HOURS 10:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. or later
CHECK IN 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Fri. Sat. or Sun. prior to the fair, or by PRIOR arrangement.
The fair opens on Sunday; if possible, please be open, too.
Commercial Bldg. Fitch/LaCross set up is Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00pm
SET UP All locations will be pre-marked and are assigned according to seniority and products sold. Locations will be pre-marked no later than the Friday before the fair opens. A fair representative will show you to your location(s) and power/water source. NO WATER HOOK-UPS FOR CAMPERS. You must be set up by Monday and are encouraged to be open on Sunday, as the fair is open and has many events to kick off the week.
We reserve the right to read the amps you are drawing, and adjust the fee accordingly. We fully comply with all state, local fire and electrical codes. You are required to comply with all codes. A fire inspector will be on the grounds several times at set-up and during the week.
Listed below are SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE REQUIREMENTS.
THE ENTIRE BLAIR TOWNSHIP REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
***The fair will arrange to have a qualified individual on the grounds Monday morning for fire extinguisher certifications, at a nominal charge, payable by the vendor.
Deposit of $75 and a signed contract must be in the fair’s office by April 1st, 2022, Deposit is non-refundable. Remainder of balance is due by June 30th, 2022. Proof of Liability Insurance for one million dollars and listing Northwestern Michigan Fair as the insured must be in the fair office before concession is allowed to open. Location will be determined by the contracts and payment returned by due dates. Deposits left at the close of last years fair will hold your location and count as your April 1st, 2022 deposit. Northwestern Michigan Fair Board reserves the right to deny access to any vendor not meeting the values and expectations of the Northwestern Michigan Fair, and to limit or prohibit items vendored.
To secure your booth space, we will need to receive a deposit of $25.00 by April 1st, 2022. This is a non-refundable deposit to hold a space. You will then be mailed a contract with the balance owing. We will need to receive the balance payment on the contract by May 31st, 2022 with a copy of your insurance rider included. If you do not have the insurance rider, you can purchase it from the fair for an additional $110.00. Tables are available for rent again this year for $10.00 each and include 2 chairs.
Each vendor will automatically be issued 4 people passes. Additional passes can be purchased in advance for $7.00 per people pass. Additional people passes requested the week of the fair will be $15.00 each. Please plan accordingly and request your passes before the start of the fair.
U.P.S. will be at the fair office at approximately 3:00 pm each day. Please be present at the fair office at that time to pay for your COD’s and pick up the items you have being delivered. They will not come looking for you and a fair representative is not available to deliver your items or notify you that U.P.S. is there.
Each year Northwestern Michigan Fair has a contest for vendors to encourage attractive looking booths. All vendors will be placed in the judging and a list of rules will be provided in your packet. A few of the considerations for the judges are: appearance of the booth, clean, quality of product or information, friendliness and appearance of staff.
A concessionaire’s meeting will be held on Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 8:00AM EDT at the Food Pavilion. Plaques will be awarded for the contest. Compliments, constructive criticisms, and suggestions are welcomed. A fair representative will accept deposits and contracts for the upcoming year. Please come prepared. Coffee and rolls will be served.
No booth shall be dismantled before 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 13th, 2022. You may tear down for 1 hour after the building closes. Sunday tear down time is 9:00am to NOON. Any other time to take down must be by special request from the fair director in charge of vendors and made prior to set-up.
You will not be allowed to drive on the grounds after 9pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2022.
There will be a grease barrel near the dumpster next to the pits for your grease.
Purpose: To encourage those renting space to keep their area as neat and attractive as possible.
Judging: Judging will take place throughout Fair week. There will be three categories
Commercial Building, food Vendor, commercial Exhibitor. Trophies and plaques will be awarded to the top three booths in each category. Spaces will be awarded up to 10 points for each of the following areas:
Appearance: Stand in good repair, signs, decorations, flowers and shrubs in good condition.
Neatness and sanitation: Garbage properly taken care of, booth area clean at all times, employees properly dressed.
Customer Satisfaction: No complaints about stands from customers. Quality and taste of food, ease of customer to be served, and seating access for food vendors attended, ease of customer understanding what product is being sold for commercial booth.
Overall Booth presentation: Overall impression of your booth.
Plaques/Trophies: Judging will be done by non-association members and will be awarded at the Vendors Meeting scheduled at 8:00AM, on Friday, August 12th, 2022 in the Food Pavilion. Bring suggestions, criticism and ideas for next years fair. HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!