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.
[There is] an overall feeling of support and love. I have vended at a lot of shows, and the UCU really cultivates a feeling of camaraderie. This group is so supportive of one another…we want to see us all succeed. It warms my heart to be a part of the UCU <3
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.
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.
The information you provided leading up to the show was thorough and well organized. I really benefited from and was reassured by the helpful tips in the vendor newsletters. Thank you for running such a well organized and well attended show!
UCU is the best run craft fair I have ever participated in! Thank you for all your work to make it an enjoyable, smooth and informed experience!
I feel like the show went so smooth, everything really good. So great to see dedicated old fans who have been buying from me for over a decade. Seeing kids growing up. So many great, meaningful stories from fans of how my products have added goodness to their lives. A gazillion thanks to you all for hanging in there all these years, building the UCU brand, and offering such a positive experience to us vendors. Really, you are the best show out there!
Nup. Was our best UCU wholesale show of several we’ve done. Landed a few new accounts outside the PNW which is amazing. A much better investment than NY Now, which we did in January. Yay!!
[My favorite part of the show was] the level of organization. It was thoughtful, it was easy, IMO, it was all very seamless (at least from a vendor perspective.) The staff/and show owners (you guys) were always kind, courteous and patient. This is kind of the stuff that dreams are made of.
My best/worst moment [of the weekend] was the little girl who paid for her purchase with a few quarters and giant pile of dimes. Only bad because it was SO MANY dimes, but so sweet because she had obviously spent all this time thinking about what she wanted and counting all the money out, and she chose to support handmade, and to buy something that I made. <3 <3 <3
It was one of the best shows we have ever participated in and hands-down this is the MOST well-organized show. I love how you provide information for both the novice and expert vendor; you covered all bases and provided thorough and helpful information. It was outstanding at every moment. Having volunteers from the point of load-in and to help cover the booths during the show was so helpful. Thank you for a great show!
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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
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