Fort Ligonier Days Craft Show Rules & Regulations

Eligibility

The Fort Ligonier Days Craft Show is a juried show and will be open only to artisans who make and sell their own craft. No commercial or imported goods are permitted. If you are found with commercial or imported goods you may be removed from the show or be told to remove the items from your tent. Crafts Committee personnel make regular evaluations concerning authenticity during all three days of the event. The Fort Ligonier Days Craft Committee is solely responsible for the selection of Craft Show participants and their booth locations. The decisions of the Craft Committee are final. No crafter substitutions without prior authorization from Craft Committee.

Facilities

Booth Spaces are 10’ x 10’. The Municipal Lot on North Market Street, the Loyalhanna Lot on South Market Street (across from the Fort Ligonier Parking Lot), and the Fairfield Lot (on South Fairfield Street) are completely paved. The Mellon Park Lot at the corner of South Walnut and West Main Streets is grass with a stand of mature trees, and paved sidewalks. The Train Station Lot on South Walnut Street is also a grass lot. Electrical hook-ups are available in the Municipal, Loyalhanna, and Train Station lots on a limited basis. Electrical service must be paid for in advance. Illegal hook-ups will be disconnected. Electrical hookups are not available in the Fairfield and Mellon Park lots. The space size for all craft booths will be strictly enforced. Exhibitors must provide their own booths as well as display panels, pegboards, shelving, chairs and benches.

Parking

Craft vendors are allowed to pull their vehicles beside their booth to unload and also to restock each morning before the show opens except at the Mellon Park and Train Station Lot. Crafters at Mellon Park and Train Station Lot are not allowed to pull onto the grass. Parking areas are not guaranteed to be provided. Spots can be recommended, but those sites are on a first come first serve basis.

Set Up & Liability

Designated set up times on the Thursday before the festival are as follows:
– Fairfield Lot – 5:00 p.m.
– Loyalhanna Lot – 12:00 p.m.
– Mellon Lot – 8:00 a.m.
– Municipal Lot – 5:00 p.m.
– Train Station Lots – 8:00 a.m.

You may NOT set up for the show before the designated times listed without explicit permission from the craft committee. If you set up prior to the designated set up time without permission from the craft committee, you will be instructed to tear down what has been set up.

All crafters selected are required to stay open throughout scheduled show hours despite inclement weather conditions. In the event of severe conditions, the FLD committee will determine the appropriate actions to be taken. Keep in mind that booths should be designed to handle all kinds of weather. Craft booths must be opened by 9:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. SALES ARE NOT PERMITTED BEFORE 10:30 a.m. ON SUNDAY. Closing times for the booths are 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crafters are responsible for their own property. The Craft area will be under general police surveillance with additional overnight security on Friday and Saturday. The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Borough of Ligonier and Fort Ligonier Days, Inc. cannot be held liable for any loss or damage to exhibits or merchandise.

Sales Tax

All Craftspeople must have a valid PA Sales Tax number, collect their own 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax and submit it to the proper agency. Representatives of the state will be checking each booth for valid licenses.

Weight & Measures

Any vendor who sells products by weight, MUST have their scales inspected and certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Representatives of the state will be checking for scale certifications.

Sell Outs & Orders

Taking orders for products is strictly prohibited unless product customization has been purchased. Please make sure you have ample stock for sales for this festival.

Prohibitions

Sales on Sunday are not permitted until 10:30 a.m.
Arguing with fellow crafters or Fort Ligonier Days, Inc committee members is strictly prohibited.
Raffles are prohibited.
Purchasing crafts from other booths for resale is not permitted.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the craft areas.
Taking orders for products is prohibited.
Space heaters or generators are not permitted.
Damage to any Fort Ligonier Days, Inc, Ligonier Borough, or Ligonier School District property is prohibited.
Pets are not permitted in the craft lots or festival area.

Cancellation Policy

No Exceptions
Prior to August 1st – ½ of payment (not including deposit) will be refunded.
After August 1st – no refund will be given.

Please Note: Due to the volume of people attending this festival, we can NOT guarantee wireless service during Craft Show hours. If you take electronic payments, please have a back-up plan.

The Craft Committee of Fort Ligonier Days reserves the right to remove any vendor from the show for any violation of the above rules and regulations.

Questions & Concerns

For questions regarding invoicing and payments please contact 724-238-3000. For all other questions, please contact 724-238-3680, or email info@fortligonierdays.com.