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 2021!

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 completed application with check. Email photos.
  2. 2. Email completed application and photos. Mail check.
  3. 3. Email completed application and photos. Pay online using Paypal ($5  fee) or Zelle (free). We will send invoice for Paypal or request for Zelle.

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

Due to Covid; we are not accepting payment for your booth before June 30th. If you wish to pay by check; please mail your check in and we will hold it until June 30th. We will contact you before we cash the checks. If you wish to pay with Paypal or Zelle; please designate that on your application and we will contact you after June 30th to process the payment. When we receive your application; we will email you as to your acceptance. We will contact you after June 30th to complete payment – either by letting you know we are cashing your check or to arrange the Paypal or Zelle payment. It was difficult last year when issuing refunds. Paypal charged us fees for sending the money back and Zelle limited the amount of money we could send back. We would rather not have to do that again this year. Of course, we are hoping we won’t have to worry about refunds and the SHOWS WILL GO ON!!!

When your payment is processed; you will receive a confirmation letter in the mail with your booth assignment and flyers to put in your sale bags at shows or display on your table for people to “take one”.

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 2021 

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 11-12, 2021

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 18-19, 2021

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 8-10, 2021

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 27-28, 2021

Please note: Christmas on the Fox is scheduled for November 27 and 28 the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving. Due to scheduling conflicts this year we will be at Robinson Hall the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving. In 2022 and thereafter we will be returning to the Prairie Events Center the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving.

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