Welcome Fair Vendors!

The Barrie Fair is a growing tradition that’s increasing in numbers! With over 40,000 visitors in 2016, this 4 day event draws in agriculture, and farming enthusiasts of all ages from around the province. Our fair strives to raise the bar in promoting agriculture and community, by hosting numerous livestock shows, as well as Home Craft competitions. In addition to these competitions, there are also grandstand attractions, including the truck and tractor pull and demolition derby. Let’s not forget the musical entertainment, as well as the ever popular midway, with rides and games! A family tradition since 1853!

Please be sure to read the vendor information document before submitting your application!

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We look forward to seeing you at the fair! 

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Vendor Information -2017 Barrie Fair

Are you interested in being a vendor at the popular Barrie Fair? Please read the rules for vendors below before applying:

Set Up Times

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23RD between 9am and 5pm.

Upon Arrival

Check in at the office before setting up your booth or trailer. The office is located in the Premier Equipment Building.

Pick Up Vendor Parking Passes and Admission Tickets

IF YOU DO NOT SET UP ON AUGUST 23RD BETWEEN 9AM and 5PM, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO SET UP AND YOUR SPACE MAY BE REASSIGNED WITH NO REFUND. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Restocking Your Booth

You are able to drive your vehicle to your booth space each morning of the fair from 7am until 15 minutes prior to the opening of the fair.

Hours of the Fair (YOU MUST BE OPEN DURING THESE HOURS AT ALL TIMES)

Thursday August 24th 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday August 25th      10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday August 26th 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday August 27th    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Indoor Vendors

Spaces available are sold in 10X10 increments.

You can define your space with a tent, but you CANNOT HAVE SIDES ON THE TENT DURING THE OPERATING HOURS OF THE FAIR.

If you would like a vendor space against the wall, please specify on your application

Pre-packaged food, or farmers market food is permitted in the barns. Vendors who prepare food at their booth cannot book an indoor booth. No Cotton Candy or Candy Apples permitted for sale during the fair.

Outdoor Vendors

Space is available as required.

When choosing the space required, please include the entire footprint of your set up, including trailer tongue length, depth etc…

You can define your space with tents and up to 3 sides if required.

Please indicate on your application how you plan to configure your space including the side your trailer opens so we can determine your placing outside.

Food vendors are permitted outside.

No Cotton Candy or Candy Apples are permitted. Please note for food vendors, there are no other restrictions.

What do you need to book a space at the Barrie Fair?

General Rules

No vendors are permitted to stay on the fairgrounds over night

No roving vendors

Surveys, Sales and Demonstrations are conducted only in the space contracted

No alcohol on the grounds

Smoking in designated areas only

No amplified sound from any booth unless pre-approved

Subletting is not permitted

Indoor/Outdoor

Certificate of Insurance naming Essa & District Agricultural Society as an Additional Named Insured (minimum 2 million Liability Coverage)

Completed Application

Payment

Tent Permit if required (400 square feet plus)

Ability to set up your booth during set hours

Ability to be open the hours of the fair

 

Food Vendors (Preparing Food)

Certificate of Insurance naming Essa & District Agricultural Society as an Additional Named Insured (minimum 2 million Liability Coverage)

Completed Application

Payment

Tent Permit if required (400 square feet plus)

Ability to set up your booth during set hours

Ability to be open the hours of the fair

Simcoe County Health Unit Permit

Propane Inspection

Generator for power / ESA permit if required

FORMS

Vendor Information Sheet

Vendor Application