The Festival will take place in the Community Hall located at the Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford ON N5A 7S7.
Festival open hours are Saturday, Sept. 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Set-up times-2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday Sept. 6th (preferred) or 7:00 am to 8:30am on Saturday. All booths must be set up and ready for customers by the Festival opening times.
Tear down time is between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th. Vendors are asked to wait until the doors close at 4:00 p.m. to begin dismantling their booths.
Vendors cooking and/or selling prepared food including samples, MUST COMPLETE the Huron Perth Public Health food vendor application. The application can be completed and submitted on-line at - forms.hpph.ca/Partners-and-Professionals/Special-Event-Food-Vendor-Application
Vendor Booth Fees:
Standard booth 10' x 10' - $280.00
Double booth - $350.00
Corner booth - $350.00
Introductory booth fee for new vendors - $200.00
This is a reduced fee for a standard booth for first time vendors at the festival.
Vendors who require an electrical supply must bring a 25' extension cord. An extra charge of $25 applies for plug in appliances (fridges, cookers etc.)…no charge for accent lighting.
Vendors must provide their own booth display accessories and refuse containers. Light weight banners, and posters can be hung from the booth backdrop (we provide hooks). A limited number of stacking chairs are available. Tables are provided...one per booth and two for corner booths with extra tables available on request.
We anticipate that all vendors will make a conscious effort to have attractively decorated booths.
All vendors and their staff members will be given identification badges that permit them to leave and re-enter the venue free of charge through either the Vendor Entrance (see site map) or the main entrance.
Please ask your staff members to wear their badge if they leave the venue and are planning to return.
Vendors will be provided with 2 coupons/per booth which can be used to purchase meals from the on-site food vendors. These will be distributed at opening on Saturday morning.
The Stratford Fire Department has instructed us that the Fire Code prohibits structures with covered tops (e.g. tents and canopies) from being set up inside the Community Hall at the Stratford Rotary Complex. These tops would prevent the flow of water from ceiling sprinklers from reaching the floor. Please ensure that any structure that you bring to the SKGF is in compliance with this section of the Fire Code.
Pets are not permitted at the Festival…Guide Dogs allowed.
An ATM is available on site.
Roving volunteers will be present to cover your booth for washroom or lunch breaks.
Ice is available on site…ask any of our roving volunteers for assistance
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is Aug. 15th, 2024.