burlingtonMADE returns - will be at the Art Gallery April 15th

By Pepper Parr

February 22, 2023



In their message to the craft people in Burlington – an operation known as Burlington MADE commented that “it’s been a minute – or three years – since we’ve held an in person show, and we’re so excited to be back at it again this spring! At the Art Gallery on April 15th.

Applications are now OPEN for the 2023 burlingtonMADE spring show – and we can’t wait to see what amazing vendors will be a part of our first flagship in three years.

Dates to keep in mind:
March 3: applications due by 11:59pm
March 7: vendors notified
March 12: vendor agreements and payments due

For the first round of jurying, applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, March 3, 2023. All applicants will be notified by Tuesday, March 7, 2023, and payment will be due by Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will be curated and placed on our wait list. These applicants will only be notified if a spot opens in their category.

The curated selection process is what gives. this event the sense of cache it has.

After the application deadline, our jury will score and select the most suitable applicants in each discipline.

burlingtonMADE is a highly competitive, curated market and we intend to thrive by continuing to evolve, therefore past vendors will not receive preference. Remember, we often receive three to four times the number of applications we can accommodate, so please be thorough in your responses and include a booth photo to help our jury make their choices.

$165+HST for a 6′ x 5′ indoor space
$200 +HST for a 8′ X 5′ indoor space

please note there are very few 8’X5′ spaces

Vendor fee includes:

opportunity to showcase and sell your handmade products
your photo, shop name, and link on our website and social media
onsite parking at the venue
two vendor passes
two shopper passes to give away as a promotional offering
tablecloths are not supplied. If using a table, you are responsible for bringing your own floor-length tablecloth
6’x3′ table and two chairs

A wide range of items has been a feature of burlingtonMADE in the past.


You, the maker, must be present on the day of the show.

Set up will begin at 8am on Saturday. You are expected to be ready for business 15 minutes before show opening. Any vendor who packs up before show closing will not be asked to return.

We expect our vendors to help promote the show on social media leading up to the event – please tag us in your posts @burlingtonmade

Be courteous to other vendors and shoppers. Your entire display must not exceed the space you have booked. There will be space for you and your neighbour to enter/exit the selling area.

We are committed to being an eco-friendly event and ask that you use compostable or recyclable packaging where possible. Styrofoam is not permitted.

Acceptance into the Burlington MADE show is a license to use your digital images and accompanying information to promote your work and burlingtonMADE/ hey RW inc. as a whole. This includes promotion on the website, social media, and any other media we see fit. Photography and/or videography at the event will also be used to promote our brands and future events.

We host 100 premium-ticketed VIP shoppers and press who will receive a tote bag of goodies to take home. While not required, we encourage all vendors to consider contributing items to our 100 VIP swag bags. We want these tickets to be highly coveted, so they will be well-promoted!

These will be very popular – they always are.

Swag bag contributions may be smaller than your full-price items, but business cards or advertising alone will not be accepted. You may include your business card or advertising WITH a small item or a coupon to be redeemed at your table or online shop. If you do not have or cannot make smaller items, you may contribute 10-25 (or more!) full-sized items that we will disperse throughout the bags.

We run a successful giveaway for shoppers who make 4 or more purchases at the show, which we have found helps increase your sales! We encourage all vendors to contribute one full-sized item to these giveaway baskets, which will be displayed at the entrance to the event.


Our venue is a NUT FREE facility – any food items containing nuts must be sealed, and not opened on premisis.

Licensed food vendors, please note: upon acceptance, you will need to complete a Food Vendor’s Application through Halton Public Health before being permitted to participate. The requirements can be viewed here:

Access the application form HERE


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