The Craft Fair is our largest fundraiser and accounts for the majority of funds provided to organizations in Holliston through our grant program. It is also a lot of fun and something people look forward to attending every year!
We are pleased to announce that this year marks our 38th Fair! This year’s Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 22 from 9am to 3pm at Holliston High School. If you see any great handmade crafts at shows or fairs this summer, please let them know about our terrific fair – the 2015 contract and application form, which can be found here, are easy to complete and mail in to apply!
We are always looking for volunteers so please let us know if you’re interested and how you’d like to be involved! The subcommittees are a great way to get involved and are a lot of fun. There are a variety of opportunities available; most of our subcommittee lead positions are filled, but we can always use help and new ideas to improve the Fair - the more the merrier!
Please be sure to stop by the Meet and Greet 2015 at the Butterfly Aviary on September 13 from 10-12 pm to volunteer for your two-hour shift at the Fair! We are successful because of our great crafters and great volunteers; the crafters noted in surveys this past year that our volunteers were truly awesome and one of the main reasons why they keep coming back year after year!
If you can’t make it, we’ll soon have the link up to sign up for a shift! Please reach out to any one of us if you have an interest
in volunteering to help out in any way. We’d love to hear from you!
Danielle Ohman, Craft Fair Chair 2015
Only Crafters who handcraft their items will be accepted as exhibitors. Items must be designed, created and produced by the exhibitor. No imports, kits, items made from kits, items made using commercial patterns, unfinished works, or assembled from pre-manufactured items. Dealers and distributors will not be accepted. Please note: All jewelry slots have been filled.
Three booth options:
Hallway: 6’ table = $50 (no surrounding items allowed around 6' table) SOLD OUT!
Gym or Café: 10’ front x 10’ deep = $100
Gym or Café: 20’ front x 10’ deep = $190
Electricity is available at a limited number of 10’ deep booths for an additional $15. Corner 10’ deep booths cost an extra $20. Each exhibitor must have a booth; sharing is not permitted.
Applications can be Printed from our online website (see below) and mailed in. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $10 jury fee and 3 photos.
Provide 3 color photographs. Photos must include 1) a photo of your entire booth, 2) a photo of you creating your crafts, and 3) a close-up of your craft(s). Samples may also be mailed, but are not required. Any samples submitted will not be returned.
Since jurying is based solely on your photos, please ensure your photos are clear and a true representation of your work. A narrative about your craft process or any personal details about your craft are always appreciated. Note: jury members change every year so this year’s jury will be judging you anew even though you may have exhibited in prior years.
Exhibitors will be informed of acceptances, waitlists and denials for 2015 Craft Fair with in two weeks after jurying. Applications will be juried on June 1, 2015. If there are remaining booths after June 1st, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
RAFFLE TABLE DONATION:
Our annual raffle increases your business' visibility and drives traffic to your booth. Please donate an item under $25 in value to be raffled during the fair. Items will be displayed with your business' name and your booth number. Craft Fair personnel will collect raffle items prior to 9 am. Please note no other raffles/drawings are allowed.
Danielle Ohman, Chairperson
2015 Craft Fair Ways and Means Committee
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.