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Wood bedroom display

Vermont Wood Festival vendor displaying wares

A wood crafter shows their carving technique

A wood bedroom display

 

2014 Show Information

 

Do you make a quality, Vermont wood product?
Calling all Vermont furniture makers, wood turners, toy
makers, carvers, cabinetmakers, basket weavers, millwork,
flooring, door and window manufacturers, and all others
who make products out of wood! We want you to have a
presence at the premiere Vermont woodworking event to
make this the one stop shopping experience for homeowners,
architects, interior designers, retailers, & more!

Didn’t participate at the Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival last year?
For those who haven't exhibited here are just a few
things we do for you as a vendor. In 2013 we placed
ads in Design New England Magazine, Boston Herald,
Vermont Magazine, Vermont Life, Upper Valley Life, the
Vermont Standard’s Destination Vermont Guide, Northern
Woodlands, and more! We direct mailed our brochure to
over 6,000 people which included Vermont vacation and
primary homeowners with properties valued at more than
$1,000,000. We broadened our rackcard distribution to
include areas in CT.


What should I expect for sales & leads at this show?
We were pleased to see that the customers present at the
2013 event were quality buyers. Reported sales, orders,
and follow-up sales made from weekend ranged from
$500 to over $20,000. Hundreds of leads were generated
throughout the weekend and connections with wholesale
buyers and retailers were established.

What features will continue?
We will again partner with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller
National Historical Park
for their annual Forest Festival
Weekend. The Park will host woodworking and sawmill
demonstrations, forest walks, educational activities, and
events for the whole family. And, we will again provide
shuttle service between venues. As always, we will offer
food, entertainment, and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Design Competition Exhibit
We will be holding the Vermont Furniture & Wood Products
Design Competition at the Festival. Details on the competition
will be available in the coming months, but it's not too
soon to begin designing your entry. View details of past
competitions by visiting www.vermontwooddesigns.org.

What’s your part?

The continued success of this event now depends on
increased participation by members of the industry. Whether
you have been a past participant or have never participated
before, please join your colleagues for the 11th Annual
Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival. We
are counting on your support of this great event to carry us
forward. With no grant funds to support it, the Festival has
been an industry-led and industry-funded event. Now in its
11th year, the Festival is also very close to self-sustaining
and can only reach that goal with broad participation. That
makes it more important than ever for you to participate.

How will space be allocated?
Space will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note that there are two vendor booth rates, a rate for
VWMA members and a non-member rate. Join VWMA by
visiting www.vermontwood.com for member application.
Act now to get premium or 10 x 15 booths as they are limited
in availability!

What are the terms and conditions of vending?

You may sell only those pieces that are designed and made
in Vermont by you, a Vermont woodworker. You may take
orders or sell products from your booth space; however,
we ask that you not disturb the integrity of your booth until
the end of the show. We also suggest that you obtain a rider
from your insurance company naming Union Arena and
VWMA as an “also insured” for September 26-28, 2014.
VWMA will not be responsible for any loss or damage
incurred during the Festival.

What can YOU demonstrate?
If you would like to be a part of the woodworking demonstration
area please visit our Vendor page for a Demonstrator Registration form (coming soon). We have hosted bowl turners,
puzzle makers, chair wrights, carvers, and much
more.

How do I make the most of my time at the show?
We have a Trade show training presentation by Glenn
Ravdin of 2NS Structural Marketing available for
download at http://www.vermontwoodfestival.org/
exhibitor/TipsforExhibitors/index.php
. He provides
great tips on how to reach the maximum amount of
customers in your booth and what to do before the
show, at the show, and after the show.

Still need convincing?
Here are a few vendor quotes from 2013:
"This has been a consistently good show for us over a
number of years. An excellent opportunity for Vermont
woodworkers and wood product companies to showcase
and sell their work to the public. On more than
one occasion I have made major furniture sales to customers
I first met 2, 3 and even 4 years after the lead
was first developed at the Vermont Fine Furniture and
Woodworking Festival.
"
~Scott Duffy, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Weathersfield, VT

"Vermont's Fine Furniture Festival in Woodstock is
the best kept secret in New England's interior design
world. It's here they meet America's most revered
furniture makers and commission unique custom furniture
directly from the source
".
~Peggy Farabaugh, VT Woods Studios, Vernon, VT

Please join us at the 2014 event by registering today!

Please visit the Registration page to download form and for more information on why you should exhibit at the Festival.

 

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