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Oregon Country Fair 2017
Highway 126, Veneta, Oregon
Veneta, Oregon (West)
Event Dates: 7/7/17 - 7/9/17
Application Deadline: 4/1/17 Midnight PST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)
Fee (Application Fee): $15.00
You can submit up to 20 applications for this show.
Who We Are
The Oregon Country Fair is an annual 3-day festival offering the finest in entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable food and information sharing. It takes place in Veneta, Oregon, about 15 miles west of Eugene. We are in a wooded setting with our own water and communication systems, security team, recycling service and much more. The purpose is to educate and inform the public about choices in personal and community lifestyles, use of economic resources, and appropriate technology. The Oregon Country Fair creates events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable and educational organization with 7 full and part-time, year-round employees and a family of thousands of volunteers, crafters, and entertainers. We have a 12-member Board of Directors that sets policy and provides direction to the staff, both paid and volunteer. We are organized around several volunteer work crews who provide services ranging from building booths to taking tickets to publishing a monthly newsletter.
Started in 1969 as a benefit for an alternative school, the OCF has a rich and varied history of alternative arts and performance promotion, educational opportunities, land stewardship and philanthropy.
Find out more at http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/.
Description of Techniques & Materials
All items offered for sale at the Fair must be hand-crafted, hand-gathered, or significantly altered in a hand-crafted fashion by the individual artist or crafter whose name appears on the application. Applicants must be active in their craft, and have produced a portion of what they will sell at the Oregon Country Fair within the last 12 months. Manufactured items, imports, and other mass-produced products are prohibited.
The crafter plus the craft are what is approved by the Oregon Country Fair. Approved crafters may sell only items created using the techniques and materials that were included in the application and approved by the jury. The craftsperson must be at the fair all three days to sell the approved craft and must be the seller of the craft most of the time. Any collaborator for the craft submitted in this application must submit a separate application. Unless all collaborators are approved to sell this craft, the craft may not be sold at the Oregon Country Fair.
ALL APPLICATION FEES AND CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
The booth assignment process is administered outside of the ZAPP® application process. Approved applicants will be contacted by the Oregon Country Fair to arrange for booth space.
Crafters pay a booth fee ranging from $75 to $150 plus $80 for each wristband available to them (overnight onsite camping credentials). Cost of space and amount of wristbands for a crafter depend on what space is awarded. A crafter can depend on at least two wristbands being available to them. Parking passes cost $20 each per vehicle for the weekend.
The OCF has a fixed number of booths. Approved crafters must find space to share in an existing booth. We hope applicants know someone who has offered to share. For the highest–scoring crafters, we reserve 10 booths to be occupied for one year only. These top 10 are required to share the space with at least one other approved crafter needing space. These crafters will be notified by telephone as soon as possible, and registration materials will be sent only after we receive verbal acceptance of the offer to sell at the Oregon Country Fair. We hope that in their one year in this booth, these crafters can contact permanent booths to find space for future years.
Beyond this top tier, we usually approve a few more applicants. To help find space, we list them in our May newsletter, the Fair Family News, and we hope a current booth representative will contact them to offer space. Approved applicants may also advertise in our newsletter to obtain booth space. Beyond these few methods, there is little we can do to place approved crafters in booth space. If your craft is approved, it is your responsibility to find a booth representative in an existing booth at the Fair to agree to take you into their booth. We encourage you to network with other booth people, and we do what we can from here. You must have pre-arranged and registered space in a booth in order to sell at the Fair.
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