Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Fair
Saturday 12 December - 10.30am-4.00pm
APPLY FOR A GUEST STALL
We hoped to hold our Winter Fair on 28 November but then went into lockdown. The new date we are aiming for is Saturday 12 December, outdoors in St James Square, Muswell Hill.
Given yesterday's news that we are moving back into Tiers, Haringey Council is waiting to hear on Thursday which Tier London is going into. They will then inform us if we can go ahead on the 12th.
I need to get ready by re-grouping on applications. Please can you complete the attached form if you would like a stall (even if you applied back in July). I know some makers have since decided not to do any events pre-Christmas or may now have other commitments due to the date change.
The Muswell Hill Christmas tree will be in situ by the 12th so space for stalls may be even more restricted depending on how Planet Organic organise their Winter outdoor seating. We will also be required to manage social distancing and Covid hygiene measures as we did in October including mask wearing and having hand sanitiser available.
Members of the Muswell Hill Creatives collective are guaranteed stalls. Guest makers will be confirmed based on the quality of their product, no direct conflict of interest with MHC members and how local they are to Muswell Hill. As this is a gift buying time of year, there will be emphasis on products that make great gifts. We do not have stalls selling hot food or drinks.
Please be aware that there is a risk of cancellation at last minute either due to the Covid situation or adverse weather. On this occasion, I will not be able to postpone to an alternative pre-Christmas date. With the required social distancing measures, we need to avoid people ending up huddled under gazebos sheltering from rain or wind.
Needless to say, traders must not attend if they have any Covid symptoms or are isolating.
Please make sure you read the cancellation T&Cs on the application form before submitting.
If we are unable to go ahead in person, we will go online with a Virtual Fair via our website, social media and mailing list for 24 hours from 10am on 12 December. I will be able to accommodate more guest makers in this instance. See more details in costs below.
Winter Fair in St James Square = £95 per stallholder
Includes: Haringey Council traders licence; 6ft table under a gazebo shared with 2 other traders; and admin/publicity fee. You must be in possession of up-to-date public liability insurance to trade with us.
Virtual Winter Fair = £15 per stallholder
Cost includes the feature of 1 post per stallholder on our @n10creatives Instagram grid and 1 image and listing on our MHC website Fairs page. Up to 3 posts per stallholder will be shared across from your Instagram grid to our stories over the weekend. We may also set up some video chats during the weekend (tbc).
Please select the Virtual Fair option in addition to the in person Fair if you would like to participate.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm, FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER
I will need to move fast if we do get go ahead to gather Trader Licences and PL Insurance Certificates for the Council. If I am able to offer you a stall, please help by responding to information requests speedily!
You will be invoiced on the point of your stall being confirmed (either in person or virtual).
From previous guest traders:
"It was so great on Saturday. I really had a lovely day and really good sales... I really wish we could do that once a month!" November 2017
"Great market, with the location, set up, cost, customers who understand what designers create and want to buy and close to good coffee, not much more you can ask for really!” March 2018
"Before we had even got to our stalls the prearrangements and social media / publicity were fantastic. On the day there were minimal hassles as my table and gazebo were ready waiting for me. But best of all is the camaraderie amongst the makers and like minded creatives. I really enjoyed being part of the group and swapping tips. Moreover the standard of work is high and it felt like a quality event despite the weather! Can’t wait for the next one! Well done and thank you." March 2018
"The Muswell Hill Creatives are a great, diverse group of talented designer/makers. Each person brings something different and unique with work of a very high standard. As a collective they've always been welcoming and friendly with lots of advice and pointers. To be amongst like minded professionals in the creative field is so refreshing and inspiring!"
"I have been a guest stall holder with the Muswell Hill Creatives over the past year and each time the organisation and publicity have been fantastic. The organiser is very quick to respond via email to any queries that I have leading up to events and is supportive and on hand throughout the day when the market is on. On arrival at the market the gazebos and tables are already set up and there is a plan and list of essentials sent out beforehand so we all know where to set up and reminded what to bring. The market itself has a lovely local feel and the customers embrace and support the fact that the work is of a high quality and is all locally designed/handmade. I have met some lovely fellow makers and have sold well at each event and hope to join the group for more in the near future."