We also organize dozens of smaller markets throughout the year in various locations around Seattle. To find out what shows are on deck for the next few months, see the “Upcoming Events” tab of the top menu on this page.
To find out exact show dates and application deadlines, be sure to get on our mailing list, and stay tuned to the Upcoming Events tab.
The Exhibition Hall is located at 301 Mercer Street in Seattle, right next to McCaw Hall.
If you are able, we highly encourage you take public transit to the show.
Urban Craft Uprising is FREE to the public! We encourage a $1 donation, but this is not mandatory.
Often the lineup for our swag bags starts as early as 8:00 a.m. each morning of the show (the earliest we’ve heard for the winter show was 5:00 a.m.!) We can’t say for sure when to get there to be guaranteed a spot as one of the first 100 in line, but sometime between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. is probably a safe bet.
The most convenient parking options are:
* Mercer Garage (Third Avenue N. & Roy Street)
* 1st Avenue North Garage (between John and Thomas Street)
* 5th Ave N Garage (Fifth Avenue N. & Republican Street)
Seattle LOVES UCU! If you absolutely hate crowds, we suggest attending UCU later in the day, as the largest swarms come during the first couple hours of our doors being open (10am-1pm). OR, register to attend our Friday Night Preview Show! Offered in the winter only, the first 1500 fans who purchase a ticket to this event will gain exclusive access to our vendors the day before the show opens to the public. You’ll be able to shop in a relaxed, uncrowded environment, while enjoying tons of goodies from our sponsors, free raffle prizes from our favorite businesses around town, and the first shot at shopping with our vendors while their booths are fresh and fully stocked.
Applications are open to the public. We look at various components when we jury, including quality, diversity, fans’ demands, price range, etc.
As UCU has grown, our show has become more and more competitive. We suggest reading over the Vendor FAQ fully before sending in your application. If you are interested in applying for our next show, mark your calendar for the next application deadline so you don’t miss out! No applications will be accepted after the closing date.
If you don’t feel ready to apply but want to get a feel for how the show is run, we highly suggest volunteering at a show. To find out more, sign up for our newsletter so you’ll know when we are looking for volunteers and/or interns. Alternatively, you can always send an email to email@example.com and let her know you want to join the Street Team of volunteers!
You will need to fill out an application like any other vendor to be considered. If you are accepted, your swag will be due the morning of the show, rather than beforehand like the non-food vendors, to avoid the $50 non-contribution fee.
***NEW*** Debuting in November 2017, we have a brand new show dedicated entirely to our food vendors! See the main Gobble Up page for more info, and to apply.
You are welcome to review vendors from past shows on our vendor page. We suggest contacting them separately through their individual websites and Etsy shops.
Please contact Kristen Rask at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss holding a book signing at our show.
Yes. We love our Street Team, and would be happy to have you join us… even if you just want to pass out postcards in your neighborhood before the show! Drop an email to email@example.com to get on our volunteer list.
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