9th Annual Crafters Corner
Old School Center, 568 E. Vernon, Farmington IL 61531
Part of the Fulton County Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
Dates: October 5th & 6th AND/OR October 12th & 13th, 2013
Setup: Fridays Oct. 4th & Oct. 11th,, Noon - 7pm or Saturday Oct.5th & 12th, 6am - 8:30am
Hours: Saturdays 9am - 5pm
Spaces: Inside - Both Weekends 10’D x 10’W => $100.00 or One Weekend 10’D x 10’W => $60.00
Outside – Both Weekends 12’D x 12’W => $60.00 or One Weekend 12’D x 12’W => $40.00
Food Vendors – Call for Availability
Rentals: ELECTRIC (Limited 20 AMPS) $20.00 TABLES - $7.00
9th Annual Crafters Corner
Part of the 46th Fulton County Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
Crafters Corner is held at the Old School Center (Formally the Farmington High School). We offer inside and outside spaces with indoor restrooms. Farmington is one of the largest areas on the Scenic Drive with over 300 vendors within the city limits. We have ample free parking for the public, buses, and exhibitors.
Crafters Corner is one of 20 different official site/areas along the 140 mile route. People from all over the country come to enjoy what the Scenic Drive has to offer. We had approximately 4,000 visitors to in 2012 and are continually working to increase our attendance.
Since we are an official site with the Scenic Drive, in addition to your booth fee, all our exhibitors are required to pay Scenic Drive Association fees. For non-Fulton County food vendors the fee is $100. After September 1st, 2013, the fee raises to $150. All other vendor fees are $50 and after September 1, 2013, increases to $75. The Association spends over $50.000 each year promoting the Scenic Drive. They advertise in newspapers, radio and TV throughout the mid-west, including Chicago and St. Louis areas and are listed in Illinois Tourism Guide.
We offer the choice of one or both weekends. Setup can be left on site during the week. The room is locked separate from the rest of the building. We offer two different days for setup (see registration for actual dates and times). Load in and out are very easy, no steps and all one level inside and level grassy ground outside.
We will maintain our standards of handcrafted only (see rule #5 and #11) and will accept registrations until the category and/or fair is full. Food concessions are welcome to participate in this event. A Fulton County Temporary Food Permit and proof of product liability insurance is required for all food concession vendors.
If you register before June 1st, 2013, your name will appear in the Fulton County Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Program Book, which is sold for $2.00 prior to and during the event at local stores and along the route.
Free camping for exhibitors. All campers must be self contained since there WILL NOT be any sewer, water , or electric hookups available. We can send out a list of motels and camp grounds in the area.
We will have an early 1900’s period costume contest for anyone interested in participating, but it is not required. The winner will receive a coupon for $50.00 off next year’s Scenic Drive association fees. Rules for participation are simple. You must be dressed in costume during the fair hours each day that you are registered. The 2012 winner was Pam Yocum..
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