Become a Craft Fair Exhibitor or Food Vendor
53rd Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair
September 23 & 24, 2023, 10am - 5pm
Held at the Sussex County Fair Grounds
37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822
(This venue is fully accessible.)
Craft Fair Coordinator: Fran Singh
Application Deadline is April 1st
We invite you to apply to Peters Valley School of Craft’s 53rd Annual Juried Craft Fair that will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. This fully accessible venue is located less than 60 miles from NYC in the beautiful Sussex Skylands region, and conveniently located off of Route 206. The show receives approximately 5,000 attendees mainly from NJ, NY, PA, CT. The show is advertised extensively throughout the tri-state area and on social media. There is a web page featuring all participating artists with links to individual websites. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Peters Valley is a nationally recognized nonprofit focused on cultivating creative thinking through craft media and educating the public about fine craft. We do this through immersive learning workshops for adults and youth, outreach events, artist residencies as well as public lectures and gallery exhibitions. Proceeds support the educational programming and scholarships at Peters Valley.
Should we need to cancel the in-person 2023 show due to government-issued, Covid-related mass gathering restrictions or local health concerns, all booth fees will be fully refunded. Application fees will not be refunded.
• Indoor and Outdoor booths
• NEW BOOTH SIZES AVAILABLE
• Easy drive-up to buildings for unloading
• Overnight security
• Full-scale marketing campaign including print, online, radio and billboard media outlets
• Complimentary coffee, water & snacks in the Show Office
• Inexpensive lodging available at the Fairgrounds and Peters Valley Campus
• Volunteer booth sitting during show hours
• Emerging Artist Opportunities with discounted booth fees.
• Artist Merit Awards include cash prizes, next year booth discounts and jury exemption.
Dates & Deadlines:
March 10 Call for Entries Deadline
April 10 Notification to Applicants
May 31 Acceptance/Decline Invitation
July 1 Minimum of 50% Booth Balance due
Aug. 1 Booth Balance due
Aug. 31 Proof of Liability insurance due
Aug. 31 Deadline to Purchase Additional Options
Sept. 22 Set up from 8am – 8pm
Sept. 23 Set up from 7:30am – 9:30am
Sept. 23 & 24 Live event from 10am – 5pm
Exhibition Spaces & Fees:
300 watts of electricity is included with the purchase of either your indoor or outdoor booth space. Indoor booths are located throughout four adjacent buildings all of which have concrete floors, a roof and permanent or temporary side enclosures. There are a limited number of outdoor booths available. The standard indoor 10'x10’ booth space includes an additional 2’ behind the booth for storage and does not include pipe and drape with the exception of the Emerging Artist booths. The standard indoor 10’x5’ booth space does not include the additional 2’ of space behind the booth but does include the cost of pipe and drape. The 10’x5’ spaces will be located primarily in building 5 with a limited number of spaces available in the Richards Building. There are a limited number of corner spaces available. Exhibitors must design a complete booth with a back & side walls or drapes, chairs, tables, etc. Tablecloths must extend to the floor. Banners may not be hung on the front of the booth (front bar) but should instead be located inside the booth on one of the walls. If you are a previous exhibitor, you may request a booth space. However no requested booth space is guaranteed.
**Building/Barn 5 will be outfitted with temporary side enclosures this year and will be considered indoor space.
$375 10’ x 5’ Standard Booth (Pipe & Drape Included)
$400 10’ x 5’ Corner Booth (Pipe & Drape Included)
$465 10’ x 10’ Standard Booth
$525 10’ x 10’ Corner Booth
$345 to expand your Indoor Booth by 10’
$225 to expand your Indoor Booth by 5’
$355 10’ x 10’ Outdoor Standard Booth
$415 10’ x 10’ Outdoor Corner Booth
$200 to expand your Outdoor Booth by 10’
$125 to expand your Outdoor Booth by 5’
TBD Available Pipe and Drape Options and Cost
$60 Extra Electric (additional 300 watts)
$15 8’ Table (must be covered to floor)
$5 Metal Folding Chair
We request that all booths and amenities be selected through Zapplication regardless of payment type. Payments can be made in-full through Zapplication by credit card, or by check payable to Peters Valley, mailed to 19 Kuhn Rd, Layton, NJ 07851. We offer a Split Payment option ($20 administration fee) which must be selected in the Zapp Shop. A 50% deposit is due by July 1st; remaining balance due by August 1st. Zapp only accepts full payments; to pay a split payment, either mail 2 checks or call our office (973-948-5200) with your credit card. For both options select “payment by check” as the payment option in Zapp.
If you are interested in demonstrating in your booth or in a larger space in or outdoors, please mark the appropriate space on your application and describe what would be involved in your demonstration.
Set Up / Break Down:
Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 7:30am to 9:30 am
This event has easy drive-up and unloading, with most exhibitors being able to drive up to their booth space. No assistance is provided by the event organizers. If you wish to hire help, we are happy to pass your contact information on to people who may be available.
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Exhibitors are required to man their booth for the full duration of the event and all hours that it is open to the public. Booth sitters are provided, as available, for one 20 minute break per day free of charge between the hours of 1pm and 3 pm both days and must be requested ahead of time.
Camping is available on site ($25-$55/night) with shower facilities and electric hookup available. Camping is primitive with no picnic tables or fire rings. Peters Valley’s campus, located 12 miles from the fairgrounds, also has housing available ($65-$125/night) by calling (973) 948-5200. Additional housing options are available in the area.
Show Contact Information:
Peters Valley School of Craft
Attn: Craft Fair
19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851