Fall 2018 Dates
The Oakland Patchwork Show is a Modern Makers Festival in its 11th year featuring over 160+ pre-screened, jury selected local vendors coming together at Jack London Square twice a year to sell all of their unique arts, crafts, and various goods.
They also host a show in Long Beach and Santa Ana. The dates are below.
Comprised of artist, crafters, musicians, food, performers, live entertainment, DJ’s, bands, food trucks, local af stuff to buy, and more. Because they are all jury selected and must qualify to be a vendor, you will not run into resellers and mass produced junk such as Mary Kay or Avon.
What begun in 2008 as 25 booths has now grown into a huge bazaar seeded with over 150 local artist selling a plethera of local goods. Some examples include:
- framed art
- bath & body
- metal work
- handmade clothes
- handmade crafts
- custom prints
- food and beverage
- and more!
If you really want to get a good look at some vendors and get an idea of what kind of merchandise you’ll find there, check out this photo gallery from Spring 2018.
Or watch this little video.
Not only will you be surrounded by all of these pleasantries, you will also have live music going on as well as DIY stations to make your own crafts.
It’s what the Oakland Art & Soul Festival should be. Unfortunately the Art & Soul event turned for the worst and is like a huge paid commercial booth now. Can’t walk anywhere without Comcast or PG&E trying to stop you and sign you up for something.
Patchwork Show Date Time Location
Oakland Show Information
Fall 2018 Date: November 3rd, 2018
Location: Jack London Square – Oakland, CA
Long Beach Information
Fall 2018 Date: November 18th, 2018
Location: Marine Stadium – Appian Way & Bayshore Ave.
Santa Ana Information
Fall 2018 Date: November 25th, 2018
Location: Downtown – Sycamore & 2nd St.
The process for the Fall 2018 Patchwork Show has come to an end and they are no longer accepting applications.
Keep in mind, Patchwork is a “rain or shine” event. What? Why rain? Outside at Jack London Square? This is because vendors pay anywhere between $110-$200 for a booth to sell in and if it rains, Patchwork needs to keep their profits. The vendors must go out there and brave the rain and hope that people still show up. So if it rains, vendors are jacked, Patchwork still profits. No refunds. Rain or shine.
I know, right? Does not seem fair so I had to point that out. They also ask people to volunteer for free and ask for outside companies to pay for advertising at the festival.
But you still want to go because these vendors are paying the price for a spot so you can come learn about them. Even if you don’t buy today, you’ll go home with samples, business cards and future local buys in mind.