Interested in Vending at First Thursdays With Us?
Pioneer Square is definitely seeing a revitalization with awesome new restaurants, great shops and galleries and many new businesses moving in (Weyerhauser, Expedia, etc.) As many of you also know, the cruise ships start coming in May, which is when tourism really starts picking up — not to mention SIFF, the Seattle Art Fair, all the conventions at the Convention Center, PAX and of course all the people who live in the area who enjoy attending First Thursday to get their awesome dose of culture.
- First Thursday will be running for seven consecutive months: April, May, June, July, August, September, and October 2018.
- We will be filling forty-two 10′ x 10′ booth spaces each month. You will have the option to either vend full-day (12pm-9pm) or half-day (4pm-9pm).
- Booth fees are $75/$50, respectively (we were able to get the 10% commission fee waived, yahoo!)
- You may choose to vend at one, two, three, four, five, six or all seven of these monthly events.
I have really enjoyed vending at these Occidental Park events this summer. As someone who is new to craft fairs in general, it has helped me find my groove and learn how to better engage with my ideal customers in a relaxed and fun way. The low booth fee makes this event an easy commitment. The late hour gives us access [sic] to a fun and relaxed crowd. And, while the process of getting into Seattle and setting up in a busy urban setting can be intimidating, it isn’t so bad over time. My last Occidental Park event, I sold so much more than any other First Thursday event, and I think that mostly had to do with my increased skill and confidence as a seller. Those are skills I have been able to bring with me into other events, and it just makes me so grateful to be able to hone this skill to help support my family. Thank you for offering these first thursday fairs! When people talk to me at fairs in Tacoma and pierce county, curious about how to break into craft fairs, this is the event I recommend over and over. I hope that you offer them again next summer!
This event seemed like a great way to whet appetites for the big summer show. Several attendees mentioned how much they were looking forward to it. Some visitors who work in Pioneer Square talked about how the First Thursday UCU event is something they look forward to every month. It made me feel proud to be associated with the UCU brand.
First things first: Here are the Facebook events for this show.
Be sure to RSVP, and share it widely with your business and personal networks on all your social media channels! We’ll be boosting the event as the show gets closer, but the more people we have ‘interested’ and ‘going’ before that happens, the bigger the crowds!