Vendor Information

What to expect at one of our vendor special event days

We’re excited to host a series of special event days through the season on different themes including our popular Fibre Arts Days, Gardener’s Gathering, Woodworking Day, Seedy Saturday, Teddy Bear Picnic, Heritage Fall Fair and more. (For upcoming dates and to express your interest in joining us at one or more of these events, visit this webpage.)

No matter the event, vendors may generally arrive anytime after 8AM to set up and must be ready for the public when the event starts (10AM or 11AM, depending on the event). Our events are primarily outdoors and so please bring a market tent if you have one; we *may* have limited extra tables and chairs, but we usually reserve those for community groups unaccustomed to setting up regularly at events like these. There are multiple access points to the gardens from the road, so come check in at our front desk and we’ll direct you to the easiest place to unload for your location.

As a heritage site with a strong interest in supporting local business, we aim to keep table fees low, usually $15, so that the fee isn’t a barrier for attendance. If you have a lucrative day, however, we hope you’ll see fit to supplementing your fee with a donation–we’re all working together to make this a great day, after all!

A few other key items: lunch items will be available for sale from our kitchen on event days, typically soup, salad and sandwich options as well as baked goodies. Vendors get a discount. Vendors coming from elsewhere sometimes ask about accommodation and there are several AirBnB and motel options in Keremeos; we also have a cozy campground attached to our site and you’re welcome to stay there if space is available. The site has excellent cell coverage and you may be able to access our wifi network to process transactions; unfortunately, there is no ATM on site, so plan your cash box accordingly.

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We hope you’ll be able to join us this season and be a part of some of our wonderful events!