Over the past several years the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival has grown in popularity attracting thousands of people, young and old, to the streets and buildings of Elmvale. Visitors and vendors alike enjoy the hospitality of our small Ontario town and help in the celebration of the annual maple syrup production.
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival strives to promote maple syrup products, local arts and crafts as well as local merchants, service organizations, schools and so on. To achieve this, the organizing committee reviews each and every vendor application to ensue acceptability within the guidelines set forth by this committee.
Booth locations are assigned as each returned application is received and reviewed by committee members. Returning Vendor’s prior year spot will be held till February 15th. If your application has not be received with payment by then, the remaining vacant locations will be assigned on a “first come” “first serve” basis and dependent on the type of product being offered for sale. We will of course always attempt not to put vendors selling similar products beside each other. You may only sell one product group in your location. (ie: if you are a jeweller or crafts vendor, you CANNOT sell food or another product group)
Booth rental fees are for your location only. We do not provide you with tables, chairs, or any other pieces of equipment. Please bring all items that you will need to operate your booth with you. There is NO hydro available in any of the outside locations. Hydro is available in the arena at an additional charge.
Street vendors may start to set-up in their assigned locations after the streets are officially closed at 7:00 am. Vendors with trailers and located on Queen Street West are encouraged to be there at 7am or earlier as it will be very difficult to maneuver your trailer once the other vendors have started setting up. Arena vendors may set up inside the arena on Friday evening, the doors to the arena will be open from 4 pm until 9 pm, should they wish to do so. All vendors are encouraged to be fully operational by 8:30 am on the Saturday when the festival officially opens to visitors.
Street vendors will be assigned a booth location in one of the following areas; Queen Street West, Maria Street or Community Parking Lot. Outside vendors must be off the main streets prior to 5:00 pm as this is when the streets have to reopen to local vehicular traffic.
Please remember to bring your payment receipt / booth confirmation # with you on festival day which will be mailed to you by the end of the first week of April. This will aid festival staff on duty to direct you to your booth set up location and ensure all vendors get to their assigned locations with out problems.You can also check online anytime to view your tentative booth location after you have sent in your application.
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival will proceed as planned regardless of the weather so please come prepared for any situation.
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is run entirely by volunteer organizations working together to promote and support the community of Elmvale and the surrounding districts. Let’s all work together to make this day successful, safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Thank you for your support;
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Organizing Committee
Administration Contact: Garry Janda – firstname.lastname@example.org
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Association