SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY FAIR
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Saturday, Nov. 24
Open from 12 PM to 6 PM
Town Fair Plaza, 39100 State Street, Fremont, CA 94538
Outdoor Event. Free Admission. All Ages.
For 2018 Small Business Saturday event, we're looking to create an amazing retail experience featuring some amazing creative small businesses in the Bay Area.
Over the years, Small Business Saturday has become a truly celebratory day of all things small business and this year our sister company Public Space Authority is thrilled to have such an amazing space to properly celebrate creative small businesses and all the attendant culture. For Town Fair Plaza’s Small Business Saturday Fair, we’ll feature 40 amazing creative retailers along with food trucks, games, music and Town Fair Plaza’s much-heralded craft beer garden, creating a true and optimal sip & shop experience!
This will be a free admission event. Town Fair Plaza (https://townfairplaza.com) is a recently opened public space in downtown Fremont, meant to enliven and cultivate local culture by hosting events, programming and activation in a safe, friendly communal space featuring a craft beer garden, a food truck park, live music, games, a maker space and plenty of amazing stuff. You can follow all the different events and programming at Town Fair Plaza on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/townfairplaza/).
Before You Apply
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Nov. 1 to Nov. 19 - Open Applications (ROLLING ADMISSIONS)
During this period of time, we'll be receiving and reviewing applications. Since this will be a rolling admission process, we will review each application as it comes in and send a notification email to the applicant within three business days of applying. If you successfully applied but have not receive an admission notification email in three business days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 19 - Vendor Layout & Information Packets Emailed to Accepted Vendors
On Nov. 1, we will send out a full vendor information packet containing vital information for vending at the event, including but not limited to load-in instructions, setup instructions, load-out instructions, vendor parking information and any other information relevant to vending at the event.
NOV. 24 - SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY FAIR
The event! Load-in will begin at 10 AM. All load-in must be complete by 11:30 AM. All booths must be setup by 11:45 AM. Load-out begins at 6 PM.
If you need to withdraw from the event, your booth fee is fully refundable (minus the $5 non-refundable jurying fee) until Nov. 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM. After that, no refunds will be issued. When you withdraw from the event, you are forfeiting your booth space. You may not transfer your booth space to anyone else.
We completely understand how last-minute occurrences can affect one's ability to participate in an event. However, we are always aiming to have full events and any vendors dropping out at the last minute negatively affects the quality of our event as well as our ability to find replacement vendors.
WHAT DO WE CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING AND JURYING AN APPLICATION?
If you've vended at a previous San Jose Made event or pop-up, we'll take into consideration our experience(s) in browsing and shopping your work and your booth.
We review your website and/or online shop to get a better understanding of the quality of your work and your story.
We review your business' Instagram (if available) and your business' Facebook Page (if available) to get a better understanding of your most recent activity as it relates to your work and your story.
While most of our events and pop-ups throughout the year focus on makers from San Jose, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, our curation of Small Business Saturday Fair’s retail experience will not limit itself to only accepting makers from the Bay Area. We invite vendors from all regions to apply!
We also take into account the number of maker applicants who make similar products to you when arriving at our final decisions. For the sake of our vendors and the sake of our shoppers, it's important to provide a variety within certain product types without creating an overwhelming and overly competitive experience. For instance, if we accepted 20 vendors who sold soap, we imagine it'd be difficult for most if not all of those vendors to succeed despite the fact that they all make tremendous, high-quality soaps.
Each booth will be 10’x10’ in size.
It will be the vendor’s responsibility to bring your own table(s), chair(s), canopy and canopy weights. You are NOT required to use a canopy.
In your application’s notes, let us know if you require access to electricity.
1. Click on the ADD TO CART button. The application should appear.
2. Fill out the application. Once you're finished, click the "Add to Cart" button at the bottom of the application.
3. You'll be taken back to this page.
4. You must pay your booth fee(s) in order to successfully submit your application(s). To pay, find the Shopping Cart icon*.
*If you're applying via desktop or laptop, scroll up and click on the Shopping Cart icon in the top-right corner of the screen. If you're applying via mobile or tablet, a Shopping Cart icon should appear at the bottom of your screen.
5. After clicking the Shopping Cart icon, you'll be taken to a Checkout page. Follow the instructions from there until you have successfully submitted your payment. You'll receive a confirmation in your email if the payment has gone through successfully. If your application is accepted, your booth fee will have already been paid so you'll be all set. If your application is not accepted, your booth fee will be refunded.
FULL BOOTH OPTION for Makers + Designers + Artists + Emerging Brands
Click ADD TO CART below to begin the application process. You must fill out the application AND submit your booth fee payment in order for your application to be considered by SJMADE. See the instructions above if you are having issues completing the application process.
There is a non-refundable $5 jurying fee included in this pricing.