COVID-19 Safety Measures:

  • Masks are required for all attendees over the age of two.
  • Fewer makers = more space. We have fewer maker booths than in past years to increase space for social distancing.
  • The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a green building with state-of-the-art air filtration systems.
  • Makers will be spread out between Halls B and C, allowing for more space between booths and for shoppers to browse.

Free Timed Admission: What does that mean?

  • As part of our COVID-19 safety measures, ALL ATTENDEES must sign up for free timed admission.
  • The time listed signifies the EARLIEST you will be allowed to enter the market.
  • Once you enter the market, you are free to shop for as long as you like.

What if I do not make it to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center by the time on my ticket?

  • You will still be allowed to enter the market. The time indicates the earliest you can enter the market.
  • We understand that you cannot always control traffic, parking, etc., and you might be late.
    • For example, if you are running late and signed for a 1 PM entry but do not arrive until after 2 PM, you will be allowed to enter the market when you get there.
  • Once you enter the market, you are free to shop for as long as you want. 

Can I bring my children?

  • YES! Children are welcome. 
  • Remember that everyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose. 
  • You do not need to register anyone under the age of 12.
    • This includes the Friday Night Happy Hour and Early Birdie Shopping

Will there be a Hands-on Handmade Activity Area this year with make-and-take crafts?

  • No, out of an abundance of caution, we are not hosting any hands-on activities this year. 
  • We are hosting four large-scale, day-long art demonstrations. 
  • There will be a limited number of free make-and-take activities kits. (One per person.)

What if I am sick or exposed to COVID-19?

  • PLEASE do not come if you are feeling sick! We are hosting a virtual market the weekend before the in-person market. You can shop then. We will keep the makers’ names up on our website throughout December so you can shop directly from them. 

Can I transfer my ticket to a friend if I am unable to attend?

  • For the free market, you do not need to cancel or transfer your ticket unable to attend. 
  • For the Friday Night Happy Hour and the Early Bird Shopping, you can transfer your ticket on Eventbrite to another attendee.

Can I get a refund for the fundraiser tickets?

  • Yes, if you are unable to attend, we are allowing refunds.
  • You can request a refund up to one day before the ticketed event.
  • We have to process these manually, so please be patient with us. 
  • If you ask for a refund, you will be responsible for paying the Eventbrite fees. (You can avoid this by transferring your ticket to a friend!)

How late can I register for the FREE market on Saturday, December 4?


How late can I purchase tickets to the Friday Night Happy Hour or the Early Bird Shopping Hour?

  • For planning purposes and safety reasons, the sale of these tickets will end on Thursday, December 2. 
  • Don’t wait to buy! These early sale events will sell out.
  • Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 

Have a question that is not answered here? Email info@handmadearcade.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can!