2017 Thanksgiving Festival

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The 21st Annual Vineyard Artisans Thanksgiving Weekend Festival
Friday & Saturday, November 24-25, from 10 – 4 pm
MV Agricultural Hall, West Tisbury

Dear Artisans,

To those of you who have never applied to the show before, welcome! The artisans have an open enrollment year round.

To those who are returning a special thank you for helping make last year’s Thanksgiving Weekend Festival the overwhelming success it was. If you want to secure the same booth space you had last year, the deadline of March 15 applies for the show deposit.  A special thank you to Mary Wolverton for her beautiful music — it complimented the Thanksgiving Show beautifully, and we look forward to having her perform again this year.

Jurying: The jury process was the basis for your placement in the show. Booth spaces will no longer be guaranteed from year to year. All work was judged on the basis of design, technical skill, originality, and creativity. Placement in the show is at the discretion of the show manager. The show manager also reserves the right to limit the amount of vendors in each category to balance the shows.

Parking Fee: Is still $2.00, with the exception of vendors themselves. Parking fee is for Scholarship fund, and benefits all Martha’s Vineyard High School students.

Sales Tax: It is the responsibility of the vendor to collect and pay to the state.

For information on booths, trash, restrictions, etc. Please read the rule sheet.

****Unloading and loading your car: Please pay special attention to this because it is a privilege to be at the Agricultural Hall; cars driven fast on wet grass will dig into it, not only destroying it but also leaving a mess! Please don’t pass any orange cones and pay attention to the parking attendants.

Show “Set-up” Hours”: Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
No-one will be setting up on Thursday (Thanksgiving day) and there will not be security on Wednesday evening. You may also set up early on Friday morning at 7:30 am until we open to the public at 10:00 am., entering and parking at the Ag Hall in designated parking area’s ONLY. Remember, be respectful of the grounds, spinning tires destroys the grass.

Show Hours: Friday, November 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Do not break down your booth until 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Important show rules: Please read the rules for more information.

Trash: Do not leave BOXES or TRASH of any kind in the hall or on the ground, leaving trash for me to dispose of will cost you more money! You may use the dumpster outside the kitchen. You must bring all tables, chairs, props, and display units for your products.

Your entire display must be within the confines of your space as allocated. Your access or that of your customers cannot encroach on neighboring displays. All boxes, etc. should be stored out of sight. Tables should have a neat appearance with front and sides closed in. You must remain at your booth for the duration of the show and may not move your vehicle near the barn before the show has officially ended. Public safety is a main concern. If you must leave for an emergency, contact me and we will help you.

Questions and more information: Call show manager Andrea Rogers.
Day of show questions only, call cell 508-221-5406 otherwise, call Andrea at home 508-693-7927.
or Email: artisan02557@yahoo.com. Or write to P. O. Box 774, Oak Buffs, MA 02557.

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