This is Muskoka's most popular, largest and longest running art and craft outdoor show. Exhibitors from Muskoka, Ontario and other regions of Canada display their work in a beautiful park setting to an anticipated audience of 20,000 people who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the arts.

Located north of Toronto, Muskoka is a two-hour drive following Highways 400 and 11. The most accessible vacation area in Ontario with recreation facilities, attractions and thousands of lakes, Muskoka has been the traditional "getaway" destination for cottagers and vacationers for over a hundred years. In 2011, the National Geographic Travelers Magazine editors twice recognized this region as one of the best places in the world to visit.

The annual Summer Show is the major fund-raiser for Muskoka Arts & Crafts, a non-profit, community-based arts organization with well over 360 members. Proceeds support the Chapel Gallery, a yearly $1,200 student art bursary and many other events. Muskoka Arts & Crafts receives no funding from any level of government and is proud of its ability to raise all its own operating funds.


Your application must reach the office of Muskoka Arts & Crafts on or before May 31, 2017.


 

JULY 14-15-16, 2017
Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, July 16, 10am-6pm  & Sunday, July 17, 10am-4pm

Annie Williams Memorial Park
[on Santa’s Village Road, one block in from Wellington Street]
Bracebridge, Ontario.


$320.36 
($283.50 + $36.86 HST)


We like to provide our visitors and exhibitors with a variety of food. Therefore, no more than two food vendors may sell the same food. Food vendors are permitted to sell only that food which was approved by the Summer Show Committee. This stipulation does not apply to soft drinks, milk, juice or water.


  • Exhibitor & Volunteer Express Lines
    To facilitate the hectic schedule of the exhibitors and volunteers, Food Vendors are asked to have an express line, using signs provided by Muskoka Arts & Crafts, for exhibitors and volunteers to order and receive food.
  • Public Health Unit
    You are required to complete a Muskoka-Parry Sound Health Unit Application for Special Events Food Service and submit it to the Health Unit a minimum of ten days prior to the Summer Show. Past experience has shown, however, that an earlier submission is required.
  • Insurance
    You are responsible for your own liability insurance. A copy of your public liability Certificate of Insurance with a minimum amount of $1 million must included with your application. You are encouraged to name Muskoka Arts & Crafts Inc. as an additional insured. Muskoka Arts & Crafts, its employees, volunteers, agents or representatives are not responsible for any damage, breakage or theft of your work, booth, display props or other business or personal property, personal injuries or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party.


You may set up your food booth on Thursday, July 13, between 8am and 6pm, or Friday, July 14, between 7am and 9:30am.

Please remember that this is an outdoor show and the food court is in direct sunlight. You are encouraged to have a canopy or shelter that can also be used for protection from the sun and rain. You must be prepared to have your food booth intact for all three days of the show. Under no circumstances should you close down your food booth during show hours without first consulting the Show Coordinator.

NOTE: Access to electricity is limited.

Security is provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.


If You Cancel Your Application
Ten (10) percent of the booth fees will be withheld if you cancel before May 31, 2017. For cancellations received between June 1 and June 30, 2017, twenty-five (25) percent of the booth fees will be withheld. For cancellations received between July 1 and July 8, 2017  fifty (50) percent of the booth fees will be withheld. Booth fees will not be refunded for any cancellations received between July 9 and July 13, 2017. Booth fees are not refunded if an exhibitor fails to attend the show.

If We Cancel Your Application
Muskoka Arts & Crafts reserves the right to cancel any exhibitor’s participation in the Summer Show in accordance with the Summer Show Policy. Should Muskoka Arts & Crafts find it necessary to cancel an exhibitor’s application, a full refund of the booth fee will be issued.

Booth Payment
Booth fees are due at the time of application. Any cheques returned to Muskoka Arts & Crafts by the banks due to insufficient funds are subject to a $25 fine. Exhibitors who have outstanding booth fees or bank charges payable will be ineligible to participate in the Summer Show.

Washrooms
Portable toilets are located near the food concession area.

Telephones
There are no public telephones located in or near the park. Muskoka Arts & Crafts provides a cellular telephone for emergency use only. If you wish to have use of a telephone for personal or business reasons, please rent or bring your own mobile telephone.

Pets
Pets of food vendors are not permitted in the show. The Summer Show Committee reserves the right to ask food vendors to remove their pets from the show area.



Download an Application
To request an Food Vendor Application, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts

To be considered, your application must include:

  • A completed and signed Application Form.

  • A cheque in the amount of $320.36 ($83.50 + $36.86 HST).

  • A copy of your public liability Certificate of Insurance with a minimum amount of $1 million must included with your application. You are encouraged to name Muskoka Arts & Crafts Inc. as an additional insured.


The Summer Show Committee will review all the applications. Six to ten Food Vendors will be accepted for the Summer Show. The decisions of the Committee are final. You will be notified of your acceptance status by the start of June by mail, e-mail,  fax or telephone. Upon acceptance, you will be sent a confirmation letter, contact information for a Muskoka-Parry Sound Health Unit and maps to Bracebridge and Annie Williams Memorial Park.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts.

Telephone
1-705-645-5501

Fax
1-705-645-0385

E-Mail
info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Mail
Box 376, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1T7

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