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Agawam Congregational Church Fall Festival in Agawam, MA

Sat Oct 4th
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Fall Festival  -   Agawam Congregational Church Fall Festival -  -   Agawam Congregational Church - Fall Festival

Event Location
745 Main St.
745 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Hampden County - 175,475 housholds avg $49,777 ea.

Location/Facility Type: Along a main thorough fare
Listing Details for Event #: 1572539
Posted: Oct 13, 2013
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014
Listing Completeness %: 92%
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Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - 100% Handcrafted
Additional Categories:
     - Craft Show
Dates: Sat Oct 4th
Date Pattern: Always the second Saturday in September
Rain Date Policy: Only severe weather will cancel the event
Rain Date Notification: You will be called by us if canceled
Show Hours: Sat 9-4
Setup Time: Sat morning 6-9:00
Year #: 6
Public Admission Price: Free
Haul Details: Can drive up to most spots, hand trucks will be available
Vendor Help: Carry in & out help from Boy Scouts or college students
Vendor Breakfast: Free coffee and donut, $1 for additional coffee and donut
Vendor Lunch: Discount ticket provided
Parking: Free parking in the church lot (50 spots) and along the street and in vacant lots close by.
Vendor Parking: far end of church lot
RV Parking: far end of church lot
Restrooms: Church has 2 restroom facilities on the main floor
Awards/Prizes: None
Electricity: Provided upon request in Application
Water: not provided
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Indoor Event, Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Juried Crafts, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Entertainment: We will do the "Go Green" event again this year. It was very successful in 2010.
Activities: Many Raffles throughout the fair. Children's games.
  Jury Fee: None
Jury Requirements: photos
Commission: We require one item - minimum $20 value for our raffle
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 45
Art/Craft Space Price: $50 8x8, $60 10x10, $90 10x20
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: View!

Retail Space Price: n/a

Food Space Price: n/a

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: unknown

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

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Description
We have approximately 35 to 40 crafters at this event. We also feature the church Book store. Carnival Music is played throughout the day to bring a festive feel to the event, Marian's Country Kitchen offers homemade pies, cakes, cookies and bars, and the McMullin Cafe offers a lunch featuring Mark's homemade Chili (spicy) and our famous corn chowder. We also offer egg, ham & pickle, and chicken salad sandwiches.
This is a juried event. We are limiting the number of crafters from the following categories to the very best: Jewelry, wood, tin, photography, sewing, knitters & crotchet, Beauty products.

$10 off registration if application returned before April 30th
This is the 3rd annual Fall Festival for the Agawam Congregational Church. We strive for quality artisans and crafters and therefore this is a juried event. We are seeking artisans and crafters making unique, one-of-a kind items in painting, pottery, gifts, wooden items, soap, stone, metal. We strive for a fall harvest festival-celebration atmosphere with a vintage country theme.

Last year, fall 2008, our festival was comprised of 4 main areas: 1) The crafters and artisans on our front lawn, 2) a general store of church made items, knitted afgans, aprons, potholders, jams, and sold water, popcorn and candy. 3) Marian's Country kitchen sold homemade pies, pastries, tarts, cookies, bars, and cakes. 4) our Country Lunch Cafe offered homemade chili, corn chowder, cornbread, an assortment of sandwiches, hotdogs, and apple crisp.

We were fortunate to have a musical performance by a couple who played Irish music on a dulcimer and Irish drum. Outside the church we had an area designated for children's games (hoola hoop contest, water balloon toss, and a nature scavenger hunt) ran by the Boy Scouts. We had a Model A on display as well as a sound system playing soft jazz.

The crafters sold wooden hand painted plaques and signs, hand sewn door stops that were figures of mice, hand sewn American Girl sized doll clothing and hand crafted doll furniture, Jewelry made of semi precious stones, silver, and crystal, nightlights made of wine bottles, stenciled clothing, handmade pillowcases, table runners, placemats and napkins, counted cross stitch vests, slippers, and shirts made by a Hymong family, silk purses and handbags made of neckties, chalk boards made of real windows, and gift baskets and dried flower arrangements, and assorted gift items. We are hoping this year to add potters, photography, paintings, and basketweaving artistry to our festival.
Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival closes out the season with anticpation for fall activites: The event will be held on the lawn. In case of rain it will be moved inside. Either way this event draws much attention and is well advertised. All crafters are juried.

Last year we increased our crafters to 15 and this year we wish to enlarge it to 25. We have the space. We are looking for artisans in pottery,woodworking, painting, sewing and knitting. Jewelry will be limited this year to the best 3 submitted.

We are offering discounts for any crafter or artisan who signs up before the April 30th deadline date. Please contact Cindy Sanford at for an application.
This event is a juried arts and crafts fair held on the front lawn of the Agawam Congregational Church. A 10-foot rooster sign appearing about 1 month prior announces the event consisting of about 35 crafters. Inside the church is a cafe serving chili and cornbread, corn chowder, assorted sandwiches and apple crisp. There is a bakery selling homemade pies and a country store selling some foods - pickles and popcorn, coffee and donuts and a few hand made items.
We have approximately 35 to 40 crafters at this event. We also feature the Church General Store (with penny candy, homemade potholders, aprons, candles, afghans, and popcorn. Carnival Music is played throughout the day to bring a festive feel to the event, Marian's Country Kitchen offers homemade pies, cakes, cookies and bars, and the McMullin Cafe offers a lunch featuring Mark's homemade Chili (spicy) and our famous corn chowder. We also offer egg, ham & pickle, and chicken salad sandwiches.

This is a juried event. We are limiting the number of crafters from the following categories to the very best: Jewelry, wood, tin, photography, sewing, knitters & crotchet, Beauty products.

$10 off registration if application returned before April 30th
This is the 3rd annual Fall Festival for the Agawam Congregational Church. We strive for quality artisans and crafters and therefore this is a juried event. We are seeking artisans and crafters making unique, one-of-a kind items in painting, pottery, gifts, wooden items, soap, stone, metal. We strive for a fall harvest festival-celebration atmosphere with a vintage country theme.

Last year, fall 2008, our festival was comprised of 4 main areas: 1) The crafters and artisans on our front lawn, 2) a general store of church made items, knitted afgans, aprons, potholders, jams, and sold water, popcorn and candy. 3) Marian's Country kitchen sold homemade pies, pastries, tarts, cookies, bars, and cakes. 4) our Country Lunch Cafe offered homemade chili, corn chowder, cornbread, an assortment of sandwiches, hotdogs, and apple crisp.

We were fortunate to have a musical performance by a couple who played Irish music on a dulcimer and Irish drum. Outside the church we had an area designated for children's games (hoola hoop contest, water balloon toss, and a nature scavenger hunt) ran by the Boy Scouts. We had a Model A on display as well as a sound system playing soft jazz.

The crafters sold wooden hand painted plaques and signs, hand sewn door stops that were figures of mice, hand sewn American Girl sized doll clothing and hand crafted doll furniture, Jewelry made of semi precious stones, silver, and crystal, nightlights made of wine bottles, stenciled clothing, handmade pillowcases, table runners, placemats and napkins, counted cross stitch vests, slippers, and shirts made by a Hymong family, silk purses and handbags made of neckties, chalk boards made of real windows, and gift baskets and dried flower arrangements, and assorted gift items. We are hoping this year to add potters, photography, paintings, and basketweaving artistry to our festival.
Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival closes out the season with anticpation for fall activites: The event will be held on the lawn. In case of rain it will be moved inside. Either way this event draws much attention and is well advertised. All crafters are juried.

Last year we increased our crafters to 15 and this year we wish to enlarge it to 25. We have the space. We are looking for artisans in pottery,woodworking, painting, sewing and knitting. Jewelry will be limited this year to the best 3 submitted.

We are offering discounts for any crafter or artisan who signs up before the April 30th deadline date. Please contact Cindy Sanford at for an application.
This event is a juried arts and crafts fair held on the front lawn of the Agawam Congregational Church. A 10-foot rooster sign appearing about 1 month prior announces the event consisting of about 35 crafters. Inside the church is a cafe serving chili and cornbread, corn chowder, assorted sandwiches and apple crisp. There is a bakery selling homemade pies and a country store selling some foods - pickles and popcorn, coffee and donuts and a few hand made items.
Advertising Done for This Event
LOCAL: The Advertiser (Agawam, Westfield, West Springfield), Schools, Grocery Stores in all three towns, The Rotary, The Libraries. Springfield Sunday Paper, Springfield Union News daily paper: Events Section, Local Section
The Reminder
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
The Fourth Annual Fall Festival
Rules and Regulations

1. Rental Fee must accompany application. Please make all checks payable to Cindy Sanford. The cost for outdoor display space (approx. 8x8 or 10x10, respectively is $50 and $60. $90 for a double. If you arrive with a larger tent than what you specified in your application and what you paid for you will be asked for the additional fee for the size increase upon arrival. Inside tables will be available at $40 a table. All fees are non-refundable.

2. Upon Acceptance, the crafters will receive a confirmation letter with directions. If you will not be able to attend please let the craft committee know as soon as possible by contacting Beverly Follis at 413-789-4198 or bsanf437@comcast.net or Cindy Sanford at 413-348-5112 or cindy@rediker.com.

3. Juried: The 4th Annual Fall Festival is juried. Anyone with handmade crafts or specialty food items is invited to apply. No imports or store-bought items allowed. All products displayed must be handcrafted. No imported jewelry or sweaters, no Beanie Babies, no wholesale wood products, etc. Any crafters selling items that are not handmade will kindly be asked to leave.

4. All crafters are required to send in photos of items they will be displaying. We will keep a copy on file. Submission of the photos grants us permission to use them for advertising purposes.

5. Publicity may include local newspapers, cable channel, radio, posters, and flyers.

6. Exhibitors will be responsible for, and supply his/her own display, including tents, and tables, which must be covered to the floor. Sorry, no tables or chairs will be available for rent. There will be no access to electricity unless specified on the application under special needs. Crafters are politely asked and expected to dispose of their own trash before, during and after the fair. Any exhibitor who leaves their booth space lettered or damaged will be assessed a clean up fee.

7. Set up time is Saturday morning. September 11th from 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Complimentary coffee and donuts upon arrival. Discounted lunch tickets available.

8. The fair will be opened to the public at 9 a.m. Please unload your vehicle at the designated areas, move your vehicle to the assigned parking area, then set up so that other crafters will be able to do the same. Any crafter that hasnít checked in by 8:15 a.m. Saturday is subject to forfeiting their space without a refund.

9. Crafters are asked to donate one item, approximate value of $20, for the church to raffle. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes. You may attach your business card to the item.

10. Please, no display or stock is to be removed during fair hours, even if you sell out. Crafters must maintain their booth area until 4 p.m.

11. The Agawam Congregational Church is not liable for injury, damage, or losses of any kind.

12. Any questions or concerns on the day of the fair should be brought to the attention of a member of the Craft Fair Committee. All Decisions made by the Craft Fair Committee are final.

13. Exhibitors will be responsible for the collection and reporting of all sales tax. Exhibitors will procure a valid Sales Tax number as required by the individual state tax agency.

14. By completing and returning your contract, you have read and agreed to comply with all rules and regulations set forth above. Any exhibitor found in non-compliance is subject to expulsion without refund and future refusal to exhibit. We reserve the right to refuse any submitted contract.

**Please make and retain a copy of this contract for your records

Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with enough postage for the jury materials you are sending to be returned to you. Vendors can share a booth. No Refunds or Show Credits. Held Rain or Shine! 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. Additional Lighting Recommended (bring lights and cords). No Early Packup Allowed. Raffle / Door Prize Donation Required. Table Cloth or Drape Required. Food Service will take orders from and deliver to vendor booths. 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.
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.
Table cloths required.
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 leave.
Determined Quality Level: 6   quality levels explained
Event Application Documents & Files for this Event
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Driving Directions
From MA Pike take I-91 South. Take the Agawam exit over the South End Bridge. Stay in the right hand lane for the Agawam exit onto Route 57. Proceed around the rotary until you come to Route 57 and take the 2nd exit to Main Street towards "Six Flags". The Agawam Congregational Church will be on the left.

From I-91 North. Take Exit 3. Proceed over the South End Bridge to Agawam, merge into the right lane and take the first exit to the rotary until you come to Route 57 and take the 2nd exit to Main Street towards "Six Flags". The Agawam Congregational Church will be on the left.
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