Again Wakefield opens its doors for a celebration of spring and the natural environment so important to our community. A program of family fun events, activities and informative exhibits will attract a wide audience, and we hope you’ll consider joining us as a vendor/exhibitor.
Now in its third year, the Wakefield Earth Day Market is the harbinger of spring! And this year it’s bigger and better, because we’ve expanded the space available for vendors, aiming to turn the Market into a full-fledged Environmental Fair. We’ll be using both the front lawn/campus of the WCC and the Gwen Shea Hall for exhibits, so we expect to be able to accommodate about 60 vendors/exhibitors.
This year we are especially welcoming community and non-profit groups interested in sharing their “Green Ideas” to exhibit. And we’ll try to provide any interested exhibitor with speaking time and space indoors. We’ll provide full AV facilities for presentations. Please indicate your interest in speaking on the application form and we’ll assign you a time so that you can spread the word.
The Market provides a great opportunity to sell local farm products as well as goods and services which meet the “green” standard. For customers, it provides a family-friendly spring outing complete with market stalls, food, activities and games for kids and much more.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Vendor set up time:9 am
Market hours: 10–5pm
Location: Wakefield Community Centre, 38 chemin Valley, Wakefield QC
$25 community group/ non-profit
$35 craft vendor
$40 food vendor
A maximum of 60 spaces will be available, indoor and out.
The market hosts a variety of vendors-food vendors selling food to eat on the spot, farmers and food/drink vendors selling products to take home, businesses offering green products and services, as well as artists, craftspeople, and community organizations.
The market is 100% volunteer-organized and operated. Vendor fees are used to pay for venue rental, sound equipment, electricity, signage and advertising.
You may also indicate your preference on this point on the application form. But since we expect over 60 exhibitors, we must reserve the right to assign space without consultation. While weather in April is always a wild card, we’ve held the outdoor market successfully in previous years. Both indoor and outdoor spaces will be well advertised, and we’ll provide lots of attractions (music, food, fun) to bring the crowds.
We will require any “outdoor” vendors to supply their own tents, tables and chairs.
Wakefield’s unique blend of Earth Day Market–family fun, local craft and food vendors–will be enhanced by a new Environmental Fair, featuring informational exhibitors who will educate and inspire.
Wakefield La Pêche Centre 10-6
You are responsible for creating a professional stall. Interior lighting is recommended-plan for twice the amount you think you need.
On market day you will be greeted by a member of the market organizing team. We will direct you to your stall. You may park your vehicle next to your stall for 10 minutes to unload your gear-after that time we need you to move your car so it doesn’t block others or create gridlock. We will direct you to the vendor parking lot. All vendors must park in this lot-other spaces are needed for market customers.
Vendors are responsible for their own clean-up when the market closes at 5pm. All vendors are expected to stay until 5pm.
The show goes on rain or shine (or cold, or snow.) Dress for the cold (layers, warm socks, “hot shots” for your mittens and boots, protect yourself (and your wares) from the wind, cold, and snow with a tent (with walls), come with a sense of humour, and all will be well.
What the market provides:
What you provide:
Event Coordinator / Coordinateur d’évenements
Jour de la terre Wakefield-La Pêche Earth Day, April 22, 2017
Chambre Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber
38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield
Wakefield, Quebec J0X 3G0