November craft fair -

The Craft Fair is going to be held on Friday November 14th, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00pm & Saturday, November 15th 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre gymnasium.
This year’s Craft Fair vendor application is available at:

artsprincerupert.files.wordpres … n-2014.pdf

GYM layout:

The contact for this year’s fair is:

Hand Made Items Only…
No commercial or second-hand goods or independent sales rep’s of distributors of products/chains.

Can I ask Why pictures of all the crafts must be sent in with application form.
Is there some review of the products which are going to be sold?

There is no Review - in that no one will be judging the quality or type of craft - it is not juried.

The reason the PRCAC is asking for representative photos is that it gives the board a better idea what people are selling. The PRCAC has always asked for a written description - but a picture is worth a thousand words as they say - and so when someone writes " knitting, baking, art, paper crafts, and glass blocks" the Board can look at the photos and get an idea what those things actually are. It also helps for the Organizer to be able to contact folks to get them the best location for the products they are selling - some people don’t like being near those who sell scented products for example.

My understanding was that there were a few problems in the past with things that were quite obviously made in China ( for example pashmina scarves) being in the craft fair - which prides itself on being a place for locally handmade items only - and when questioned vendors saying that it had been written (however unclear) on their application and why were they not told before. This request for photos is an attempt to circumvent these types of issues.

This year we will have a wide variety of crafts - the only criteria being they must follow are the Guidelines for food sales at temporary markets, and they must be hand crafted. All are welcome. One of our vendors for example is a 5 year old boy and his sister who are making hot mats. Another is a very elderly lady who knits. We have up-cyclers, re-purposed goods, baking, preserves, photography, jewelry, carvings, sewing, knitting and all sorts of other things.

Hope that answers your questions.

for vendor applications see: artsprincerupert.files.wordpres … n-2014.pdf

or contact