Pittsburgh Freaky Fair

Pittsburgh Freaky Fair is a biannual event featuring local artists, crafters and vendors of unusual items for unusual people.

Interested in being a vendor? Here's how it works:

Step 1

We announce a new Pittsburgh Freaky Fair (PFF) event and release a save-the-date message. Soon after, we open up an online application. This generally happens about two months prior to the event. Applications are typically open for two weeks.  Sign up for PFF Mail and follow our Facebook Page to be the first to know when applications go live.

Step 2

You apply! All the information you need to know for each event (table sizes, fees, rules, etc.) is provided at that time and there is no fee to apply. 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:

  • Original artwork

  • 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

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.

Step 3

Once the application period has ended your application goes through a juried review. PFF will choose artists based on quality of work, type of work, variety, and aesthetic. Burgeoning artists are as welcome as those with established brands. Both new and returning artists are judged equally. Returning vendors must submit a new application for every event.

Please note, due to the increased interest in vending, PFF must rotate returning vendors between fairs to keep it, well, fair. If you vended at the last fair, chances are you may have to sit out the next one.

Step 4

You will be notified of your status (accepted, waitlisted, or declined) via email once application reviews have concluded. At that time, if accepted, you’ll be sent an invoice for your booth space. The invoice must be paid by the due date or your space will be forfeited to a vendor on the waitlist.


applications

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW closed FOR THE FALL 2019 EVENT

APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019.

Sign up for PFF Mail and follow our FB Page to be the first to know when applications go live for the next event.

APPLICATION TIPS

You MUST have some type of online presence that showcases your work to be considered. A personal website is preferred but an Etsy shop, social media page (such as Flickr, Instagram or Facebook), or a blog are also acceptable.

All links MUST be active! Do NOT have your website under construction or your Etsy shop on vacation at any point during the application process. Have plenty of items listed in your store that best represent what you intend to sell. 
 

ENTERTAINERS AND PROVIDERS OF OTHER SERVICES (tarot, massage, face painting, musicians, street performers, food trucks): Please send us a message if you'd like to perform or offer your services at our events.