Dutch Festival in need of vendors

Dutch Festival in need of vendors

There are 15 comments on the Evening Sun story from Jun 12, 2011, titled Dutch Festival in need of vendors. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Hanover's chamber of commerce is looking for a few locals next month who are willing to go Dutch.

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Hometown Hanover

Spring Grove, PA

#1 Jun 13, 2011
"meaning vendors only have to indicate their wares are made by hand at home and not store-bought"

I see a lot of "store bought" which is one reason, it's not on my top list of events to attend over the Summer.
But I wish the festival and the vendors MUCH success!!!!
killer

Duncannon, PA

#2 Jun 13, 2011
Maybe if the price of the space wasn't so high and you know the best spots are saved for the
" friend ",you would attract more interest.
Smith and Jones

Gettysburg, PA

#3 Jun 13, 2011
Thank you for this news article - advance information on Hanover area events is what we depend on the Evening Sun for!!!
Bored

Mississauga, Canada

#4 Jun 13, 2011
The festival is a nice idea and tradition but booth after booth of country crafts gets VERY redundant. They need to bring in a wider variety of vendors. Not everyone is into country themed items. I know a good friend of mine applied but was denied because her products weren't "homemade" enough (she makes beaded jewelry and was denied because she doesn't actually make the beads herself). I doesn't sound like they are that desperate for vendors.
SAME OLD THING

Hanover, PA

#5 Jun 13, 2011
THE DUTCH FESTIVAL IS NICE BUT WE DO NEED SOME DIFFERENT VENDERS BESIDES JUST COUNTRY. I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED LAST YEAR BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE EVERY VENDOR WAS THE SAME AS THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS,AND AFTER VISITING 6 OR 7 BOOTHS I WAS READY TO COME HOME IT WAS LIKE A REPEAT OF THE FIRST BOOTH.NOT EVERYBODY IS INTO COUNTRY OTHER FESTIVALS HAVE SUCH A NICE SELECTION OF BOOTHS WHY CANT THE DUTCH FESTIVAL
WTH

Pottsville, PA

#6 Jun 13, 2011
I personally LOVE Dutch Days! I look forward to it all year. I am a person who really enjoys crafts. What I like the most about having so many of the same types of venders, is that it allows me to shop around. Some vendors are over priced, and some have not so great quality in their craftsmanship. So I like looking around a little before I buy. I wish Dutch Days great success as I would hate to see it go. The food is great, I usually run into many people I know and haven't seen in a while, plus you get to shop. What's not to love!
Bored

Mississauga, Canada

#7 Jun 13, 2011
WTH wrote:
I personally LOVE Dutch Days! I look forward to it all year. I am a person who really enjoys crafts. What I like the most about having so many of the same types of venders, is that it allows me to shop around. Some vendors are over priced, and some have not so great quality in their craftsmanship. So I like looking around a little before I buy. I wish Dutch Days great success as I would hate to see it go. The food is great, I usually run into many people I know and haven't seen in a while, plus you get to shop. What's not to love!
I totally agree that Dutch Days is a great way for the area to celebrate its history. However, I think you can appreciate that it is pretty bland for those of us who don't want to shop around at 20-30 vendors selling the same old country and wooden crafts. I think 10 country craft vendors is more than enough to be able to shop around for the best price if that's what you're into. Then bring in some other types of things-jewelry, pottery, blown glass,or maybe hex signs since this is supposed to celebrate the Pennsylvania Dutch. To be honest, the past few years we have gone to Dutch Days, we make a lap around and get kettle korn and a sandwich. I have seen enough wooden birdhouses to last a lifetime.
WTH

Pottsville, PA

#8 Jun 13, 2011
"Bored", Maybe you didn't walk down ALL of the streets and look at all of the vendors. I have seen crafts, blown glass jewelry, homemade soaps and lotions, the marshmellow shooters and other homemade toys, jewelry, Henna tattoo stands, candles,and many others. Again,...No complaints from me. I have been to other festivals that only offered Crafts with a couple other misc. vendors. To me that's what makes it a festival. People showcase their work. The crafts don't just consist of the same "birdhouses" as you put it, at every booth. They have a varity of items there. Quilts, handmade furniture, windchimes, scrapbooks, candle, all sorts of wall decor, and much, much more. Maybe for those of you who aren't into crafts, should just opt out of visiting the festival. I have also seen fountains and pottery there in the past. Maybe not last year, but within the last 3 years.
WITCHWOMAN

Duncannon, PA

#9 Jun 13, 2011
I want a broom.....Where can I get a broom?
crafter

Hanover, PA

#10 Jun 13, 2011
in the past, "home-made" crafters have been shunned due to requirements of a state tax id number. I just checked out the chamber website and did not see the long form application that has been there in the past. Have they changed this requirement?

Still, I have to agree, the "country crafts" that many "vendors" sell amounts to things I can buy that are mass produced in an LTD catalog.
crafter

Hanover, PA

#11 Jun 13, 2011
nevermind, i see the long form app now. and yes they do require a state tax id. I craft for fun, make handmade friendship bracelets as well as bead jewelry...
half baked tater

Hanover, PA

#12 Jun 13, 2011
wooks wike da kin folk needs to git a boof at dis here festerval wes grow all are stuf and cud mak goot food fer all dat come out tater 10 diffrent ways umm goot
Common Tater

Hanover, PA

#13 Jun 13, 2011
WITCHWOMAN wrote:
I want a broom.....Where can I get a broom?
They have the BEST brooms there! Still have the ones I bought 5 years ago-- good as new! They are usually in front of the Party Place on the square- they have black as well as natural...
Thats_For_Sure

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2011
Common Tater wrote:
<quoted text>They have the BEST brooms there! Still have the ones I bought 5 years ago-- good as new! They are usually in front of the Party Place on the square- they have black as well as natural...
I agree 100%. We are using brooms from several years ago as well. Especially like the outdoor version with the wide stiff canes in them for sweeping sidewalks. Beats a store bought made in China broom any day!!!
Katie

East Berlin, PA

#15 Jun 14, 2011
Bored wrote:
The festival is a nice idea and tradition but booth after booth of country crafts gets VERY redundant. They need to bring in a wider variety of vendors. Not everyone is into country themed items. I know a good friend of mine applied but was denied because her products weren't "homemade" enough (she makes beaded jewelry and was denied because she doesn't actually make the beads herself). I doesn't sound like they are that desperate for vendors.
You're kidding...so I guess the vendors that sell wooden crafts (for example) made the wood too!

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