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,
Annie Williams Memorial
[on Santa’s Village Road, one
block in from Wellington Street]
($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 LinesTo 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 UnitYou 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.
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
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
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
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 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.
Portable toilets are located near the
food concession area.
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 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.
Applications will be
available in February
To request an Food Vendor Application,
please contact Muskoka
Arts & Crafts.
To be considered, your application must
A completed and signed Application
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.
Box 376, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1T7