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. 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Set-up times-2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday Sept. 8th (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 10th. 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
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 with skirts are provided. One table per standard booth and two per corner booth. Extra tables available upon 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 identifcation 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 voluteers for assistance
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is June 30th, 2023.