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Crafting Leather

EXHIBIT WITH US

Our show is juried and open to Ontario-based artisans, artists and designers. We select our exhibitors based on originality and craftsmanship of their work submitted. It is mandatory that all of our exhibitors are the designers and creators of their products.

If you are successful in your application you will receive your letter of acceptance and show contract by email. The contract will indicate the booth size and type for which you have been accepted.

Dates

Load in: Friday December 1 (12pm-4pm) ** Must be set-up and ready to sell by 4:45pm
Show Dates & Times:
Friday December 1 (5pm-9pm)

Saturday December 2 (10am-5pm)
Sunday December 3 (10am-4pm)
Load out: Sunday December 3 (4pm-7pm) **No packing up until 4pm

Eligibility and Requirements

Our reputation has been built on selecting outstanding and quality products. We work hard to keep the show fresh and interesting each year to attract both new and returning customers. Sometimes that means not accepting a previously selected applicant in a particular year.
To be eligible for selection, you must:

  • Be the producer/maker of your product represented by your application. We will not accept vendors who sell products that are not made/produced by themselves.

  • Present a professional booth display. All tables are required to have skirting down to the floor.

  • Be on site for the duration of the show each day, every day. There is to be no sharing of booth spaces from one day to the next between different vendors.

  • Food Exhibitors must have food-handling certificate and work out of a locally inspected kitchen

  • If accepted, Food Exhibitors (ready to eat and shelf stable) must fill out the Food Vendors Form on the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit's website (link below) at least 1 month prior to show start date

 

All submissions must include:

  • Product Photos

  • Booth Display Photo or Diagram

  • Biography and Craft/Art Statement

  • A brief description and price point of the products you would like to sell

  • Food Exhibitors must provide detailed food sampling procedures

Selection

Applications are considered by a selection committee which looks for originality, quality and presentation, as well as diversity of products and price points. Jurying is a blind process - the submissions are considered without presenting the name of the applicant so an unbiased decision can be made. The jury reserves the right to decide the appropriateness of all products to be included in the show. Only juried products will be allowed into the show. Any new/additional products must be approved by the committee prior to the show. The decisions of the jury are final.

Notification

You will be notified by email of your application status by June 16th. If your work has been accepted, we will email you a contract that must be returned with full payment by August 16th. You will also receive pertinent information about the show. Failure to submit fees by August 16th, 2023 will result in the loss of your booth.

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of the fees are withheld if you cancel before September 30th.

  • 25% of the fees are withheld if you cancel between October 1st and October 15th.

  • 50% of the fees are withheld if you cancel between October 16th and October 30th.

  • Fees will not be refunded for cancellations after November 1st.

  • Fees are not refunded if an exhibitor fails to attend the show or leaves early.

Booth Sizes & Fees

  • 8'x5' - $225

  • 10'x10' - $400

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