Info for Vendors

We are now accepting applications for the Bliss Handmade 2012 Holiday Boutique. Please continue reading to find out how to apply...

Our Bliss Handmade 2012 Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, November 10th, from 10 am to 6 pm, with vendor check-in at 8:00am.  This time we will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield.

If you are interested in participating, we will need three (3) things from you no later than September 26th:
  1. A completed application emailed to us at  Cut and paste the following questions into the body of an email, answer the questions, and email the whole thing to us:
    --What is your name?
    --What is the name of your business/shop?
    --Briefly describe the products you make and intend to sell at Bliss Handmade.
    --Please provide us with links to your online shop, blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Basically anywhere online that you want customers to be able to find you.
    --How many 8'x4' booth spaces would you like ($50 each)?
    --Does your product display require wall space? (We're talking absolutely necessary!)
    --Does your booth require easy access to an electrical outlet?
    --If we don't have room for you at our Holiday Boutique, would you like to be on the waiting list in case we have an opening?
    --What is your email address?
    --What is your phone number?
    --Please attach 2-3 product photos to this email. These photos will be used in your vendor spotlight on our website, so we ask that they be well-lit, in focus, and professional-looking.
  2. A signed copy of the Participant Agreement.  Click HERE to find our vendor letter with all of the important details of the boutique, as well as a copy of the Participant Agreement that you can print out and either mail in or drop off.**
  3. The $50 vendor fee mailed or dropped off to Kristan Johnston.  You can find her address in the vendor letter or below in the FAQ's.
We look forward to hearing from you and can't wait to work with you at the Holiday Boutique!!

**To print the Participant Agreement, start by clicking on the link above.  When the document opens, click on the "File" tab under the Google docs logo in the upper lefthand corner.  When the menu appears, select "Print."

FAQs for Vendors
  • Why wasn't I selected as a vendor? In the past, we've had room for every vendor that has applied by the deadline. However, we are always hopeful that we'll have lots and lots of talented artists and crafters apply, and we have a limited number of tables available. Once all of the applications have been received on September 26th, we'll make any decisions necessary and let anyone who we don't have room for know that they're on the waiting list.
  • If I'm not selected as a vendor, will I get my $50 fee refunded?  Yes, absolutely! 
  • How big is a vendor space?  Each vendor space is 8'x4'.  Most vendors fill their space with a big table, but that is by no means the only thing you can do!  Be creative and make your space look good. Feel free to browse recaps of past shows to get an idea of how other vendors have used their spaces.
  • How much does a vendor space cost?  Each space costs $50.  The vendor fees goes toward printing, decorations, venue rental, insurance, and advertising, advertising, advertising.
  • Can I get another booth space?  Aboslutely.  For another $50.
  • Do you provide tables, table linens, or chairs?  No, no, and no.  Vendors are in charge of their own tables and decor, as well as set-up, take-down, and the time in between.
  • Where do I send my money/paperwork?  Kristan Johnston, 5561 Excaliber Ln, Eugene, OR  97402
  • Why didn't I get a better spot?  Vendors choose their space in the order in which they paid, plain and simple.  If someone chooses a spot before you it is because they paid before you.
  • When can I set up?  There is a mandatory vendor orientation at 8:00 AM the morning of the show.  After we get business taken care of, you will have until the event starts at 10:00 AM to get everything set up.