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 18 & 19th, 2020 (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: For the best rates, you are encouraged to apply early. Fees increase on June 1. All applications, payments, and deposits must be received by July 1. Accepted applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt. Any payments will be returned if your application is not accepted. The Elizabeth Celtic Festival Committee reserves the right to refuse any application. If you do not receive a confirmation email by July 1 stating that we have received your application, please email us at artisans@elizabethcelticfest.org.

Artisan, Merchant, or Vendor?:

  • Artisans are defined as those displaying and selling items that are 100% handcrafted by the seller in relatively small quantities. This includes paintings, pottery, glass, woodcarving, weavings, and so on.  Each item is typically unique or one-of-a-kind.
  • Merchants (new category in 2020) are defined as those displaying and selling both handcrafted and non-handcrafted items. This includes new items crafted from manufactured products and those that are upcycled from pre-existing manufactured materials. Please note that as of January 2020, jewelry artisans are considered Merchants. Please see the Merchant application if you are selling any jewelry in your booth. 
  • Vendors are defined as those displaying and selling items entirely made by others and purchased wholesale or items produced in a facility with several employees.

In order to avoid over saturation of certain products, preference will be given to early applicants of popular items. 

If you have questions about which category suits your wares, please email us at artisans@elizabethcelticfest.org, and we will be happy to help.

Fees/RefundsSee application for fees…

In addition to the booth fee, a deposit of $50 is required. The deposit is returned to you Sunday afternoon after you load and clean your area. Deposits made by check are not processed unless the deposit is forfeited; the original check will be returned to you or marked void. Deposits made by PayPal will be refunded to the payment account within 48 hours of the end of the festival. Deposits are forfeited if you revoke your attendance after July 1, you do not leave your booth area in an acceptable state, or you close your booth before closing time either day. A no-show without explanation forfeits the entire payment, including the deposit.

Time Commitment: 

Artisans are expected to stay both days. Special exceptions can be made for single days, if requested in advance, however, the fee will remain the same. Artisans staying a single day will be placed at the end of a row to avoid leaving a conspicuous gap. 

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, but not before 4:30 pm per insurance requirements.

Booth Requirements:  Remember to bring everything you need for an outdoor festival. You must provide your own tent(s), tables, chairs, and a sign or banner advertising your wares. This is Colorado in July…it can be 101° with blazing sun or 50° with wind and hail (and perhaps both in a single day). Be prepared for all types of weather, and remember that conditions can change very quickly.  Each tent must be securely staked to the ground or be weighed down. You must secure your tent and belongings to your own satisfaction: the Festival Committee is not responsible for any losses. 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 between 1:00 pm and 6:00 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 congestion in the Artisan areas.   

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.  Additional 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 the Artisan Coordinator 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 the 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.

Rev. 12-2019

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.

      Company/Representative Name


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


      Booth Size
      Company/Representative Name



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