Commercial Exhibit Guidelines

  • HYDRO: Each concession space is charged a flat fee of $35.00 for hydro which includes access to one 115 volt, 15 amp outlet. Hydro hookups could be up to 50 feet from the space and it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to bring an extension cord.There is an additional charge of $100 for each 220 volt, 30 amp hook-up.
  • PROPANE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION FEE: All propane equipment used at Markham Fair will be inspected to ensure it meets with safety regulations. Any vendor using propane must include a $35.00 propane equipment inspection fee in the Concession Space Application/License.
  • FOOD VENDOR SERVICE CHARGE: All food concessions are charged a $100.00 waste removal service fee and must include it in the Concession Space Application/License.
  • TENT PERMIT FEE: Outside vendors who plan to erect a tent or awning over their booth must include the added space necessary to accommodate guy wires and supports. All applicable building codes must be adhered to and relevant costs paid for by the Licensee.A $75.00 tent permit fee, per tent, must be included in the Concession Space Application/License for all tents or awnings over 10? x 10?.
  • HOUSE TRAILERS: Limited space is available for parking house trailers at a rate of $30.00 per day, per trailer/camper and must be included in the Concession Space Application/License.Location to be at the discretion of Markham Fair.Overnight stays in the Concessions area are prohibited.
  • INTERIOR CORNER FEE: Each booth located on an interior corner will have a corner charge fee of $50.00
  • EXTERIOR CORNER FEE: Each booth located (inside) on an exterior corner will be charged a half booth space, an Exterior Corner Fee of $350.00
  1. All vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance that 1) confirms a minimum of $2,000,000 Commercial General Liability including products and completed operations coverage, 2) names Markham and East York Agricultural Society as an Additional Insured and 3) includes coverage on the dates of set-up and tear-down. Your insurance company may fax the certificate directly to Markham Fair at 905-640-8458.The Certificate of Insurance must be received by Markham Fair prior to set-up or set-up will not be allowed.
  2. All indoor vendors are required to complete a Certificate of Flameproofing and have it available upon request during the Fair.Any questions regarding flameproofing should be directed to Jason Scovell, Fire Prevention Officer, Markham Fire and Emergency Services, at 905-477-7000 extension 2282.
  3. All food concessions are responsible for completing and returning the York Region Health Department Vendor Application form to Markham Fair at least two weeks prior to the opening of the Fair.
  4. All food concessions must display a sign showing the menu and associated prices.
  5. Concessionaires are expected to ensure that people with disabilities are treated with respect in accordance with the new customer service regulation of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODS).
  6. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for specific booth spaces; however, Markham Fair makes final allocations. In addition, should adjustments to the floor plan be deemed necessary, Markham Fair reserves the right to relocate booths as required at any time.
  7. Vendors may not sublet or operate any other business or sale of goods other than what is listed on the Concession Space Application/License.
  8. Vendors must be in place and fully operational no later than Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm or the exhibitor may forfeit license and rental fee.
  9. Booth(s) must be open and staffed by competent personnel during all of the following hours of operation:
    • Thursday September 27th 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm
    • Friday September 28th 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm
    • Saturday September 29th 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm
    • Sunday September 30th 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm
  1. Each concession will be allotted 10 passes from the Concessions Office at check-in. Extra passes may be purchased for $8.00 each.These reduced rate passes are only available from the Concessions Office.Markham Fair reserves the right to limit the number of purchased passes available to any vendor.
  1. Vendors must confine their concession and all other concession activities within the limits of their allotted space. Salespeople and demonstrators are prohibited from operating in the aisle or in any other location not assigned to the vendor. No merchandise or décor is to be displayed beyond the front edge of the booth. All storage material is to be incorporated into the sales area. It must not be visible to the public.
  2. Details of free draws must be provided in writing to Markham Fair prior to the first day of operation. The draw must be made by 5:00 pm September 30th, 2018 and a list of the winners names and phone numbers along with the prizes awarded must be submitted to the Fair Office or Concessions trailer prior to leaving the Fairgrounds on September 30th, 2018. Proposals for selling draw tickets must be provided to Markham Fair in writing and approved by the Board of Directors prior to the Fair.
  3. There will be no vehicular traffic within Markham Fairgrounds once the Fair has started. Any deliveries must be dropped off at the Livestock Entrance. The complimentary delivery service for transporting supplies/merchandise into the Fair may be suspended at any time without notice at the discretion of Markham Fair.
  4. All vendors are required to park personal vehicles in the designated Concessions parking area.
  5. Vehicles may not be incorporated into your concession space unless approved by Markham Fair.
  6. Exhibitors may not dismantle or remove their booth before 6:00 pm September 30th, 2018. No vehicles may enter the Fairgrounds to pickup booth materials until authorized.All exhibit material must be removed no later than 6:00 pm Monday October 1, 2018.
  7. Approval of a Concession Space Application is indicated by one of the following: a) receipt of a confirmation letter/email by the Licensee from Markham Fair or b) signature on the License by Markham Fair. Acceptance of cash, cheque, credit card or other means of payment does not constitute approval by Markham Fair.
  8. Markham Fair reserves the right to reject or accept any application for rental space or a license at any time for any reason.
  9. Markham Fair is not liable to any vendor/licensee for any damages it may suffer as a result of its participation at Markham Fair.

The Concession Rules and Regulations shall take precedence over the Concessions Guidelines and form part of the license agreement. A copy of the Commercial Exhibit Rules and Regulations is available for download as a PFD.


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