We are not currently accepting applications for the 2021 Deer Lake Craft Festival. Please check back for new opportunities!

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Deer Lake Craft Festival! Please note that the Deer Lake Craft Festival usually sells out early and a long wait list for jewelry & soap artisans.  If you are interested in participating for next upcoming festival, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible. Booth rentals are not finalized until full payment is received for the rental and BAC membership is up-to-date. 

New applications are added to a waitlist and contacted in order of submission date and artisan category if a space opens up.

2021 Deer Lake Craft Festival: November 19 -21, 2021

How much does it cost to be an Artisan @ the Deer Lake Craft Festival?

Booth fees for an 9′ x 4.5′ total space is $300 plus a $25 BAC membership (Artisans are welcome to purchase upper levels of membership for more benefits!). All Artisans that participate in the Festival must be BAC member. New and interested artisans do not require a membership to submit an application of interest. If you are accepted to the Festival as a vendor, membership can be purchased online at the link here.

A booth rental includes the following:

  • One 8 foot table
  • Two folded chairs

Electricity can be provided at an additional cost of $15.00 per booth space.  Available for everyone.  MUST be booked in advance and cannot be set-up during the event if not scheduled and paid for.


Booth Rental (including table and chairs): $300.00

Electricity request: $15.00

Membership: $25.00

How many people attend the Festival?

Our 2019 Winter Festival saw more than 4,00+ attendees come through the Shadbolt Centre doors.

How does the Festival organizer jury applications?

We receive an overwhelming number of applications for the Festival, and narrowing down our choices is always difficult! Our goal is to make sure we have the best collection of artists, designers, and crafters. Each application is considered and juried based on a number of criteria, including the craftsmanship of the products you’re marketing, the creativity of your brand, the quality of your website, and your social media presence. We look to see if you promote and market!  Other considerations will include how many similar artisans are in the event.

We always love to have fresh talent at the Festival and highly encourage new artisans to apply!

Can I sell a product that I didn’t design myself?

Everything you sell must to be designed and handmade by you. Mass-produced items and reselling is prohibited.

What’s included with my space @ the Deer Lake Craft Festival?

A booth rental includes a space that is 9 x 4.5 square feet. Within that space, we provide a 6-feet long foldable table and 2 folding chairs. You may specify that no table is needed in the registration application and supply your own. Additional fees are required if your booth needs electricity ($15). Additional tents, decorations, displays and supplies are the responsibility of the vendor.

Vendors must respect their surroundings and stay within their allotted areas in order to maintain safe walking paths and be respectful of other vendor booths.

You are not permitted to put items in front of your booth on the floor as this is a tripping hazard.  Tacks, staples or other sharp objects are not to be used on the tables or walls to prevent damage to the rental venue.

Will there be photos taken?

We contract a professional photographer to document the entire festival weekend. Photographers may request to take close-up photos of your booth for marketing purposes only. Our photographers will be clearly identified by a nametag or lanyard.

As a participating vendor, we ask that you complete a photo release form so we can publish images on our website and social media platforms.4

I make food (packaged and unpackaged), do I need additional documentation or permits? 

Please contact Fraser Health to find out what the requirements are for the type of food you make. You will be required to submit copy of your permit (or letter of exemption or inspection report) prior to the event. Vendors without the required documentation will not be allowed to participate.

If you offer food samples, additional forms and permits will be required as well.

Can I share my space with a friend?

You must specify the business that you are sharing the space with in your initial application so both vendors can be juried. Vendors are not permitted to sublet their booths to non-juried participants.

I really want to be part of the Festival, but I can’t be there for the entire event. Can I book a booth for just one or two days?

If you’re accepted to the show, you must commit to participating in all 3 days of the event. Please coordinate staff or an acquaintance to oversee your booth, as our volunteers are unable to accept money.

If I exhibited as an Artisan in previous years, do I still have to apply?

Prior participation doesn’t guarantee acceptance to future events; you need to submit an application for every event you’d like to participate in.  If you were an artisan over 4 years ago (prior to 2014) you will need to reapply.

What are the event hours?


What is the schedule for set up and take down?



Prior to the event, a marketing package will be sent out to all participating vendors.

The Burnaby Arts Council promotes the event on our own website, monthly email newsletter, and social media platforms. We also print and distribute posters to Burnaby libraries and community centers, along with print ads in the Burnaby Now.

Additional promotion through other digital media platforms are always submitted but not guaranteed.

Is there parking for artisans?

The parking lot below the Shadbolt Centre is reserved for visitors during the event weekend. Because we don’t manage the parking lot, we cannot ensure parking spots for vendors below. Limited parking passes are made available by request.

During set-up, the Shadbolt Centre allows vendors to drive up to the building entrances for moving, but your car must be removed before the market opens.

What if I get accepted as an Artisan into the Festival, but I need to cancel?

Cancellation Schedule 2021

Cancel before August 31, 2021 – 75% refund

Cancel after September 1, 2021 – 50% refund

Cancel  after October 1, 2021 – 25% refund

Cancel after November 1, 2021 – all exhibitor fees and options are non-refundable.

BAC Membership

All Artisans participating in the Festival must be current BAC members.

Please click the button below which will take you to the ONLINE membership form.  BAC membership is NON-REFUNDABLE.

For NEW Artisans – you DO NOT need to be a BAC member to apply.  If you are accepted to the Festival membership can be purchased online at that time.