2020 Vendor Information

Vendor Information:

  • Event Dates:  Set-Up:  September 18 from Noon - 5 / Event Runs:  September 19 from 9 to 5 and September 20 from 10 to 3. 

  • Event Contact:   Weehawken Creative Arts, Ashley King at 970-318-0150

  • Email questions@weehawkenarts.org

 

  • Early Bird Application Due Date:  June 1, 2020

  • Late Applications: Accepted with additional fee after June 1, 2020 (space permitting).

  • Notification of Early Bird Acceptance:  No later than June 15, 2020.  No later than July 30 for late applications.

  • Cancellation:  50% refund if made between July 1 – Aug 15, 2020

  • No refunds will be made after August 15, 2020

  • Vendor Spaces: 25 10'x10' indoor and enclosed outdoor spaces available.

  • Wait List: In order of application after spaces have filled, subject to jury approval.

  • Merchandise: Subject to on-site approval.  Any item which does not meet festival Guidelines must be removed.

  • FEES: (Mail Check within 7 business days of online submission to:  Weehawken Creative Arts, PO Box 734, Ridgway, CO 81432 (memo: fiber fest) or call us at 970.318.0150 to pay with a credit card.  Please Note:  Any refunds by credit card will be charged a $10 handling and processing fee)

    • Early Bird Indoor (prior to June 1) (10x10) = $150

    • Early Bird Indoor Double Booth Fee (prior to June 1) (10x20) = $325

    • Indoor Booth Fee (10x10) = $180 after June 1  or  $200 After *Aug 31 (*not eligible for refunds)

    • Indoor Double Booth Fee (10x20) = $375 after June 1  or  $400 After *Aug 31 (*not eligible for refunds)

Booths:

10’x10’ Indoor - at tables

10'x20' Indoor- at tables

Ridgway is in the mountains.  The Festival will take place rain or shine.  Please be prepared.  There are NO rain or snow dates.  No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather.  Special night security is not provided.  

 

 

Marketing and Promotion

This year we are extending beyond the areas immediately surrounding Ridgway.  We will market to regions including Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison / Salida, Denver, Colorado Srings, and Cortez as well as the  surrounding states of Utah and New Mexico.  This year’s marketing goal is to extend our reach to draw the attention of fiber enthusiasts in the entire Western Slope and beyond. Our vision is to become the premier seasonal event in our area year after year.  

 

Approved Vendor Products

The following products are approved with Vendor Applications and are subject to Jurying:

 

  • Fiber:  fiber and fiber craft supplies, dyes, roving, fleece, yarns, weaving, knitting, non-traditional art quilting

  • Fiber Tools:   spinning wheels & looms, knitting needles, crochet hooks, drop spindles, etc.

  • Wearables: non-commercial* fiber wearables

  • Basketry: basketry supplies and natural fiber handmade baskets

  • Beading/Buttons: beading or button supplies and handmade items

  • Jewelry:  jewelry made using fiber.

  • Tatting: tatting supplies and handmade items

  • Wheat Weaving: wheat weaving supplies and handmade items

  • Cloth Dolls: unique handmade, vintage, antique original patterns

  • Rug Hooking: rug hooking supplies and handmade hooked/woven rugs

  • Fine art & craft: Items Depicting or Utilizing Fiber Producing Animals.

  • Fiber Art:  Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, Embroidery, Leatherwork, etc.

  • Fiber Related Services: i.e., preparation of fleece for spinning, services related to the care of fiber-producing animals, organizations promoting fiber-producing animals or the use of natural fiber.

  • Contemporary Art Quilts and Quilted Items: modern quilts, contemporary quilts, textile art.

 

*WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Purchased or Commercially made items. Some exceptions may apply, i.e., approved antique or heirloom quality items.  You will be asked to remove from your booth any items that do not meet these requirements.

 

Vendor Requirements and Festival Information:

  • The Sneffels Fiber Festival is a juried event.  You will be notified by email of acceptance.

  • Please complete the online Vendor Application form or mail the Application to Weehawken Creative Arts (PO Box 734, Ridgway, CO  81432).

  • NOTE: please send a minimum of (3) photos of your work or product and one of your booth set-up.    Your application will not be considered until this requirement is met.  Mail to:  Weehawken Creative Arts (PO Box 734, Ridgway, CO  81432) or email to:  questions@weehawkenarts.org with subject line of "Fiber Fest 2018 Photos".

  • Payment:  Payment is required at the time of application and is subject to the fee schedule on the Vendor Application.  Late fees are strictly enforced.  You may process the fee via PayPal (please note "fiber fest") on our Website or mail your application.  All payments will be processed promptly and in the case of non-acceptance to the Festival, your payment will be returned to you in full by check.

  • Cancellation:  Cancellation is subject to the fee schedule reflected in the vendor application and on this site.

  • Vendors must have a Colorado Sales Tax License.  A copy of the license must be submitted by email or mail along with your application.  Colorado Sales Tax Special Event Sales Tax License information may be obtained at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-instructions-and-forms.  Your application will not be considered until this requirement is met.

  • Ridgway Sales Tax:  We provide the Ridgway Sales Tax materials upon check-in on Friday.  Ridgway strictly enforces the Sales Tax requirement.  Vendors who are delinquent are not permitted to return to subsequent sales events in Ridgway.

  • State and Federal Tax:  Vendors are solely responsible to Colorado and Federal tax collecting entities.  

  • All Vendors must have their booths open for the entirety of the Festival.  

  • Silent Auction Item:  All Vendors are asked to submit a donated item to the silent auction of $40 retail value.  Proceeds from the silent auction help to defray the costs to produce and market the Festival.  

  • Vendors are responsible for removing all trash during and at the end of the Festival and for placing their trash in the dumpster located at the back of the 4-H Center building.

  • Electrical Outlets:  Electrical outlets are located only indoors along the walls of the 4-H Center and on the pillars outside the building.  All vendors using an electrical outlet will need to bring their own extension cords.  Electrivcal cords must be secured in such a way that they do not impact traffic (ie:  taped to ground) Electrical outlet locations are provided in order of receipt of Vendor Application and request.

  • 4-H Wall Hanging Policy:  Items may be hung on walls using ONLY Command Strips TM supplied by Vendor.

  • Restrooms:  Public restrooms are located inside the 4-H Center and are handicapped accessible.  

  • Special needs or requests are taken in order of receipt of Application and request.

  • Pets:  Pets are NOT allowed in the 4-H Center.

  • Any updates or additional information will be sent to you at the email address you provide.

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