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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Gaithersburg, MD - Nov. 2017

Location:
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Gaithersburg, Maryland (South)

Event Dates: 11/17/17 - 11/19/17
Application Deadline: 11/14/17 Midnight EST
169 day(s) and 13 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $20.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
For 40 years Sugarloaf has provided a low overhead market for artists and crafts people to sell their work. At Sugarloaf's Gaithersburg, MD show, you will reach shoppers in Washington, DC's affluent suburbs.

General Information

Notice: Use this application to apply to our November Gaithersburg show. To apply to multiple Sugarloaf shows and pay just one jury fee,
please use our Fall 2017 Seasonal Application.

Deadline: Jurying for our Fall 2017 shows begins Jan. 7, 2017. We continue to accept applications until shows are filled.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. A Unique Arts Community!
Presenting the Best in American Handmade Fine Art, Contemporary Crafts, and Design

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  • 11 Well Organized, Well Advertised Events
  • Supported by Happy Shoppers from the Local Affluent Communities
  • Build Your Long Term, Sustainable Creative Career at Sugarloaf

Crowds of Shoppers

Each year 150,000+ Shoppers spend nearly $15 million at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. They’re eager to meet you and buy your work! Sugarloaf gets the word out: local and national TV, print, radio, digital and social media, plus community outreach. Sugarloaf artists are always featured – you’re the star!

Quality Work, Personal Connections

Work must be handmade, focused on quality materials, creative design and superior craftsmanship. No kits, no buy/sell. You make it special – your customers can’t wait to hear your story, so no sales reps. All categories encouraged!

Community Culture

Inspiring, Inclusive, Incredible! New artists are welcomed into the Sugarloaf Family with open arms. Build life-long friendships while enjoying seamlessly organized events. The cheerful Sugarloaf team is available before, during and after to help you.

Jurying begins January 7, 2017.

Apply Today, Limited Space!



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Sugarloaf’s November 2017 Gaithersburg Show

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42nd Year
Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds
Gaithersburg, MD
Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2017
  • Affluent suburb of Washington, DC
  • Sell to art enthusiasts from Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville,
    Chevy Chase and throughout Montgomery County.
  • Sugarloaf’s biggest festival
  • A long history of strong sales
 
 

AREA

Montgomery County, MD is one of the nation’s wealthiest counties with high household income and a population just under one million. Gaithersburg is ten miles from downtown Washington, D.C. just off the I-270 High Tech Corridor. The population is well educated and the major industries are computers, Internet, and biotech.

FACILITY

Montgomery County Fairgrounds features indoor heated buildings, barns with half sides and outdoor spaces. There is plenty of free parking on this 64-acre site. Camping is permitted at an additional fee. The food at this show is great. Over 25 food stands featuring a wide variety of quality food helps to make this show fun for exhibitors and patrons alike.

Our Gaithersburg shows will now feature 10'x10' INDOOR spaces instead of the 8' deep spaces of past years. A new more open layout inside the buildings will give each artist 25% more space. More display space should lead to increased sales for all. Spaces in the barns at Gaithersburg shows will remain 8 feet deep due to architectural constraints.

In addition to increasing indoor booth spaces at Gaithersburg shows, the aisles in the indoor buildings will be widened. Easier navigation for visitors with strollers and others using wheelchairs will provide a better experience. The wider aisles should also eliminate some bottlenecks created when there is a big crowd in attendance.

SHOW HISTORY

The largest craft festival on the east coast. It is our biggest and best show, with average sales of nearly $3 million. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are voted in the Top-50 Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. People here love fine art and quality crafts and show it by buying!

Space Details
Booth Prices

Indoor Spaces
10' × 10'
= $745.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
15' × 10' = $1,045.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)
20' × 10' = $1,395.00 (add $90.00 for 600w Elect.)
25' × 10' = $1,695.00 (add $105.00 for 750w Elect.)
30' × 10' = $1,995.00 (add $120.00 for 900w Elect.)

Barn Spaces
10' × 8'
= $645.00 (add $40.00 for 100w Elect.)
15' × 8' = $895.00 (add $60.00 for 150w Elect.)
20' × 8' = $1,195.00 (add $80.00 for 200w Elect.)
25' × 8' = $1,495.00 (add $100.00 for 250w Elect.)
30' × 8' = $1,745.00 (add $120.00 for 300w Elect.)

Outdoor Spaces
15' × 10'
= $445.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
20' × 10' = $545.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
25' × 10' = $675.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)
30' × 10' = $795.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)
 

Corner Request $90.00

Admission

Adults $10 / Children Free / Parking Free

Exhibitor Parking

FREE on site

Exhibitor Storage

FREE on site

Camping

Camper pkg, avail. $$

Licenses & Sales Tax

MD Sales Tax License will be mailed.

Building Security

Overnight Guards / Building Locked

Lodging

Discount Rates at Local Participating Hotels

Hours

Setup – Thu. Noon-8:00
Show – Fri. 10:00-6:00, Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 10:00-5:00

 

Application Info & Promotions

  • Jury selection begins January 7, 2017.
  • Don’t Wait! Space is Limited.
  • $20 Seasonal Application Fee
  • Save: Apply to all 6 Fall events and save $50, up to $300!

How to Apply

  • Use this application to quickly apply to just one show – our November 2017 Gaithersburg Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
  • Please use our Fall 2017 Seasonal Application to apply to more than one of our Fall 2017 shows and pay just one jury fee.
  • Click "Apply to this show" at the top right of this page to begin the application process
  • You'll be able to apply to as many of Sugarloaf's Fall 2017 Season shows as you wish by completing a single application and will pay just one $20 jury fee.
  • Our $20 seasonal jury fee must be paid by credit card or PayPal to submit your online application; this fee is not refundable.
  • Choose the payment option for space fees that is best for you (see below.)
  • Billing for space fees will occur after jurying.
  • Your application will be juried and you will receive official notice of our decision by US Mail.
  • If you have already applied to a Fall 2017 show and would like to add other Fall 2017 shows, please call us at 800-210-9900. You do not need to complete the application online or pay the application fee again to add a show in the same season.
  • Please contact us online or call us at 800-210-9900 with any questions!
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Payment Plans

Three standard payment plans offered. Need a different plan? Contact us, we’ll work with you.

Early Payment – Save Additional $25/show
Full payment required by March 1, 2017

Pay Later
Pay November Gaithersburg fees with credit card or post-dated check by July 1, 2017.

Pay Over Time
3-payment installment plan. Pay with a credit card or post-dated checks, per space.

$100 deposit due upon acceptance
$250 more due April 1, 2017
Balance due June 1, 2017

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