FAQ – BUST Magazine Craftacular Hudson

by Debbie Stoller

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Here are some frequently asked questions about the application process for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea. Please read this in its entirety before applying!


What is the BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea? 

From knitwear and jewelry to fabulous vintage finds to home décor and specialty foods, the BUST Magazine Craftacular is the one-stop shop for the very best in handmade and vintage gifts and wares. Now in our 8th year, we are partnering with the Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea for a weekend of shopping, eating, drinking, and more in gorgeous Hudson, NY.


When and where does the BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea take place?

The BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea will take place at Basilica Hudson (110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534). It is directly across from the Hudson Amtrak stop. The Farm and Flea is Saturday, November 30th from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, December 1st from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will also be a Black Friday shopping preview and cocktail soiree from 5 PM to 9 PM on Friday, November 29th. Participation in the Black Friday event is limited to vendors who sign up for the full weekend; all are welcome to attend as shoppers.


How do I apply to be a vendor?

Apply here (but make sure you read this FAQ first!).


What kind of vendors do you accept?

We’re looking for purveyors of handcrafted goodies (including, but not limited to, silk-screened items, cosmetics, knitwear, jewelry, paper goods, handbags, toys, and home goods), fine vintage clothing and accessories, and handcrafted edible treats. 

Due to space limitations, vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of wares, as well as to bring together a broad variety of products.


Can I share a booth with another vendor? 

Yes. If you already know the person you’d like to share with, please indicate their name on the application form. If you would like to share a booth but don’t have a partner in mind, the BUST Magazine Craftacular team will match you up. All vendors must apply separately and provide individual permits; each vendor will be juried individually. 


What are the booth/table fees? What are the dimensions of a booth space?

A full booth is a minimum 6′ x 6′ space in the main hall of Basilica Hudson; this includes a 6′ table and two chairs. BUST will provide all tables and chairs, though you are welcome to bring additional racks or other display setups if you prefer. All displays must fit within the given space.

If you are interested in purchasing additional booth space, please contact [email protected] after submitting your application.

If you are sharing a booth, you will split the provided space and table with a partner. 

The fee breakdown is as follows:

  • Full booth, both Saturday and Sunday: $175
  • Full booth, Saturday only or Sunday only: $125

The full booth option also includes the opportunity to vend at the Black Friday shopping preview and cocktail soiree.

You will be prompted to pay your booth fee via credit card or PayPal at the time of application. Your application will not be considered unless you have paid the booth fee in its entirety when you apply.


Is electricity provided? 

Yes, if you need it. Please indicate your electricity needs on the application form. All vendors are expected to bring their own extension cords and power strips. Vendors with extra electricity needs will likely incur an extra electricity cost—we are in the process of determining that cost with the venue and will communicate it to you as soon as possible. Extra electricity is provided at cost.


Is wi-fi provided?

We cannot guarantee that wi-fi will be provided. Please come prepared with low-tech alternatives!


When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is Monday, October 21.  We will notify all vendors with our decisions by Friday, October 25


What if I have to drop out of the BUST Magazine Craftacular? What is your refund policy? 

Once accepted, you have until Friday, November 1 to cancel (by emailing [email protected]) and receive a full refund of your booth fee. If you have to cancel after that date, you can receive a 50% refund until Friday, November 15. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

All refunds will be issued less a $20 non-refundable jurying fee. This fee covers the administrative costs of jurying the hundreds of applications we receive for each BUST Magazine Craftacular.


Can I leave my items at the venue overnight?

Yes, you can leave your items and display setups at the venue overnight if you wish. Although the venue will be secure, we recommend that you take any cash or valuables with you. BUST Magazine and Basilica Hudson are not responsible for any items you choose to leave overnight.


Do I need a vendor’s permit?

New York State requires a Certificate of Authority (COA) for all vendors who accept cash transactions. (This certificate shows that you are legally able to collect sales tax.) If you are selling prepared or packaged food, you need a valid Food Protection Certificate in addition to the COA.

BUST requires that vendors have their COA in hand a week before the Craftacular. If you do not already have it, we highly recommend applying for it the week of October 14th, as this process can take several weeks.If you have any questions about the certificate or the application process, please refer to the How to Register for New York State Certificate of Authority website. Due to the volume of questions regarding the BUST Magazine Craftacular, please check NYS’s website first before contacting [email protected] with any additional inquiries. 


How will the BUST Magazine Craftacular be promoted? 

The BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea will be promoted with press releases, advertising placement on craft websites and listings in local press as well as postcards, posters, and e-mail blasts to local and national mailing lists. The Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea will be advertised in local publications and signage as well.


What kinds of information will be listed on the BUST Magazine Craftacular website? 

In addition to the online vendor application and FAQs, the BUST Magazine Craftacular website will list all participating vendors with a link to their company website. Once you are notified of your acceptance, please provide us with a .gif or .jpg banner of your craft company logo. 

All banners must be .gif or .jpg files. They should be 120 pixels wide x 60 pixels tall (or similarly proportioned). They can animate, but cannot be in Flash format. All banners must be under 50k. PDFs, Word documents, .eps, .tif, and any other file that does not meet these size and format requirements will not be posted on BUST.com. 


Do I need to purchase a ticket for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea?

Yes. Admission is $3 at the door.


How can I help?

We welcome all volunteers wanting to help spread the word on the BUST Magazine Craftacular. Please email Maggie Carr, BUST Magazine Craftacular Coordinator, at [email protected] to get involved; also, check out the Promote Page to download web-ready promotional images.



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