Artisans

Thank you for your interest in selling your handmade goods at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO. Previously all the info was on papers and mailed out. That information is now listed below and the application and payment method has been converted to online. Please read the information below, submit your application, and then your payment. A Paypal account is NOT REQUIRED as they will process without one. If you need any help with this website, please email webmaster@elizabethcelticfest.org. If you have any questions regarding participation at the festival, please email artisans@elizabethcelticfest.org.

Artisan Info:

Event Dates:  Sat. & Sun., July 20th & 21st, 2019 (always “The Third FULL Weekend of July”)

Festival Location:  Casey Jones Park, 4189 Highway 86, Elizabeth, CO

We are located on the far east side of town.

Application:  All applications must be received by June 15th.  Accepted applicants will be notified within two weeks (or less) of receiving applications.  Applications not accepted will be returned along with payment. The Elizabeth Celtic Festival Committee reserves the right to refuse any application.  If you do not receive a confirmation email stating we have received your application, by July 1, please email us at artisans@elizabethcelticfest.org.

Artisan or Vendor?:  Artisans are defined as those displaying and selling items which are 100% handmade by the seller in relatively small quantities.  This would include paintings, sketches, pottery, crafts, toys, clothing and so on. Any jewelry must be 100% handmade with no manufactured components (excluding clasps).  In order to avoid saturation of certain products, preference will be given to early applicants of popular items. If you intend to sell any manufactured items or have large quantities, then you will fall under a Merchandise Vendor designation for this festival.  You will be asked to remove any items that do not comply with our guidelines, or you may be given the choice to pay the additional fee to register as a Merchandise Vendor.

Fees/Refunds:  $35 for a 10′ x 10′ space OR $70 for a 20′ x 10′ space. 

As of January 1, 2019, there is also a $50 refundable deposit. It will be returned to you Sunday afternoon after you load and clean your area. This deposit will be forfeited if you choose to close or leave before artisan closing time either day.

No refunds will be granted once your application is accepted.

Time Commitment:  Artisans are expected to stay both days.  A special exception can be made for single days if requested in advance –the fee will remain the same.  Please note that Artisans staying a single day will be placed so that their absence will not leave a gap in Artisan Row.

Artisans are required to stay open until 5:00 pm on Saturday and 4:00 pm on Sunday.  You are welcome to stay open longer.

No vehicles are allowed on grounds Saturday evening (without explicit permission) in an effort to ensure greater security and avoid possible pedestrian issues.  On Sunday vehicles may enter the grounds to load once it is safe to do so, but not before 4:30 pm per insurance requirements.

Booth Requirements:   Remember to bring everything you need.  You must provide your own tent(s) or approved coverings, tables, chairs, and a sign or banner advertising your wares.  Make sure that you can deal with heat or wind or any weather…you’re outside…and conditions can change in a hurry. Each tent must be securely staked to the ground or be weighed down.  Please be aware that we occasionally have powerful wind gusts in the park, so be prepared. You must secure your tent and belongings to your own satisfaction: the Festival committee is not responsible for any loses.  If you have questions concerning requirements, please contact us PRIOR TO festival time.

Electricity:  There is no electricity available for artisans, and generators are expressly forbidden at this festival.  Since we feature live music, we ask that you do not broadcast music at your booth/tent.

Pets:  Non-certified service dogs are strictly prohibited!  However, we host “Dogs of the British Isles” with special permission.  You may apply to our Dog/Animal Coordinator if you believe your animal may qualify, and their immunization records are current. Animal Coordinator can be contacted at Animals@ElizabethCelticFest.org .and the form can be found here.

Smoking Restrictions. You are welcome to smoke in your car or at our designated smoking area by the baseball diamond, as directed by the Elizabeth Fire Marshall. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation. 

Check-in & Set-up Times:  We recommend that you check-in and set-up on Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Check-in Saturday morning begins at 7 am, however, all vehicles must be off the grounds by 8:30 am per insurance requirements.  Please off-load and move your vehicle off grounds as quickly as possible, regardless of your chosen check-in window, so we can avoid blockage and congestion on Artisan Row.  

Check-in Location:  The main entrance to Casey Jones Park (off Hwy. 86 and next to the Pavilion Building) is the access point for all exhibitors who arrive within off-load time periods.  This entrance is closed to all non-emergency traffic after 8:30 am on Saturday until closing on Sunday.

Check-In Procedures:  You will be greeted at the Hwy. 86 entrance during off-load times by a cheerful volunteer, who will have your check-in packet.  You must check-in with a Festival staff member before driving up to your site to off-load. You will receive 2 wristbands for each day and 1 parking pass.  Addition wristbands can be purchased at the Front Gate.  You will need to pay the regular parking fee for additional vehicles.

Late Check-in:   If you are running late, you will be asked to proceed directly to the Main Parking Lot off County Road 17.  You will need to find an Artisan coordinator (probably in Artisan Row) before setting up your booth or off-loading any of your supplies.  Our insurance coverage requires “pedestrians only” 30 minutes prior to the Festival start time, so your vehicle cannot be allowed on grounds after 8:30 am either Sat. or Sun. morning.  

Check-Out:  Please leave your site and near vicinity as clean or even better than it was when you arrived.  Thanks!

Parking:  All Artisan vehicles or trailers must be parked off grounds during the Festival.  As soon as you off-load, we ask that you move your vehicle off grounds as soon as possible.  For your convenience, the Main Gate (pedestrian entrance) is open for access to Main Parking Friday evening before 9 pm, and Saturday morning before 8:30 am.  Outside of those times, you will need to exit the park using the Hwy. 86 entrance. You will then drive west to County Road 17, and travel north on 17 for a short distance to the Main Parking entrance.  Please park in “the west 40” near County Road 17, so spectators can enjoy a shorter walk because happy spectators are more likely to stay longer and shop more 🙂

Legal Responsibilities:  The Elizabeth Celtic Festival assumes no responsibility for any losses, damages or injuries.  You must secure your belongings and merchandise to your satisfaction. The Festival makes no warranties, either implied or expressed, regarding numbers of spectators or other conditions of selling, and each vendor participates at their own risk.  All vendors must comply with state tax remittance regulations. Our location just outside the Elizabeth city limits excludes us from local remittance.

Application:

 

Submit the form above by clicking on the blue ‘submit’ button within the form box BEFORE continuing to the Paypal buttons below.

Thank you!

Paypal Payment option:

    1. Submit the deposit using this button. You will be redirected back to this page after you’ve finished paying the deposit so that you can then submit your booth fee. We apologize for the process but it is the best way to work with Paypal’s rules at this time.



    2. Now that you have submitted the deposit, please submit the booth fee using the button below. Thank you for your understanding.


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