CRAFT FAIR VENDORS

2017 Craft Fair General Info:

  • All items MUST be handmade, in the USA, by the vendor.  We do not accept mass produced, buy/sell items, sales reps for Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, etc., or flea market items.  The Bow Craft Fair prides itself on displaying the handcrafted workmanship of New England’s finest artisans.
  • This is a juried craft fair.  Only hard copy applications with photographs will be considered.
  • Spaces are 8′ x 8′.  Vendors are not allowed to flow outside of their allotted space into other vendor spaces or the aisles, which violates fire codes.  All exits are to be clear.  No exceptions will be made.
  • There are a total of 154 spaces; 16 for food items in cafe / 138 for all other crafts spread across the foyer, small gym and large gym.
  • A maximum of 2 spaces are 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.
  • 2 people may submit one application to share a space.  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 years fair, and are interested in being considered for the following year, you MUST submit a new application after January 1st.  We also do not have a waiting list.
  • To ensure the fair and the vendors are successful, we at the Bow Craft Fair limit how many vendors there are selling the same type of craft.  We are always looking for new and unique.
  • Set up is from 6pm to 9 pm the evening before.  If you need to set up the following morning from 6:30 to 9am, you must let us know so we can make arrangements.
  • The Craft Fair provides student volunteers to help the vendors bring in their items.
  • Vendors, once set up, are to park in the rear of the building.
  • The Bow PTO and the Bow School District are NOT responsible for lost, stolen items or damaged items on the premises.
  • Food items are limited to the cafeteria.  No exceptions are made.
  • We also have a craft raffle during our event which only contains items from the vendors at that years show.  Vendors are encouraged to donate an item at check in.

 How it Works:

  • Vendors committing to return from the previous year, receive first consideration, as long as they meet the deadline of December 31st.  Applications received after January 1st, will be considered as a new applicant.
  • New applicants are welcomed after January 1st.
  • New applicants are submitting for the spaces freed by previous vendors deciding not to return the following year.
  • The Bow Craft Fair Committee meets in June/July to select the new vendors with a group of jurors.
  • If required, we will meet again in September, if a) there are any last minute vacated slots and b) have not been able to fill a handful of spots due to a shortage of a particular type of craft.
  • Payment is due in full, no later than September 1st.
  • No refunds will be given after September 1st.
  • There will be a $25 service charge on all returned checks.

 

New Applicant Information:

  • All applications MUST be be received in hard copy form, accompanied by hard copy photos, sent to our PO Box.  If sent via email, your application will not be considered.
  • DO NOT send in a check with your application.
  • You will receive an email on the Committee’s decision, once it is made.

APPLICATION:  2017 Craft Fair NEW Vendor Application

 

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 to based on that years craft mix and electricity requirements.
  • You can hand it 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.

CONFIRMATION: 2017 Craft Fair CURRENT Vendor Confirmation

 

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 bowcraftfair@gmail.com 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:                      bowcraftfair@gmail.com

Mailing Address:      Bow PTO Craft Fair,  PO Box 10008, Concord, NH 03302

Checks Made Payable To:  BOW PTO

Committee Chair:     Mary Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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