OHBA Craft Fair FAQs
Thank you for your interest in our craft fairs!
Please see below for answers to our most commonly asked questions.
Do you have space available?
We will remove the registration forms from our website once we are full. The only way to register for our Fairs is through our website. The only email addresses associated with our Fairs are email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't fall prey to scammers who tell you to email or call them for a space.
How much does a space cost?
OHBA Fall Fair:
Non-electric - $85, Electric - $95
Non-electric Commons - $95, Electric - $100
OHBA Spring Fair:
Non-electric - $50, Electric - $60
What time is the Fair?
How big are the spaces?
Commons - 8x6 | Lobby - 8x6 | Hallway - 4x10 | Upper Gym - 4x10 | Lower Gym - 8x6
How do I pay for a space?
Fall Craft Fair: To register for the Fall Fair, please visit this page. When registration is open, it will be linked here.
Spring Craft & Vendor Fair: To register for the Spring Fair, please visit this page. When registration is open, it will be linked here.
I sell Scentsy, Avon, other direct sales etc.: Can I participate in the Fall Craft Show?
No. The OHBA Fall Fair is only for crafters. You are welcome at our Spring Craft and Vendor Fair.
Am I guaranteed the same space?
Our registration process allows you to choose the area in which you want to be. After you make your choice, we do our best to place returning vendors in the space you had before (if you have indicated that). Please note: We have one-way hallways, so even if you are not in the Commons, people WILL come by your booth.
I registered early. Why don’t I have the space number I requested?
For various reasons, from show layout redesign, building space or other unforeseen circumstances, we sometimes need to make changes to booth placement. Booth number request is not guaranteed.
Am I allowed to sell baked goods or food?
Food booths must adhere to all Ohio Cottage Food laws. If you are selling food items, you are responsible for preparing and labeling food in accordance with all Ohio Cottage Food Laws.
When will I know my space number?
You will receive your space number the morning of the craft fair when you check-in.
Do I bring my own table and chair?
Yes, you must bring your own table(s) and chair(s). Unfortunately, OHBA cannot provide any tables or chairs.
Do I need to donate an item to OHBA?
It's not required, but it is encouraged and very appreciated. We do a basket raffle on Fair day, but we also use these donations at events throughout our year! Be sure to include business cards so we can help promote your business. Rest assured: Even if you don't see your item in the basket raffle on Craft Fair Day, it will be used!
I requested more than one space, will they be together?
Yes. All of your paid spaces will be together.
Will I get a receipt when I pay?
Yes, you will get an automated receipt when you pay. Keep this for you records. When you pay, please use the email you used to register. If you're unable to do so, please indicate in the notes field the name of your business. If we can't match you to your business, we won't know you've paid!
When should I expect to get information about the day of the event?
After you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration and asking you to fill out a Google form about your business. If you do not receive it, please check your Spam folder.
We will send a Welcome email about two weeks before the event. It will have detailed information about the day's schedule. Please don't panic if you don't hear from us before then.
Can I set up my booth the evening before?
Yes! We charge a $10 fee (Per crafter. If you have 2 spaces, you still only pay $10.) for Friday evening set-up. If you are registered for the Fall Fair, you will receive details via email.
For set up on the morning of the Fair, you can start as early as 6 a.m. You are permitted to pull your car up near your spot's location to unload (you will receive that information prior to arrival). We will have students to help you move your items and equipment to your space.
After unloading, you MUST move your car to the parking lot. We need all parking for shoppers.
If I cancel, can I get a refund?
No. Due to these events being fundraisers, we do not issue refunds.
We understand emergencies arise and do our best to work with you. Our Fairs sell out (and have an extensive waitlist); if you do not show, you are taking a spot from another crafter/vendor. Because we have experienced a number of non-communicative no-shows in the past few years, we are implementing the following:
If you purchased a space, are unable to attend, and fail to notify us prior to the event, you will not be permitted to register for the following year's event.
If you purchased a space and cancel within 48 hours (or less) prior to the first day of the event, it will be left to our discretion whether you will be permitted to register for the following year's event.
Plan on staying for the whole Fair.
All booths must remain open until the end of each Fair day. Departing early could result in our committee limiting your participation in future years.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Fall Fair is a two-day event. When you register for Fall Fair, you commit to both days.
Unloading your merchandise:
Our students love to volunteer and are some of the hardest workers around. We cannot guarantee enough student volunteers, however, so please come prepared to unload your own vehicles.
Be courteous and kind.
Disrespect to another crafter, volunteer, committee member or student volunteer will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the show immediately.
Violators to these policies may be asked to leave and will not be invited back.
Again, thank you for your participation in our events!
Reminder: Our events are run and staffed by volunteers and students.
Please treat them with kindness and courtesy.