Apply to be a Vendor
 

*UPDATE*
Craft & Draft is currently FULL with the exception of:
Ceramics & Pottery | Vintage

TO BE PUT ON OUR WAITING LIST: Please contact us at mountaintrotterarts@gmail.com 

Craft & Draft is dedicated to bringing high quality arts & crafts to the event - we accept handcrafted and craft, artisan, and photographers who are creative, indie, and unique!

OCTOBER 16, 2021

Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery lower field (600 Unruh Drive)

11am-6pm | Rain or Shine

Interested in being a vendor? Read the rules & regulations below!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Craft & Draft is an annual fall event. First and foremost, Craft & Draft is a craft festival that showcases artisans & gives them an avenue to sell their work! Craft & Draft also hosts a variety of craft beer and has all day live music and food. This event is inclusive, family, and dog friendly.

There is no "cover fee" to get into the event, but we do ask patrons to consider donating to help keep the festival afloat. We are a volunteer group of artists who just want to make the city we live in a little more awesome!

 

WHO DO YOU ACCEPT AS VENDORS?




 

We accept handcrafted artisan vendors- whether its crafts, photography, print, jewelry, etc - as long as it's handmade. We do allow a small number of vintage vendors. As artists ourselves, we know that sometimes we have to use pre-fabbed items - that is okay, but we do not accept kit made items or vendors who solely use pre-fabricated/manufactured items. We also do not allow MLMs or re-sellers (vintage excluded).

WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED?




 

Along with non-handmade items, as listed above, we do not accept any vendors who sport political, religious, or hate filled items. We are a family friendly non political/non religious 501c3 non-profit organization and ask our vendors to support & respect that. Please note that social justice & equality are not political issues and we're not upset by the stray curse word or two ;)
No politically based items, messages of division or hate, evangelical or weaponry type items are allowed to be sold please. We know that sometimes jewelry makers like to use the cross, pentagram, ankh, or other symbols on their jewelry or art - in small quantities, that's okay. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO BE  A VENDOR?








 

There's a few things that you'll need!
- All vendors are required to have their own pop up tent, tables, and tent weights.
- Radford City does require all vendors to hold a Radford City business license; a one day license can be purchased thru the treasurers office. We'll send you that info once you've applied.
- It is recommended that you have you have a website/etsy or a social media presence. We will pull photos off of your social media (with your permission) to showcase you as a vendor!
- You are responsible for your own insurance & taxes

IS THERE A VENDOR FEE? WHY?







 

There is a $50 vendor fee required for all vendors.
This fee helps us pay for advertising the event! We advertise on social media, local newspapers, local tv news interviews, online calendars, and with posters around our area. We also have sponsors to help us pay for our live performers, utilities, stage, porta-potties, and the other gritty stuff. Donations that come in during the event benefit MountainTrotter Arts, the volunteer based non-profit that organizes this & other local events. All the money received at Craft & Draft goes directly into the organization & helps cover the rest of the costs to maintain & hold the event.

HOW BIG IS MY AREA & CAN I SHARE A BOOTH?
WHAT IS THE EVENT SPACE LIKE?







 

We allow for each vendor to have a 12-14' space. Because of COVID, we are going to aim to allow as much room as possible between booths.
You may share a booth with a friend! However, you BOTH must apply & let us know that you'll be sharing a booth. Because of COVID, we will not be having a "half booth" as an option this year.

Craft & Draft is a rain or shine outdoor event set up on a large, flat, semi-grassy field at the base of Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery. There is an adjacent parking lot for vendors. We cannot drive on to the lot, but loading & unloading is adjacent to the area. 


 

 

The Crafter's Drafts

We asked our 2020 Craft & Draft Virtual Market Vendors to pair up their products with their favorite beers - and they did not disappoint!

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JACK OF ALL CREATIVE

Voodoo Ranger XPerimental IPA

New Belgium Brewing Company

ABV 6.6% IBU 27

 

WHAT IT IS: American IPA. Our latest IPA experiment. Exclusively dry hopped with Citra Hops.

WHY WE LIKE IT: When Jack Of All Creative’s rangy guard is at the club hankering for a cold one, it’s safe to assume he’d opt for something familiar. It’s easy to see that he and these Voodoo Rangers are far from strangers.

HANK'S HIDEAWAY SHOP

Lunatic Blonde

Wicked Weed Brewing Pub

ABV 6.5% IBU 21

 

WHAT IT IS: This ale is made with Belgian noble hops and our Belgian yeast. This combination imparts a wonderfully complex, spicy, clove aroma and subtle dried apricot and biscuit-like flavor. This golden ale is a wonderful entry-level Belgian beer for anyone unsure of Belgian styles.

 

Find this beer at Brick House Pizza.

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CLASSIC MURPHY

Wake Up Coffee Vanilla Porter 

Birdsong Brewing Company

ABV 5.8% IBU 29

 

WHAT IT IS: American Porter. A smooth brew with locally roasted coffee & fresh vanilla beans to create a warm foundation of specialty malts and light body with subtle sweetness.

 

WHY WE LIKE IT: As the weather turns cool, there is nothing better than sitting outside, curling up in a cozy sweater, and enjoying the beautiful mountain landscape of sweet Virginia.

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FERAMICS

White Feather Witbier

Eastern Divide Brewing Company

ABV 4.5 IBU 18

WHAT IT IS: "A light, soft and flavorful Belgian Ale spiced with coriander, bitter orange peel, and chamomile." -EDBC

 

WHY WE LIKE IT: I'm a sucker for anything chamomile.  When I sip this beer on a sunny fall day I'm tricked back into thinking that it's still summer.  I dare you to try it!

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JACK OF ALL CREATIVE

HOPPYUM IPA

Foothills Brewing Company

ABV 6.25%  IBU 78

WHAT IT IS: American IPA. The recipe is simple. Take some hoppy. Add some yum. North American malts lend a surprisingly sweet base to copious additions of citrusy Simcoe hops. Great aroma, superior taste, clean dry finish.

 

WHY WE LIKE IT: By the looks of things, Jack Of All Creative’s hoppy little frogs seem to enjoy the presence of a big, hoppy ale. But don’t get any culinary notions though; the flavor of Foothills Brewing’s fine IPA is far, far superior to that of our froggies’ frog legs!

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