What other charges are there for being a dealer at Aberfoyle?
While some venues have additional charges for advertising and other things, Aberfoyle has no
such other charges. Management uses the rents to maintain booths, pay electrical charges,
maintain the grounds, advertise, etc. There are no additional charges for any of these
items. Dealers are cautioned, however, that they are not covered by any insurance purchased
by the Market. Losses to inventory or injury to customers or damage to their personal
effects due to a dealer’s neglect are risks borne by the dealer.
What rules must I adhere to if I become a dealer?
The rules at Aberfoyle are quite simple. They relate to opening hours, the type of
inventory you sell, and your respect for our visitors. As these requirements change
slightly from year to year, we recommend you request a copy of the lease for review.
What if my booth requires repair?
Repairs are carried out based on urgency. A leaking roof will be repaired sooner than a loose hinge.
Dealers should report repair requirements to management for review and prioritization. As already stated,
management will not bear any responsibility for damage to your inventory while on Aberfoyle premises.
If you are concerned about possible damage to a specific item between Market days, you are responsible
for taking proper precautions to protect it from damage.
May I make alterations to my booth?
You may make alterations to your booth if they are pre-approved by management.
Approval does not automatically mean that you will be compensated for the alterations. If you
wish to be compensated, the cost of the work must be reviewed and approved by management. Please
note that management will be undertaking a replacement program for booths over the next few
years. Due to the investment that will be made in this exercise, it is unlikely management
will approve any current alterations for reimbursement.
May I erect a tent or other structure by my booth?
These must also receive prior approval by management. A tent or other structure may or may not
be approved and will depend somewhat on lane access. If others require lane access that your
tent or covering may block, they will not be approved. In the event that your tent or
covering are approved, be advised that the approval will only be for the current year,
and there is no assurance of the approval for the subsequent year or years. Therefore the
risk of expense associated to the tent or structure is entirely to the dealer, and Market
management will not compensate dealers for any inability to use these tents or structures in future years.
Again, if you are serious about becoming a dealer, please contact management
at 519-763-1077 to get more details. Thanks for your interest!