Applications open at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday September 8, 2019.
Late applications will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Why? Because we receive an average of 300 applications for each event and have room for only 50 vendors. If you can’t submit it by the due date there are hundreds of other people who did for us to choose from. Sorry!
Applicants will be notified of their status and invoices sent by Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Accepted Vendor Payments Due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Late payments will not be accepted and your space will be offered to a waitlisted vendor. NO EXCEPTIONS.
WAITLISTED applicants will be notified by Sunday, October 13, 2019 if a space becomes available.
WAITLISTED Vendor Payments Due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS.
*ANY VENDOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER OCTOBER 13, 2019 WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND*
A note about cancellations. We understand that sometimes things can happen beyond your control at the last minute. But we urge you to make sure you can commit to the date(s) you intend to vend and do everything in your power to be there.
At the last fair, we had more than 100 vendors on our waitlist. 24 hours before the fair we had some cancellations and on the day of, two 'no-shows'. One space was able to be filled at the last minute but the others could not as there was not enough time for any of the waitlisted vendors to be notified and prepare.
Please keep those waitlisted vendors in mind and should you suspect you need to cancel, let us know before October 13th so we can give them a fair chance.
If you have any questions about the application or process itself, please contact PFF either through the website contact form or via email: email@example.com
Please note, we will do our best to respond to your message within 24 hours but response time may vary due to volume. There are hundreds of you and only a handful of us. :)
Please be sure to check out the Vendor page for more general information about vending and sign up for PFF Mail to get email updates. And don’t forget to RSVP to this event on the official Facebook event page!
Saturday, November 2, 2019: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
event DATEs & TIMES
(former) H&M Clothing Store
535 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Southside)
This is a two-day, INDOOR event. Unfortunately, the owner of the building has increased our rental fees for the space so we have had to make some adjustments in pricing. That being said, we also have a new option available for "new to vending" vendors or vendors who really don't need a large space.
All spaces will have a 2 foot cushion of space between each vendor that is to remain clear and unobstructed. Pricing for the spaces/days are as follows:
ONE DAY VENDING (EITHER Saturday OR Sunday)
Small Space: 4' deep x 6' wide = $45
Large Space: 8' deep x 8' wide = $75
TWO DAY VENDING (BOTH Saturday AND Sunday)
Small Space: 4' deep x 6' wide = $65
Large Space: 8' deep x 8' wide = $125
***YOU MAY CHOOSE TO VEND ON EITHER DAY OR BOTH DAYS***
No additional fees are required. Liability insurance is being provided to the venue owner by Pittsburgh Freaky Fair. Tables and chairs are NOT included. Only one space permitted per vendor. If vending both days, your space setup/merchandise can remain intact and will be kept safe/locked in the venue overnight.
TIMES FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2:
Load-in: 2:00 PM
Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Doors Close: 10:00 PM
Load-Out: 11:00 PM
TIMES FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3:
Load-In: 9:00 AM
Doors Open: 11:00 AM
Doors Close: 5:00 PM
Load-Out: 6:00 PM
The venue is a two-story former retail store with access to the second floor by both a wide, central staircase and an elevator. The vendor spaces do NOT have any existing shelving, hooks or features.
The overhead track lighting is ample, though we encourage you to bring additional lamps or string lights. The ceiling height is approximately 15' and your booth furnishings/setup may not exceed 10' in height.
Unfortunately, access to electrical outlets will be limited; however, power strips will be provided at all of the available outlets but they will need to be shared, so please be respectful of your neighbors and conservative in how much you need. If you absolutely need electricity, be prepared to bring your own extension cords to get from the nearest outlet to your space.
We ask that vendors stay within their assigned space and be courteous of their neighbors. If you have racks or other display structures, they MUST fit within the 8-by-8-foot space. You must contain all of your displays, merchandise, and containers within this space. Vendors may NOT tape or hang any items to the walls.
Some photos of the space:
SHARING YOUR VENDOR SPACE
You are permitted to apply with a second applicant. Both applicants are reviewed at the same time. The primary applicant will be the one notified by email.
For the entirety of the event, you and the second applicant will be treated as one vendor and will share the vendor space. Set-up needs must be decided and planned before the event date. You may not bring products from anyone not listed on your application.
IS THERE A FEE TO APPLY?
No, there is no fee required to submit an application!
WHAT TYPE OF VENDORS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for artists who handcraft and sell high-quality and unique products that will appeal to people who enjoy the ‘strange and unusual.’ These creations involve such themes as: horror/cult movies, goth/punk/indie/underground subculture, occult/paranormal concepts, and things geeky/weird/creepy.
Suggested items include:
Clothing (both new and vintage)
Jewelry and accessories
Occult and spiritual products
Home goods and décor
Soaps and cosmetics
Toys, collectibles, and comics
Books, movies, and music
Miscellaneous trinkets, oddities, and curiosities
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED?
Application notifications will be sent by Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Accepted applicants are required to submit payment for their assigned booth space by September 29, 2019.
Due to the large volume of interested vendors, we have to rotate our repeat vendors to keep the fair, well, fair. If you are not accepted at this time, know that it is probably not a reflection of your work but a matter of giving new vendors a chance. We encourage you to keep crafting and reapply for the next fair!
WILL THERE BE A LOADING AND UNLOADING LOCATION?
Yes, directions for the day of the event will be included in your vendor packet. If accepted, make sure you check your email regularly!
WHERE WILL I PARK?
After you load-in, metered parking can be found on-street surrounding the venue or in several nearby garages. Click here for a map of the area.
DO YOU REIMBURSE PARKING COSTS?
Parking costs and any violation fees are the responsibility of the vendor.
HOW IS THE LIGHTING IN THE BUILDING?
Both high and low light sources are available in the space. Please indicate if your wares would look best under a particular lighting and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE INSIDE OF THE VENUE?
Yes and no. This venue is a VACANT CLOTHING STORE and not equipped to serve food or beverages to the public. However, complimentary bottled water, soda and snacks will be provided to vendors on both days. For attendees, there are numerous dining options surrounding the venue. Food trucks may also be present during the event.
WILL THERE BE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE INSIDE OF THE VENUE?
Yes, though they are located on the second floor and are single stall for both the men’s and women’s restrooms. The restrooms are ADA compliant.
WILL THIS VENUE BE CLIMATE CONTROLLED?
CAN MY CHILDREN OR PETS BE WITH ME WHILE I VEND?
Yes, though we ask that you make sure that they remain with you and do not disturb any surrounding vendors. You are responsible for any ‘pet cleanup’ needed and we ask that you attend to it promptly.
CAN I SELL FOOD?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any food vendors that require cooking/prep on-site or sell food that is not sealed/packaged. If you make candies or packaged food that does not require heat or refrigeration, that is acceptable.
HOW MUCH IS IT TO ATTEND?
Admission is free though for $5 attendees can enter a raffle drawing for either a large gift basket that will be given at the end of each day (winners do not need to be present) or smaller door prizes that will be raffled off every hour (winner does need to be present). These items will be various goodies donated by the vendors and local businesses. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door. No advance payment or tickets needed.
WHAT TYPE OF ATTENDANCE DOES THIS FAIR USUALLY GET?
Since 2014, Pittsburgh Freaky Fair has progressively grown in terms of attendance each time a fair has been held. The Spring 2019 fair attracted more than 2,000 attendees. Many of our vendors have reported that they sell more items at this fair than other fairs due to the 'freaky' interests of the targeted attendees. We hope the Fall 2019 fair will continue the trend!