Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

 

Email sent 10/22/14

 

Thank you for being a vendor at Greyhound Friends of New Jersey’s 18th Annual Craft Show!  The show will be held Saturday, November 15ththt from 9am – 5pm and Sunday, November 16th from 10am – 4pm.  This year’s show will again take place at the Westfield Armory, 500 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ  07090.  

Here are some important things to know: 

 

SETUP 

 

-       Set up on Friday, November 14th will be from 2:30pm – 8pm.  You will be able to drive your vehicle directly onto the Armory floor. We need to be off the armory floor by 8pm or we will be charged for extra usage hours by the armory so set-up must be completed by 8pm.

 

-       Limited set up will be permitted on Saturday morning between 7 am and 8:00 am, but no vehicles will be allowed inside the Armory on Saturday morning after 8:15 am. 

 

-       On Saturday (after 8:15 am) and on Sunday, all set up will need to be hand trucked to your vendor space. 

 

-       The Armory is locked at night, so your merchandise can stay overnight. 

 

UNPACKING AND TAKING DOWN 

 

-       We ask that you remove your merchandise from your vehicle quickly as other vendors also need to drive onto the Armory floor – set up AFTER your vehicle is driven out!

 

-       At the end of the show, please pack up your merchandise BEFORE you bring your car onto the Armory floor.  All vehicles and vendors must be off the armory floor by 6pm. 

 

GOODIE BAGS 

 

-       Every vendor will receive a Goodie bag from GFNJ.  Included in the bag will be a complimentary coupon for a free bagel and coffee for both Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy! 

 

ADMISSION LIST 

 

-       I will be asking you for a list of folks who will be working at your table.  Their names will go onto a list that will be kept at the GFNJ Admission Table.  Only the names on this list will be given free admission.  We are on the honor system here, so please only include the names of people who are actually assisting you.  

 

ADMISSION PROGRAM 

 

-       Each year we put together an Admission Program, where ads can be purchased by vendors, adopters or businesses.  The Programs are handed out when folks come into the Craft Show.  We also include a list of vendors, what they sell and their location.

 

 o    I would like to have your input in what text gets displayed for your goods.  Space is somewhat limited, but can you please send back to me: 

the exact title of what you want your table to be called and a brief description of the goods you will be selling  

o    If you would like to purchase an ad for the Admission Program:

 

The cost is $100 for a full page color ad or $60 for a half page color ad.  A full page ad measures 5" wide x 8.5" high; half page ads measure 5" wide and 4.25" wide. We can help you design your ad - just ask! Ads must be submitted by 10/28/14. 

 

DURING THE CRAFT SHOW 

 

-       Please be cognizant of the vendors around you – politeness and courtesy go a long way. 

 

-       We do not encourage “hard selling” to show attendees. 

 

-       Yes, dogs are allowed and they are a big part of the fun!  But, sometimes owners are not aware of what their dogs might do.  Be prepared for tablecloths to be marked and for tall dogs to want to sniff your merchandise.  Accidents happen, and if you make one of the GFNJ volunteers aware of the situation we will clean up. 

 

-       Georgia, a GFNJ volunteer, will be working as the Vendor Advocate.  If you have any problems during the show, please speak to Georgia (she will be handing out your Goodie Bags when you check in). 

 

We want this to be an enjoyable show for all!  If you want postcards to share with your customers, please let me know and I will send them to you.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns at patty.comerford@gmail.com or (732) 566-2226.