Cover Letter

Dear Crafter:
We are very excited to once again to host the Fall Craft Show. The application for the 25th Annual Fall 2023 Craft Show Extravaganza held at Plainfield High School is live and available on our website!

The dates are set for Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00-4:00 & Sunday, October 29, 2023 9:00-3:00.

Booth rental fees: $90.00 with no electricity, $80 with electricity.

NEW THIS YEAR – Online application with online payment opportunities!

If you’re paying by check, please make it payable to PLAINFIELD BAND BOOSTERS. There is no need to post-date your checks. We will process them for you right away. If your check is returned for non-sufficient funds, you will need to replace it ASAP, including all fees and penalties incurred from the Band Booster bank account and any fees from your own bank. If a problem occurs, contact us immediately through e-mail.

If you are returning from our 2022 show and want your same spot, please be sure to send in your application *right away.* Anyone who submits their application after the deadline shown may lose their spot.

We will have onsite storage for extra items if you want to bring them in and save yourself a trip back to the car.
We reserve the right to limit same type crafts in any category. While preference is given to a returning crafter, you should still apply!
We do quite a bit of digital advertising – Google events, FestivalNet, our website, Facebook, Patch, and Instagram. Additionally, an e-mail notice is sent to every staff & employee and we do large display signs at several intersections in the area and beyond.
We also use the Automated Message from District 202 will reach the homes of all 26,000 students and to the staff!!!! Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing all of you!

Please feel free to give out our contact info to other crafters. All crafters, including previous ones, should join our mailing list so that we can be sure you’re in the loop on all communications. 
Phone: 815-577-4444 (this is an information line only)
Please e-mail me with questions or requests.

If submitting a paper application, completed applications should be mailed to:
Plainfield Craft Show
P.O. Box 32
Plainfield, IL 60544

Melissa C. Pennuto
Plainfield Band Boosters


Plainfield Band Boosters Present: The Annual Fall Craft Show

Saturday, October 29, 2022 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Plainfield High School –Central Campus
24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, IL
Space Rental — $90 per space Electricity — $5 (per space)
NOTE: We have chairs, but we are unable to provide tables.

MOST Spaces are 10’ x 10’, some are slightly different because of the room/hallway shape.
To use electricity, you, the crafter must provide a heavy duty and/or circuit type breaker cord; this is a fire safety code. Electrical units must meet the specified requirements. For ex: You will not be allowed to use cords that are in poor condition or higher watt bulbs than the cord or lighting unit specifies. We reserve the right to deny electricity in any situation that does not comply with standard safety regulations or that the Booster committee finds in violation of the manufacturers’ safety specifications, the Village of Plainfield building codes and/or the currently published national electric code. All electrical devices must be UL approved. This show is for handmade crafts. Any merchandise that is not the work of the exhibitor may need to be removed from the display. Failure to comply may result in your dismissal from our show. Under these circumstances, no refund will be issued. We reserve the right to limit the number of crafters selling the same type of craft.
PLEASE NOTE: FOOD BASED CRAFTERS: You must comply with the Will County Health Dept. and they will be onsite on show days. If you do not have the proper documentation, you cannot exhibit and there will be no refund.

  • No crafter may conduct a raffle of any type.
  • No crafter may sell/promote any fundraising items.
  • Note there is a school group who make crafts and sell them at the show.
  • No baked goods as our Boosters will be running a bake sale on both days.
  • No candy sales/food items are allowed except for those approved food crafters.
  • No home-based businesses, including but not limited to, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, etc.
    These are fine businesses, but do not match our show.
  • **NEW: If you have a helper coming to work your booth, I need to be notified or they will be
    charged admission!
  • No crafter may order a carryout such as pizza and have it delivered to their booth. You may
    bring in your own food, coolers, etc but no ordering from a delivery place or having food
    delivered in any manner.

Your set-up may be left up over night at the sole responsibility of the crafter. We must wait for approval for Friday night set up based on Athletics Schedule We will know closer to show date after school starts. We will have the set-up times on the recorded craft line at 815-577-4444

**Crafters may begin setup upon arrival but are not officially checked in and accepted into
the show until the Boosters Committee checks the crafters’ ID and matches the merchandise
to the pictures submitted with the original application. Any merchandise that was not identified in the application must be approved for sale by the Booster committee, prior to the check in of the crafter into the show.

Upon acceptance of your application, we will e-mail back a letter of acceptance with additional information regarding parking areas and set up info to assist you. If you don’t have e-mail, we will mail it to you.

Spaces may not be traded, sold to, or given to someone else. The Booster Committee must approve crafters, who want to use the space originally assigned to another crafter, or who
may be sharing the space, preferably prior to the show.

Tables must be skirted (covered to floor) to the floor for a uniform look.

Any space not filled by 6:30AM on the show day, may be sold to another crafter and no
refund will be issued.
NOTE: If you do not need a lot of time for set up, please make a note on your application
form so I know that the space will be filled.

YOU MAY BE LATE! I check that frequently on the morning of a show, especially when I
see empty slots. 815-577-4444

You are required to leave your complete display up until the closing time of 3:00pm on
Sunday. If you leave early, you will not be invited back to future shows.

NOTE: The parking lot will be restricted after drop off so spaces will be held for customers
only. Teams will be out there with traffic horses to enforce this process. THIS IS FOR THE

In appreciation of our crafters, we will be serving unlimited free coffee and tea to you, on both
days! We have some breakfast items and a wonderful lunch menu available for purchase,