Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the Junior League of Chicago Holiday Gazebo. The Holiday Market place on November 10 and 11 at Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown – 600 North State Street Chicago, IL 60654
Merchants have the option of renting a single 6-foot table booth space or combination of multiple booths; fees start from $225. Discounts are available with applications submitted by September 15, 2017. Booth locations and preferences cannot be guaranteed, however, we will do our best to fulfill any requests. Merchants will be notified of their acceptance no later than October 15th, 2017.
The Junior League of Chicago charges a 15% sales commission (excluding tax) on your net sales made at or resulting from the 2017 Gazebo Holiday Market. Proceeds from the 2017 Gazebo Holiday Market will go to support the mission of the Junior League of Chicago.
THE REVIEW PROCESS
We ask all prospective merchants to submit their merchandise to the Gazebo selection committee for review. This is to be done in one of two ways—by sending samples to the committee (strongly preferred) or by sending in photographs of your merchandise (if samples are not available). Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the merchandise returned or note if you would like it donated to a Junior League raffle.
Submission of an application and payment of the application fee does not guarantee acceptance. Once we have reviewed your completed application, we will contact you.
The 2017 Gazebo Holiday Market marketing campaign is extensive. We highly publicize through television, radio, newspaper, mailings, social media, and print. Our more than 1,100 members receive regular communication about the show and have supported the JLC Gazebo Holiday Market for decades.
Please include the following with your application:*
- At least 3 (Non-returnable) current photographs/brochures of your merchandise and booth space. No application will be considered complete unless it is accompanied by photographs. Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish to have your photograph(s) returned.
- Samples of your merchandise. This is important to ensure that we have a good idea of your product. Please let us know if you would like your sample returned or donated to our raffle.
- Merchant contract signed and dated with application to assure all guidelines are understood.
*Completion of this application and/or participation in past shows DOES NOT GUARANTEE selection for Gazebo. Once your payment is received and your application is accepted your fee is nonrefundable if you withdraw your application within 30 days of the show. If you need to pay by check, please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Applications are due by October 1st