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Merchant Policies - 2011

All new merchants must submit slides or pictures of their work and booth set-up. All merchants must complete the Information and Request Form. If you have any questions, please call Stronghold, 815/732-6111 or e-mail jan@strongholdcenter.org.

  1. Stronghold will provide an assigned 12' x 12' (including tie-down area) space for a $100.00 fee. You may set up a canopy, tent, or other pieces. Checks must be made payable to Stronghold. The non-refundable fee is due no later than September 1, 2011.
  2. You may rent 8' tables for $10.00 per table. Table fees are due no later than September 1, 2011.No table rentals will be contracted on the days of the event.
  3. This is an outdoor area. In case of rain, every effort will be made to make indoor space available, but we cannot guarantee indoor space.
  4. You must be set up and ready by 8:45 am on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas no later than 8:30 am on both days. Vehicles will not be allowed in the Faire site until the Faire officially closes. The gate will close at 4:00 pm both days and the grounds will close at 5:30 pm. NOTE: You are expected to stay both days and be open from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm.
  5. You are urged to demonstrate your craft as well as sell finished products. All goods are expected to be products made by the principal user of the booth space. Exceptions must be pre-approved.
  6. You are required to dress in a Renaissance style in order to promote the feeling of an "Olde English Faire."
  7. Meal tickets are available for the weekend for $25.00 per person. These may be used for breakfast/lunch/supper on Saturday and Sunday. Note: breakfast is served at 7:30 am in Brubaker Dining Center. Lunch and supper are available during Faire hours in the Courtyard and at Brubaker. There is no supper available on Sunday evening.
  8. Camping spaces are available at no charge — there is no electrical power supply. You must reserve these spaces at the same time as the booth space.