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The Fountain Hills Great Fair 2017

Location:
Avenue of the Fountains/Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, Arizona (West)

Phone: (480)837-1654
Event Dates: 2/24/17 - 2/26/17
Application Deadline: 12/7/16 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
THE ANNUAL FOUNTAIN HILLS GREAT FAIR FEATURES SKILLED ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN FROM AROUND THE WORLD OFFERING UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A KIND WORKS OF ART.

Now in its 31st year, this three day juried art fair features nearly 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe, and attracts 200,000+ visitors. Food booths, beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. Live musical entertainment.

Fountain Hills is the perfect backdrop for this annual, famous event. The beauty of Arizona shines in this small town atmosphere making it the ideal home for the Great Fair!



General Information
Application Process:

APPLICATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 3, 2016
APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 27, 2016
  1. Submit online application(s) via Zapplication‚Äč. No hard copies will be issued.
  2. Upload 5 images with application (3 of work, 1 of booth, and 1 of artist at work).
  3. Pay $30 non-refundable application fee PER Category applied in. Checks can be made payable to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce and mailed to PO Box 17598 - Fountain Hills AZ.- 85269
  4. Acceptance notices will be delievered via email December 20, 2016
Applying in More than 1 Category:

Artists can apply in up to 3 different categories. Each category an artist applies in, one  non-refundable application will be charged (ex: if you apply in 2 categories, you will be charged a $60 non-refundable application fee)

Alternates:

Alternates will be chosen during the jurying process from the applicant pool. If there is a cancellation in a specific category, the opening may be filled by a jurying selected alternate only. The Fountain Festival Committee will notify any alternates needed via telephone and/or email.

Check In:
  • Early Check In: Thursday, February 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Booth on the Avenue of the Fountains at Verde River Drive. 
  • Regular Check in: Friday, February 24, 2016 from 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM. Exhibits must be set and all vehicles out of the festival area by 9:00 AM. All vehicular traffic must be removed from the festival area b 9:00 AM each morning and will not be permitted back into the booth areas until after 5:30 PM.
Sales Tax:

Fountain Hills, AZ has a sales tax rate of 8.90%
 

Rules/Regulations
Artists must adhere to the following rules:
  • All participants MUST have the following before the first day of the show:
    • State of AZ Transaction Privelege Tax License (call AZ STate License Compliance Office at (602)255-3381 to apply).
    • Current Fountain Hills Business License (apply online at www.fh.az.gov). The FH Business License Numbers are due 30 days prior to the start of the show.
  • Artists must be present at all times during festival hours
  • No "buy/sell"/ manufactures/reps/booth sharing
  • Applicants cannot be accepted into the Fountain Festival without participating in the jurying process.
  • Acceptance is strictly at the discretion of the Fountain Festival Committee
  • All works to be exhibited must be origional and made by the exhibitor
  • Each exhibitor msut provide their own canopy, canopy weights (required), tables, etc.
  • Cancellation or closing the Fountain Festival due to weather or other acts of God is solely at the discretion of the Fountain Festival Committee
  • Exhibitors who abandon their space at any time prior to the closing of the show are at risk of being excluded from future shows.
  • Pets are discouraged on the exhibit grounds. If they must be in attendance, all pets must be leashed (city ordinance).
  • The Fountain Festival does not charge a commission on sales transacted by artists
  • Only items submitted through the jurying process may be exhibited at the festival


Booth Information
If accepted, artists will be notified by email by December 19, 2016.

Booth Fees:
*Booth fees are only accepted after an artists has been accepted into the festival through the jurying process. 

Each booth space has a $450 non-refundable fee. Double spaces can be purchased for $900.

BOOTH FEES ARE DUE JANUARY 16, 2016. Booth fees are only accepted after an artists has been accepted into the festival through the jurying process. 

All checks can be made payable to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce and mailed to PO Box 17598, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. 

Booth Size:

11 feet wide x 14 feet deep

Electricity:

If needed, electricity is available for booths in rows B and C for an additional $20. Each exhibitor receiving electricity must supply their own heavy duty extension cord that is at least 100 feet long.

Booth Space Requests

Artists can requst specific booth locations by noting on their application in the designated field. Every effort will be made to honor such requests, however, they are never guaranteed. You can make your request on the application, as there is a field where you can enter one.
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