(Application is at bottom of page)
Review of Applications
Applications are reviewed by the first of December, and responses are sent out by the second week of December.
Crafts must be those made during the period of 1776-1825.
The Association will not review:
>> crafts made from kits
>> crafts that appear as if they are made from kits
>> items with plastic parts and/or plastic trim
>> arrangements of mass-produced dried or silk flowers
>> sewing that is made from "cheaters cloth"
>> "cutesy" items that are not of the period, eg., Disney and Holly Hobby characters
At the Festival The Association and the Yankee Peddlers work energetically to enable visitors to immerse themselves in a time when crafting was the only way of life in order that they can explore and appreciate the beauty of arts and crafts in as "pure" a way as possible.
Therefore all crafters:
>> must exhibit all three weekends and demonstrate a minimum of 50 percent of the time unless otherwise exempted by the Association. (There is no electricity or modern equipment available.)
>> must wear costumes characteristic of the 1776-1825 era at all times while on the grounds. Tee-shirts and other modern clothes are expressly prohibited. (Please research costumes in your public library.)
>> are expected to provide educational displays that illustrate some of the many facets of craftsmanship and artistry, and to provide brief written histories of their crafts on their booths
>> must sell only handcrafted goods made individually by the exhibitors. Any accessories (for instance, belt buckles) must also be handmade. (No mass-produced goods may be sold.)
>> may sell only those goods that they indicate in their contracts with YPFA. No additions can be made following acceptance of the contract. Once prices are established on the first day of the Festival, they may not be changed throughout the entire three weekends of the show.
>> must be set up by 9:00 AM each day and must not vacate the grounds until after 6:00 PM.
This is matter of courtesy to the public upon with all Yankee Peddlers depend. Those who violate this rule are never invited to return.
The Association expects each crafter to erect a sturdy tent or build a substantive and attractive booth that fits into the 1776-1825 theme. (Some structures are available locally for rental.) All tents must be decorated and landscaped. All other modern materials, eg., striped picnic tarps, and metal chairs are expressly prohibited. Exhibitors are solely responsible for their booths, tables, and seating equipment, and for maintaining a neat and tidy display. Any equipment not of the period must be completely covered and out of sight of the public. Picnic tables are not available. There is no electricity.
The space allocation fee covers all three weekends for a 12'(front) x 10'(deep) space. (A limited number of double spaces are available.) Please call (800) 535-5634 for the current fee schedule.
Only one exhibitor and one craft per booth is permitted unless an exemption is granted by the Association. Exhibitors may have helpers as needed in the booth. (For rules and prices for sharing a booth, please call the Association.)
Booth construction may begin on the Tuesday following Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
There is no charge for camping in the designated Festival area.
Camping anywhere else in Clay's Park involves a fee.
The Yankee Peddler Festival is an invitational show. The Yankee Peddler Festival Association reserves the right to rule on crafts, booth, costumes, and such other incidental trappings as may be presented, and to accept those crafts which they, in their sole discretion, deem to fit in with the show theme. It also reserves the right to ask any crafter to leave the show if the regulations are not observed.
Refunds will not be made if a crafter is asked to leave.