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Winterfest makers

We are excited to be planning our 25th annual Winterfest Craft Sale, in Teulon, MB and we are now accepting maker applications!

 

Our goal has always been to bring makers and shoppers together to celebrate creativity and by providing our customers the ability to shop local.  Together we are here to strengthen our community and to have a great time!  In 2022 we had 1600 shoppers through the doors and we strive to have that number grow every year! All our products are to be handmade; we will not include direct sales companies.

 

The Winterfest Craft Sale is two days.  Friday, November 17 from 2-8 pm and Saturday, November 18 from 10-3. All your inventory can stay in the hall overnight.

 

We host the event in our spacious Teulon Hall.  We have 44 - eight foot spaces, cost is $75 for both days. There are 4 10x10 booths for vendors with larger items at $150 each.  We limit the number of spaces you can book to one.  Please plan on attending both days. We no longer host a silent auction so there is no need to donate a prize.

 

Our event is juried.  Vendor selection is based on originality, creativity and quality of craft.  We work hard to have a balance or makers at our events. Please include photos with your application, or an address to a Facebook page or website of your work. If you do not include images that are easily accessible - you will not be accepted.  We will limit the number of vendors in all categories (example – jewelry, canning, soaps, and knitting) at our organizers discretion.  We want a great balance of all vendors to satisfy our customers shopping needs and to not have an oversaturation of any one product.  Vendors will be contacted when accepted. Just because you have attended in the past doesn’t guarantee your spot. Every application is reviewed for each event. This helps to ensure variety and freshness at our events.

 

Tables and chairs are provided for all our vendors but you must bring your own table coverings (to the floor) and extension cords if you need power (limited spots).  You will be given an 8 foot table with space to walk around every couple tables. Please keep your displays in your 8 foot space, not in the aisle or imposing on your neighbor. If you are bringing racks or additional displays they must fit in your space, bring a smaller table if you need to fit a rack. We have tons of traffic and it can get congested if everyone has displays in the aisle. 

 

All money we collect from our vendors is spent entirely on advertising and expenses. Our job as organizers is to get customers through the doors for you! Large block ads will be placed in the Stonewall/ Teulon Tribune, The Interlake Express and The Selkirk Record for 2 weeks. We promote our website, social media and professionally made posters are placed throughout the Interlake. If you can help put up posters in your communities, please let us know on your application and we will mail them to you. This really worked for us last year with an additional 100 posters put up by our vendors. We have signs to be placed on the highway the day of our sale to direct traffic.

 

We are so excited to have Santa photos again this year!  Judi from Sweet and Wild Photography sets up an amazing backdrop with an authentic looking Santa in his vintage sleigh. In the 8 years we have been doing pictures it continues to grow. Our first year we had 50 families and our last year 260 families participated. People came as far as South St Vital for their pictures. Winterfest is to be more than just a craft sale…it will be an event not to miss! 

 

We hope you will be a part of this excitement and will join us this year at Winterfest! Deadline for applications is July 31, 2023. Payment will be required within 2 weeks after receiving your acceptance into the sale.  In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel, payment will not be refunded after October 1, 2023.

Please mail your application to Winterfest Craft Sale, Box 195, Balmoral MB, R0C 0H0 or email darci@winterfestcraftsale.net. For more information contact Darci at 204-461-0902.

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