Charitable Contributions

While NEPA CraftWorks, llc is not a non profit organization, efforts are made to raise money to be donated to different charities at each show.

NEPA CraftWorks often invites Maine Source Party Warehouse to donate a food item to raise money for non profit organizations. At the summer events at 900 Rutter, Maine Source set up a grill and gives out grilled hot dogs for free with a jar for donations. Donations raised in 2018 were given to the Forty Fort Pool Association. Donations raised at the April 2019 event were given to the Luzerne County SPCA.

Another fund raiser was held at a 2018 900 Marketplace event for St. Jude Hospital. Vendors donated items to be raffled. All proceeds were given to St. Jude Hospital on behalf of a fellow vendor.

NEPA CraftWorks will continue to work with Maine’s Source and other local organizations to raise money for local charities.

What is 900 Marketplace

900 Marketplace originated at the 900 building at 900 Rutter Ave Forty Fort, PA in August, 2017.

Since the inaugural event, the market has been held every other month. With the exception of a few added bonus shows in between.

“On the Road” shows are scheduled for 2019, which will be held away from the 900 building, but the name still remains 900 Marketplace. You might see “NEPA CraftWorks llc” associated with 900 Marketplace events. This is the registered legal name for all 900 Marketplace shows. 900 Marketplace and NEPA CraftWorks llc are not affiliated with any other Marketplace, craft show, or market. All 900 Marketplace shows are planned, produced, promoted, and executed by myself, Shylo Egenski.

Events are for hand crafted jewelry, sculpture, prints, food, skin care, fiber art, fine art, contemporary art, musicians, antiques, vintage clothing, and food trucks. 900 shows will not contain direct sales, mass produced items, country crafts, and the like. 900 Marketplace strives to provide a show where like minded artists can sell their craft without the competition of lower priced items and items that can be purchased at retail.

If you are interested in attending a 900 Marketplace show as a patron, please look for event dates under the event section on the Facebook Page. In the bio on the Instagram page. Or in the drop down menu at the top of the page.

Vendor applications can be found Here.

Required Permits/Licenses

A required Forty Fort Solicitation license is provided with your booth fee. NEPA Craftworks. LLC carries event insurance for all shows.

Any other permits, licenses, insurance, and tax collection is the sole responsibility of the vendor.

All food vendors must have all the proper permits and their own liability insurance for any food related claims.  Food vendors must bring and display their PA food license at the show.

A 6% Sales tax collection and submission on taxable items is the responsibility of each vendor. You can find information about and obtain the required PA Sales Tax licenses HERE.

Vendor Facts & Application Info

Show Requirements:

  • Tent Weights. A minimum of 40lbs per leg. Those displaying without proper tent weights will be asked to take their tent down.
  • Professional booth display
  • Professional behavior
  •  Cleanliness of booth area
  • Apply on time
  • Have any required licenses needed to make/sell your product on hand.
  • Floor length tablecloths are preferred and strongly suggested.
  • Storage containers need to be hidden, not visible to the patrons
  • If applying for a spot with electricity, vendors are responsible for bringing the proper length and gauge of wire to handle their equipment and reach the provided electrical source/outlet. For both indoor and outdoor shows.
  • Booth fees are to be paid on time. A $25 late fee will be applied to all payments made after the specified deadline.

The Following is Prohibited and Will Result In A Suspension or Banned From Future Shows:

  • Early tear down of booth, tent, display.
  • Garbage left in booth area
  • Rude behavior

Accepted Items:

75% of your product should be crafted using recycled, vintage, created from raw materials, or your own personal talent, such as photography, tarot card reading, pattern making, book writing, T-shirt designing, singing, instrument playing.

NEPA CraftWorks, llc  and 900 Marketplace’s definition of “raw materials” are: clay, wax, fabric, yarn, leather, wool, wood, glass, metal, gourds, paint, ink, graphite, oils, soap base products

  • Unique, one of a kind, hand crafted specialty items
  • Hand crafted jewelry. Can also be made from new or old components.
  • Photography Prints
  • Hand crafted wooden furniture
  • Hand crafted bath/beauty products
  • Sewn creations. Such as handbags and clothing
  • Hand crafted edible goods
  • Vintage clothing, signs, decor, furniture, salvaged goods, reclaimed residential and industrial pieces, etc
  • Hand crafted candles
  • Crochet hats, scarves, and the like
  • Upcycled/Recycled Items
  • Paintings & Prints
  • Wood Work
  • Pottery
  • Pen and ink drawings

Not Accepted

  • Direct sales
  • Kit crafts
  • Simple Pinterest style crafts
  • Machine Embroidered items
  • Americana, Primitive country crafts
  • Ribbon wreaths

Application Tips

  • Read ALL info at the top of each application. Understand the dates listed and mark them on your calendar.
  • Apply on time
  • Pay on time. A $25 late fee will be applied to all late applications and payment.
  • Applications must be filled out in their entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit clear, creative, and/or professional photos. Photos are a requirement.
  • Booth Photo is preferred
  • Items must be hand crafted or vintage. Direct sales, mass produced items, and kit crafts will not be accepted.
  • If you plan on sharing a space, both parties  must mention who they will be sharing with. Payment is to be made in full by one of the two parties. No more than 2 vendors per shared space.

Who Can Apply

All interested handcrafted and vintage vendors, past or new, must fill out an application for any/all shows you want to attend as an exhibitor. Acceptance to past  Marketplace events does not guarantee your acceptance to all Marketplace events.

General Info About Marketplace Vendor Set Up & Booth Sizes and Fees

Set Up for Outdoor and indoor Events Start at 7am (shows begin at 10am)

• Occasionally there is an early set up the night before a show between 6-8pm. This is determined on a show by show basis.

•Standard 10×10 booth fees range between $120-$210 depending on duration of show and amenities

•Indoor events host a range of booth sizes from a single 8′ table space to 10’x10′.

•Double Booth spaces are available for outdoor events at a discounted price.

What is/isn’t provided with the Booth Fee Included

  • Forty Fort Solicitation Permit
  • Limited Event Insurance
  • Advertising
  • Indoor Restroom Facility & Cleaning Service
  • On site security

Not Included

  • Tents
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Booth Display

Can Booths Be Shared

Yes. So long as both vendors apply, are accepted, and payment is made in full by one of the 2 parties involved. Accepted vendors can NOT bring a friend or family member to share their space after acceptance.

When/How Will I Know If I Am Accepted or Rejected

Each application form states a “Notifications Emailed” date. That is the date that you will be notified on your acceptance.

Why Was I Rejected

Vendors are selected on quality, photo submission, and uniqueness of product. Some products are simply not a good fit for 900 Marketplace. Vendors may also  be rejected due to an overwhelming volume of  same category applications. If you have been rejected, please don’t let this discourage you from applying to future shows. Vendors are selected on a show to show basis.

Cancellations

Time and money has been spent advertising your participation in the event. Therefore, refunds are not given for any cancellation.

Repeat cancellations may hinder your chances for jury selection for future events.