The award-winning Craft Marketplace at Pennypacker Mills is held annually by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills.
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills verifies each crafter's products to ensure each is hand crafted. In order to serve a large audience, we do allow a variety of craft styles and prices. From stocking stuffers to elegant jewelry and gifts, our Craft Marketplace is sure to please many shoppers. About 100 crafters will attend the event, giving a wide range of products. All proceeds are used by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills to support the Pennypacker Mills historic site.
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills cordially invite you to participate in our 12th annual Craft Marketplace at Pennypacker Mills. The event is to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the historic site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.
Since our first event in 2012 our following has grown considerably, and we have repeatedly won the Montco Happening List’s Best in Montco award. In our first year, we featured 33 artisans and had 350 visitors. Since then, we have grown to consistently fill our capacity of 100 vendor spaces and attract more than 1,800 visitors. We receive enthusiastically positive feedback from both vendors and visitors.
During the event, we provide coffee to get you started in the morning, and coverage at your booth when you need a break. Restrooms are located in the building adjacent to the Craft Marketplace.
This is the Friends’ primary fundraising event. We are an all-volunteer organization, so except for a few very small administrative costs, all registration fees go towards funding educational programs, restoration projects and museum accessions at the Pennypacker Mills historic site. We appreciate the support you provide by participating in our event.
We have 100 spaces to rent out on a first-come, first-served basis. We do keep a waiting list, and we do call up quite a number of folks from that list. Nevertheless, it is smart to sign up early as we sell out in late March or early April.
We have a few options:
Availability of tents and tables is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Everyone must provide their own chairs.
Registration is non-refundable.
|Space using your own tent||$45.00|
|Space under our tent||$60.00|
|One table||$ 5.00|
We invite you to join the Friends for free and save $5 on your registration! Simply check the box on the application to save $5 (or make your selection "with membership" on the PayPal registration) and become a Friend! If you are already a Friend, your membership will automatically renew, and you will still enjoy the savings.
NOTE: If this is your first time with us, you will not be considered to be registered until you have submitted photos of your items.
We allow only items that are hand-made by the vendor. You can do this by:
1. Emailing .jpegs or .pdfs of your items to email@example.com; or
2. Email links to your website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above information can also be downloaded at Invitation 2023.pdf
To register by mail, download the Application for 2023 Craft Marketplace.pdf and mail it with your check to the address on the application.
To register online, click the PayPal drop-down box below and make your selections.
ALL SPACES ARE SOLD OUT.