Friday, June 27, 2008

Living Arts Festival 2008

The (almost annual) Living Arts Festival will be September 7th from 11am to 5pm in Huntington at the Jubilee Farm. There will be artisans, craftspeople, music, entertainment, demonstrations, food (usually a Chicken Bar-B-Q), and lots of people.

Sylvie, her husband, my daughter and myself will have tables there selling our handmade products. Anyone else who is interested can get more information and an application here

Exhibitor's fee is $5 plus 2 hours of volunteering, or $25 without volunteering. A friend or family member may act as your volunteer. Huntington Valley Arts puts on the festival and charges a 10% commission on sales.

Here is a list of activities that count as volunteering:

Providing a free activity related to your exhibit
Pre festival clean-up (Sun. Aug. 31 from 1-3pm)
Posting festival flyers (Aug. 29)
Road signage set-up (Thurs. Sept. 4)
Snow Fence, parking lot set-up (Friday, Sept. 5, 4-6pm)
Tent pick-up (Friday, Sept. 5, before 4pm ….need truck)
Tent set-up (Friday, Sept. 5, 5-7pm)
Tent take down (Sunday, Sept. 7, 5pm)
Tent return (Monday, Sept. 8 ….need truck)
Road signage pick-up
Working the festival admission desk
Post-festival clean-up (Monday, Sept. 8, 9-10:30)
Parking assistance
Post festival dump run (…need truck. HVA will pay dump fee)

Sylvie and I are very excited about this! Some of us will finally meet in person! This will also be a great opportunity for us to get the word out about Etsy and our Vermont Etsy shops. We can have Etsy info packets, banners, fliers, etc. on our tables.

For those of you who will not able to participate in the festival, but still would like to advertise there, you could make up little promotional bags (i.e. business card and small, inexpensive item you've made) and give them to me or Sylvie to pass out.

If you have any questions, you can post them on the forum under "Living Arts Festival 2008." Also post if you plan to attend the festival, or if you want to have your promotional bags given out at the festival.

Hope to see you there!


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