Kid Row Artisan Exhibitor Checklist
Kid Row Artisan Exhibitor Checklist 2022
Below is a checklist to help you prepare for Kid Row at the DIY Festival.
Setting Up Your Table
- Notes on Location: Kid Row at the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons will be located in a grassy area on the Festival grounds, underneath a large tent.
- Your Table Space: At this time, Craft Lake City plans to have each Kid Row artisan share a table. Therefore, each Kid Row exhibitor will have approximately 3’ x 3’ of individual space to display their wares. Please be a good neighbor and plan to set up your wares within this designated space to make room for the kid artisan next to you. If you applied with other kid artisans together as a group, you will be sharing the same 2.5’x3’ space. Above are some example photos to demonstrate the size of the space allocated to each Kid Row exhibitor. Note: If COVID-19 guidelines change, Craft Lake City may alter plans for display spaces. We will be in touch regarding any of those changes in advance of the DIY Festival.
- Provided by CLC: Craft Lake City will provide the table, linens, and one chair for each Kid Row exhibitor. We’ll also provide a small 6”x6” sign and we’ll invite you to write your artisan name or business name on it. Please note that, since seating for Kid Row is exceedingly limited, it would be very helpful for your parent, guardian, or helper to bring an extra chair!
Items to Bring for Your Display
- Products: The most important part of your table! Remember to bring your favorite handmade items to sell to our Kid Row visitors.
- Display Items: Think about how you will arrange and display your handmade items in your 3’x3’ tabletop space. Would you like to set some of the items on top of boxes? Have them in a standing frame? Depending on your plan, you may want to bring some items to set your wares on. Please remember that all items must be displayed on top of the table within your 3’x3’ space, and cannot be placed in front, to the side, or behind your table. You may want to practice setting up your display at home.
- Pricing: Think about the price of each of your items. How will you let people know the price? Will you write it on a sticker to paste on each product? Or have a list on your table? There are many different options, so think about which one works best for you.
Promotional Materials: Do you have a business card or flyer you would like to give to your customers?
- Payment Processing Items: Think about how you would like to sell your items, and talk with your parent or guardian about the best way to process payments from your customers. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that each Kid Row artisan be prepared to accept contactless payment through Venmo, Paypal, Square or another similar service. Wi-Fi is not reliable or secure at the DIY Festival, so we strongly recommend using a cell phone and cellular data to process contactless payments. Be sure to bring a battery-powered charger with you as well. Would you like to give people the option to pay in cash? If so, plan to bring small bills and change, as well as a cash box or envelope.
- Biodegradable Shopping Bags: In an effort to protect our planet and support green initiatives, plastic bags will not be allowed at the DIY Festival. Festival attendees will be encouraged to bring or buy reusable bags for their purchases. As a Kid Row artisan, you will be asked to avoid providing plastic bags for your customers. If you would really like to put your products in shopping bags, we recommend asking your parents about getting biodegradable or compostable bags instead. Or you can always make and sell reusable (non-plastic) bags at your table!
- Be Right Back Sign: In case you don’t have an adult helper to booth sit for you during bathroom breaks, you may want to create a small “Be Right Back” sign to display when your parent or guardian accompanies you to the restroom.
Other Checklist Items
- Face mask – At this time, all Festival participants, attendees, volunteers and staff will be required to wear face masks at all times, indoors and outdoors. Please wear a mask and bring a backup just in case.
- Moving dolly/hand truck – These items can be very helpful for load-in and load-out! Please be prepared to carry items a long distance to the location of Kid Row.
- Sunscreen, a hat, and jacket – Kid Row will be in a grassy and mostly-shaded area. However, we cannot guarantee that the tables will be shaded all day, so we recommend wearing sunscreen and hats for protection. It’s also helpful to bring a jacket in case of rain or cold weather.
- Plastic bins with snap-on lids – These are great for organizing tools, products, and snacks, as well as protecting your stuff from water and mud.
- Trash bags – Like all artisans at the DIY Festival, you will be asked to carry out any trash from your vending space in order to leave the area clean for the rest of the weekend. The garbage cans on-site are for Festival attendees, so trash bags are a convenient way to carry out any leftover food, paper, boxes, etc.
- A helper – Consider asking an adult friend or family member (in addition to your parent/guardian) to assist you with load-in and load-out, and to also booth sit for you during bathroom breaks. Please note that seating at Kid Row is very limited, so planning to have helpers in shifts is something to consider!
- Water & snacks – We recommend bringing sealed water bottles or reusable water bottles with you to stay hydrated, and packaged snacks in case you get hungry during the 4-hour shift. We’ll also have plenty of great food options at the DIY Festival if you would like to support a local food vendor, but packing some snacks is always a good idea!
- Food License – If you are a Kid Row artisan who sells Craft Food items, please make sure they are pre-packaged. No unpackaged samples may be provided. Please also be sure to secure a license through the Department of Agriculture by contacting Timothy Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.