Artist / Vendor FAQ

Artist / Vendor FAQArtist / Vendor FAQ

What are the requirements to participate as a vendor in this show?

All items displayed at the Show must be the artist’s own, original handcrafted work.  NO reps (artist must be present); NO buy/sell items; NO volume production or factory-made items; NO items representing only minor re-work.  Should questions arise as to the authenticity of the work, it is the artist’s responsibility to furnish proof of compliance with the above-listed criteria.  Also, only items listed on the application can be sold at the Show.

Is the show still on the Santa Fe Plaza?

Yes, the show is still taking place at the Santa Fe Plaza. No booths will extend onto Palace or Lincoln Ave. All booths are located on the streets and sidewalks around the Plaza and on the grass.

What is the cost to rent a booth space?

All booths cost $450. Booth cost will increase by $20 for the 2017 show.

Is the registration/application fee included the total cost?

Yes, the $450 booth fee DOES  include the non-refundable $50 application fee.

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel your registration at any time.  You will receive a refund minus the $50 application fee if cancellation is received and confirmed by Girls Inc. on or before May 1, 2016  Girls Inc. does not refund any fees due to inclement weather or to vendors who wish to withdraw from the show for any reason after the cancellation date of May 1, 2016

When will I be notified about acceptance into the show?

Notifications will be delivered within 5 days of receipt of application.

What are the show hours?

Saturday, August 6 from 9am-5pm

Sunday, August 7 from 9am-5pm

When is set-up?

Artist set-up will be on Friday (August 5th), 11:00 am ending by 6:00 pm.  Each booth is assigned a specific set up time based on booth location. Please notify Show organizers with special needs for set-up. No one may set up outside of their assigned shift. If you are unable to make it for your assigned shift on Friday, you will have to set up on Saturday morning, time TBD.

If you have a large vehicle we ask that you arrange an early time for set up, before the other artists/vendors arrive for their set up.

Where can I park? Where can I park my RV or large vehicle?

There are several municipal parking lots within walking distance to the plaza.  The lot at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center even offers underground parking, which is great when it’s hot and sunny outside! RVs and other large vehicles should be parked at the Archdiocese lots.  Please click here for a map of parking areas in downtown Santa Fe.

What are the sizes of the booths?

Booth spaces are 10 feet by 10 feet.

Are there any tables, tents, or chairs provided?

The artist is responsible for bringing ALL booth setup materials.

How many people generally attend this Arts & Crafts Show?

This show happens during peak tourist season in Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe estimates that  25,000 to 30,000 visitors attend our show.

What licenses do I need to be in the show?

You need a New Mexico Tax ID number (CRS#) and a City of Santa Fe Special Events License.  Snack vendors will also need to submit a NM Health Dept. Temporary Food Service Permit and signed copy of Fire Dept. Booth Requirements if they are accepted. All details will be provided upon acceptance into our show.

Do you have lodging recommendations?

The Lodge at Santa Fe.   2 miles from the Santa Fe plaza.
Santa Fe Sage Inn.  1.3 miles from the Santa Fe plaza.
The Drury Inn within walking distance
Bed and Breakfasts (some are fully equipped casitas)