Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibitor Questions (17)

The 2021 show is scheduled be on held on October 22-24 at the Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

The 2021 show is scheduled be on held on October 22-24 at the Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

Show Times:
Friday 22nd: 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Saturday 23rd: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 24th: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

All exhibitors must be members of the Guild even if sharing a booth space. Each individual exhibitor must complete an application and indicate if they are the PRIMARY or SECONDARY applicant and provide the name of the applicant they wish to share with. Each exhibitor must fill out a separate application and be accepted in order to be permitted to share a space. DHG will invoice the primary applicant for the booth fee and their membership fee. The secondary applicant will only be invoiced for their membership fee.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications close on June 21st 2021

If we have space remaining in any category after the first round of acceptances have been confirmed (soon after June 21st), we may accept some second round applications for a short time thereafter to fill vacancies.

You must fill out the application and pay a booth deposit in order to be considered for the show. NOTE: Booth deposits are not required at time of application for the 2021 show.

Please complete the application carefully as incomplete applications cannot be considered.

We use Dropbox to collect the photos required with your application.
You don’t need a Dropbox account, or need to be signed into one, to upload your photos. However, if you do have a Dropbox account, you can sign in and upload files right from your account if you wish.

You will receive a file request as a link on the confirmation page once you successfully submit the application form on our website. A copy of the link will also be sent to you via email. If you do not find that email after submitting your application form, please check your spam/junk folder.

NOTE: Photos should be either png, jpg or gif. Text documents and pdf files should not be uploaded.

To upload photos to complete your application:

  1. Click the link you received (on the confirmation page/email).
  2. Click Add files and select Files from computer
    • NOTE: “Files from Computer” is what you select even if you are accessing the page from a mobile device.
    • If you have your own Dropbox account you can select “From Dropbox” but you do not need to have an account to upload photos
    • Do NOT select “From Folders” you must only upload individual photos, not folders.
  3. You can select multiple files for upload, but if you need to add additional photos to the upload, click +Add more files and repeat the step to add more.
  4. Once you’ve added all the files you want to upload, you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. You must use your name (as it was entered on your application) Do NOT use a business name.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. A confirmation appears to show you’ve successfully uploaded your files.

Why do I get an error message when I try to upload a file?

There are several reasons why you might see an error message when trying to upload files to a file request. Here are a few error messages that you may see and how to fix them:

Error: Please upload files under 2 GB.

Error: [Requester’s name (DHG)] doesn’t have enough Dropbox Space for these files.

If this happens, let us know so we can check how much space is left in our Dropbox account.

Error: Something went wrong. Please try sending your files again.

If there is enough space in our Dropbox account and the file is under 2 GB, try to upload to the file request in a new browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) or in an incognito/private browser window. You can also clear your browser’s cache and reattempt uploading the file.

If you still have problems please contact us.

  • Exhibitors may apply for no more than 2 consecutive booth spaces.
  • Booth types listed here are the only options available.
  • Membership is required for all exhibitors. Membership fee is not included in booth fees. Membership fee is $40 (payable when booth fees are due)

ALL BOOTHS INCLUDE:

  • Electricity.
  • One 60″ x 30″ (5′) table.
  • 2 chairs
  • Co-Operators insurance: Members who attend the DHG show enjoy liability coverage for other sanctioned shows. Insurance certificates will be sent once booth payment has been received.

BOOTH TYPES & FEES

  • Upstairs: 11′x 6′ = $275 (+HST)
  • Downstairs/Arena: 10′x 8′ = $295 (+HST)
    (Limited corner booths are available downstairs for an additional $30)

Upstairs booths are 11′ wide x 6′ deep. There is no pipe & drape (backdrop curtains) upstairs.
Downstairs booths are 10′ wide x 8′ deep. These spaces are defined with pipe and drape at the back and 2 sides. Corner spaces will have back and only 1 side draped. PLEASE NOTE: There are no hard walls behind any space. Exhibitors should not expect to be able hang anything on a wall. Nothing may be affixed to the pipe and drape.

See point 16 & 17 of Exhibitor Terms and Conditions for further details.

COVID CONSIDERATIONS: Please note that changes may need to be made to the drape material at the 2021 event if health restrictions require. For example, we may be required to drape with plastic in place of fabric curtains.

Successful applicants are notified of acceptance as soon as possible after applications close and curating takes place. An invoice will accompany your acceptance notification. Exhibitors will need to pay for their space in full within 2 weeks of the date the invoice is sent in order to secure their space.

If second round applications are accepted (after June 21st), successful applicants will receive an invoice with the acceptance notification. Exhibitors will need to pay for their space in full on receipt of invoice in order to secure their space.

Membership to the Dartmouth Handcrafters Guild is required to participate in the Handmade for the Holidays craft show.
The annual membership fee is $40. This fee is additional, not included in the advertised booth fees.

For 2021 membership fees can simply be paid when the booth fees are paid. The membership fee will be listed as a separate line item on the invoice along with booth fees.

Successful applicants are notified of acceptance as soon as possible after applications close and curating takes place. An invoice will accompany the acceptance notification. Exhibitors will need to pay the invoice in full within 2 weeks of the date the invoice is sent in order to secure their space.

One 60″ x 30″ (5′) table and 2 chairs are included with each booth. Additional chairs are available free of charge. If you require additional tables they are available for a rental fee of $13 each. You may indicate this need on your application form.

Successful applicants are notified of acceptance as soon as possible after applications close and curating takes place. An invoice will accompany your acceptance notification. Exhibitors will need to pay for their space in full within 2 weeks of the date the invoice is sent in order to secure their space.

Due to the ongoing situation with the pandemic, we have delayed opening applications for the 2021 show. Therefore we will also delay the closing of applications for the 2021 show keeping applications open until June 21. The curating and booth designation will take place thereafter and notifications will be sent as quickly as possible. Please bear with us as we move forward this year as we will need to adapt and change according to the changing health guidelines.

If second round applications are accepted (after June 21st), those will be curated on a rolling basis as they are received.

Your entire booth fee goes towards the associated cost of your booth space at the show.

ALL BOOTHS INCLUDE:

  • Electricity.
  • One 60″ x 30″ (5′) table.
  • 2 chairs
  • Co-Operators insurance: Members who attend the DHG show enjoy liability coverage for other sanctioned shows. Insurance certificates will be sent once booth payment has been received.
  • Loading assistance for set up and breakdown.
  • Use of WIFI for accepting digital payments.

A show may be cancelled by DHG or the host venue for any safety reason due to unforeseen forces of nature, (i.e., hurricanes, tornado, floods, earthquakes, public health issues, etc), or if we are advised by authorities to do so for the sake of public and exhibitor safety. Booth fees are non-refundable unless the show is cancelled by DHG.

If you are not accepted, your booth deposit will be refunded. An application is a commitment to the Show so refunds will only be made if you are not offered a space at the Show. If you cancel at a later time, you forfeit your spot in the show and fees will not be refunded.

NOTE: There is no deposit required at time of application for the 2021 show.

Yes. The event location offers free WiFi that our exhibitors may use for conducting electronic sales transactions. However there is no guarantee that the WiFi will be available at all times or that your device will be able to connect to the free WiFi. If you rely solely on the free WiFi to take payments at the show you do so at your own risk. Neither the Dartmouth Handcrafters Guild or the event location can guarantee the availability of the WiFi service.

Exhibitors will be able to move in and set up on Thursday and Friday before the show. Full details will be provided soon.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and will always follow all recommended guidelines for the safety of our members and shoppers. Full details will be provided closer to the show based on the restrictions and guidelines in place at that time.