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Fully completed applications received electronically or by Canada Post on or before February 16, 2024, with FULL PAYMENT, cheque or e-transfer, will be given priority. Entrance Fee is $200.

Auto-deposited e-transfers prior to jurying of vendor application does not constitute acceptance to the Parry Sound Art in the Park.

One applicant can set up and operate only one business. If more than one space is required vendors are welcome to apply for additional space. Vendors must ensure adequate staffing for additional space. The vendor or a family member must operate the booth.

Vendor applications received after February 16, 2024 will be subject to a $50 late fee, and acceptance will be pending space availability. Applicant will be placed on the waiting list.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 18, 2024.

DATES & TIMES:
July 19, 20 & 21, 2024

LOCATION:
Market Square Park – downtown Parry Sound (behind the Post Office)

PAYMENTS
Online Applications – Please direct applications and E-transfers to: PSACA.treasurer@gmail.com Ensure the name of the business is noted on the Message line of the e-transfer. Auto-deposited e-transfer deposited prior to jurying of application does not constitute acceptance to the Art in the Park, and will be refunded by e-transfer in the event a vendor’s application is rejected.

Hard Copy Applications – Please send to:

Parry Sound Arts & Crafts Association
c/o Terry Guidotti
PO Box 223
Parry Sound, ON
P2A 2X3

Make cheque payable to: Parry Sound Arts & Crafts Association

NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS & PAYMENTS DIRECTED TO ANOTHER LOCATION OR PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Allow for Canada Post/courier processing and delivery to ensure payment is received by due date, and avoid late fees.

***Specific locations or spots when developing floor plan cannot be guaranteed. Market priority is to balance the park with vendors according to their products***

EVERY LOCATION IS A GOOD SPOT AT THE PARK

LATE PAYMENT
Late Payment fee of $50 will apply to applications submitted after February 16th.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • Full refund on or before April 19th .
  • 50% refund between April 20th & June 1st.
  • NO REFUND after June 1st
  • A $20.00 cancellation fee will be held.

DETAILED RULES & REGULATIONSplease read carefully.

  1. All items must be approved with vendor application. The vendor will sell only items listed on their application form to avoid duplication of other vendors. Items will be juried for duplication based on photos / description provided. Vendors providing demonstrations of their art or craft must indicate this on their application, and is subject to approval during the jury process.
  2. Art in the Park HOURS & OPERATION – Park is open for set up beginning Thursday morning at 9 am, and Friday morning at 7 am.
    Hours of Operation are as follows:
    Friday 9 am to 6 pm
    Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
    Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
    Please be on site and ready each morning at least 30 minutes before opening, and do not start to close until after the posted closing time. Sunday tear-down can commence after 4 pm.
  3. VENDOR TENT SPACE – A tent not to exceed 10’x10′ is mandatory for each vendor. All tents must be properly erected and weighted for severe weather. Tent stakes are not permitted due to underground irrigation. It is the vendors’ responsibility to secure their tents properly to avoid damages to their own tents and products, as well as damages that could occur to neighbouring tents and displays. No makeshift tents are permitted. For a 10’x10’ canopy, under mild conditions, it is suggested that each leg should have a weight of 40 pounds. A 4L water bottle weighs about 10lbs. Sand bags, concrete or the tent weights can be customized to provide the weight needed. All weights must be tied down with ropes at each post (corner) from the weight to the top of the tent. This includes sand bags, weights and water bottles.
    1. – Vendors are required to display a sign in plain view, stating the name of the business, or the name of the vendor.
    2. – All displays must be attractive, tidy, clean and safe.
    3. – Nothing flammable is permitted within a vendor’s tent. This includes lit candles, incense or cooking oils & grills (electric appliances may be permitted). PSACA is not responsible for loss or damages incurred by vendor participation or negligence.
  4. VENDOR VEHICLES – Vehicles must be moved away from Market Square by 8:30am. Parking around the perimeter of the park, including Accessible Parking spaces, is reserved for customers. Vendor parking is available at the Bobby Orr Community Centre, a few spots on Church Street and the far end of Gibson Street. Vendors parking around the perimeter of the park will be asked not to return as a vendor. No refund will be given.
  5. ABSOLUTELY NO ENCROACHING – outside of a vendor’s 10′ x 10′ area. All items including displays, signage and chairs must be within that area.
  6. FOOD VENDORS – Vendors selling food are responsible to obtain certification from the Public Health Department (North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit) and have the certificate on display each day of the market. Certificates issued by other districts do not apply to North Bay Parry Sound district. A copy must be on file with application. Set up will not be permitted until PSACA has been provided a copy of certificate.
    It is recommended that the vendor begin the application process early in the New Year as the Health Department is very busy in the spring
    Vendors selling beer, wine, or liquor must submit a copy of their SOP (Special Occasion Permit) issued by the AGCO with their application. The person manning the booth must show the Market Manager their Smart Serve Certificate before any sales can commence.
  7. SMOKING – Market Square is a smoke-free area. This includes the sidewalks within and around the park.
  8. PETS – Vendors are not to bring pets to the market. Farm animals and wildlife are permitted if integral to their business, and approved by PSACA Executive.
  9. WASHROOMS – Port-a-Potties are on-site for vendor and patron convenience.
  10. PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERAGE – is highly recommended. Vendors are not covered under the PSACA policy, or the Town of Parry Sound’s policy.
  11. SECURITY – AITP has Security on-site when the park is closed overnight. AITP is not responsible for theft, damage or losses.

We are all ambassadors for the Art in the Park. Please have a positive attitude towards our customers, other vendors, Town employees and Market Executives.

Art in the Park Vendor Application Fee

$200.00