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Exhibitor FAQ


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 Rod and Gun Club Vendors only. Please do not share this page with your Customers.

When are Show Dates:

December 9-10, 2022

Show Hours:

Friday: 10-8, Saturday: 10-5

When is load in and out:

Load in is 6:30 am on Friday, Load out on Saturday starting at 5 pm, No early packing up will tolerated and will prejudice your future application.

When are table fee's due:

Table fee's will be billed out in September and will be due Oct 1. 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, (after you are billed) 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. Refunds will be available until Nov 1 Minus a $25 admin Fee. After Nov 1 there will be no refunds.

Floor plan:

The floor plan will be put together at the digression of the organizer. If you have requested power your table will be along the wall.  

Fire Retardant

If you have not purchased your table cloths or cloth banners (not vinyl) items new in the last 5 years, you may need tp fire treat them. This also includes any cloth coverings you wish to use to cover your booth at night. Fire treating is easy and can be done at home with both a natural or with a purchased synthetic compound. Any cloth over the hotel table cloth will need to be fire treated. If your product is made from cloth, you do not have to fire treat your stock. Fire retardant can be purchased at Home Depot or on line on Amazon. Or you can use one of the methods on this website

Social Media:

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


How to Tag on Social Media:

in your text type in @kootenayartisanfair to tag us. Use #kootenayartisanfair2022 #kootenayartisanfairHomespun2022 #kootenayartisanfairhomespunevent2022 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 #kootenayartisanfairHomespun2022 #kootenayartisanfairhomespunevent2022

Fastest way to connect with Aviva during the day Tuesday to Saturday is by calling Positive Apparel 205-505-5444 from 10am to 5 pm or email Please use these ways of communication so your requests do not get forgotten. 

Incase of emergency's you can text Aviva 250-354-7678

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