Arts & Crafts Fair

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Q: What is the deadline for submitting a 2018 booth application?
A: June 1, 2018. Click here for the 2018 CSA Arts & Crafts Fair Application.

Q: What is the date of the fair?
A: The 2018 fair will be held on Wednesday, July 25th, rain or shine. The CSA Arts & Crafts fair is always held on the fourth Wednesday in July.

Q: What are the fair hours?
A: The fair is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Q: What is the street address for the art fair? I want to get directions on Google/Yahoo maps.
A: 2128 Pilgrim Highway Frankfort, MI 49635-9247 (two miles north of Frankfort, MI, where M-22 and Crystal Lake meet). 

Q: Can I set up the night before?
A: No. We are not in a position to provide overnight security for your property. The field is used for sports activities the day before.

Q: How early can I set up and how will the fair be publicized?
A: Check in opens at 6:30 am. We will greet you with a folder and a space number assignment. Parking volunteers will then help you locate your space and show you where to park. Please UPS - Unload, Park and Setup. Parking is limited and it is courteous to fellow exhibitors to move your vehicle out of the way prior to setting up. In terms of advertising and publicity, we have a publicity team that works on getting out press releases and adding to websites' almanac (like Pure Michigan and Interlochen) in the early part of 2018. We put up posters all across Benzie county and also do yard signs. We also advertise the art fair in local papers. 

Q: Where should I park?
A: We have dedicated parking for artists/crafters. Parking volunteers will help you locate your space and show you where to park. In the packet you receive at check-in, you will get a slip that should be put on your dashboard. That will allow us to find you if your vehicle should need to be moved.

Q: Will someone be available to cover my space while I take a food or bathroom break?
A: Yes. We have strolling “Exhibitor Relief” volunteers who can be easily identified by their name tags. Please feel free to ask for assistance. You need to take your cash box with you when you leave your space.

Q: Will the fair be held on the scheduled date in the event of rain?
A: Yes. Our 2018 fair will be held on Wednesday, July 25th, rain or shine.

Q: Are there camp grounds nearby?

A: Yes. There are several choices. Check with the Frankfort, MI Chamber of Commerce. No camping is permitted on the CSA grounds.

Frankfort Chamber of Commerce contact information:
P.O. Box 566
517 Main Street (Between 5th & 6th)
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: 231.352.7251
FAX: 231.352.6750
email:
http://www.frankfort-elberta.com/

Q: Are there motels in your area?
A. Yes. Check with the Frankfort, MI Chamber of Commerce. Contact information:
P.O. Box 566
517 Main Street (Between 5th & 6th)
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: 231.352.7251
FAX: 231.352.6750
email:
http://www.frankfort-elberta.com/

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: In case of cancellation by booth renter, there will be no monetary refunds.

Q: Do you allow mass-produced (i.e., buy/sell) items to be sold?
A: No. Out of respect for our artisans, we ask that no mass-produced items be displayed or sold.

Q: Are there any items which are prohibited for sale?
A: In keeping with the philosophy of the CSA, no guns or gun-like toys will be sold at the CSA Arts & Crafts Fair.

Q: Where can I get an application?
A: You can print the application off of this web site and mail it in with your check. 2017 CSA Arts & Crafts Fair Application If you prefer to have a hard copy mailed to you, contact Lisa Dunphey (Exhibit Coordinator). email: Call: (630) 234-3412.

Q: How can non-profit organizations apply?
A: We have a limited number of non-profit spaces available at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. Non-profits should complete an application and send it to the Art Fair Exhibit Coordinator at the address shown on the application.

Q: Can I park an RV?
A: We have limited parking and can accommodate only one RV, on a first come, first serve basis.

Q: What is the size of an adult booth space?
A: An adult booth is 11 feet by 11 feet in size.

Q: What is the cost of an adult booth space?
A: $70.00. A booth is not reserved until payment is received.

Q: What is a child’s space? What is the cost of a child’s space?
A: We have a children’s area available behind the main booth area. You must be 18 years of age or younger to sell art in that section. There is a $5.00 fee for children ages 12 and under. Children ages 13 to 18 must pay a $10.00 fee. There are no formal spaces. Children bring a small table and chair and set up in any open space.

Q: Who can I contact if I have other questions?
A: Lisa Dunphey - Exhibit Coordinator
285 Winding Creek Dr, Naperville, IL 60565
phone: (630) 234-3412
email: