From the Toronto Etsy Street Team blog:
I’m very happy to say that Gifts Of My Hands is doing more shows! 4 actually!
If you didn’t get a chance to participate/attend the last show it was a great success with a great turnout!
I’m really excited because these 4 shows will be happening on the last monday of may, june, july and august during the sorauren park farmers market. If you have never been before you’re in for a treat. It’s a really fabulous organic market which not only has yummy local food, but live music and lots of good vibes.
the dates are May 27, June 24, July 29, and August 26
set up from 2-3 show from 3-7 wrap up from 7-8
What’s great about doing the show alongside the market is that the market is already very well attended, so unless there’s a crazy storm there will be a great turnout. ALSO. On mondays starting in mid May- early August There is soccer in the park which also brings in hundreds of people.
This show is going to be smaller than the last one. 15 vendors instead of 25. We will only be using the top floor.
I will go the same route with advertising the same way that I did last time, but I likely wont put up flyers as they just get covered and torn down.
Because of the small number of tables available and for the sake of bringing in a lot of different artists I’m only allowing vendors to participate in 2 of the 4 shows. the table cost is $40 but if you sign up for 2 shows its $70 for both.
If you are interested in participating please let me know which date(s) you would like to attend and I will send you along the contract.
My own notes:
If you are interested in applying, the deadline is April 27th 2013.
I’ve been to the Sorauren Park Farmers Markets many times over the years, and they are usually quite steady.
Also, personal opinion, I think it’s a great idea to run a craft show alongside a farmers market. The people who buy at farmers markets are totally going to be interested in looking at local crafts too. Why doesn’t this happen all the time everywhere? Or does it already happen all the time everywhere?