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Dickens on Cypress Creek 
Regulations - - Please Read

    Dickens on Cypress Creek-A Victorian Christmas Market, will be held at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, Spring, Texas, on November 18-19, 2005 from 9-5 each day.  Dickens on Cypress Creek kicks off the holiday season with a celebration reminiscent of the turn of the century.  Advertising campaign includes newspaper and radio, merchant posters and high traffic signs and banners, direct mail and Community Center marquee.

    Proceeds benefit the educational, artistic and touring projects of Cypress Creek Community Chorale, an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.

    Dickens on Cypress Creek--A Victorian Christmas Market is not related to festivals of similar name in other cities.

RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS:
 1. All professional artists and crafts people are invited to participate.
 2. Each and every item sold must be approved.
 3. Silk screen clothing is not allowed.    
 4. All items must show good taste and acceptability is at the sole discretion
     of The Market Administrative staff. Any unacceptable items must be
     immediately removed. Any vendor refusing to remove inappropriate items
     will be expelled from show with no refund of any fees.


COSTUMES
    All vendors and their staff must be dressed in costumes representative of the Victorian period. Costumes add to the festival atmosphere and help with sales. 
This does not mean you need to spend $$$ renting costumes.  Men could dress as simply as dark slacks, white shirt, bow or string tie, an arm garter and/or a vest.  Women may choose to wear long, solid colored skirts with simple lines, a blouse w/ collar, with a brooch, lace fichu or string tie at the neck.  Or you may opt for an apron and mob hat to complete your ensemble. There will be one $50 Best of Market Costume Award.

 

EQUIPMENT
    Display or set-up equipment, such as tables, chairs and tents are not available. Vendors must supply.

 

BOOTHS
    Vendors must decorate according to the Victorian theme as much as is reasonably possible. Booths and carts must be decorated accordingly, however a Christmas theme would be acceptable. Decorations and costumes add to the festival atmosphere and help with sales. There will be one $50 best of show award. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS
    Each applicant must submit a minimum of 3 good quality photographs that are representative of work to be sold. Each and every type of work to be sold must be represented. All photos are to be labeled with names, addresses and prices. Your photos will be retained for our file. Photos must be re-submitted every year. All applicants will be juried from these photos.

 

BOOTH SPACES
1.  Approximately 60 booths are available for each show.
2.  Single Booth space is approximately 85 - 95 square feet. You will be
     required to keep your display entirely within that space.
 No exceptions!
3.  If you need more room, double booth spaces are available approximately
     170' - 190' square feet.
4.  If booths are shared, each participant must submit 3 good quality
    photographs of each exhibitors work for approval.
5.  Booth spaces will be assigned in registration sequence. Preference will be
     given to returning exhibitors only through June 30, 2005.

    

FEES/JURY PROCESS
    Your booth fee is required with your application. Applications are juried in the order they are received. Your check will be cashed upon acceptance. If you are not accepted, your check will be returned to you. If accepted, we will notify you by US mail or electronic mail as you specify.

 

SCHEDULE
1.  Set-up:  3 pm to 7 pm Thursday November 17, 2005 and 7 AM to 8 AM
     Friday
2.  Market Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Friday & Saturday
3.  TAKE DOWN of booth spaces may not begin until 5 pm Saturday.
4.  All vehicles must be removed to designated parking area by 8:30 am on
     Friday and 8:30 am on Saturday. Please come early enough to comply.
5.  All equipment must be off the premises by 7 pm Saturday.
6.  We have a substantial overnight security force and have had no problems.
     However, we do not assume any responsibility for your property.


REFUNDS

Final Cancellation Deadline: October 15, 2005
Absolutely NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS after cancellation deadlines. Full refund for cancellations made by July 31, 2005. All approved refunds by September 1st will be charged $25 per booth. Approved refunds by October 15th will be charged $75 cancellation fee. No refunds after October 15th.

Make Checks payable to: Cypress Creek Community Chorale, 
and mail to: 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379
 Attn:  Hazel Bright

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 

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