Come play card and board games, build with blocks, enjoy dramatic play, arts and crafts, games in the gym, and more, all in a school setting supervised by State of Michigan and Saline Area Schools vetted employees.
We have scheduled the 35th Annual Saline Craft Show for Saturday, November 9, 2024 at the Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. This application is available for your completion and is due 2.1.2024. We are proud to say that we were awarded Sunshine Artist’s “200 Best for 2022 (2021, 2019, 2018)". We have always been told we are one of the best in the Midwest and pride ourselves in being a truly juried show.
In order to maintain a successful show, each applicant’s work will be juried by the Saline Craft Show Committee annually, and the number of participants in each craft category will be limited. Five (5) close up pictures of the craft items and one (1) of the booth setup are required with the application. Strive for quality prints, as these photos will represent your work and be the basis for the jurying evaluation. We encourage pictures that visually display the quality, variety and uniqueness of your products. If accepted to the show, pictures will be returned on the day of the show; otherwise, pictures will be returned with the letter of denial. Slides are NOT recommended as a substitution. Pictures featuring several craft products are also not recommended, as they fail to show the detail or specific features of the items. Additional pictures beyond the required minimum may be sent and any additional information regarding your product line is encouraged. Manufactured or "buy-sell" items are not acceptable, and crafters who display this type of item will be eliminated from the show and not be invited back. Jurying occurs both at the time of application and during the show. Please complete all sections of the application accurately and completely. In addition, please review all contractual statements regarding electrical use, parking, subleasing booths and product line acceptance. Violations that affect the quality of the show or safety of customers and crafters alike have occurred in the past and will not be tolerated. Wait list applicants will be notified IF an opening occurs. Otherwise they should assume their product line will be considered.
Amenities for our customers include rest areas, concession stand and free parking in adjacent lots. There will also be free shuttle busses running from local parking areas to the Saline Area Schools Campus for customer use. The facility is completely handicap accessible. Strollers will not be permitted during the show hours. A $5 admission fee will be charged as each patron enters. Boothsitting (on Saturday) and unloading assistance (Friday and Saturday) will be available for crafters.
We will list email addresses and website links in the program and as links from our website. This option provides additional crafter exposure and, because of the expansion of the program in the past years, will be utilized for publicity purposes before the show and for reference purposes after the show. We print 12,000 copies of the program, and the number of website visits has continuously increased since 2006.
Saline Community Education and Hoeft Promotions will be responsible for the publicity of the event. Our website, https://www.salineschools.org/saline-craft-shows, will be operational and updated regularly. Plans include wooden signs placed throughout the community, flyers placed in area businesses, newspaper articles, radio advertisements and print advertisements in all area newspapers including Monroe Evening, Jackson Citizen Patriot, The Ann Arbor and The Ann Arbor Observer. Flyers will also be available to participating crafters to distribute to their customers. Available statewide craft publications will also be utilized including several internet sites, The Michigan Crafter and other major sources.
This one-day show has rapidly expanded in the last 35 years resulting in over 200 crafters and attendance reaching 10,000 people by 2010. Our shows continue to grow not only in popularity with crafters but with customers for others.
We look forward to your participation at the Saline Craft Show on Saturday, November 9, 2024.
TO APPLY. All 3 steps must be completed for consideration.
1. PLEASE REVIEW THE LEASE, LINKED HERE, BEFORE APPLYING.
2. Click Enroll Now to begin the application, answer questions, and pay the $10 application fee. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.
3. PHOTO SUBMISSION - Please mail six photos (five product photos and one booth set up) with the form linked here to Hoeft Promotions LLC, PO Box 37, Saline MI 48176. If applying to more than one show, please send a set of photos for each show.
Payment - After acceptance, payment must be completed by the due date to secure your spot.
BOOTH FEES (due after acceptance):
Booth fee (100 sq ft) - $255 each or Booth fee (60 sq ft) - $230
5 foot tables - $20 each
Electricity - $25 per booth
Listing in show program and on website - Email: $10, Phone Number: $10, Website: $20
Pet products-food, clothing
Full - waiting list