Vendor application for Fallasburg Bazaar

 

Arts/Crafts/Bazaar in the Village of Fallasburg Park 2019

Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th

10:00am-5:00pm (both days)

 

The Fallasburg Historical Society invites you to join our 2-day Arts/Crafts/Bazaar in the Village of Fallasburg Park, located east of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event will be host to unique crafts and food booths and is also home to a museum, village and vintage baseball tournaments! We are located in Fallasburg Park, one of Kent County’s most beautiful public parks – the 76-acre park is located on the inspiring Flat River. When you cross the Historic Covered Bridge, into our charming village, you will be taking a step back in time.

 

We plan to capture some of the annual attendees to the Fallasburg Festival of the Arts, which will be held in the park during the same dates, with estimated traffic of 20,000-30,000!  The Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts has been voted #39 of the festivals, nationwide, by 2012 readers of Sunshine Artists Magazine, and has been called “a unique event that develops the potential of its extraordinary historical setting”, by www.artfaircalendar.com.

 

Admission AND Parking for the Arts/Crafts/Bazaar is FREE.

 

Important Dates:

Show Dates:                                         September 14th & 15th, 2019

(One day participation is an option – no discount to booth fees)

 

Selection Procedure:

A group, comprised of Fallasburg Historical Society board members, will serve as the selection committee to ensure a diverse range of crafters whose work is of original quality and that represents a variety of creative styles for the Village Bazaar.

 

 

 

Fallasburg Historical Society has a policy to provide equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all programs, activities and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

 

 

 

 

 

Company/

Artist Name:            _____________________________________________________

Contact Phone:          _________________  Alternate Phone:            _______________________

email address:            ___________________________________________________________

Desired Booth Size:   Single:  __________    Double:  __________

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Description of items to be offered (check all that apply):

__________    Antiques                                              __________    Shabby Chic

__________    Flea Market                                          __________    Arts and Crafts

__________    Arts and Crafts                        __________    Clothing

__________    Leather                                    __________    Wood/Woodworking

__________    Glass                                                    __________    Metal

__________    Ceramics                                              __________    Toys

__________    Furniture                                             __________    Jewelry

__________    Floral                                                   __________    Soaps

__________    Pottery                                                 __________    Candles

__________    Other

 

Please provide a description of merchandise to be sold:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The sale of real weapons, play weapons, drug paraphernalia or alcohol related items is prohibited and the Committee has the right to accept or reject any vendor, articles or display.

 

Rules:

 

  • Only one crafter (or crafter collaboration) per booth.
  • Committee reserves the right to request removal of sale items that are inconsistent with submitted craft/implied merchandise.
  • Booth must be staffed for duration of Arts/Crafts/Bazaar.
  • Crafter is required to donate an item valued at $10 or more in addition to booth fee. Such donation will be used as a fund raiser for the historical society at a later date- so having your crafter information on item is key for future sales from winner and family of winner.

 

Village Event is a “rain or shine” event.  Crafters should be prepared for inclement weather.

 

Booth Information:

 

  • Single booth – 12′ x 12′ (physical space of set-up) $50
  • Double booth – 12′ x 24′ (physical space of set-up) $100

(limited number of double booths available and will be assigned in the order of

receipt of deposits/requests)

  • Set-up is Friday, September 13th, 2019, 12:00pm – 8:00pm (if you prefer to set-up on Saturday morning, set-up MUST be complete prior to 10am, when the event opens)
  • Securing your booth “after hours” is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. The Fallasburg Historical Society is not responsible for any loss or damages.

(we will have personnel on-site overnight, but we cannot be held responsible for     securing vendor merchandise)

  • Take down is 5pm Sunday, September 15th, 2019 (right after the event)
  • Electricity and running water are NOT available
  • Generators are NOT allowed
  • For crafters only: we have a Historic home designated for your use. It has a bathroom and limited kitchen to take a break and enjoy your lunch. Again- this is not for public use- we have a bathroom at the one room school house for your customers.

 

 

Parking:

  • Vendor parking will be directly behind your booth – to ensure convenient access to your merchandise.
  • Guests/Customers will have designated parking areas through the Village.

 

Waiver/Acceptance:

I/We agree to assume all risk associated with participating in this Bazaar; including, but not limited to, falls, accidents, effects of weather and/or any other loss, cost or damage.  By signing this document and/or submitting the entry fee, I/We, agree to waive, release and hold harmless, the Fallasburg Historical Society, sponsors and volunteers from any and all claims, liabilities, demands, loss, cost and expense, of any kind, arising out of my participation in this event.  I/We have read and agree to this waiver and will abide by the rules and regulations for the Village Bazaar.

 

Signature:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________       Date:  ________________

 

 

Any questions can be emailed to:  michelle_emaus@yahoo.com or call 616-648-0048.

 

Please submit your application/deposit to:

Arts/Crafts/Bazaar -2019

725 Lafayette St

Lowell, MI  49331

 

All checks should be made payable to: Fallasburg Historical Society

 

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Fallasburg Village Bazaar vendors

The following is a list of participating vendors at the Fallasburg Village Bazaar set for Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are still accepting vendors. However, we are trying to avoid duplicates. Please check the list below.

For vendor app contact Michelle Emaus at michelle_emaus@yahoo.com or at 1-616-648-0048.

Local author Emma Palova will be at the one-room schoolhouse from 1 to 5 p.m. on both days. Stop in for an autograph and for insights from the publishing industry.

Vendors

Two Hot Tamales- Food truck

Whimsical Wick- antique vessels filed with wax turned into a candle

Goat milk Soap

Thirty One

Creations Imation’s

Leather purses

Fudge

Fairy Houses

Candles/lotions

Paintings

Jewelry

Antiques

Rock Art

Metal Art

Bloom LLC

Whites Bridge Group

 

 

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25th anniversary of Fallasburg CBBT

The Covered Bridge Bike Tour, a success in Fallasburg pioneer village & Coldwater Rest Stop

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg- A total of 120 riders participated in the 25th annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour on Sunday, July 7 under the clear blue skies as the humid air chilled down  at the one-room schoolhouse registration.

Thanks to everyone!  The 25TH Bike Tour was truly a great day.  We couldn’t have done it without you,” said Ken Tamke, president of the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS).

  • 86 Total Registrations (48 Advance, 38 Walkups)
  • 120 Total Riders (67 Riders Registered in Advance, 53 Riders Walked Up)

Among the favorite routes through the Kent County countryside was the 28-mile route from Fallasburg to Lowell past the Grand River, and along the Grand River Drive to Ada Covered Bridge.

Most of the participants found out about the bike tour from the Michigan League of Bicyclists.

Members of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Paul Guthrie picked the 100-mile route, while Gordy Vader rode the 62-mile route. They loved the homemade food at the Misner House Museum.

“The food is great,” Guthrie said. “We would appreciate re-assurance arrows and GPS map. It’s a great ride.

For Nancy Short who rode the 78-mile route, it was the first time on the CBBT.

“I ditched my friends behind,” she laughed. “I’ve never done a ride that has a homemade spaghetti dinner with tablecloths on the picnic tables.”

Coldwater Rest Stop

Coldwater rest stop

Fallasburg Village Bazaar

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) next event will take place on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find your next treasure at the Fallasburg Village Bazaar.

 

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Happy Fourth of July

Wishing everyone happy Independence Day from the #Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS.)

Join us for our 25th Anniversary of the Covered Bridge Bike Tour (CBBT) this Sunday, July 7. The registration starts at 7 a.m. at the one-room schoolhouse.

Pedal through the countryside at your leisure. You can pick from the following routes: 12, 28, 40, 50, 62, 78 and 100 miles.

The grand finale of the bike tour is the delicious spaghetti dinner with homemade pasta sauce and root beer at the Misner House Museum.

For online registration go to:

http://www.fallasburg.org

See you there.

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Collective Access to Fallasburg artifacts

The Fallasburg Historical Society is pleased to announce and showcase a sparkling new website where you can explore online our collection of images and artifacts.

FHS President’s message

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FHS president Ken Tamke

Our collaboration with Calvin College’s History Department began the project three years ago. Under the mentorship of Lowell Area Historical Museum’s Executive Director, Lisa Plank, Calvin student interns have been digitally cataloging our archived material; pictures, documents, and assorted pieces of memorabilia that tell the story of people and places in Historic Fallasburg Village and Vergennes Township.

Please visit: https://collection.fallasburg.org and see for yourself.

This “spring cleaning” process has led to the rediscovery of many forgotten treasures tucked away in files.  We’re still a work in progress, but will continue over the coming months to add to, and refine the site.

Now begins the arduous task of properly storing and preserving our collection.  What a nice convenience for students, scholars, and history buffs to be able to view it online, quite another thing to hold in your hand the actual essays and poetry John Wesley Fallas and his wife, Phebe Brown Fallas penned 170 years ago.  Now both are possible!

The Fallasburg Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting, Monday June 17TH.

The meeting will be held at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce and will start at 7:00PM.

The purpose of our Annual General Meeting is a forum for our members, friends, and volunteers to lend their voice to our organization.  We’re always looking for new ideas and fresh faces.  Please consider getting involved. FHS needs you!

The 25TH Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour.

Sunday, July 7TH, 2019.

 Our ride at your own pace, select your distance (12 – 100-miles) bike tour, takes you through some of West Michigan’s most beautiful countryside along marked and mapped routes with SAG (support and guidance) if you need it. Enjoy wonderful refreshments along the way, and a great homemade country Italian meal with all the trimmings at the end of your trip. Starting from our one room schoolhouse, you exit historic Fallasburg Village over the Fallasburg Covered Bridge, one of two you’ll encounter on your 28- or 50-mile cycling adventure.  You may also select to tour around the Flat River Watershed, a 12- mile journey that circles the Village. For the hale and hearty 100-milers, we’ll send you South in the morning and North in the afternoon with Fallasburg as a mid-way point allowing you to eat in the middle of your ride or at the end. All roads begin and end in Historic Fallasburg Village!

Visit www.fallasburg.org  to pre-register and save some $$$. Walk up registration opens at 7:00AM on the day of the ride. Fallasburg Village, 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell.

Schoolhouse Open Sundays

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Don’t forget, our “Schoolhouse Open Sundays” season begins in June – September. We’ll be open as many Sunday afternoons as we can from 2 – 4PM.  Village walking tours and open houses are available year-round by appointment.

Come to Historic Fallasburg Village and take a step back in time!

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From There to Here

Visit the Fallasburg pioneer village tomorrow May 5 during the Spring into the Past Museum Tour from noon until 5 pm.

Pictured below are @Fallasburg Historical Society president Ken Tamke in front of the one-room schoolhouse.

For friends Kay Thorne of Lowell and Mary V. Harig of Alto, Fallasburg was their first stop on the tour.

“It reminds me of my childhood, “said Harig. “I am coming back for Christmas.”

The visit to the 1867 schoolhouse reminded the two friends of simpler times.

“It May have been harder, but it was a freer time,” said Thorne.

http://emmapalova.com/2019/05/04/from-there-to-here/

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Spring into the Past

Visit us during the Spring into the Past museum tour this weekend on May 4 & 5th from 10 am to 5 pm. Organized by the Tri-River Museum Network, the tour will feature close to 30 museums from five counties.

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) will be at the one-room schoolhouse ready to share the good news about our collective access project: Online Curated Exhibit of artifacts and collections from the Fallasburg pioneer village.

You will be blown by the ease of access to our treasures.

Following is the introduction to the Vergennes Township topic on the collective access landing page:

Three of our most treasured collections reflect not only the history Fallasburg Village, but of Vergennes Township. The Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense registration cards were compiled in Vergennes Township in 1918, for public support of World War I. The Council of National Defense was formed to coordinate resources and industry in support of the war effort, including the coordination of transportation, industrial and farm production, financial support for the war, and public morale. The Vergennes Cooperative Club (VCC) was formed on October 29, 1914 by the women in Vergennes Township for the “promotion of cooperation among the farm women of the neighborhood and the social enlivenment and betterment of the farm homes and of this community.” The VCC met monthly until 2004. “Vergennes Township Living History” was the result of taped interviews and written recollections compiled in the 1980s and 1990s to record the history of the Vergennes Cooperative Club and Vergennes Township.

Here are some examples of the FHS treasures:

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Fallasburg @Lowell Expo

Visit the Fallasburg Historical Society booth 130 inside the Expo Cafeteria next to the Lowell Area Historical Museum booth 131 this Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

We have a lot of news that we’re excited to share.

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