2019 Sponsors

Alderman Mike Saville

6th Ward Fund

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Alderman Juany Garza

         2nd Ward Fund

Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns

             7th Ward Fund

           Alderman at Large

            Sherman Jenkins

                            Ward Fund

Alderman Judd Lofchie

       10th Ward Fund

Alderman Ted Mesiacos

       3rd Ward Fund

        Alderman At Large

         Robert O'Connor

                   Ward Fund

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Vendors

     Come Join Us August 23rd 2020

Exhibit Spaces

The basic size of the uncovered space, (or the size of exhibitors with their own tents), is more flexible, but are assumed to be about 10' x 10'. If you have larger space need, please let us know in advance. On the exhibitors' application form please describe your exhibit and space needs plus any demonstration of your art that you may be able
to do. Artists and Crafters' guilds working in traditional arts or methods are also encouraged to exhibit as a group.
Electricity is available First vendors signed, first served. No generators allowed.


The standard tent space will be 10' x 10'; for the covered spaces that we rent (1/4 of a 20' x 20' tent). We do not supply tents. There are no tie downs in the Mall area. You will need to bring sandbags or some type of weight system to hold
down your tents. The Mall has just been completely renovated and there is very little shade so remember, the festival will continue rain or shine. There is also a possibility of indoor vendor space on a limited availability. We will have more
information soon as to availability.

Location and Set-Up

Water Street Mall is located in Beautiful Downtown Aurora along the Fox River, Between Downer St on the South and Galena Ave on the North. The exhibitor parking area is off Route 25, and Benton St at Water Street (see the enclosed map). And is 1 block from the festival area. Automobile access to the parking area is from 7-9 am. Vehicles are not allowed in the Mall Area. All cars must be out of the area by 10 p.m. PArking after

load-in will be at the Southwest corner of Benton and Water St. See attached map. Each exhibitor must supply their own set-up and display material including tables & chairs.

Registration

Our basic non-refundable registration fee for an exhibit space (uncovered or with your own tent), must accompany all
applications. Exhibitors are encouraged to arrive early to set up. We keep our registration low but we ask that you make
an additional donation to the festival, based on your weekend sales. As a guideline, the food vendors pay 6% of sales, and
many of our artists follow suit.

Program Book Ads

If you would like an ad in our Festival Program please consult our rates and specs. Business-card sized ads are $50 and larger ads are priced proportionally. Please reserve ad space by August 5th and deliver camera-ready copy by August 10. Festival books are printed and distributed at the Festival. 

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