Quail Hollow Events is thrilled that our Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fairs were voted #2 and #4 in the Sunshine Artist 2020 200 Best Issue. The first annual Handcrafted Octoberfest at Rhinebeck also made it into the top 40!
2021 Show Hours and Dates
Friday May 28th 8am-8pm Set-up
Saturday May 29th 7am-9:30am Set-up
Saturday May 29th 10am-5:30pm Retail
Sunday May 30th 10am-5:30pm Retail
Monday May 31st 10am-4pm Retail
Friday September 3rd 8am-8pm Set-up
Saturday September 4th 7am-9:30am Set-up
Saturday September 4th 10am-5:30pm Retail
Sunday September 5th 10am-5:30pm Retail
Monday September 6th 10am-4pm Retail
Friday October 1st 8am-8pm Set-up
Saturday October 2nd 7am-9:30am Set-up
Saturday October 2nd 10am-6:00pm Retail
Sunday October 3rd 10am-5:00pm Retail
- Exhibitors, read on to access all necessary information for applying (application process, booth fees, advertising, standards and eligibility, etc.). You may also download the 2021 brochure below:
MAKERS OF HANDCRAFTED SPECIALTY FOODS & HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS
This exhibit is limited to producers of foods, beverages and healthcare products for “take home” use. Tasting, sampling, and demonstrations are, of course, encouraged, but the sale of finished food items for immediate consumption is prohibited. EXAMPLE: A producer of salsa and chips may sell jars or cans of salsa for take home use, but may not sell plates of salsa and chips for “on the grounds” eating.
Please include any promotional materials (sell sheets, flyers, brochures, news releases, etc.) by uploading them as images on the application form. These materials will be used to help us publicize your participation. Also include a written description of the products you intend to sell on the notes section of the application.
A certificate of insurance, current for show dates, must also be sent with your application. Please scan this and upload it as an image on your application.
Feel free to contact our office for any information you may need. We greatly look forward to your participation.
Handcrafted Specialties Fees (Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair)
BOOTH SPACE 12’X10′ Depth: $355.00
DOUBLE BOOTH SPACE 24′ X 10′ Depth: $710
ELECTRICITY 300 WATT/MAX: $50.00
Handcrafted Specialties Fees (Octoberfest)
Octoberfest Indoor Space 10′ x 10′ $400
Octoberfest Indoor Space-and-a-Half 15′ x 10′ $600
Octoberfest Indoor Double Space 20′ x 10′ $800
Octoberfest Outdoor Space 12′ x 10′ $355
Octoberfest Outdoor Double Space 24′ x 10′ $705
Electricity (Indoor Spaces Only) 300 watts max $50
For information on advertising, spaces and displays, security, complimentary on-site camping, etc., please download the 2021 schedule/brochure (DOWNLOADABLE BROCHURE), or read on. *Please note that the booth space fee for the Handcrafted Food & Healthcare Products is noted above, and differs from that of the art & crafts exhibitors.
ART & CRAFT APPLICANTS
The shows are open to applicants in all art and crafts media. All work must be original in both design and execution. The following categories are not acceptable and applications in these areas will be returned without jurying: objects made from commercially sold kits or plans, dried or plastic flower arrangements, imports of any kind, objects produced from commercially manufactured molds and embellished objects.
All work displayed must be for sale with the artist or craftsperson in attendance. The fairs are designed for exhibitors selling their own work and the presence of agents or vendors in lieu of the artist is not acceptable.
■ SPACES AND DISPLAYS
All spaces are arranged to give exhibitors equal access to the visiting public. Applicants may request a maximum of two spaces. If accepted, each exhibitor must have his or her own full size booth and there will be no sharing of spaces.
All display materials must be provided by exhibitors. Tables should be covered on all sides, and storage boxes must be out of sight. A full backdrop is recommended. Outside exhibitors must provide all desired tenting. A space and a half is available for all shows. Check the appropriate box on the application form.
■ APPLY ONLINE
Fill out application form and upload images HERE. A $15 non-refundable application fee is required for all applicants.
* If you were accepted to a 2020 event AND requested a credit for your booth fee (instead of a refund), the application fee for 2021 will also be waved. If you were accepted to a 2020 event and either received a refund OR a refund/credit did not apply, you still must pay the 2021 jury fee.
If you have already applied, or plan on doing so, you can pay the application fee by clicking on the “Pay” button below:
Applicants must submit four current color images of your work and one color image of your booth or display. The booth image should be a full frame, head on shot without anyone present in the booth. If a booth shot is not available, the fifth image should be an additional color image of your work. Applicants may enter in as many categories as he or she wishes. A separate set of five images must be submitted for each category and only work in the accepted medium may be eligible for display. *If you intend to exhibit jewelry in your display, you must submit images of this work.
■ EXHIBITOR IMAGES
If accepted, Quail Hollow Events may use your imagery on our website, social media, and online or print advertising. Please contact us if this is an issue.
Electricity is available in the tents and buildings only and is limited to 300 watts per booth space. If you need electricity for your booth, make sure you check the appropriate box on your application. There will be a $25.00 service charge in addition to the regular electricity charge to get an electric hookup during set-up or fair hours.
The organizers will provide security for all hours of all shows between set-up and breakdown. Exhibitors may remain set up at night, though the organizers assume no responsibility for theft, damage or loss of an exhibitor’s wares or display materials.
■ BOOTH SITTER PROGRAM
In 2021, we will continue a flexible booth sitter program. Exhibitors are encouraged to pre-arrange scheduled booth sitters (for a daily lunch break, for example) or can call for immediate booth sitting via cell phone during show hours. A booth sitter phone number will be provided upon registration. We will employ several competent booth sitters to implement this service.
Accepted exhibitors will be sent a list of hotels, motels, inns, restaurants and camping facilities in the area. Artists and craftspeople will be allowed to camp on the grounds in camper vehicles for all shows. Utilities are available for a nominal fee. Tent camping is welcome at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, though prohibited at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Visit Ulster County Tourism and Dutchess County Tourism for an extensive list.
• Publicity for each of our shows will include radio, TV, internet, social media, billboards and print media concentrated primarily within four weeks of the events.
• We have been successful in attracting the “New York Market” with an extensive campaign ranging from high-traffic billboards to targeted social media and digital marketing to radio and print advertising.
*It is essential that your website and email address be included on your application. We have many links with tourism and exhibitor sites and hope to include you as part of our online campaign.
The Furniture and Architectural Crafts feature will be continued in 2021 for both New Paltz shows. Exhibitors accepted in this category will be given oversized booth spaces to “spread out” and display larger pieces with wider aisles.
Furniture artists will include all categories of furniture making [not limited to wood]. Architectural crafts will include custom door makers, window and stained glass artists, creators of custom kitchens and “built-ins,” custom masonry workers, makers of hand-crafted fixtures for the home [tiles, ceramic sinks, etc.] and all other aspects of both residential and commercial architectural crafts. General contractors, specializing in custom design and construction are also invited to apply.
Applicants must meet the same eligibility standards as other juried exhibitors and should check the appropriate box on the application form. You may also submit brochures in lieu of digital images in this show category.
■ CRAFTS SUPPLIES
The Crafts Supplies area, implemented in 1985, will also be continued in 2021. Applicants may submit brochures or other information in lieu of art/crafts images for this category. Only art and crafts materials, tools and supplies may be sold. Finished manufactured products that compete in any way with the work of juried exhibitors are not permitted. The eligibility of any products will be at the sole discretion of Quail Hollow Events and offending items will be asked to be removed. We encourage all applicants to fully list the items to be sold with your application.
■ LANDSCAPE ARTS (Spring Show Only)
A separate tent or outdoor space at the Fairgrounds will be dedicated to craftspeople in LANDSCAPE ARTS. Media will include outdoor sculptures, garden furniture, trellises, custom masonry builders, landscape architects, bent-wood vine constructions and other work related to handcrafted landscape arts. Note: The Landscape Arts Area is featured in the Spring show only. If you wish to participate in the Fall show, request tent space, outdoor space or the Furniture/Architectural Crafts tent.
Quail Hollow Events will provide a separate area for demonstrating exhibitors. Artists wishing to demonstrate should select the appropriate box on their application. If accepted, you must contact our office to make any necessary special arrangements. Demonstration spaces are oversized to accommodate both your display and demonstration.
There is WiFi at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, but the Dutchess County Fairgrounds are less reliable. Please be prepared to utilize cellular data when necessary.
The deadline for all shows is February 1, 2021. For Art & Crafts Exhibitors, all notifications of acceptance, waiting list and rejection will be emailed by February 15, 2021.
SPRING SHOW: March 1, 2021
FALL SHOW: May 1, 2021
OCTOBERFEST: June 1, 2021
INDOOR OR TENT SPACE 10’X10’ DEPTH $525
1.5 INDOOR OR TENT SPACE 15’X10’ DEPTH $787.50
CORNER INDOOR OR TENT SPACE 10’X10’ DEPTH $575
(WOODSTOCK-NEW PALTZ SHOWS) 15’X10’ DEPTH $525
INDOOR DEMONSTRATION AREAS
(ALL SHOWS) 15’X10’ DEPTH $525
LANDSCAPE ARTS AREA
(WNP SPRING SHOW ONLY) 15’X10’ DEPTH $440
OUTDOOR SPACE 12’X14’ DEPTH $490
1.5 OUTDOOR SPACE 18’X14’ DEPTH $735
*ELECTRICITY 300 WATT MAX $60
*AVAILABLE IN TENTS OR INDOORS ONLY
■ PAYMENT PENALTIES
There will be a $25.00 penalty charge for all checks returned to Quail Hollow Events, regardless of the cause of its return.
■ CANCELLATION POLICIES
Cancellation Refund Schedule: We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and that show schedules may change as a result. A full refund of space fees will be given when cancellation is received within 14 days of payment. The application fee is not refundable. Please see below for other refunds:
Notice received 4 months + prior to show ……………………… 80% of booth fees
Notice received 90-119 days prior to show……………………….70% of booth fees
Notice received 60 – 89 days prior to show……………………..50% of booth fees
Notice received 30 – 59 days prior to show……………………..30-40% of booth fees (dependent on date)
Notice received 0 – 29 days prior to show……………………….no refund unless special accommodations have been agreed upon by management and exhibitor.
If we are forced to cancel due to the ongoing pandemic, we will issue either credits and/or refunds for booth fees (date of cancelation will dictate if refunds are possible; if they are not, credits will be issued).
If layout must be changed to ensure adequate distancing (for example, if you must exhibit outside, using your own tent, as opposed to “inside,” or underneath a larger tent, we will notify you and work through a new plan together.
We hope that by Spring 2021, our shows will be able to resume largely as they have since 1982, but we will monitor the public health crisis carefully and follow every precaution and procedure that the CDC recommends in order to ensure the safety of exhibitors, public and staff.
■ BOOTH CREDITS FROM 2020
If you were accepted to a 2020 event AND requested a credit for your booth fee (instead of a refund), the application fee for 2021 will also be waved. Your credit may be applied to whichever show you wish; simply indicate your preference in the notes section of the application. Credit amount will be indicated on your eventual contract, but may be confirmed at any point by emailing Ola.
FOR 2021 SHOWS – There will be a “cash- back” refund to those exhibitors with the most number of postcards collected at the gate. QUAIL HOLLOW EVENTS will give $1.00 for every postcard coming through the gate to the first 10 exhibitors with the most cards returned.