FAQs  Shoppers

WHERE ARE THE MARKETS LOCATED?

Located downtown Courtenay at 360 Cliffe Avenue, next to the Sid Williams Theatre. The historic Native Sons Hall is the largest free span log building in Canada. Built in 1928 as Courtenay’s original Recreation Centre, it has hosted numerous weddings, dances, concerts, and community events.

TWO ENTRANCES TO THE MARKET - Christmas

In previous years we have found a lineup starts outside the main entrance of the hall. To get everyone inside and out of the weather faster we will have an additional entrance downstairs. You will still receive your drink ticket and have access to all vendors!

 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINK?

2017 Food vendors to be announced!

 

CAN I BRING A STROLLER?

Yes strollers are allowed at this event if necessary, however if you are able to bring other means (baby/child carriers) it is appreciated as this just creates more room for everyone and ease of flow.

 

IS IT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSABLE?

yes, both floors are wheelchair accessible. The top floor has a side door located in the parking lot of the Native sons Hall and the lower floor is accessable from the lower parking lot between the Native Sons Hall and the Florence Filberg Centre.

 

WHERE DOES MY $5 DOLLARS GO TO?

Our expenses are high with rental, janitorial, Socan fees, Insurance etc. We also hire staff for the running, setup and take down of the event and pay them a fair wage. All Decor, Marketing and Advertising is also part of this as well as food and Drink. We aim to create a well advertised and memorable event to ensure the success of everyone involved, not to mention happy holiday shoppers. The list really does go on!

 

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FAQs Vendors

WHAT IS OUR MARKETING/ADVERTISING PLAN?

This year we will be focusing on our marketing and advertising. We have a few days of radio scheduled leading up to the event as well as Newspaper ads, Sign boards being installed at major intersections and a steady increase in our social media involvement. 

 

HOW MUCH TRAFFIC DO WE SEE?

This will be our Fourth year hosting the Stagnhare Christmas Market as an annual event. Last year we were up 350 attendees from our third year totaling approximately 1100 attendees. This year we aim to create a fluid event and solidify our design and contentment of our vendors. We are expecting closer to 1500 in traffic. Please check back with our facebook page to be notified when this years event goes public. 

 

HOW DO WE DIFFER FROM A TRADITIONAL CRAFT FAIR?

We are a Local curated event designed to Showcase amazing crafters, artisans and local boutiques in Canada, preference is given to those in the area. We put a large portion of our budget towards decor to create a grand event that it sure to hold us apart. Shop Local, Support Community!

 

WHAT DO THE TABLE FEES COVER

Our expenses are high with rental, janitorial, socan fees & Insurance etc. We also hire staff for the running, setup and take down of the event and pay them a fair wage. All Decor, Marketing and Advertising is also part of this as well as food and Drink. We aim to create a well advertised and memorable event to ensure the success of everyone involved, not to mention happy holiday shoppers. The list really does go on!

 

SET UP AND TAKE DOWN TIMES

CHRISTMAS

Doors will open for vendors at 8am and we ask that all vendors be finished setup no later then 9:45am Take down will begin at 4pm, no earlier. Please remove your vehicles from the parking lot at the hall once unloaded.


WILL DOORS BE LEFT OPEN?

Both entrances to the hall (one upper, one lower) will be closed for the majority of the market, we do not want cold vendors or cold shoppers! There will also be signage installed at both entrances and throughout the venue to ensure shoppers are aware of both floors of vendors.

 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINK?

Yes, to be announced.

 

WHERE IS THE MARKET LOCATED?

Located downtown Courtenay at 360 Cliffe Avenue, next to the Sid Williams Theatre. The historic Native Sons Hall is the largest free span log building in Canada. Built in 1928 as Courtenay’s original Recreation Centre, it has hosted numerous weddings, dances, concerts, and community events.

 

WILL THERE BE A DOORPRIZE AND HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? 

The 7 days of giving leading up to the event will showcase a few vendors and help to stir up a buzz right before the market. If you would like to be a featured vendor and have something you would like to donate in the giveaway please let us know!

This year we will be giving out sets of Stagnhare Candles to every 100th shopper!

 

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