2021 Summer/Fall FAQs

FAQs

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. 

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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS FOR THE 2021 SPRING/SUMMER/FALL MARKETS?

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is thrilled to be offering 3 new seasonal events this year (see dates/times below).  Our events will be held “farmers market” style. This means that the majority of our Vendors will have booths outside.  Embrace it – it’s the warmer months!

BrewDog – Outdoor
(Indoor option for inclement weather)

96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester

Sun. May 9th | 11a – 3p

&

Sun. October 3rd  | 11a – 3p 

Set-up & Teardown will be the same for both markets

Setup: 9-10:45a

Teardown: 3-4p

No vendor will be permitted to teardown before 3p

Via Vecchia Winery – Indoor/Outdoor 

2050 S. High Street, Columbus

Sat. August 28th  | 3p – 8p

Setup: Noon – 2:45p

Teardown: 8 – 9p

No vendor will be permitted to teardown before 8p

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/1CghTKg-fB9QPlSwoYeaIigowzSO3tVlCJzVeXJn9R6U/edit?usp=sharing

WHEN & WHERE CAN I APPLY?

Applications are now open for our Spring, Summer and Fall Markets. 

FIND ALL APPLICATIONS HERE:

Application Deadline Info:

Mother’s Day Market at BrewDog

Applications Open:  Now

Applications Close:  Midnight April 9th

Decision Emails Sent:  April 11th

Mid-Summer Market at Via Vecchia Winery 

Applications Open:  Now

Applications Close:  Midnight June 28th

Decision Emails Sent:  June 30th

Fall Festival Market at BrewDog

Applications Open:  Now

Applications Close:  Midnight August 6th

Decision Emails Sent:  August 8th

HOW MUCH ARE THE VENDOR FEES?

Vendor booths vary depending on venue and booth size. 

Mother’s Day Market at BrewDog

This is an OUTDOOR market. Vendor spaces are 10’wx10’d ( $90)  Accepted vendors must provide their own 10’x10′ canopy. Tables and chairs are not provided. A limited number of vendor-owned boutique-style trucks will be permitted at this event. In the event of inclement weather, the market will be moved inside the BrewDog Beer Museum & Mezzanine spaces. NYMCM reserves the right to place vendors in spaces that NYMCM feels best suits market needs. Indoor spaces will be significantly smaller than outdoor spaces. Spaces will generally be 6’w x 6’5.  Additionally, there will be some vendor spaces larger and/or smaller than those previously listed.  NYMCM will make every effort to consider the vendor and his/her products when selecting an indoor space. 

Mid-Summer Market at Via Vecchia Winery 

This is an INDOOR/OUTDOOR market. This market will take place rain or shine. Indoor vendor spaces are either 6’w x 6’d ( $85) or 8’w x 6’d ($100). Outdoor spaces are 10’w x 10’d ($115). Tables and chairs are not provided. Accepted outdoor vendors must provide their own 10’x10′ canopy and canopy weights. A limited number of vendor-owned boutique-style trucks will be permitted at this event.

Fall Festival Market at BrewDog

This is an OUTDOOR market. Vendor spaces are 10’wx10’d ($90). Accepted vendors must provide their own 10’x10′ canopy. Tables and chairs are not provided. A limited number of vendor-owned boutique-style trucks will be permitted at this event. In the event of inclement weather, the market will be moved inside the BrewDog Beer Museum & Mezzanine spaces. NYMCM reserves the right to place vendors in spaces that NYMCM feels best suits market needs. Indoor spaces will be significantly smaller than outdoor spaces. Spaces will generally be 6’w x 5’d.  Additionally, there will be some vendor spaces larger and/or smaller than those previously listed.  NYMCM will make every effort to consider the vendor and his/her products when selecting an indoor space. 

WHAT DOES THE VENDOR FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?

Your fee covers venue costs, promotional materials including posters, digital and print ads and other costs required to put on 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, CHAIRS, LIGHTS or TENTS PROVIDED?

Tables, chairs, lights and tents are not provided.  Outdoor vendors must provide their own 10’x10’ canopy with canopy weights for wind.  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, a purchased canopy wall 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 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 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 web 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. Like this list 🙂
  • 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, a purchased canopy wall 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