Applications Now Open for Our Fall Markets

Hey Makers –

NYMCM is proud to offer up 2 Fabulous Fall Markets this year!!!!  One outdoor and one indoor market at BrewDog Brewery & Taproom in Canal Winchester.

First up, NYMCM is so excited to be an amazing addition to BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem (AGM). This will be NYMCM’s biggest outdoor event of the year! This is a hugely popular annual event and is on track to sell out with 8,000 – 10,000 attendees. AGM is BD’s craft beer & music festival held at the BrewDog USA HQ located in Canal Winchester to celebrate their Equity Punk Shareholders, the community, and the world of craft beer. Some of the highlights will include: over 100 fresh craft beers flowing, a line-up of music to rock your day away, swathes of street food, of course NYMCM’s fabulous market and much more. Trust us, this is going to be a festival you won’t want to miss. For more information from BD, including line-up announcements, event news, and the latest updates, please visit brewdog.com/agm-2022

Our second market will take place indoors in BrewDog’s 6,000 sq ft craft beer museum on Sunday, October 2nd. This market tends to draw quite a crowd as patrons show up for the sipping and shopping and stay for BrewDog’s extensive food menu which includes loads of vegan options.

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/NYMCM/2022-nymcm-fall-market-applications

SAVE THE DATES!


We are proud to announce our 2022 Market Schedule!!!! We have a lot of exciting events coming up for the remainder of the year. Shoppers, mark your calendars and save these dates. Makers, get ready because applications will be opening up as early as next week. We may be adding additional dates as we are exploring a few more options. More details about each event will be released as it gets closer. Below are a few details about the listed markets you may find helpful as you plan out your year:)  

The Aug 6 & 7 Market is brand new! This will be an outdoor two day event at BrewDog New Albany. This event will take place during Pelotonia Ride Weekend. If you’re not familiar with this event, Pelotonia hosts a three-day experience in central Ohio as a centerpiece of its year-round fundraising efforts for innovative cancer research. This event brings in thousands of riders and spectators. NYMCM will be located directly next to the start and/or finish line of most of the rides in the parking lot of BrewDog New Albany. It is sure to be a weekend packed full of activities. Maker and Food Truck application for this event open next week on our website. 

The September 17th Market will also be new! NYMCM is so excited to be an amazing addition to BrewDog’s Annual General Mayhem (AGM). This will be NYMCM’s biggest outdoor event of the year! This is a hugely popular annual event and is on track to sell out with 8,000 – 10,000 attendees. AGM is BD’s craft beer & music festival held at the BrewDog USA HQ located in Canal Winchester to celebrate their Equity Punk Shareholders, the community, and the world of craft beer. Some of the highlights will include: over 100 fresh craft beers flowing, a line-up of music to rock your day away, swathes of street food, of course NYMCM’s fabulous market and much more. Trust us, this is going to be a festival you won’t want to miss. For more information from BD, including line-up announcements, event news, and the latest updates, please visit brewdog.com/agm-2022

The October 2nd Market will take place indoors in BrewDog’s 6,000 sq ft craft beer museum. This market tends to draw quite a crowd as patrons show up for the sipping and shopping and stay for BrewDog’s extensive food menu which includes loads of vegan options.

The Nov. 20th Market is brand new and will be the first of our 2022 Holiday Market lineup! We will be at The Exchange, which is located in the new Bridge Park development in Dublin. In addition to our market, there are tons of restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment in the area such as North Market – Dublin, Pins, 16 Bit , VASO rooftop bar and more!  

The November 27th market will take place indoors in BrewDog’s 6,000 sq ft craft beer museum. This market tends to draw quite a crowd as patrons show up for the sipping and shopping and stay for BrewDog’s extensive food menu which includes loads of vegan options.

The Dec. 4th Market in German Village, is still a tentative date. We are very hopeful that after a two year break due to Covid, NYMCM will yet again fill the gymnasiums at Schiller Park’s Recreation Center during Village Lights. This is our largest and most well-attended event of the year. We will keep you all up to date with the progress of this event as time gets closer.  

The Dec. 11th Market at BrewDog Canal Winchester will yet again take place during BrewDog’s famous Santa Brunch! Last year this event included Santa, live music and LIVE Reindeer. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for all of us this year!

NYMCM Mother’s Day Market

For a decade, Not Your Mama’s Craft Market continually brings together the very best designers, makers and entrepreneurs from Ohio and beyond, to provide a shopping experience like no other. 

Join our talented community of makers, hustlers and girl bosses on May 8th for a Mother’s Day Craft Market! Grab mom, your friends and even your dog and join us at BrewDog Brewery and Taproom from 11am-4pm. As always, NYMCM will be providing our famous collection of carefully curated handmade and vintage shops and BrewDog will be offering amazing drinks and delicious food. This partnership of sipping and shopping is sure to provide mom with a special experience on her special day! 

Dogs are always welcome at BrewDog and dining reservations are recommended.

Holiday Market FAQs

FAQs for Applicants

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF NYMCM?

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. 

* Interested in being a sponsor? Email us at nymcm@gmail.com.

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

VIRTUAL MARKET WEEKEND

WWW.NOTYOURMAMASCRAFTMARKET.COM

Friday – Sunday Dec. 3rd – 5th

BrewDog Brewery & Taproom

96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester

Sun. Dec. 12th | 11a – 4p

Setup: 8:30 – 10:45a

Teardown: 4 – 5p

No vendor will be permitted to teardown before 4p

WHEN & WHERE CAN I APPLY?

Applications for our Dec. 12th Market will open to the public on Oct. 27th and can be found on our website on this date. All other market applications are closed with a full waiting list.

No 2022 dates are available at this time.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 POLICY? 

To read about all Covid-19 adjustments, policies and re-opening choices please visit: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eG1bB3RfDVBMuDpJOpvcTjxpUG1mn9PsOEmgTAPDelE/edit?usp=sharing

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.

I HAVEN’T DONE MANY MARKETS. HOW DO I PREPARE? 

FIRST, read over our COVID-19 Safety Policy.

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. 

Questions not answered above are welcome at: notyourmamascraftmarket@gmail.com