Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will be back at BrewDog in Canal Winchester on October 3rd from 11am-3pm. Like our first market, this event will be held outdoors during the last few weeks of warm weather. The market will be moved indoors if it rains. Have some lunch, do some handmade shopping, grab a beer, shop more, then stay for dinner – don’t forget to bring the fur babies. We’d say that’s a pretty great day! Covid precautions will be taken at all of our events including but not limited to masks, safe spacing, sanitizing stations and more.
BrewDog in Canal Winchester
November 14th | 11am-4pm
BrewDog Taproom and Beer Museum
96 Gender Road – Canal Winchester, OH
Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is thrilled to be back in person for the holidays! Lesh up your puppy and grab your friends because NYMCM will be back at BrewDog on November 14th. This indoor Market will be full of the best of the best handmade small businesses from Ohio and beyond. The brewery, dog park and restaurant will all be open this day so make sure to clear your calendar. You have plans!
Short North – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall
November 20th | 11am-4pm
555 N. High Street – Columbus, OH
Join us at our usual spot, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, on November 20th from 11am-4pm for all the holiday shopping! Our makers will be ready to help you check off each and every name off your holiday shopping list. So, grab your pals because you are about to THE best gift giver out there!
NYMCM has been in business since 2012. Starting in Marysville, Ohio then moving to Columbus in 2014 NYMCM quickly became a beloved Holiday staple in the city. NYMCM continues to be voted one of the top 10 best shopping events in Columbus year after year.
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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS FOR THE 2021 HOLIDAY MARKETS?
Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is thrilled to be offering 2 in-person holiday events this year (see dates/times below). Our events will be held indoors.
BrewDog Brewery & Taproom
96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester
Sun. Nov. 14th | 11a – 4p
Setup: 8:30 – 10:45a
Teardown: 4 – 5p
No vendor will be permitted to teardown before 4p
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall
555 N. High St., Columbus
Sat. Nov. 20th | 11a – 4p
Setup: 8:30 – 10:45a
Teardown: 4 – 5p
No vendor will be permitted to teardown before 4p
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 POLICY?
To read about all Covid-19 adjustments, policies and re-opening choices please visit:
Applications are now open for our 2021 Holiday Markets.
Find Application for Vendors here:
Application Deadline Info:
Applications close midnight September 26th, 2021
Decision emails sent September 31st, 2021
Vendor Fees Due October 7th
WHAT DOES THE VENDOR FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?
Your fee covers venue costs, digital and print advertising, promotional materials including posters and other costs required to organize a Market. Many Makers will also be featured and tagged on our social media pages and website leading up to and during the market.
ARE TABLES and CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Tables and chairs are not provided. Upon acceptance, vendors may be required to provide a barrier between neighboring vendor spaces. Barriers may be as simple as a clear vinyl shower curtain or a canvas/fabric backdrop. In addition, all vendors must supply a hand sanitizer in their space for customer use.
HOW DOES YOUR JURY WORK?
The NYMCM jury consists of 5 members, each of whom is active in handmade small business. After the application period closes, application fee payments are confirmed. If the fee has not been paid by the due date, the application is considered incomplete and discarded. All paid applications are then sorted by genre and individually scored according to the criteria outlined below. The top scorers are compared within their genre and selected to join the markert. A number of vendors in each category are offered a spot on our waitlist as cancellations often happen for personal reasons.
WHAT CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICANTS?
Our market is juried by select members of our staff and other individuals in the local makers scene, whose opinions and tastes we value and trust. Together we review the pool of applications thoroughly and handpick the artists that are the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose applicants based on a number of criteria, listed below. Also, check out our social media pages to see what Makers we have chosen in the past.
Your work is designed and made by hand. Please provide information in your application if your products aren’t entirely made by you or by hand.
Your work overall is cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to view.
Your work is unique. If you are a returning vendor, your work has progressed since last participating. We always want to offer our customers fresh ideas.
The average price of your items typically range between $1-150 and reflect a good value/price ratio. Typically, you know what your work is worth!
Your online pages provide clean and clear photos that are cohesive with the quality of NYMCM and can be easily shared for media purposes.
You demonstrate that you are good at following directions and reading provided information.
If you are a pre-packaged edibles Vendor, you offer unique packaging and flavors and have a well designed booth. We expect artisanal food vendors to live up to the same level of integrity and quality with their products and displays as our other handmade participants.
I WAS A NYMCM MAKER IN THE PAST. DOES THIS MEAN I’M GUARANTEED A SPOT THIS YEAR?
What makes NYMCM such a unique market is our desire to bring our customers the newest and most current trends in handmade every year. To do this we need a vast variety of Makers at each market along with new merchandise. This is why we hold such a rigorous application process. We LOVE having return vendors but we give them the same jury process as everyone else. We check to see what new products they are offering and also discuss what kind of Maker they were in the past. Did they help share Market info online? Were they easy to work with? Did they follow all of our rules and deadlines?
I APPLIED IN THE PAST AND WAS NOT ACCEPTED. SHOULD I EVEN TRY APPLYING AGAIN?
Heck yes! As stated in the previous answer, we are always looking for new Makers. We have to turn down so many fantastic Makers simply due to space constraints at each market. This year there are twice the opportunities for Makers to be selected!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A WEB PAGE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE FOR MY BUSINESS?
As much as we love to accommodate all Makers we highly depend on digital exposure for the all around success of our markets. We do not require an expensive website or thousands of posts or followers from our Makers but we do require some sort of internet presence. This makes promoting, collecting promotion material and communication much easier on our end. A simple Instagram or Facebook account or Etsy page is perfect! If you do not have an active online page, NYMCM may not be the right fit for you.
DO YOU ALLOW DIRECT SALES BUSINESSES?
No we do not. No exceptions made. If you pay the application fee and apply with a direct sales business you will not be refunded.
CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?
Due to Covid-19 we will not permit booth sharing at our events at this time.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME IF I AM CHOSEN TO BE A VENDOR?
Watch your inbox! We try not to overload Makers on emails. When we do email you it is usually full of lots of important information. Please take the time to read these emails and file them to refer to later. It is very time consuming for us to respond to questions already addressed.
Carefully read and make a plan to put our safety policies and procedures in place.
Prepare your booth space. We are known for showcasing Makers with the most outstanding booth displays. Don’t get lost in the crowd by not preparing the look of your display early. Presentation is just as important as your products. We highly suggest making a tape outline of your booth dimensions on the floor and doing a mock up of your space. Remember YOU have to fit in the space too! As part of our COVID-19 Safety Policy we are requiring all vendors to be behind their tables to help with social distancing. No extra room outside of your booth is available for your display. All vendors must bring their own table and chairs. A floor-length table covering is required for all tables. Check out our Pinterest Board for ideas.
Due to state mandated COVID-19 guidelines, vendors may be required to provide a barrier between neighboring vendor spaces. Barriers may be as simple as a clear vinyl shower curtain or a canvas/fabric backdrop. Vendors must supply a hand sanitizer inside their vendor space for customer use.
Vendors will be given digital marketing tools for social media use. We require vendors to share these marketing materials across their social media accounts.
Do your research! There are many great books, blogs and networks out there to help you move forward with your business. We would love to help each Maker personally figure out how much product to make, how to set up their space, and how to price their items but with over 100 Makers and 100s of hours it takes to put on a market, unfortunately we cannot. We can, however, direct you to our Pinterest Page that has many resources for Makers.
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You have come to love our Lumber Jack & Deer mascots that Jon created for us 5 years ago! He took those characters one step farther this winter by turning them into famous Artists! We made these artists into tiny coloring books and passed out to the lucky few who scored a swag bag at our winter markets.
We are opening us those pages free to our followers… because we love ya! There will be 6 pages total. We are also going to provide a kids YouTube video about each artist!
Today we are giving you Vincent Van Gogh!!!!!
Did you know that a Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands?!?!? Help us give more Van Gogh to the world by coloring this page and posting it! Tag @NotYourMamasCraftMarket so we can share!