CRAFT FAIR VENDORS

2018 Craft Fair General Info:

  • All items MUST be handmade, in the USA, by the vendor.  We do not accept mass produced, mid-level marketing, direct sales, buy/sell items, sales reps for Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Posh, etc., or flea market items. The Bow Craft Fair prides itself on displaying the handcrafted workmanship of New England’s finest artisans.
  • Spaces are approximately 8′ x 8′. Vendors are not allowed to flow outside of their allotted space into other vendor spaces or the aisles, which will then violate fire codes.  All exits are to be clear. No exceptions will be made.
  • There is approximately a total of 150 spaces; 14 for food items in cafe /all other crafts spread across the foyer, small gym and large gym.
  • A maximum of 2 spaces allowed per vendor.  We do not tolerate two crafters adjoining their spaces to create a “store front”.
  • Tables are available, for an additional fee.  They are 8′ x 3′.
  • Electricity is available, for a fee.  However, it is very limited.  Electricity is awarded on a first requested basis.
  • Two people may submit one application to share a space, this must be indicated on the application.  However, if the committee does not select one of crafters on that application, the rejection will be for both applicants.
  • If you are not accepted into that year’s fair and are interested in being considered for the following year, you MUST submit a new application during the new vendor submission period. We also do not have a waiting list.
  • To ensure the fair and the vendors are successful; we at the Bow Craft Fair select our vendors to ensure a variety of purchase options for our customers. We are always looking for new and unique, please list your specific items on the application.
  • The Bow PTO and the Bow School District are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Food items are limited to the cafeteria.  No exceptions are made.
  • Vendors are encouraged to donate a handmade item to the PTO craft fair raffle held during the weekend.  Items will be on display in gift baskets, so please label donations with your contact information so fairgoers know where to find the items for sale.

 How it Works:

  • New vendor applications are accepted beginning May 1st, 2018
  • The Bow Craft Fair Committee meets in the summer to select the new vendors.
  • Payment is due in full, no later than September 30th, 2018
  • No refunds will be given after September 30th, 2018
  • There will be a $25 service charge on all returned checks.

New Applicant Information:

  • All new vendor applications must be received electronically with photos attached.  Email your submission to [email protected].
  • All new vendors must have a social media presence (Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.) or blog/website.  This will streamline the application process and guarantee new vendors have the ability to take advantage of enhanced marketing plans for 2018.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered, so don’t skip information or forget to add photos.
  • DO NOTsend in a check with your application.
  • You will receive an email from the Committee once decisions on acceptance are made.

APPLICATION:  2018 Craft Fair NEW Vender App

Returning Vendors:

  • You will receive a hard copy of the following years returning vendor application.
  • We reserve the right to not invite a crafter back, as the result of issues or complaints at the event, flowing outside of their area, unprofessional behavior, adding unauthorized crafts, or if we choose to change the mix of crafts at our event.
  • The is no guarantee that you will have the same space(s) no matter how many years you have been a vendor.  Layouts are changed based on that years craft mix, electricity requirements and safety concerns.
  • You can hand completed applications to the Craft Fair Chair by the end of the event.
  • If you lost your hard copy, print off the copy below and mail to the PO box.
  • Returning Vendors Application window has closed for 2018.  Please use new vendor application above.

Fundraising Spaces:

Effective 2014, we are no longer accepting requests for fundraisers outside of the Bow community.  The limited fundraising spaces are reserved for Bow School District student fundraisers (BHS Classes, Athletics, and Clubs) and then for the Town of Bow Non-Profit Organizations.

If you fall into this category, simply email [email protected] and request a space and what it is you would like to sell or raffle.  Just as with craft fair vendors, your items cannot compete with a PTO on site fundraiser or any other groups fundraiser, and are subject to approval.  The space charge is waived in exchange for one or more members of that group volunteering to help set up, check in vendors, work at the raffle table, accept door money, or clean up.  The Bow School District fundraisers receive first look.  Only those not reserved by a school group will be available for the Town of Bow organizations.  You must have a sign or banner identifying your organization, where the raised funds are going, so the crafters know that you are a fundraiser, in case you are selling stickers, clothing, or other mass produced items.

All fundraising requests need to be made by October 1st.  We will notify you as to whether you are accepted to fill a slot by October 15th.

Contact Info:

Email:                      [email protected]

Mailing Address:      Bow PTO Craft Fair,  22 Center Road, Bow, NH 03304

Checks Made Payable To:  BOW PTO

Committee Chair:     Mary Holland

Committee Members:  Angela Hubbard, Liz Fay, Sarah Abberton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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