Where will the Indie Garage Sale be held? - MVCC's Jorgensen Athletic Center - 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501
When will the Indie Garage Sale take place? - Saturday and Sunday November 29 & 30 - from 12-5 each day
How much is admission? - Admission is FREE!
As a vendor, what can I sell? - We are looking for handmade items only. We do not allow resellers.
Is this a garage sale or a craft show? - We are a craft show, made up of independent artists and crafters. Our name stems from the beginning days where we wanted to hold a garage sale and also sell our crafts. We do not sell non-handmade items, however.
What types of items do sellers typically sell at your shows? - We have so many different types of sellers who sell anything from screenprinted clothing to handmade soaps, mineral makeup, knit and crochet items, hand sewn clothing, plush monster dolls, photograph prints, original artwork, greeting cards, fun and funky jewelry, pottery, origami and so much more!
How big of an area do I get? - 10x10, 10x20, 10x30 and 20x20.
Do I need to provide my own table and chairs? - You can either bring your own or rent from us! There is a $15 rental fee for each 6' table and two chairs.
Can I get electricity? - Yes! Just choose the option when signing up. It is a $15 fee.
Can I get a corner space? - Yes! Just choose the option when signing up. It is a $15 fee.
How much are the booth fees? - They start at just $170 for a weekend 10x10 and vary from there.
How can I pay the fee? - Vendors will be notified within a few days of signing up if they have been accepted to the show. They then have 7 business days to pay their fee. We will accept checks as well as setting up a PayPal payment page to direct chosen vendors to once they are accepted.
When's the deadline to sign up? - Monday, June 16th 2014.
Can I split the booth fee with a friend? - Sure! Just be sure to sign up together on one application and fill out each of your information as "Vendor 1" and "Vendor 2". Vendors may not share their booth with anyone not juried into the show through the application.
How do you jury? - We strive to find unique handmade products, and part of the jurying process is to look for vendors who think outside the box. Because we get hundreds of applications per show, we must base the vendor acceptance on certain criteria. This includes uniqueness of the craft, the description of the craft/materials, the submission photos and if we feel that you'd be a good fit for our show. For vendors who have been a part of Indie Garage Sale in the past, we look for improvement and growth within the business.
We may deny vendors based on several criteria, including: We have too many of that certain craft already in our show, the application didn't "wow" us, the photos submitted are (a) Not what we asked, (b) Sub-par (blurry/grainy/out of focus/poor quality), (c) The craft is not handmade, (d) The craft is not done in a unique way or is made from prefab kits, (e) The craft is not a good fit for our show, (f) The vendor applying is banned from participating in The Indie Garage Sale Craft Shows due to: (a) Selling contraband items, (b) Selling items that are not handmade at all or not handmade by their own hands, (c) Sharing their booth with unjuried persons at a previous Indie Garage Sale Craft Show, (d) No-call-no-shows from prior shows (e) Packing up and leaving before the show end at a previous Indie Garage Sale Craft Show without consent from either Alison or Rob personally.
Can I get a refund for my vendor space? - Currently we are no longer processing refunds. We apologize.
Where is the application? - Click here!
Where did you get the pictures that are on your site? - The pictures we used on our site are from various vendors from The Indie Garage Sale. The images we chose for our site is a little smattering of eye-candy and what you can expect when you shop at our shows.
Special thanks to the artists and crafters who took such fantastic photos of their work:
- Amanda Preske
- Dulcie Miller
- Cayetano Valenzuela
- Alison Kramer
- Karin Bremer
- Myrhieah O'Donnell
- Tony Thompson
- Casey Wright
- Harmony Dunfield
- Shauna McCoy
- Rose Lince
- Maria Vallese