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CRAFTER INFO

We pride ourselves on running shows that are of the highest quality handmade arts and crafts. We do not accept commercial, buy-and-sell or imported items.

Important Updates for 2022!

  • Swedish Days – we will not be organizing a Swedish Days Art and Craft show in 2022. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce does not have a location for us. We will try to discuss it with them again in 2022 for 2023.
  • Christmas on the Fox in 2022 will be at the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds (large building where we ran the show for many years). It will be held the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving. We hope to have it remain the same weekend for the foreseeable future. By having it that weekend; we alleviate having to change the dates in the years that the calendar changes and we compete with the Kane County Flea Market.
  • •Last year, we made financial collection changes due to the risk of cancellation of the shows due to Covid. This year, we are going to go back to the normal routine.

Applications

Our applications are now available on our website!!   – YOU CAN PAY ONLINE!
We are mailing out our applications to those who request it (see boxes at top of applications).  Otherwise  we will email you when the applications are available online.

Initial jury date is April 15th. If you wish a particular booth or a corner please send in by April 15th. You may apply and be accepted before April 15th but we cannot assign booth spaces until after April 15th when we know exactly what spaces are available.

Please note: Applications cannot be filled out online from a mobile device. You must use a computer. To fill out applications online (including the return address label at the bottom of page), click the button for the appropriate application below, fill in the information, save it to your computer, and email it to robin@artoftheheartland.com with your photos. You have three options for submitting your applications:

  1. 1. Mail in the completed application with your check (you may postdate your check to 2 months prior to any show) Email photos.
  2. 2. Email completed application and photos. Mail in check (again, you can postdate)
  3. 3. Email completed application and photos. Pay using PayPal or Zelle. Payment must be made once you have been accepted when using PayPal or Zelle. We have had to increase our PayPal fee to a 4% fee. PayPal has been charging that all along but we have been absorbing the cost over our $5 fee but we can no longer do that.

Please be sure to mark which option you choose on the application. Thank you.

We do not process any payments – cash checks, PayPal or Zelle payments until you have been accepted into the show.

You will be sent an email verifying receipt of your application and acceptance into the show. You will be mailed (snail mail) your confirmation letter and booth assignment when you have been assigned a booth (after April 15th).

We allow until April 15th for any returning crafter to request the same booth as in a previous year. Therefore, we do not know what booths are available until after April 15th. Then, we can start assigning booth placements and send you your Confirmation letter. You will be notified via email prior to April 15th of your acceptance into the show.

We accept applications until our shows are full.


Photos of Your Work

We require at least four photos of your finished work as well as two “work in progress” or photos of your messy workspace with your supplies in the background. The purpose of these photos is to prove to us that you are indeed making your items and not ordering them wholesale. Please have at least one of your photos appropriate for social media if desired. All photos should be high-resolution jpg or png files, and should be emailed to robin@artoftheheartland.com.

Return Crafters – Please email photos this year and then you will not be asked again unless you change your media. We are going to have the photos filed on a computer. All photos should be high-resolution jpg or png files, and should be emailed to robin@artoftheheartland.com.


APPLY NOW

We have two ways to apply:

1. Print the appropriate application and mail it in with payment and photos.

2. To fill out applications online (including the return address label at the bottom of page), click the button for the appropriate application below, fill in the information, save it to your computer, and email it to robin@artoftheheartland.com with your photos. Please note: Applications cannot be filled out online from a mobile device. You must use a computer.

Swedish Days

Canceled for 2022 

This show is outside so you are required to bring your own fully enclosed tent with weights. The spaces are on pavement, located on Second Street, close to the main activities on the same side of Route 38. Electricity is NOT available. You are able to set up on Friday morning from 6am-9:30am. Security will be provided for Friday night.

  • • 10 x 10 booth space (bring your own tent): $184


Festival of the Vine

September 10-11, 2022

This festival is very well known in Geneva, IL. We will be located on South 3rd St. and Campbell St. by the Court House, where is has been located for many years. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!!!!!!

  • • 10 x 10 booth space (bring your own tent): $195

Heritage Fest

September 17-18, 2022

This show is outside so you are required to bring your own tent. The spaces are located along Lincoln Avenue on pavement. The back of your booth is at the curb, and your booth faces the Fox River. You are able to set up on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Security is provided for Friday and Saturday nights.

  • • 10 x 10 booth space (bring your own tent): $154

Autumn On The Fox

October 7-9, 2022

Please note:
At this show, during the St. Charles Scarecrow Festival, we rent two large tents for “tent” booths, and there are “outside” booths in the surrounding areas. All booths are located in Pottawatomie Park, which is on the east bank of the Fox River. You are able to set up on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Security is provided for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

  • •10 x 10 "outside" space (bring your own tent): $304
  • • 8' deep x 11' wide "tent" space: $344

Christmas On The Fox

November 19-20, 2022

This is held at the Kane County Fairgrounds but it is ALL INSIDE. You are able to set up on Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday morning. Security is provided for Friday and Saturday nights. Electricity is available and is FREE. We encourage you to decorate your booth with lights and holiday touches.

  • • 10 x 10 booth space: $254