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Jackson Craft-O-Rama in Jackson, MI

Sun Oct 11th 09
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Craft-O-Rama  -   Jackson Craft-O-Rama Arts and Crafts Show  -   Craft o Rama  -   Jackson Craft-A-Rama  -   Jackson Craft-A-Rama ()

Event Location
Fair Events Center
200 W. Ganson
Jackson, MI 49204
Jackson County - 58,318 housholds avg $53,012 ea.

Location/Facility Name: Fair Events Center
Location/Facility Type: Large building perfect for show rental
Listing Details for Event #: 1178342
Posted: Oct 16, 2008
Last Updated: Sep 1, 2014
Listing Completeness %: 96%
Views: Total: 1109   Registered Users: 25  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Dates: Sun Oct 11th 09
Date Pattern: Always second Sunday in Oct.
Show Hours: Sunday, 10AM- 4PM
Setup Time: Day of show, 7:15- 9:30 AM
Year #: 38
Attendance: 2,105 in 2008
Attendance Method: Actual Ticket Sales This Year
Public Admission Price: $2 gen. admission, kids 5 and under free
Haul Details: Can drive to overhead doors to unload but must move vehicle after unloading.
Vendor Help: Stand watchers will be available. It is also very likely we will have Jr. ROTC cadets available to help load and unload.
Vendor Breakfast: available for purchase by White's Catering (they set their prices.)
Vendor Lunch: White's catering using kitchen on site. Varied menu. They set their prices.
Parking: parking lots open on fairgrounds property
Vendor Parking: next to building. Overhead door also open for easy unloading.
RV Parking: not on premesis overnight. Camp sites nearby as well as motels.
Restrooms: large indoor restrooms with sinks
Awards/Prizes: none at this time
Electricity: $10 if elec. space requested. ($15 for vendors with 2 spaces and electric.)
Water: available in sinks in restrooms only
Tables/Chairs: Up to two chairs provided IF requested, 6' or 8' tables available for $10 fee
Misc Details: Indoor Event, Juried Crafts, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Entertainment: None. Our wide variety of exhibitor's items is entertaining in itself!
Activities: Door prize drawings for shoppers every half hour to make them happy and to encourage them to continue shopping.
  Jury Fee: n/a
Jury Requirements: 3-4 photos, workspace or work in progress also suggested
Commission: none
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 81
Art/Craft Spaces Still Open: 2
Number of Apps Expected This Yr: 81
Art/Craft Space Price: $65, 10'x10' and 8'x10' corners
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: Email Promoter for Application

Food Space Price: food available through the college

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: NO
Vendor Types Needed: We have filled our show for this year but are still happy to have you contact us to get on our waiting list due to possible cancellations and/or get an application to you for our 2010 show. Thank you for your interest in our show.
NOT Needed: We are full at this time but happy to get an application out to you for 2010.
% of Vendors that Re-Apply: 75%
% of all Applications Accepted: 85%
% of Re-applying Re-accepted: 95%

Applications are Juried ongoingly & Accepted progressively as they arrive, until all spaces are filled.

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Juried arts and crafts show with only quality handmade items by exhibitor. We also keep track of each category of art/craft accepted and will turn down applicants in that category once our quota has been filled. This system keeps our show well-balanced and will help every vendor to be successful if there isn't too much of any one type of thing in the show.

Our show is juried. Photos must be supplied with application. While photos of workspace and/or works in progress is not required it is highly suggested. If there is any question about your products additional photos of works in progress will be required before approval can be considered.
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Advertising Done for This Event
We did extensive advertising in 2008 and spent over $2,125 in addition to taking advantage of our non-profit status and securing free advertising from local businesses, TV, etc. We had 325 large, outdoor signs posted in Jackson and the surrounding communities as well as flyers distributed all over town. We had paid ads in 5 newspapers as well as on TV. Many businesses had outdoor LED signs promoting our event.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
All items must be handmade by the exhibitor and/or someone they partner with. NO items are allowed that are not pre-approved!!!! We do ask for a doorprize donation of a handcrafted item worth at least $5. All tables must be skirted. Set-up must be completed by 9:30 AM. More information on our application.
Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Jury materials, slides or photos, will not be returned to you. Send 1 SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with standard postage. Vendors can share a booth. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. Conditional Partial or Full Refunds by conditions such as date and whether your space is resold. Held Rain or Shine! ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. No vendor may sell any soft drinks, name brand drinks, or bottled water. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. Additional Lighting Recommended (bring lights and cords). No Early Packup Allowed. Raffle / Door Prize Donation Required. Table Cloth or Drape Required. Send 1 SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with standard postage. Event Helping Hands will come around/be available to relieve you for short periods. NO Setup until vehicle fully unloaded and moved. Vehicles can not be brought near stand for un/loading. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
A single-person or more panel jury reviews slides or photos and display.
All items must be hand made or embelished.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
Limited number of Artists per category.
Floor length table cloths required.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 5   quality levels explained
Driving Directions
Information and map sent with approved applications.

I94 exit 138. Turn south. At the 6th stoplight (Ganson St.) turn left. At the 3rd stoplight (N. Jackson St.) turn left into the fairgrounds. Building is on left within the fairgrounds property.
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