Before you tell me all about everything can I just jump ahead to the Vendor Registration Form?
Sure thing, Impatienty McImpatientpants. Click these words.
I want to be an Oddmall vendor. How do I sign up?
That’s a brilliant question, my friend. Simply fill out the form below.
It’s really that easy?
It really is. The form contains signup fields for all six Ohio Oddmall shows in one handy device. All you have to do is select the options (booth size, booth number, tables, etc…) for the shows you’re interested in, along with any extras you desire, and click SUBMIT. Once you do that it will take you to PayPal to complete your order. You don’t have to have a PayPal account to participate because PayPal will accept any major credit card. If you would rather send a check read the next entry.
How much are booths?
Oddmall booths are very reasonably priced when compared to other shows of similar size. Here’s the lowdown:
Expedition Elsewhere, Emporium of the Weird, Chrishanukwanzmadan (Both Days)
3’x8′ = $85
6×8 = $170
6×12 = 250
6×16 = $300
10’x10′ = $340
Food Truck (where available) = $180
Hallowondrous (Friday and Saturday)
3’x8′ = $75
6×8 = $150
The Great Grassman Gathering
10’x10′ (outside) = $120
10×20′ (outside) = $200
6×8 (inside) = $100
Food Truck or Stall = $180
10’x10′ (outside) = $120
10×20′ = $200
Food Truck or Stall = $180
Can I pay by check?
If you want to pay by check or money order (made out to Andy Hopp) please print the registration form and mail it to:
772 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
Akron, Ohio 44319
Unfortunately, due to quantum inconsistencies in our time machine, we can’t process your form until we receive it.
What about the jury?
If you have been approved as a vendor in the past you do not need to resubmit images for the jury. You’re in for life (unless you got banned for being evil). ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
If you are a first-time Oddmall vendor please send images of your work or a link to somewhere online where we can see such images using the appropriate field on the form. If, for some reason, the jury feels your products are not a good fit for Oddmall we will let you know and issue a refund.
Are commercial enterprises such as gutter protection, home improvement, insurance agents, and bathroom remodeling vendors allowed?
Yes. However, Oddmall is primarily an art, craft, oddity, and collectible show. A few rules are in place to limit the number of vendors who fall outside of these categories. ONLY ONE vendor representing each type of commercial enterprise (windows, gutter protection, bathrooms, insurance, etc…) will be permitted at each show. Whoever reserves their booth first gets it. Furthermore, there will be an additional fee of $150 per booth applied to the vendor fee for these businesses.
*Please note: While we try to accommodate everyone’s booth preferences, we reserve the right to give priority placement to handmade vendors and vendors that most fit the weird/geeky/artsy theme of Oddmall.
Should I read the Policies & Procedures page first?
Yes! You absolutely should. By clicking SUBMIT on the Vendor Registration form you agree that you have read and promise to abide by the rules and policies listed on that page. Here’s a link.
I notice the form has entries for Tables, Electricity, Ads and various assorted othernesses. What gives with all the options? Why are some of them different at different shows?
Each venue has its own facilities, rules, and jazz. For example, the Knight Center (where we host Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird) offers tables and electricity at an additional charge. They also charge a $500 facility fee for food vendors. The Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton, however, offers electricity free of charge (although vendors who want electricity must choose a booth along a wall)*. They don’t have a huge number of tables, unfortunately, so we need to rent them if vendors don’t bring their own.
Our outdoor shows are bare booth shows. This means vendors are responsible for bringing their own tents, tables, and whatever else they want. We provide the space.
If you already have a booth and you want to ad any extras just use the form again but select “no booth” for the show in question.
*The following booth numbers at Chrishanukwanzmadan and Expedition Elsewhere will NOT have access to electricity: 33-58, 80-89, 114, 115.
Will you hold a booth for me so I can pay later?
I wish we could, but we’ve been burned too many times. It’s not that we don’t trust you, it’s that we had 28 unpaid invoices in 2017 from people who seemed trustworthy and it hurts our feelers when people rip us off. Payment is due at the time of registration.
What about Ads and Swag Bags? How can I promote my business or vendor booth at the show?
Oddmall presents different types of advertising options at different venues and shows. All of our indoor shows rock stylin’ onsite guides that offer wonderful opportunities for vendors and local businesses to advertise. A 2.5″x2.5″ full color ad is only $35! Emporium of the Weird and Hallowondrous give swag bags to the first 50 attendees. Vendors are encouraged to provide small items for inclusion in the bags because that’s an awesome thing to do. Ads and coupons are either printed on the bags themselves or included on the inside. Swag Bag ads are only $20!
The Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton (Expedition Elsewhere and Chrishanukwanzmadan) features several large televisions mounted on walls throughout the venue. We present a constantly recirculating slideshow of ads, information, and promotions. A slide on this thing is a mere $20 and is seen by everybody who visits.
Banner ads on this website are another great way to show off your goods! They show up in the sidebar on every page. Look to your left, there are probably a few there right now (unless you are using the mobile view).
You can upload your ads using the Vendor Registration form or email them to Andy when they’re ready. Be sure to let me know to which show your ad applies.
You can find out more about ads and sponsorships by visiting the appropriately named Ads & Sponsors page.
Can you guarantee I will get the booth I want?
Booths are assigned based on the order in which we receive paid registration forms. The maps are updated every Tuesday and Wednesday. This means it is possible a space may be empty on the vendor list but is actually filled because someone else nabbed it first but hasn’t been added yet. We will do our best to make sure you get the booth you want, but we ask you to put your top three choices on the form. We reserve the right to move vendors to improve the diversity of the show. For example, if two vendors who sell fancy rocks with googly eyes glued to them are in booths next to each other we might ask one to move to a different section.
Willickers, man! That form looks intimidating…
It looks long, but it really isn’t. Just skip over the shows you don’t want to sign up for right now.