worthwhile organization.
Texas Sales & Use Tax Permit ID: Please be advised that the Texas Comptroller's office wants to ensure seller has a valid tax ID. If you need to obtain a Sales Tax Permit ID, go to the website for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (http://www.window.state.tx.us/) and look for the link to "Apply for a sales tax permit". For additional help you may telephone them at 1-888-364-2688. Out-of-state sellers engaged in business here must have a sales and use tax permit as well. The sales tax rate at this event is 8.25%.
Application Fee: The application fee for this event is $10 (non-refundable). Once payment is made, CLICK Return to Funky Finds and PayPal will send you immediately to the online application. If you do not arrive to the online application page,Contact Funky Finds immediately.
By applying to participate in the 8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, you are agreeing to all terms & conditions as listed on this website.