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Holiday Gift & Craft Show - Vendor Application 2024

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre’s Holiday Gift & Craft Show is the largest holiday craft show in Northern Ontario.
The 2024 Holiday Gift & Craft show runs over two weekends (November 2-3, 2024 and November 9-10, 2024)
and features 80+ different vendors each weekend.

2023 Visitor Attendance

  • Weekend #1 – 3365 visitors
  • Weekend #2 – 2970 visitors

There is approximately a 10% reduction in visitors for weekend #2. However, vendors still report similar sales on weekend #2. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre continues to communicate to the public that each show is unique and worthwhile to attend.

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is invested in thoroughly Marketing the Holiday Gift & Craft Show using a variety of media: radio, digital ads, social media, press, event calendars, etc. We concentrate Marketing locally and regionally, but also market to Sudbury, Elliot Lake and other Northern towns. Our vendors are a healthy part of our overall Marketing plan, and we expect them to share our posts and talk about the show in their networks.

2024 Selection Process

Applications are open for returning vendors and the general public until February 14, 2023. Once all applications are received, a committee will review them. The committee will judge the quality of a vendor’s application on the following:

  1. Returning vendor in good standing.
  2. Uniqueness of product.
  3. Quality of product.
  4. Product is handmade.
  5. Quality of booth setup.
  6. Product type (we strive to limit the number of like products in one show to help maximize vendor sales).

Once applications are reviewed, our team will do their best to assign spaces to vendors in order of preference on their preferred show date.

2024 Application Process

Potential vendor spaces – the floor will be taped out January 8-31, 2024. Please notify the front desk attendant that you are visiting to view craft show spaces and you may enter free of charge. The CBHC is open 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Please note that Vendor’s Market spaces (yellow) include 1-6 foot table and enough space for a 2’x2’ floor stand. If your display extends beyond these dimensions, you will be asked to remove it.

All other spaces (pink, purple, blue and green) include 1- 8 foot table in the space fees. Any other tables or displays must fit within the allotted space. Vendors are responsible for ensuring the display and stock fit.

To apply:

  1. Review the map (there are changes from 2023).*
  2. Apply using the application form below by February 14, 2024.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email by March 17, 2024.
  4. Pay your fee by March 31, 2024.

*Please note that the numbers assigned to spaces have changed…therefore, the number for the space you rented in 2023 may be different in 2024. Please review the map carefully.



Applications will be processed by show date and space type requested. We will make every effort to separate “types” of vendors.

  1. You may list up to 4 spaces in order of preference. If you do not care where your space is located, but instead prefer a space category, then please indicate the category instead. Ex: Mechanic.
  2. All space fees are for both days of the show. If you only want one day, you are responsible for finding another vendor to share the space and costs with you. The alternate vendor must be pre-approved by the Event Organizer – send an email to events@bushplane.com.
  3. If you are sharing space with any other vendors, they must be pre-approved by the CBHC.
  4. Once your application is approved you’ll receive a confirmation email. You have until March 31, 2024 to pay your fees. Failure to pay fees on time = you forfeit the space.
  5. Vendor fees are 100% refundable if cancelled by September 1, 2024. After this date, you acknowledge that you will forfeit the space fee if you cancel.
  6. Prices are subject to HST.
  7. Used goods and information tables are not accepted.
  8. Food items require an APH Temporary Food Vendor permit that must be prominently displayed. The CBHC will send you the application form with your confirmation email. Return the permit to the CBHC when you pay for your space and the CBHC will get your permit for you.
  9. Homemade food and beverage will be permitted during the show for personal consumption. No take out or commercial food may be brought into the centre. A pre-purchased vendor lunch combo option, delivered to your booth, will be available for $12 – this will be communicated prior to the show.
  10. Your booth must remain open during the entirety of the show: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Failure to meet this requirement could result in rejection of future applications.

Vendor Map - Space Selection

Vendor Rates

Vendor’s Market$85.00 (1-6′ table)
Mechanic$95.00 (40-50 square feet)
Engineer$105.00 (60-80 square feet)
Co-pilot$125.00 (100-120 square feet)
Captain$145.00 (150-170 square feet)
Anchor Spot, additional $25.00

Additional 6′ tables – $15 each
Lattices – $10 each

Vendor’s Market spaces include 1 – 6 foot table and enough floor space for on 24″ x 24″ stand.

All other categories include 1 – 8 foot table.

Holiday Gift & Craft Show 2024 - Waitlist

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