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Exhibitor FAQ

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Kootenay Artisan Fair has been established since 2010 and see's 2500+ shoppers for it's Christmas Show and 600- 800 people for its February and  spring show. 

December Event saw 1500 + Shoppers in 2021 and the Harvest Market saw over 2000 Shopper in one day.

We have established an excellent variety of High Quality Handmade Vendors with loyal, discerning customer base.

This page is not public and is for the 2022 Prestige Vendors only. Please do not share this page with your Customers.


When are Show Dates:

November 18-20, 2022

Show Hours:

Friday: 10-6, Saturday: 10-7, Sunday: 10-5

When is load in and out:

2022 Load in is 6 am on Friday, Load out on Sunday starting at 5 pm, No early packing up will tolerated and will prejudice your future application.


When are booth fee's due:

Booth fee's are due by August 1st. If you do not pay on time your space will go to the next qualified vendor on the wait list. We no longer accept cheques. E-transfers can be sent to Positive Apparel is registered for Direct Deposit.

How to pay for your table fees:

  • E-transfer to Positive Apparel is registered for direct deposit and no security question is required.

  • Make sure you are paying for your booth fee including taxes. Please wait for your invoice.

  • Pay in person with either cash or debit: Positive Apparel Thrift Store, 721 A Front Street, Nelson.

  • Please go to the Furniture Department and ask for Aviva or Simone.


Cancellation Policy:

If the event is canceled do to Covid restrictions all booth fee's will be returned in full. Deadline for vendors to cancel is September 1. Cancellation prior to September 1st will receive a refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. Cancellations after September 1st forfeit entire registration fee.

Floor plan:

We have done our best to accommodate your requests and we have added in multiple smaller tables in order to accommodate the 14 spaces we lost due to the hotel renovations. Please make sure that when you set up your booth you make room for you to get in and out of your space. If you feel you need to change to a larger booth please call or email Aviva at 250-505-5444 and if we have cancelations we will offer you the larger space. 

Social Media:

Please use the above photos of our post card to use on your Social Media or website.

Facebook event will be posted here closer to the event. PLEASE DO NOT START YOUR OWN FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

How to Tag on Social Media:

in your text type in @kootenayartisanfair to tag us. Use #kootenayartisanfair2022 and be sure to use the Tag button on your post so you show up on our page as well.

in your text type in @kootenayartisanfair to tag us. Use #kootenayartisanfair2022

Grand Prize Giveaway:

We will do doing a grand prize table this year. This is how we collect email addresses to reach our shoppers. You will need a $20 or equivalent donation for the door prize

Best way for us all to make this event the best ever is to keep a positive mind set and open heart. We know the last 2 years have been extremely difficult on all of us and this community. With that said we will not tolerate any bullying, belittling, arguing or soap boxing at this event. This will be a safe place and we must keep this about the fair and us returning to state of abundance and well being as entrepreneurs.

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