37th ANNUAL DICKENS FAIR
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
10 AM – 4:30 PM
James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego Street
The Annual Dickens Fair is a festive, seasonal market and craft event hosted by the James Bay Market Society. We select handmade and homemade items to provide an appealing array of quality, one of a kind crafts as gift choices at affordable prices for the public. A children’s craft room, music, a café and artisanal food products complement this traditional event. In 2016 we had over 1,600 customers in attendance!!!
We are looking for a variety of quality products and only those juried with accepted items will be displayed at the Dickens Fair. To have your work considered for sale at the Dickens Fair please submit your completed application form detailing product description/s with colour photos of samples of your work. Also kindly fill in the JBMS membership application. You may submit both applications via email to email@example.com or you can send it via post to Dickens Fair, c/o The James Bay Market Society, 547 Michigan St, Victoria, BC, V8V 1S5. Please do NOT send any money or cheques at this time. You will be contacted with a date for jurying. The jury fee is $10, payable at the time of jurying. Please submit your application as soon as possible – our spaces fill up quickly. Once you have been juried and accepted as a vendor you will be asked for a cheque for an additional $80 ($10 for the JBMS membership and $70 for the cost of your booth). Cheques should be postdated to August 15th, 2017.
As well as the date below, we have jury dates throughout the summer for submitting applications & jurying (both will be done during these dates). Please ensure you have your completed James Bay Market application form as well as a sampling of all the products you wish to sell. For returning vendors, you only have to bring the products you are adding, if you aren’t adding new products, just bring your completed James Bay Market application form and fees.
The next jury session for new vendors, or existing vendors with new product, will be held at the following date:
Thursday: April 20th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: the James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego Street in James Bay
Note: The order will be first come first served.
Looking forward to meeting with you!
those who have already been juried and have paid their 2017 membership fee to join the James Bay Market Society and are interested in participating in the 2017 Dickens Fair, please download the DF vendor application, fill it in, and send it to: JBMS (Dickens Fair) c/o 547 Michigan St. Victoria V8V 1S5 Please include a cheque for $70 which you may postdate to August 15th, 2017.
Returning vendors who only participate in the Dickens Fair, please include a cheque for $80 ($10 for membership in the JBMS and $70 for the table fee) along with the DF vendor application form and the membership form for the JBMS. The cheque should be postdated to August 15th, 2017 and made payable to the James Bay Market Society.
Accepted and wait listed vendors will be notified by e-mail by July 30th, 2017.
You can download the Dickens Fair and the JBMS application forms here:
Please Note: To avoid formatting problems, please download the PDF forms to your system and open them in your own system before printing them.
There is a very limited amount of half booths available. They will be allocated by product mix. Please apply early.
The rules and regulations for all vendors can be found in the Market Policy Manual (PDF). Vendors must become members of the James Bay Market Society to sell at the Dickens Fair. The cost for membership for Dickens Fair for all accepted vendors who are only selling at the Dickens Fair is $10.
In keeping with the mandate of the James Bay Market Society the following criteria apply:
For more information, please direct your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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