Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is it?

It’s an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from over 200 independent artists. We’re in our 14th year!

When is it?
Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. The event begins at 10 AM and ends at 5 PM both days.

Where is it? Nationals Park. Find a list of prohibited items at the following link: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/ballpark/information/index.jsp?content=guest_conduct_policy.

How much does it cost to attend? Advanced Tickets are $6.00 for one day admission and $10.00 for two day admission. Tickets at the door will be $8.00 for one day admission and $12.00 for two day admission.

FREE FOR KIDS AGES 10 AND UNDER.

Find all ticket info and purchase tickets at dc.craftybastards.com.

What kinds of items will I find?
Handmade clothing and accessories, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, wooden and plush toys, craft supplies, DIY kits, screen-printing, unique homegoods, pottery, furniture, original art, locally produce food and beverages, and so much more! Crafty Bastards’ applicants undergo a competitive jury process and only the top candidates make the cut. Think of it as a real-life Etsy, but curated to feature only the best products.

Am I eligible?
We require that all artwork sold at the fair be original, designed by, and made by the artist. The artist must be in attendance to sell their wares; artists who fail to appear in person may be ineligible for future participation. Please read the terms and conditions on the vendor application carefully to ensure you meet all criteria. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE NOVEMBER 11 & 12 EVENT was Wednesday, October 4, 11:59 PM EST. Join the email list at craftybastards.com to be notified when future applications are available.

How do I apply?
Vendor applications are accepted online at craftybastards.com. The deadline to apply for Crafty Bastards DC, 2017 has passed. Join the email list at craftybastards.com to be notified when future applications are available.

I missed the deadline! Will you add me to the waitlist? No. The wait list is actually made up of vendors who applied prior to the deadline and have been scored through our jury. We hope you understand that is why we specify that no applications are accepted after the deadline for any of our events, because adding a vendor who has not applied and been through the jury process simply isn’t fair to all of the artists who have.

Application & Booth Fees:
The application fee is $20. If accepted through the jury process, Crafty Bastards D.C. two-day show, vendors pay a minimum booth fee of $420 for booth space which does not include additional rentals. Tables, chairs, tents (for event venues that require individual tents) and power are available for an additional charge. All fees are non-refundable. Vendors for the 2017 event will be set up under the concourse or under tents at the front entrance to the concourse.

As a vendor, where can I get D.C. sales tax info? 
Please visit the Office of Tax and Revenue website for details regarding D.C. sales tax. A pdf of Sales and Use Tax Special Event Return – FR-800SE is available here.

I’m having problems submitting my application. What should I do?
Make sure the file size for each image is under 200K and that your vendor statement does not exceed 100 words. If you’ve done that, completed all required fields, and are still have trouble, email info@craftybastards.com for assistance.

What is the jurying process?
The jury evaluates applicants based on their artwork and look for high quality, handmade, unique items. The competition for booths is steep, so don’t flub your application! While we’d love for everyone to participate, we are limited by space and want to ensure a high quality, unique event.

If I’m not accepted, is there a wait list for vendors?
Yes. We pick a small number of applicants for our wait list. Applicants selected for the wait list will be notified via email of any booth space that may become available.

Can I share a booth with another vendor?
Sure, but that vendor must also apply before the deadline so they can go through the jury process and receive all fair-related communications and materials.

What if there’s inclement weather?
The event will take place rain or shine. Please plan accordingly. The 2017 event will take place under the concourse at Nationals Park.

Can I bring my kids? Sure! Crafty Bastards is a family-friendly event! Children under 12 get in free to the DC show.

Can I bring my dog? Sorry, NO pets are allowed.

Will there be food available? YES! Check out the offerings from these stadium favorites: Haute Dog, Senators Sausage, Throw’n Cheese, Virginia Biscuit, Gelato, and Field of Greens. Plus tasty offerings from artisanal vendors and plenty of beverage options throughout.

Is there Parking? Nationals Park Garage B and C will be open and parking is $10 per day. No overnight parking is permitted. You’re also welcome to take the Metro. Just get on the Green Line and hop off at Navy Nard – Ballpark.


Anything else you want to know?
Message us on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/CraftyBastards/ and be sure to join the event page for updates and additional information!