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ScrapFest in Kitchener 2020 FAQ's

What is the difference between the VIP Pass, Crop Pass, Friday and Saturday Marketplace Pass? What are their costs?

VIP Marketplace Pass: $22+HST. This is a two day event pass that allows access to the Friday night VIP Marketplace and Saturday Marketplace. You also receive the VIP "scrap" bag which is filled with product from our sponsors. These tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. VIP Passes sell out quickly so be ready to register on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 8:00pm ET.

ScrapFest Crop: $112.00+HST. The price of the Crop includes: your VIP pass to the ScrapFest Marketplace (both Friday and Saturday), 28 hours of cropping time in our crop arena, a "crop" bag filled with product from our sponsors, scheduled contests, giveaways, and more!!!

Friday Marketplace Pass: $15.00+HST. The pass allows you entrance to the ScrapFest Marketplace on Friday, April 17th, 2020. A "scrap" bag is NOT included with this pass.

Saturday Marketplace Pass: $11+HST in advance or $12+HST at the door. This allows you to shop in the ScrapFest Marketplace on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 from 9am - 5pm. It may be purchased in advance or at the door. You do not receive any type of goodie bag with this pass.

As well, you can purchase educational classes at an additional cost. A Marketplace pass is not included in the cost of any class and you must have a pass to enter the Marketplace.

What are the ScrapFest Marketplace Hours?

Shop the days away at the ScrapFest Marketplace! With plenty of vendors to choose from you are sure to find something unique for your paper crafting needs. The hours for the Marketplace are as follows:

Friday, April 17th, 2020: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Crop participants only
Friday, April 17th, 2020: 4:00pm-10:00pm
VIP and Friday Marketplace participants
Saturday, April 18th, 2020: 9:00am-5:00pm
Open to the general public

What are the hours of operation for the ScrapFest Crop?

Friday, April 17th, 2020 9:00am-12:00am
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 8:00am-9:00pm

The cost for the ScrapFest Crop is $112.00+HST. This cost includes a 2 day Marketplace pass. Croppers may pick up their tickets at the Registration desk on Friday, April 17th starting at 8:30am.

The Marketplace will open at 3:00pm on Friday, April 17th, 2020 for Croppers only.

What size tables are being used for the ScrapFest Crop?

The ScrapFest Crop will be setup using 8ft rectangular tables. Every participant will be given 4ft of space. The Crop will be held in the Kinsmen Arena.

I am attending the ScrapFest Crop. Can I leave my scrapbooking things in the cropping arena?

You are quite welcome to leave your materials/projects and your rolling totes at your seat overnight in the Cropping Arena. ScrapFest does provide security throughout the day and overnight. However, we do recommend that you take any expensive/valuable items (eg Cricut) home with you on Friday night as ScrapFest Inc. is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Can children attend a ScrapFest Crop?

Out of consideration for other scrapbookers, we request no children under the age of 13 in the Crop or any classes.

Is there free Wi-Fi available in the cropping area?

Yes, croppers will have access to free Wi-Fi.

Is group pricing available for large groups/bus tours that wish to attend ScrapFest?

Group pricing is available for Saturday Marketplace passes.

# of Participants Price/ticket
10-19 $10.00
20+ $9.50

Group pricing is not available on-line. Please contact to make arrangements for your group.

How do I purchase tickets for ScrapFest in Kitchener?

On-line registration for ScrapFest in Kitchener 2020 is available here off of the website and opens on Tuesday, February 11th at 8pm ET.

A couple of weeks prior to this date, "Registration" will appear under the ScrapFest in Kitchener 2020 menu on the website. Here, you will be able to review descriptions for ScrapFest and available classes. Once registration opens, these items can be purchased by putting the product into your shopping cart.

ScrapFest accepts the following forms of payment: PayPal and Credit Card. You may sign in as a Guest through PayPal and do not need to set up an account. We will not be accepting cheques as a form of payment for ScrapFest in Kitchener.

Is it possible to purchase more than 1 ticket of a particular item at a time?

Yes, you are able to purchase more than 1 ticket of a particular item at a time. When you place your item into your shopping cart, just enter the quantity you wish to purchase and "Add To Cart".

Will you be mailing the tickets?

Sorry, tickets will not be mailed prior to the event. All tickets will be available for pick-up at the Registration table at the AUD beginning on Friday, April 17th, 2020.

ScrapFest Croppers and participants attending the Friday morning class can pick their tickets up starting at 8:30am. All other participants may pick up their tickets beginning at 11:30am on Friday.

Can you purchase a Saturday Marketplace pass at the door on Saturday, April 18th?

Yes, Saturday Marketplace tickets are available at the door or through on-line registration. All other items must be purchased through on-line registration due to limited availability.

What should I do if the item (ScrapFest Crop, VIP, or a class) I am interested in has no available tickets?

There is a "WAITING LIST" for you to add your name to once a product is filled. Please note: ScrapFest is not able to guarantee the availability of this product.

If there is a "SOLD OUT" button on a product, this indicates that the waiting list for this product is full and we are not able to accept any more names.

What forms of payment are accepted in the ScrapFest Marketplace?

Exhibitors accept cash and the majority of exhibitors also accept credit card and debit. Please check with them to see what they accept.

Is there a cost for Make 'n Takes in the ScrapFest Marketplace?

Most exhibitors that offer a make 'n take will do so at no charge. However, some exhibitors may choose to charge a small nominal fee and/or require signing up in advance for their make 'n take.

Does the ScrapFest Marketplace pass allow in and out privileges?

Yes, all passes allow you to come and go as you please for that day.

Is ScrapFest in Kitchener wheelchair accessible?

ScrapFest in Kitchener is a 100% wheelchair accessible venue. At the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (AUD) there are elevators providing access to the ScrapFest Marketplace & ScrapFest Crop in the Kinsmen and Kiwanis arenas, as well as to the classes being offered on the main floor and upper floor.
For more information: Accessibility at the AUD

What is the cost for children to attend ScrapFest?

Children 10 and under receive free admittance to ScrapFest's Marketplace ONLY on Saturday, April 18th, 2020. Due to the limited number of VIP and Friday Marketplace tickets, children that wish to attend ScrapFest's Friday evening must pay full price.

How much does parking cost?

Parking is FREE!

Is there a food concession on site?

The AUD provides a food concession stand which is located in the foyer between the Kiwanis and Kinsman arena, in addition to a sitting area.

What if I have pre-ordered tickets and can't make it to the event?

Before submitting your order please review your selections. All event tickets are non-refundable after your order has been confirmed. Changes may be made to your event selections up to April 3rd, 2020. Please see the Purchase Policy in the Shopping Cart for further details.

What if I miss my class at ScrapFest in Kitchener?

If you miss your class at ScrapFest, your kit will be set aside for you. You can either ask a friend to pick up your kit at the actual event or make arrangements with Lisa to pick up your class kit at the ScrapFest office in Newmarket. We will not be shipping your kit directly to you. You can contact Lisa at (905) 895-1821 or

Where can I stay overnight during ScrapFest in Kitchener?

The Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo is the host hotel for ScrapFest in Kitchener 2020. Please see Accommodations for the ScrapFest rate.

Here is a list of additional hotels in the area:

The Holiday Inn (Kitchener): 1-866-375-8240 OR 519-893-1211
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo: 1-877-424-4188 OR 519-744-4141 Best Western Plus Waterloo: (519) 884-0100
The Inn of Waterloo:519-804-1130
The Hampton Inn (Kitchener): 519-650-6090 or 1-877-600-6090
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre: 1-866-622-1505
The Holiday Inn (Guelph): 519-836-0231

For any hotels offering a ScrapFest rate please see Accommodations for more information.

What does a Basic Tool Kit consist of?

A Basic Tool Kit consists of a 12"x 12" personal trimmer, favourite pair of straight-edge, micro-tip scissors, favourite adhesives- both wet and dry, black and brown ink, black archival journaling pen, paper piercer and mat, regular hole punch, ruler, pencil, eraser, corner rounder (optional), stapler (optional)

Still have questions? Please email for more information.
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