Makers 5.0 - The Most Frequently Asked Questions
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 21 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 Southern Regional Middle School School (75 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin). Mud City’s Mud Shuttle & three Jitneys will be making loops to & from the festival grounds, starting at 10a. The last shuttle to the park will be at 530p and the last shuttle from the park to SRMS will be at 6p. 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 two ATMs located on festival grounds for your convenience.
SHOULD WE BRING BEACH CHAIRS & BLANKETS?
Please do! We will have picnic tables & rest tents 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). Klean Kanteens will be available for sale at the ALO tent, and reusable Makers Fest totes will be available for sale onsite at the MakeShift PopUp in the gazebo overlooking the lake.
WHO IS VENDING/PERFORMING/MAKING/ETC?
Please visit the Handmade Vendor, Food Vendor, Beer & Band Lineup pages for all this information! Stay tuned for the Festival Map designed by Creative Team Member Dawn Simon of Swing Graphics & Breaker Zine!
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 will become available soon. Please sign up for our mailing list at bit.ly/MKRSmail to stay in the know.