PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
We would like to welcome everyone to the 32nd annual Christmas Made in the South at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center!
Show Dates & Times
Friday October 27 10AM - 7PM
Saturday October 28 10AM - 6PM
Sunday October 29 10AM - 5PM
Set up day will be Thursday, October 26th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Columbus Convention and Trade Center – Historic Iron Works
801 Front Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
For those needing lodging, our host facility is the Laquinta Inn & Suites located at 1711 Rollins Way, Columbus, Georgia 31904. Our contract rate is $119.00 per night for single or double occupancy which includes a complimentary hot breakfast for guests. For reservations call 706.223.1333 and let them know you are with the Christmas Made in the South group.
There is limited RV parking across from the Trade Center and is available on a first come basis. We also have an arrangement with the Lake Pines Campground located at 6404 Garrett Rd., Midland, Ga. about a 20-minute drive to the Trade Center. For reservations call 706.561.9675. Be sure to let them know you are with Christmas Made in the South. During show hours, smaller vehicles should park at the River Center Parking Deck located at 919 Broadway approximately 1/2 block north of the entrance to the Trade Center.
Setup Information: Booth Size - 8x10
Set up day will be Thursday, October 26th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Go directly to the registration desk located at the front of the building. You will be given your registration information and booth number and directed to the loading bays. Do not set up in a booth before you have registered. Show hours are Friday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Exhibitors will be allowed entrance two hours before the show opens on Friday and an hour and a half on Saturday and Sunday. Breakdown MUST NOT BEGIN BEFORE 5:00 PM SUNDAY. Once the show concludes, please break down your booth BEFORE moving your vehicle into a loading area.
Exhibitors must limit their wattage to either 0-500, 501-1000 or 1001-1500 watts. Anyone requiring more than this amount will have to make special arrangements and will incur an additional charge. Please notify us if this pertains to you. All electrical needs must be ordered on the show application in advance to receive the discounted rates. For anyone requesting electricity, be sure to bring a 50' heavy duty extension cord.
The sales tax for this event is 9%.
Badges and Hostesses
Each exhibitor is allotted 3 exhibitor badges which should be picked up at the time of registration. Additional badges will be available for $5.00 each or you may purchase complimentary tickets for $5.00 each. Be sure to WRITE YOUR NAME on your badge. These badges will be required for entrance to the building during the run of the show. Hostesses will be available to relieve those who are alone and need to take a break, however, breaks must be limited to 10 minutes. Please sign up at the registration desk on set up day if you will need this service.
Show Rules and Expectations
IMPORTANT: No kits, imports, craft supplies, mixed media or commercially produced items are allowed. Only items handcrafted by you and listed on your application are acceptable. No foul language or offensive wording is allowed on any items displayed in your booth. All art must be family friendly. Misrepresentation of these rules can result in the closing of an exhibitor’s booth without recourse or refund and violators will not be considered for participation in any future Carolina Shows, Inc. events.
IMPORTANT: Please stay within your defined booth space. This includes chairs, tables, props, etc. Fire Codes require certain size aisles be maintained the entirety of the show run. Items in the aisles will be removed or put back into your space. Tables must be covered to the floor and your display must look attractive from all sides. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their booth in some fashion in keeping with the Christmas theme (Lights, ribbons, trees, etc.). Carolina Shows, Inc. provides basic draping to include 8-foot back walls and 3-foot side walls in all booths, however, for exhibitors that need additional booth accessories such as carpet, high drapes or additional piping, please contact our decorator, Hostsouth, at 912.232.6373. There will be a charge from Hostsouth for additional accessories.
IMPORTANT: Bring enough work for the entire show. If you sell out, you will need to stay for the remainder of the show. DO NOT BREAK DOWN YOUR BOOTH BEFORE THE SHOW CLOSES.
Show balances are due 60 days prior to the show. If you have an outstanding balance, we will mail you an invoice. If you would prefer to pay via credit card, please contact our office directly for instructions. If we have not received your final payment 30 days prior to the show’s start date, we will assume that you are not participating in this event and your space may be given to someone on our waiting list.
We would like to wish everyone the best of luck, good selling and for those coming in from out of town… HAVE A SAFE TRIP!
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