48th Annual Arts & Crafts fair

ArtsandCraftsFairImageWe are excited to invite you to the 48th Annual Shelton Jaycees Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday June 3rd, 2012. This year’s rain date is on June 10th.

I’m Nikole Lindley and I’ve been recruited by our past event chairman, Kate Jager, to lead this year’s fair. For nearly a half a century, our all volunteer community group has grown this local event into an established community tradition. It is always held on the first Sunday in June on the Huntington Green, kicking off the summer season in Fairfield County.

Our show advertisements will include six professionally designed billboards supplementing over 100 corrugated plastic campaign-style signs placed at major intersections. Print promotion will be in The Connecticut Post, The New Haven Register, The Shelton Weekly and The Huntington Herald in addition to radio & cable TV listings. We’ve even added this new Arts and Crafts Fair Page on our web site and started an Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Facebook page!

We consider diversity the hallmark of our fair and we limit the number of exhibitors in each craft category to 3. Our fair is a juried event and cash prizes are awarded. Please download and print our application and return it to us with a description and a photograph of your work. If you have exhibited with us before, you don’t need to enclose a photograph.

Our best source of new participants has always been word of mouth referrals. We feel our tradition of having a high quality diverse group of exhibitors is very important, so we’re offering past exhibitors a $5 registration rebate if they refer a new (non-jewelry) exhibitor. If the “New” referral is accepted, and is either brand new to our fair or has not exhibited at our fair in over three years, both the past exhibitor and the new referral will receive a $5 registration rebate on the morning of the event!

When referring a new exhibitor you can either photocopy an application, or send them to this web site where they can download their own application . Or you can just have them give us a phone call so we can mail them a paper application. A referral section is on the application.

This year we’re offering our Arts & Crafts Exhibitors an “Early Bird Rate” of $59 when your application is postmarked by March 31st, 2012. To qualify for the regular pre-registered price of $69, your application must be postmarked no later than May 16th, 2012. All Food Vendors must pre-register by May 16th and the fee remains constant at $79. Sending your application in early will help ensure your acceptance.

Please include your check or money order with your application.

Any photos we receive will be returned to you within 10 days along with a confirmation letter. Even if you are not able to participate in 2012, please complete the application and return it to us so we can keep you on our mailing list.

Please send your application to: The Shelton Jaycees Arts and Crafts Fair
P.O. Box 2334, Shelton, CT 06484

The application together with our welcome letter and additional details are available to download and print HERE. If you have any questions, just give me a call any time before 10pm. If you can’t reach me right away, you can also call my good friend and mentor, Past Chairman Kate Jager, at (203) 623-6698. We’re looking forward to another beautiful and profitable day for everyone!


Nikole Lindley, 2012 Arts & Crafts Fair Chairman
(203) 231-0448

2 thoughts on “48th Annual Arts & Crafts fair”

  1. Hi Dawn,
    YES! We accept applications by U.S. Mail until May 16th. After that you can contact us by phone and if space is still available we can reserve a space for you.

    All of the details and the application itself are on a pdf file attachment you can print or download from this web site. Look for the bold face type that says “download and print our application”. Click on it and you’ll have everything you’ll need except your entrance fee and a stamp.

    If you have trouble getting the application on-line call Nikole at 203-231-0448 or Kate at 201-623-6698 and they’ll send you one by snail mail.

    Hope to see you on June 3rd!

    Annual Arts & Crafts Fair,
    Committee Member

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