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 2019!

Applications

Our applications are now available on our website, and you can pay online! We are mailing out our applications this year and will continue to do so for those who request it. (See boxes at top of applications.) Otherwise, next year we will email you when the applications are available online.

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 ($3.50 fee) or Zelle (free); payment instructions will be on your acceptance email.

Please be sure to mark which option you choose on the application so we know what info to send on your acceptance letter. Thank you.

When your application is received via email and juried, you will receive an acceptance email. There will be instructions on how to pay via Paypal ($3.50 fee) or Zelle (free), or you can still mail in a check.

When your payment is received, 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:

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.


Request an application be sent via mail using the form below.







Swedish Days

June 21-22, 2019 *New this year!

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

Heritage Fest

September 14-15, 2019

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 11-13, 2019

Please note: The 2019 dates for Autumn on the Fox during the Scarecrow Festival – Oct. 11, 12 & 13th - may seem later than usual. These dates are correct; it is just the way the calendar falls. This show is always the weekend prior to Columbus Day.

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): $334
  • • 8' deep x 11' wide "tent" space: $374

Christmas On The Fox

November 23-24, 2019

Please note: Christmas on the Fox will be the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving in 2019. Due to scheduling at the fairgrounds we needed to move our date. This happens approximately every seven years. We are also moving the show to Robinson Hall. This is still at the fairgrounds, just the building to the east of where we have been. It is an older building with a cozier feel. We are looking forward to creating a rustic country Christmas with trees and vignettes.

This show is inside beautiful Robinson Hall. It 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