Exhibitor FAQ

When do applications open?

Applications open on June 28th, with Jury results going out on Sept 13th.

When and where is the 2019 Fair?

The 49th annual KPFA radio holiday benefit – the Craneway Craft Fair – will be held December 21st & 22nd, at Richmond's Craneway Pavilion.

Who should apply?

Applications are open to all artists, craftspeople, and makers who design and have a hand in the production of the work they intend to sell. We also have several spaces for fair trade exhibitors, and a discounted booth fee for non-profits.

What does a booth cost?

10 x 10 full booths are $750

10 x 6 half booths are $550

Corner booths are $75 extra

Shared full booths are $420 per exhibitor

Shared half booths are $320 per exhibitor

Can I share a booth?

Yes! You will be able to indicate your sharing preference on your application. Please note, we typically do not pair up vendors -- you should select your own booth mate.

What is the cost to apply?

The booth fee includes a non-refundable $25 jury fee. In the event that you are not accepted, your booth fee will be refunded minus $25.

How is this show different from other craft fairs?

The Craneway Craft Fair, formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair, is the largest off air fundraiser for Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 public radio. This craft fair has no corporate sponsors, and emphasizes art and craft exhibited by the people who make it. Proceeds from the door benefit KPFA.

Do I need a website or social media account to apply?

While you do not need to sell your work online to apply, applicants are strongly encouraged to include their website and active, professional social media profiles with their applications. This helps us get a clear sense of your work, and also helps us promote your work across our social media platforms.

What’s up with the name change?

The Craft Fair was separated from KPFA several years ago under the previous director, who also changed the name. At the time, KPFA’s parent company, Pacifica, was under threat of imminent bankruptcy and asset seizure. In it’s nearly 50 years, the Craft Fair has come to be more than a benefit for KPFA, it is also an important community event and a source of income for the craftspeople who participate. If Pacifica had gone into bankruptcy, which it thankfully did not, the Fair would have been dissolved. In short, the fair was separated from KPFA so that it can continue to thrive.

Why is the show close to Christmas again this year?

In 2018 the Craneway Craft Fair was held the 4th weekend in December because of a scheduling conflict with our venue. This year, the Fair will be held December 21st & 22nd, which is the 3rd weekend in December. The show has been held the 3rd weekend in December for most of recent history, and sometimes this weekend will wind up being closer to Christmas.