Please read below for the most frequently asked questions, and if you have any of your own, please submit a contact form by clicking here.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL HELD & WHAT TIME MAY WE ARRIVE?
The Makers Festival is held at Manahawkin Lake Park on September 16 from 10a-6p. Please arrive to festival grounds no earlier than 10a to give our vendors the opportunity to create a welcoming space for you!
WHERE DO WE PARK?
Parking is available at the Oxycocus Elementary School (250 North Main St [Route 9], Manahawkin) within walking distance of festival grounds. More details are available here. Please be patient & safe while traveling!
IS THE EVENT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Manahawkin Lake Park is handicap accessible & many of our vendors are situated right along the paved pathways. A limited number of handicap parking spots will be open at the park on a first come, first serve basis. There is also a handicap accessible bathroom onsite for convenience.
IS YOUR EVENT POOCH FRIENDLY?
Your leashed four-legged friends are welcome at the park.
IS PAYMENT FOR GOODS BY CASH ONLY?
Some vendors will be accepting credit cards, but not all. There are ATMs located within walking distance of festival grounds at surrounding businesses.
SHOULD WE BRING BEACH CHAIRS & BLANKETS?
Please do! We will have picnic tables & hay bales situated throughout the park, but being prepared is a good idea! Open space is on a first come, first serve basis - please understand if there is not an available stretch of grass when you arrive.
WHY AREN'T YOU SELLING DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES OR PROVIDING PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS?
In the United States alone, over 30 million tons of plastics are used a year and only 8% is recylced - meaning that 92% ends up in oceans, rivers & landfills. We're doing our part to reduce this number by partnering with Alliance for a Living Ocean (who is setting up Water Filling Stations that dispense fresh, cold water to fill up your reusable bottles) and giving away Makers totes to the first 150 people who shop at The MakeShift PopUp. Klean Kanteens & Makers totes will also be available for sale onsite.
WHO IS VENDING/PERFORMING/MAKING/ETC?
ARE YOUNG YOGIS WELCOME TO ATTEND YOGA CLASS?
Young yogis are more than welcome! Please register here, and BYOM (bring your own mat).
I AM A MAKER! HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR?
Submissions for this year's Makers Festival are closed, however additional vendor opportunities are listed at themakeshiftunion.com.