Frequently Asked Questions - Stallholders

Here are some things we get asked about frequently enough for us to create an FAQ page.

When can I apply to be a stallholder? 

We open applications for each market a few months before the big day. To be notified of when this happens, we strongly recommend signing up to our mailing list and following us on Facebook. 


How do I apply to be a stallholder?

All you need to do is fill out our online application form (we'll provide a link when applications open). Make sure you have photos to submit along with your applications.


What happens once I have submitted my application?

you will get a message on screen  confirming your application has been recieved.


We generally receive a lot of applications and it takes some time to process. Please be patient with us


How many stallholders do you accept?

At our Winter Market, we normally host 90 stalls, which is small compared to our Christmas Market, where we normally host over 100 stalls. So be sure your application stands out. 


Who can apply to be a stallholder?

Here at Encraftment we are all about handmade, it's who we are! If you design and produce your products, we want to hear from you! 


I was a stallholder at a previous market, can I apply again?

Of course! However, please note that this does not guarantee you a spot at our next market. 


How will the market be advertised with the new venue location? 

Advertising for the market will be covered over the city (via Phantom as usual). We will be doing flyer drops, posters in cafes etc. We also have extensive online advertising and promotion. If you have suggestions for placement of posters/signs please let us know. 


Do you provide WIFI access?

There is WIFI access within the leisure centre.


If we haven't answered your question, flick us a message.

Encraftment is easily Christchurch's largest handmade market. I find it is constantly a highlight of my year, both in terms of sales on the day and exposure to huge numbers of new customers.


Encraftment has always drawn in the highest quality local sellers. This has lead to massive crowds and many dedicated handmade shoppers who are increasingly loyal to the market itself and to the individual stallholders.


I find the Christmas market especially successful.  Local people know they can go and get all their shopping done in one day and they come prepared with cash WANTING to spend.  


Encraftment shoppers are looking for high end handmade and their dedication follows on after the market which I find is definitely visible on social media. "I found you at Encraftment" is something I often hear from new customers in the months after a market.


For me it's a no brainer, Encraftment is not only a day where I can sell out but also a very cost effective advertisement for my business because it directly targets my ideal customer base. 

- Claire (Pounds and Ounces)