Event Details 

Harvard Milk Days' Crafts & Udder Neat Stuff in Harvard, IL

Sat May 28th 11

Event Location
22500 Rte 173 West
300 Lawrence Road
Harvard, IL 60033
McHenry County - 89,377 housholds avg $76,430 ea.

Location/Facility Name: Harvard Moose Lodge #1249 Shelter
Location/Facility Type: West of Harvard on Rte 173, shelter on west side of building.
Listing Details for Event #: 1334536
Posted: Aug 25, 2010
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
Listing Completeness %: 96%
Views: Total: 470   Registered Users: 14  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Festivals & Fairs
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Craft Show
     - Juried Art & Craft Show
  - Vendor Events
     - Gift Show
Dates: Sat May 28th 11
Date Pattern: ALWAYS first Saturday in June
Rain Date Policy: Only SEVERE weather will cancel event
Show Hours: Sat. 10-4 pm
Setup Time: Sat. morning 8-10 am Earlier if approved by chairman
Year #: 35
Attendance: 1500
Attendance Method: Estimated Anticipated Attendance
Public Admission Price: no gate admission
Haul Details: can drive close to spot
Vendor Help: Will have help to unload and load
Vendor Breakfast: rolls and coffee provided by promoter
Vendor Lunch: food vendors on site
Parking: Plenty of parking in the parking lot
Vendor Parking: Parking lot of Harvard Moose Lodge
RV Parking: available for fee
Restrooms: Washrooms on premises
Awards/Prizes: none
Electricity: call with request $5 fee for electric
Water: not provided
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Indoor Event, Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Retail Items, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Activities: Also going on this day will be an Outdoor Grilling Competition, Horse Show, Wheelz Show and Dairy Breakfast with the possibility of more events being added at a later date.
  Jury Fee: $50 for indoor, $40 for outdoor, $5.00 for electric
Jury Requirements: 3 photos of craft to be submitted with application
Commission: none
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 100
Art/Craft Spaces Still Open: 100
Number of Apps Expected This Yr: 125
Art/Craft Space Price: $50 for indoor 10x10, $40 for outdoor 10x10
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: View!

Retail Spaces This Yr: 25
Retail Spaces Still Open: 25
Retail Space Price: $50 10x10 indoor, $40 10x10 outdoor
URL to Offical Retail Application: View!

Food Spaces This Yr: 2
Food Spaces Still Open: 2
Food Space Price: $50.00 10' x 10'
URL to Offical Food Application: View!

App Deadline: 2011-05-20
App Deadline: Passed
Still Accepting App's: NO
NOT Needed: Almost everyone makes beaded jewelry now days. We have had a waiting list of these vendors to get in. Really don't need jewelry.
% of Vendors that Re-Apply: 75%
% of all Applications Accepted: 75%
% of Re-applying Re-accepted: 100%

Applications are Juried ongoingly & Accepted progressively as they arrive, until all spaces are filled.

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This is our 35th year for the Craft Show. It will be the second year at the Harvard Moose Lodge shelter. We are looking for hand-crafted items, fine art and home party shows. Commercial gifts, if approved by committee, will be accpeted. No flea-market allowed. The Crafts & "Udder" Neat Stuff Show is part of Harvard's 70th Annual Milk Days Festival, the longest continous running festival in the State of Illinois. Milky Way Park is located just off Route 173 West, Harvard. Promoter provides coffee and rolls in the am. Show opens at 10 am and runs until 4 pm. In order to present a high caliber show, all new entries must submit 3 phots of their craft, one of them doing craft, also 3 references and list of last three shows with contacts names and phone numbers. Gifts will be kept separate from crafters. Limited number of spaces per category available. Illinois Sale Tax numbers are mandatory. Contact the Milk Days Office for an application.
Advertising Done for This Event
CraftLister.com, Midwest Arts & Fairs, ABC Craft Directory, Grapevine, Northwest Herald Sdie Tracksl; Boone County Journal and local and Chicago newspapers. $240 is spent on advertising. This does not include mailings.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
Hand-made items only for crafts, commercial allowed for "Udder" Neat Stuff. No flea market allowed. Illinois Sales Tax number required by law. Three photos of craft must accompany application along with payment, one of crafter doing craft. List of references required as well as last three shows with contacts.
Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Jury materials will be returned to you. City law requires city issued vendor permit. (Cost: na Permit Phone: na) Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. Conditional Partial or Full Refunds by conditions such as date and whether your space is resold. Held Rain or Shine! ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. No vendor may sell any soft drinks, name brand drinks, or bottled water. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. No Early Packup Allowed. Floor Length Table Cloth Required. Event Helping Hands will come around/be available to relieve you for short periods. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
Photos of workshop, supplies, or works in progress required.
Retail Items Allowed.
All items must be entirely hand-made, no Embellishments only.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
Limited number of Artists per category.
Artist must be present day of show.
Floor length table cloths required.
No inventory boxes in view.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Pre-show inspection of items and booths will be performed.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 2   quality levels explained
Driving Directions
From Rockford, take 20 East to Belvidere to Rte 76 North to Rte 173 east to Harvard. From Wisconsin, Rte 14 south to Harvard, continue over viaduct, turn right on East Brink St - 1/4 mile on right hand side. From Crystal Lake, Rte 14 North to Harvard, turn left on Brink Street 1/4 mile to Harvard Moose on right side. From Hebron, take Rte 173 to Harvard, turn left onto South Division to Brink Street, turn right, 1/4 mile on right hand side.
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