Aurora Farmers Fair – SIBA Booth 2023
October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
It's that time of year again when SIBA is setting up our annual booth at the Aurora Farmers Fair. The fair this year is Wed. Oct. 4 through Sat. Oct. 7. Click here to see more details on the Farmers Fair website. We need you! Join your fellow SIBA friends by grabbing a shift. Here's your chance to package up your products from the hive (honey, wax, skin cream, lip balm, etc) and sell it at the booth.
1. Shifts are "filled" on a first-come, first-served basis. When you fill out the form, we'll get your submissions time stamped in the order they were sent. We ask for your primary and a secondary preference in the event your primary selection is already filled. We will CONFIRM back to you what shift you get. That said, we're not worried about anyone just showing up and hanging out. After all, it's the fair! We just want to make sure the people who committed are there. If you commit to a shift, PLEASE SHOW UP. Often, someone else will have wanted your shift.
2. If you want to sell any of your products, you must work at least ONE shift. In the past, we would accept and sell products at the booth for any of our beekeepers. However, due to changing rules and licensing, etc., you have to be present to sell your product, just like you would be present at a Farmers Market. If you commit to work one shift, we will accept your product, and have it available for purchase during the entire fair. Again, you would commit to working at least one shift. You can bring any products to sell to the September meeting and leave with Jason Morgan or, you can just show up with them for your shift(s). Use this product inventory sheet (print it off) to add your name and contact info, and the products you are sending to the fair. Be sure to sign up for a shift. The inventory form states the products you left with us, how much it will be sold for at the booth, and how much money (or any unsold product) you will expect back. This sheet and your products arrive together. We mark products up slightly to cover the cost of the booth and space. Like past years, products will be screened and final prices set at the fair! You will get 80% back minus your prorated share of booth expenses. We will have a raffle of bee products and the proceeds will be applied to booth expenses. If you come and work the booth you may push your products but all sales will be through the SIBA sales box. Checked in products belong to the club until settlement. YOU will be responsible for picking up your remaining products at the October bee meeting, or directly with Jason Morgan. We'll let everyone know the various ways to reclaim your products and final check, but we won't be tracking everyone down as hard as we had to last year 😉
3. Make sure all honey products are labeled properly. All honey MUST be in sealed, new containers and labeled with the beekeepers name, contact information (phone and email is adequate) and the weight. Mason jars and plastic jugs are OK, but they have to be clean, no stickiness on the outside, and include the required info stated above.