Elite Maker Application

As you will already be aware, being selected to be part of the Auckland Fair as a Maker, is an amazing compliment to your work and something that you should be proud of, you are considered the very best of the best. As an Elite Maker you will be representing this the Auckland Fair for a 12 month period, we require your items to be of high quality and craftsmanship, with a beautiful aesthetic.


Because Elite-Makers represent the Fair, they will be top of mind all year round should publicity opportunities present themselves, especially between events, when participation from Designer-Makers has finished.

Elite Makers gain access to exclusive benefits and marketing support from not only the Auckland Fair, but our national level sponsors as well. The concept has been designed so that you can invest your time and energy into each Auckland Fair event throughout a year and focus more on growing your business with direct selling to wholesale clients and customers, without having to worry about application deadlines.


Spaces for Elite-Makers are strictly limited and are without direct competition to each other, an important consideration when Jessica is making her selections.

Benefits exclusive to Elite-Makers

  • A stunning trestle table from Arkade Furniture to display your work and chairs.
  • Extra ‘breathing’ space next to your table and additional display space for a smaller table or rack (usually $60).
  • Elite-Maker space is along a wall, allowing for you to display extra branding items such as banners or shelving (fixing rules apply).
  • Your name & table number listed on the A3 full colour map, free for visitors in the special Elite Makers section with an arrow to your space.
  • Elite Maker signage at your table space to highlight your status on the day.
  • Complimentary items and discount cards in your Maker pack.

  • Your product images used in all Auckland Fair Your Home & Garden full page advertising (a value of $200+GST per inclusion)
  • Opportunity to collaborate with YHG and be selected as a Gift With Subscription provider. This will include a full page editorial on you and your product alongside the subscription information page.
  • Opportunity to include items in our VIP goodie bag (50x bags)
  • Access to additional discounts from some of our suppliers (e.g. Eftpos hire, business card printing, advertising space etc).

  • Priority showcase interview via the website, all year round.
  • Priority promotion via our social media channels, all year round.
  • Invitation to the Maker Meet & Greet evening.
  • Free access to the Maker Resource centre on the website.
  • Auckland Fair Elite Maker press pack to help promote your attendance.
  • An Elite-Maker lanyard to wear on the day.