Urban Craft UprisinG SUMMER SHOW
Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th
MAGNUSON PARK HANGAR 30
11AM – 5PM BOTH DAYS
Some backstory about our show: Urban Craft Uprising was founded in the winter of 2005 to showcase the work of independent crafters, artists and designers — to provide a unique, high quality, hand-crafted alternative to “big box” stores and mass produced goods.
Since its early beginnings at its first holiday show with just 50 craft booths and overflowing crowds, Urban Craft Uprising now holds the largest indie craft event in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with its Winter Show. In 2009, Urban Craft Uprising expanded its horizons to include a summer show, which has become an annual event, in conjunction with an exclusive wholesale event which allows our vendors to connect directly with wholesale buyers.
We are so thrilled to be bringing back to a two-day summer event at Magnuson Park Hangar 30! This will allow for food trucks, great shopping both indoors and out, and a fun weekend for the whole family!
Urban Craft Uprising aims to build a local (and beyond) community of artists, crafters and designers by organizing and providing events where indie crafters and artists can connect with their fans. In addition, Urban Craft Uprising promotes other community building activities, including our crafting shows, showcases, classes, events, Camp ThunderCraft, sponsorships, online presence and other local activities. To find out more about our show and stay in the loop about upcoming events, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list right here on the website.
- Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th
- Vending Time: 11am-5pm both days
- Load-In: 8am-10am
- Load-Out: 5pm-7pm
- Booth Fee: $300 (5’x10) / $400 (10’x10) / $175 (Sprout booths)
- Food Trucks: $175 OR 10% of sales
- Electricity is available for an additional charge
- This is an INDOOR show, with the exception of our Sprout booths in the North and South Lots (see below).
- There are vendor scholarship opportunities available for this show! Please see our Greenhouse Program page for more information.
At the Summer Show, the outdoor South Lot of the Hangar will be dedicated to our Sprouts! This is an area that will give vendors who are new and building their businesses an opportunity to vend at a lower cost, and for only one of the two days if they so choose. We expect the weather to be beautiful in July but our shows are rain or shine, and there is always a weather risk involved with doing any outdoor show, so you’ll need to be mindful of this. The Sprouts’ booth fee is significantly lower to reflect this, but we also think there will be some great advantages to this area as well! For example, the main entrance to the show is directly through this South Lot, so you’ll be the first booths most fans will see when they arrive. And, we hope it’s just a beautiful summer weekend! We will also have a small Sprouts section in the North Lot along with the food trucks and Sip & Savor Lounge, where emerging packaged and prepared food booths will have an opportunity to vend at this same reduced cost. We hope this opportunity introduces new, emerging businesses to the craft show game and instills a love for the community and for our fans. We can’t wait to watch you grow.
You ladies are just the best. I really want you to know just how fortunate I feel to be part of this show and this community. You’ve created something really special – the vendors feel it, and the customers do too. So many times this year I had customers tell me how well curated it all felt. I think that’s something that’s so much harder to achieve than most people think. So just big high fives and hugs to you. You ROCK!
[My favorite part of the weekend was] customer reactions. It’s what makes me proud to be doing what I’m doing and affirming that I’m doing great and to keep going strong 🙂
It was so magical. I’m still feeling the high from it! I should be exhausted and taking a break but am so full of energy. oh and having volunteers is awesome. I’m often alone at shows and even if some shows have volunteers, they don’t really check in with you as often as UCU volunteers do. they’re GOLD.
I 4X’ed the amount I’ve brought to my best show ever for this. That show was a two day show so I thought I’d be more than good with inventory. People went wild and I sold out of a few varieties every day and had to make more at night. Which is insane. The sales were just that incredible.
Overall – it was a fabulous experience. UCU attracts the kinds of buyers I want to reach: people who appreciate high quality artisan-made goods and they love meeting with us as designers and hearing about our process. There’s a home-spun local loyalty that sprinkles through the air and it’s my favorite show in Seattle for sure.
Seeing our customers who come every year to stock up and say hi is so awesome. They are so grateful and we are too. This is our only direct to customer show so it’s great to connect. It’s also awesome to see vendors we only see once a year but love dearly.
I can’t stress it enough, this is the best run, smoothest functioning and best attended craft fair in the PNW. Its so clear its a show by vendors for vendors by the level of care, thought and effort you put into every aspect of the show. WE LOVE UCU!! Not only is it a great show for sales, but the attendees, vendors, organizers and volunteers are amazing people, truly have no idea how you do it but we are so thankful!
Thank you!!! This year was especially lovely! The more other shows I do the more appreciative I am of yours. Thanks for being so organized and accommodating. UCU has uped the ante every year as far as quality of goods, display and branding and has forced me to keep up and I am so grateful. I had the nicest shoppers, the sweetest vendor neighbors and the most thoughtful volunteers this year. It was a pleasure.
I’m sure you guys hear this a ton, but what an amazing show you put together year after year, it’s organized and the people that attend are amazing and so supportive of handmade, kind of like a holiday gift to vendors. I was so impressed by the variety this year and quality of everyone’s work. Sometimes at other shows, I feel like there’s a huge focus on making sure price points stay within a certain area – sometimes to the detriment of what is getting shown – and I really noticed this year that there was a huge variety in what people were making, price points, presentation, etc. but consistently it was interesting and beautiful work. I imagine that’s a hard thing to accomplish, but wow.
You guys truly are amazing. I am so grateful for you and the hard work you do to put on this show. As someone who has hosted show’s I know how hard it can be. Seeing the fans lined up again, and flooding in the doors was amazing. You’re the best Lindsey, Kristen + UCU team!!
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VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL april 7tH
AFTER THAT DATE YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION IF ACCEPTED OFF THE WAITLIST
JULY 29TH & 30TH
11am-5pm both days
Magnuson Park Hangar 30
MEET THE MAKERS
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