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Vendors Space Available for the 38th ANNUAL COUNTRY HARVEST FAIR

by Press Release
August 19, 2018

The Holliston Historical Society, located on Route 16 in Holliston, Massachusetts, invites you to participate in our annual old fashioned Country Harvest Fair. Every year people look forward to our annual antiques and crafts fair on the picturesque lawn of the Historical Society, traditionally held in September. Along with the fine items offered by our crafters and collectors, the Society provides food, Society-baked pies, a silent auction and children’s activities. Many buyers return to find their favorite crafters’ booths every year and enjoy the day at our fair. We also offer exhibits during the Open House hours in the Society’s Asa Whiting House.

If you would like to take part in our fair again—or join us for the first time—please read on and return the attached application and fee as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

VENDOR INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

DATE:                                     Sunday, September 23, 2018

RAIN DATE:                                     Sunday, September 30, 2018

TIME:                                                 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

SET UP TIME:                                   7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

PLACE:                                              Holliston Historical Society Grounds

                                                            547 Washington St., Holliston, MA 01746

REGISTRATION FEE:  $80 per space (non-refundable). Please include check with attached application agreement form.

SPACE: 10’ x 10’. Vendors/dealers must supply their own tables, chairs, and/or set ups. No electrical hook-ups. Bathrooms available on premises.

FOOD: You will receive a coupon for complimentary 2 cups of coffee and 2 donuts per booth upon checking in the morning of the fair. Hot food is available for purchase in the barn. Bake table and Society homemade pies for sale, too.

SET UP AND PARKING: 7:30–9:30 AM. Upon arrival, all vendors/dealers must check in, unload their vehicles and move them before setup. We ask for your full cooperation in this matter, not only to eliminate confusion, but also as a safety precaution for arriving participants and the public who may arrive before 10:00. Because of the number of cars involved and to assist the public in finding parking, we must insist that all vendors/dealers park their cars at nearby (within walking distance) designated parking locations. Transportation will be available if needed between these lots and the Society. Vendors/dealers may not park anywhere on the lawn. There will be assistants to guide you to your booth and to parking. Two handicap parking spaces have been set aside on our lot.

Washington Street is a very well-traveled road, and the spaces directly in front of the fair should be left open to be used by the buying public.                                                                                     Page 1 of 2

RESERVATIONS: We have space for approximately 70 dealers. Repeat participants will be given preference for their location. We will try very hard not to put like crafts next to one another and may limit the number of vendors/dealers with similar crafts. Reservations should be received by August 15, 2018 with full payment. After that date, except by special permission, booth fees must be paid by certified check or postal order.

HANDCRAFTED ITEMS ONLY: This is an old fashioned country fair. Please no commercial or wholesale products! Handcrafted items only. Vendors/dealers with commercial products may be asked to leave. Exceptions may be granted for participants who have been with us in previous years and have been approved. These vendors/dealers will be subject to all other conditions of this application. First time participants should send a photo of their craft along with their application.

SILENT AUCTION TABLE: We ask all vendors to donate one item of their choosing to be included on our Silent Auction Table. Donations will be labeled and will include information on the vendor and location of the vendor’s booth.

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES DEALERS: We welcome antiques and collectibles dealers to take booths at our fair. We ask that goods sold by these vendors be items that are no longer commercially made and may have collectible or historical interest.

FAIR CANCELLATION DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: Should BOTH DATES be canceled, a maximum of $30 per space will be refunded to each dealer. The Historical Society is a non-profit organization and since this is our major fundraiser for the year, we would suffer a substantial loss, not only from the cancellation of the fair, but also from our inability to recoup the money we had invested in the fair. Please check our recorded message on 508-429-5795 (updated at 5:30 AM on the day of the fair) as conditions may be different from your home location.

LIABILITY: The Holliston Historical Society or any of its members or volunteers shall not be held responsible for any loss, damages, or bodily harm that may occur during this Harvest Fair.

ACCEPTANCE: After your application has been received and accepted, your check will be deposited and your canceled check will serve as our acceptance until sometime in August when acceptance letters with instructions will be sent out. If all spaces are sold out, your check will be returned and your name will be put on a waiting list to be notified if a space becomes available. In previous years we have had to reject vendors when we reached our quota of a particular craft. Therefore, the sooner your application is received, the better your chance of acceptance.

Please make checks payable to the HOLLISTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY and send with the enclosed form completed and signed to:

HHS Country Harvest Fair

c/o Pat Pereira, 69 Baker Street, Holliston, MA 01746

For more information about the Holliston Historical Society or the Harvest Fair, please see our website, www.hollistonhistoricalsociety.org or contact either of the Co-Chairs: Beate (Bea) Hait, beateh1@aol.com, 774-292-9098 or Pat Pereira, patpereira1106@gmail.com, 508-429-4947.

To apply for booth space (single and double spacers are avaiable) please click on the following link:

https://www.hollistonhistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018_Harvest_Fair_Vendor_Information_and_Application.pdf

 

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