Vendor Application

Greetings fellow fiber enthusiasts!

We now have two fiber fairs behind us and due to the wonderful participation and response in 2009 and 2010, we are in the process of planning the 3rd!  We would like to invite you to apply to be a vendor at this year’s fair to be held on September 17, 2011, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell, Nebraska.  Booth space is limited and jury selection will be used to determine the final mix of vendors.  The application is on the left.

Deadline for Application: July 1, 2011
Accepted applicants will be notified by July 8, 2011.

If selected, vendor packets will be sent out with detailed information and guidelines.  We request that each selected vendor provide one door prize (approximately $25.00 in value) and one $25.00 item for a silent auction that raises money for the fair.

Sponsors Brown Sheep CompanyBarn Anew Bed and Breakfast, and The Art of Yarn are once again teaming up to host a celebration of all things fiber.

We will offer a fully interactive experience with educational demonstrations such as knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving, needle felting, rug hooking, quilting, hands-on projects for children and adults, locally and regionally-produced goods for sale, art work, fiber art supplies, informational and instructional resources, and animals on display that produce the natural fibers we love to work with.

Our mission is:

  • To inspire people to discover and cultivate their talents for creativity with fiber
  • To explore the history and importance of fiber and textile arts in our communities and our lives
  • To foster inter-generational connections
  • To  share new techniques and project ideas
  • To provide opportunities for shopping for hand-made, unique gifts and collectibles
  • To offer fun, excitement, education, and relaxation for fiber enthusiasts and the general public

Classes will be offered the day before the fair on Friday, September 16, 2011.  We are working now on building a schedule of fun workshops offered by talented instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and skills.  Class registration is open June 1st.

We will be advertising in a 4-5 state region as well as nationally.

In addition to all of the other activities and events the day of the fair, tours of Brown Sheep Company will be available at scheduled times, as well as a sheep-wagon presentations at the beautiful and scenic Barn Anew Bed and Breakfast.  A silent auction, door prizes, and food vendors will make this fair a full day of activity for men, women, and children of all ages.

If you know of anyone else interested in applying, please direct them to this page so they may read the guidelines and print an application.

We are excited to offer this opportunity and look forward to receiving your application.  If you have questions, feel free to contact us at 308-635-2198.

Thank you!

SBVFAF Board of Directors

Peggy Wells, Cher Maybee, Donna Thompson, and Laurie Alkire

 

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Produced in part by a grant from the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism.

Sponsored in part by the Scotts Bluff County Tourism Committee.