Become a Merchant
Welcome to the magical world of Robin Hood’s Faire! We’re thrilled you’re considering joining us as a merchant for our annual outdoor event. As a recreation of an old-world spring faire, our event is a truly unique experience that transports visitors back in time to a world of enchantment and wonder. We seek artisans, crafters, and merchants like you to showcase and sell your one-of-a-kind, handcrafted wares at our event. With our themed environment and enthusiastic attendees, you can expect to see fantastic results for your business.
Even if this is your first time participating in a themed event, don’t worry! Our team is here to support you every step of the way. We’re happy to guide you through the process and ensure your positive and successful experience with us.
Once you join us for your first season, you’ll wonder why you didn’t join us sooner. With our passionate community of vendors and visitors alike, Robin Hood’s Faire is more than just an event – it’s an unforgettable journey into the past.
Like our sister show, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, being a merchant at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire is extremely affordable. Download our merchant packet for current rates.
We don’t have a definitive list of products we’d like to see sold by our merchants. Our preference goes out to artisans who handcraft items that fit our show’s theme (or themed weekends). If you’re not sure if your product would fit in or not, please get in touch with Jen and share some example photos. She will let you know if it is worth sending your wares to our jury for review. The worst that can happen is we say your product won’t work so give it a shot.
We do allow resale items that fit our theme. We do not allow solar, windows, and other modern products.
Having the proper attire for the Faire is essential as it is one of the things that gives your guests something they can’t get anywhere else. Queen Eleanor is our matriarch, so we must dress appropriately for the Medieval Era. If you can’t attend a Renaissance Faire to garb up, Etsy can often have what you need.
Like your tent, your costume is part of your overall presentation and factored when we jury you. Please do not buy a “Renaissance Costume” from a Halloween Store or similar chain.
We do allow guest merchants, especially when they fit the theme of a particular weekend. We award priority to merchants who commit to our entire season over guest slots when it comes to jurying.
Our jury will review your application. If you are accepted, we will email you an acceptance letter along with a packet containing Faire rules and regulations. If you agree to the terms, you must sign the merchant agreement and return it to us. Once we receive it, you will be invoiced for the merchant fee. Please note your space is not reserved until all documents have been signed and fees received. Late fees will be applied for any payment received 30 days past your acceptance date.
All approved merchants can sleep at the Faire overnight in the designated camping area or your booth. Be sure to let them know you are a merchant and what days you need to camp. You will need to fill out a camping form and sent it to email@example.com. RV spaces are also available.
We factor in many things with your application, including your overall presentation, your tent, and your costume. Even with everything spot on, sometimes we don’t want to accept another booth selling similar items. For example, everyone wants to sell jewelry in addition to their main product. Unfortunately, we might not be able to take you in this time around. Don’t give up. Just try again next year.
We’ll send you an email to let you know that you were not accepted. Your application will remain on file.