Becoming an Exhibitor

How do I become an exhibitor at the War Eagle Fair?

We get this question a lot.  It is probably among the top three questions asked around here. 

Becoming an exhibitor at the War Eagle Fair starts with submitting a screening application (click here to download yours).  The screening application is your chance to blow our jury away with your unique, quality, handmade items.  It's a basic introduction to you, with information on you, your craft, and your experience.

Once you have completed your screening application, select the pictures you wish to submit with it.  We ask for four to six photos.  Included among these photos, we want to see your items.  Make sure to show us good pictures that reflect your item as positively as possible.  We also want to see the process you go through to make your items.  The process photos are an important part of the screening process but tend to be the most forgotten.  The third type of photo to be included should be one of your booth set up.  If you have never participated in any other show, just indicate that on your application.  We have had several exhibitors over the years who had never participated in any other shows prior to their acceptance to the War Eagle Fair. 

Now that you've filled out your screening application and selected your photos, you'll need to mail them to us at the address indicated on the form.  There is no application fee, so please do not send any form of payment with your screening application.  Keep in mind that we ask that you do not send your screening application via certified mail.  Items received by certified mail require a signature and we frequently check our PO box after hours, so these creates a bit of a delay in processing your application.  You may also decide to include a sample of your item with your screening application.  Many people do this.  Please remember that only items for which you include return postage will be returned.

Once we have received your screening application, it will be reviewed by our jury.  The jury screens all applications and makes decisions on them throughout the year.  You will be notified once a decision has been made regarding your application.  You may select to receive your notification via email or via regular mail.  Screening application processing can take four to six weeks from the time we receive them. 

Our office receives far more applications each than can be accommodated; however, we do have several new exhibitors each year.  These crafters and artisans are among the best and most unique in their fields.  We are also very careful to keep our offerings proportional.  If you are a crafter or artisan who is ready to join us, get your screening application in early.  We look forward to seeing what you have to offer!

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