Denver Vendor Info

Information for vendors and exhibitors on fair details in Denver

Jackalope Denver Vendor Information:

Early Bird Application Deadline: Sept 7th
Early Bird Notifications: Sept 17th-21st
2nd Round Application Deadline: Oct 12th
Final Notifications : Oct 22nd-26th

Winter Fair:
December 8th & 9th, 2018
McNichols Building, Denver CO
10am - 5pm | Free Admission

Why apply as an Early Bird?!  Early Bird accepted artisans are given first choice at booth location within the fair.  Apply anytime during our early bird application window to take advantage of this. 

Selected Early Birds: your selections are reviewed as soon as your booth payment is made.

Jackalope Arts is a strictly handmade, high quality artisan event.  

What types of vendors will be exhibiting?
We will be accepting handmade designs into the fair, including: visual art, fashion design, accessory design, bath and body care, home decor, housewares, food and more.

No vintage or resale items will be permitted.  
We are looking to feature original designs and handmade goods made by the artisan who will be showcasing during the event.   Manufactured goods are permitted as long as they are your original concept.  

How does your jury process work?  
Meet our Denver Jury Panel HERE.  Our jury reviews applications and scores them based on quality, aesthetic, originality, branding, and sell-ability. Read more on our BLOG.

Collecting Taxes/Permits:  All vendors must have a temporary or permanent retailer's license for the City of DENVER and the state of Colorado by the time you vend with us. Colorado law states that you must have a retailer's license in order to make sales. You are considered a retailer if you are selling any tangible items to customers.

State of Colorado Tax Information: 



City of Denver Tax Event Application:


Any retail operation that stores, prepares, packages or provides food for sale for human consumption to consumers directly or through a delivery service is subject to rules designated by the Department of Environmental Health’s Rules Governing Food Establishments.  Cottage food vendors must be compliant with Colorado Cottage Foods Act regulations.

Food Vendor Info:



Insurance Requirements:

It is suggested that all participating vendors obtain general liability insurance prior to vending.

  • Here is a great resource for some very affordable insurance: ACT Insurance

Set up Requirements:

  • All participating vendors MUST remain set up for the entire duration of the fair. 
  • Our fair is INDOORS and secured overnight, feel free to leave booth displays overnight.
  • Each vendor is given a blank slate to work with, no equipment or display materials will be provided.
  • Electricity is provided at this location for an additional fee.
  • Table and chair rentals are offered for an additional fee.
  • No tent canopies are allowed inside due to fire code.
  • Special requests for neighbors and location may be stated in your application.  Early bird applicants are given preference on these requests.

What is your expected attendance?
We expect to see 4,000+ attendees over the course of the weekend.

I'm traveling for the fair, where do you recommend I stay?

Jury / Application Fee:

$15 non-refundable fee due upon application covers the costs for our staff and jury to review applicants.  

Booth Fee: Due upon acceptance.

  • 6'x6' Booth Space - $215

  • 8'x8' Booth Space - $250

  • 10'x10' Booth Space - $300

Please note that we do not take a percentage of vendor sales! 


Take a look at our PRESS PAGE for some of the press action we've had so far.  

When will I know if I am accepted? 

You will be notified via email regarding your fair application.  Please mark in your safe sender list.  Gmail users: check your "promotional folder" as well as your spam folder for filtered messages from us. 

Waitlist Applications: These applications will be notified only if a spot opens up for you.

Please review our APPLICATION PAGE for dates associated with your application notification.

How do I submit my booth payment?  

Booth fees are not due until you are officially accepted into the fair.  You can make payment by credit card or check at that time.

After you've been selected, you will have approximately two weeks to return a signed copy of our Artisan Agreement, along with your Booth Payment to hold your space in the fair.  If either of these is not received within that timeframe, your space will be forfeited.

Refunds will be considered until 3 weeks prior to the event.  If you need to cancel you attendance within 3 weeks of the fair, no refunds will be made.  Fees will not be refunded due to poor weather conditions.