Here you will find important information about your booth, display area and perks related to vending at the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market.
Market Location: Chilliwack Heritage Park – 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC – Hwy 1 at Lickman Rd. (Exit 116) on the south side of Hwy 1.
2018 Market Dates/ Times:
Friday, November 16 | 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 17 | 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 18 | 10am – 4pm
*Please be advised that under no circumstance is it acceptable for an artisan to pack up and leave the market prior to the closing day and time. Such an action will result in disqualification from future markets.
Set-up: Thursday, November 15 3:00pm – 8:00pm/ Friday, November 16 9:00am – 11:30am
Strike: Sunday, November 18 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Commission on gross sales: As stated on your application 10% commission is to be paid to the Chilliwack Community Arts Council on the last day of the market. Commissions are to be paid at the Arts Council Booth on Sunday between 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Forms will be provided to you in your Artisan Information Package. Should you require extra forms, they are also available on Sunday at the market. You are responsible for keeping track of your daily sales in order to pay the appropriate commission. The jury will take into account past sales when reviewing applications the following year.
Booth Size: Single = 10’ frontage (wide) x 8’ deep | Double = 20′ frontage (wide) x 8’deep
* You are not permitted to extend displays beyond these perimeters.
Curtained back walls and side wings on aluminum runners are pre-set, and are all that separates you from the booth behind you in the next aisle, so be careful when considering your booth’s layout.
You are not permitted to pin or hang items from the curtain material. S-hooks are provided to hang lightweight rods or signs from the runners. If signs are more substantially constructed (e.g., wood), or you wish to hang product you will have to supply suitable and secure display stands (e.g., lattice or shelving).
· All tables must be covered and skirted (floor length).
· Booth numbers are affixed to your booth and must be displayed in a visible location at all times. This allows market volunteers, and CCAC, Heritage Park, and Show In Motion staff to identify your booth.
· Lights are turned towards each booth to provide general market lighting, and some illumination for your booth. Corner booths will only have one light.
· YOU are responsible for adequately lighting your booth.
· Outlets are for lighting only UNLESS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY STAFF.
· PLEASE BRING EXTENSION CORDS. We cannot supply these to you.
Chairs/ tables: Tables are available by request only (not included in standard booth set-ups). Please request additional tables in advance. Our tables are 2’ 6” wide by 8’ long and cost $15 each (pre-purchased) for the whole weekend. Additional tables requested day of cost $25 each. Availability of extra tables at set-up is not guaranteed. Chairs will be provided free of charge.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations received prior to October 1 will be subject to a $20.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after October 1.
Booth Allocation (booth number): Booth numbers are sent out in early November to accepted artisans. Booths are allocated based on category as we try our best to ensure vendors with similar products are not near one another. Special requests may be listed on your application, but we cannot make any guarantees. We will not change the allocation once it is complete.
Tips for Artisans:
Wear Layers. Heritage Park is essentially a large barn. Although there are top heaters, some areas can be drafty; others quite warm. It can get quite warm or cool inside depending on the weather outside and where you are located in the building. As such, it would be wise to wear layered clothing.
Food: Food, such as burgers, fries and hotdogs, as well as coffee and other hot beverages, will be sold on site at Heritage Hut. It would be wise to pack yourself some healthy snacks to munch on too.
Accommodation: There are a number of hotels in the area, but the closest options include: The Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton, The Comfort Inn, and The Travelodge. RV spots (dry and electric) are also available through Heritage Park.