Autumn Fair

AUTUMN FAIR

Saturday October 19th, 2019 from 11am – 4pm!

2305 West 7th Ave (Vine St from 5th Ave to 8th Ave)

 

The Kits House Autumn Fair is back again for its ninth year! For one day only, on Saturday October 19th from 11am to 4pm, Kits House is going to transform into a busy marketplace with a ton of family-friendly activities.

To sum it up for you we’ll have:

The Colour of Real Estate Haunted House   Pumpkin Patch   Carnival Games   

Bouncy Castle   Costume Contest   Face Painting    Photobooth   30+ local vendors

   Food Trucks   Live Music   All-ages Yoga   Magic Show   Improv Show   

Yo-yo show and workshop   A Gift Basket Bonanza

 

Vine St between 5th and 8th Ave will be shut down to vehicle transit and be filled with talented live musicians, unique and local artisanal vendors, amazing community partners, food trucks serving up delicious grub, face painting provided by the professional students of Blanche MacDonald, fun carnival games, a fall themed photobooth, a need-to-win gift basket bonanza, the Pumpkin Patch, and much more!

Step inside Kits House and warm up with some comforting coffee and tea and visit the main hall stage for live entertainment throughout the day – including morning all-ages yoga hosted by the Yoga Buggy, a magic show by the one and only Maestro of Magic, an improv show put on by The Fictionals Comedy Co., and a Yo-yo show and workshop with Harrison Lee, 2013 and 2017 Canadian National Top Champion. If the kids are feeling brave, you can even stop by the family friendly Colour of Real Estate Haunted House! The event caps off the day with a costume contest for best pet, best child and best adult costumes!

Check out the “Schedule” tab for details on timing.     All entertainment is free to attend and participate in!

 

Save the date on the Autumn Fair 2019 Facebook Event!

 

 

Vendors you’ll find at Autumn Fair

                                     

 

           

Entertainment Schedule

All performances are free to attend, watch, and participate in! Carnival games, pumpkin patch, vendors and food trucks will be here all day from 11am – 4pm! 


COMMUNITY HALL

The Community Hall is located at 2305 West 7th Ave, inside the Kits House.

 

Family Yoga

11:30am – 12:15pm
Join us for a refreshing morning yoga session lead by Amanda from the Yoga Buggy. Great for all ages – kids are welcome! Bring your own mat (but we’ll also have some to borrow if you don’t)   

 

Magic Show

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Join us for a magnificent magic show from Stephen Kaplan, the Maestro of Magic! Enjoy a memorable performance that is sure to be full of laughter, excitement and fun! All are welcome to join!

 

Improv Show

1:30pm – 2:30pm
The award-winning Fictionals have been entertaining sold-out audiences throughout Vancouver and beyond since 2010. Their trademark brand of improv pushes the boundaries of comedy, including collaborations with comic book artists, slam poets, and painters. The troupe performs weekly at Cafe Deux Soleils, monthly at The Rio Theatre, and at special events and festivals throughout the year. They are excited to perform their autumn-themed show, Haloween Hilarity at the Autumn Fair!

 

Yo-Yo Show

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Come out and watch Harrison Lee’s yo-yo show followed by a workshop in which you can learn yo-yo tricks from the “yo-yo kid” himself! Harrison Lee is a professional yo-yo artist who’s won multiple Canadian yo-yo championships and loves to share his skill at local events! All are welcome to join!

 

Costume Contest & Gift Basket Bonanza Draw

3:15 – 3:45pm
Dress(up) your best and join other competitors on stage for our Costume Contest where David Eby along with other partners will be selecting Best Adult costume, Best Kid costume and Best dog costume! Following the costume contest we’ll be drawing our gift basket bonanza winners – you won’t want to miss the potential of winning these awesome prizes!

 


THE COLOUR OF REAL ESTATE HAUNTED HOUSE

The Colour of Real Estate Haunted House is located inside Kits House at 2305 West 7th Ave on the 4th floor. The Colour of Real Estate haunted house is kid-friendly and scariness will be altered depending on child age – so not too worry, it’ll be scary, but not too scary!

 


MUSIC AREAS

The music areas will be found on the west side of Vine street near the house as well as on the East side of Vine near 6th Ave, with tunes playing by local artist throughout the day!

 

*VENDOR APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED*

 Join us as a vendor!

Kits House is a non-profit organization; we host the Autumn Fair as a free event, for the good of our community. All vendor fees and equipment rental fees go to support the planning and logistics for this annual event. Any profits made by Kits House in hosting the Autumn Fair will allow us to continue offering much-needed programs and services to the community.

As a vendor at the Autumn Fair 2019, you will receive the following:

  • Your company name and logo listed on the Autumn Fair 2019 website
  • Your company featured in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pre-event posts
  • 100 square feet of vendor space to set up in the format you wish
  • The option to use your own tent, tables, and chairs, or rent from Kits House

Vendor Application Form   Vendor Package

           

Reach & Demographics

Autumn Fair is the perfect opportunity for local vendors to showcase their awesome art, crafts, treats and talents! Here’s a few insights:

  • Expected Attendance: 6,000
  • Demographics: Mostly young local families and seniors
  • Number of vendors: 49
  • Number of Food Trucks: 4

 

Vendor Contributions

  • Free: Community Partners
  • $70: Vendors that have participated in Autumn Fair, Winter Market and/or Westside Community Food Market between 2016-2019
  • $85: New local artisan vendors
  • $95: Food Trucks
  • $500 Corporate/Commercial Vendors

*NO LONGER ACCEPTING SPONSORS FOR 2019*

Partner with us as a Sponsor!

Our 9th Annual Autumn Fair will fill an entire city block with street vendors, food trucks, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, local musicians, a farmers’ market, and more. Inside Kits House, we will be hosting more live entertainment, a tea room, and a haunted house! The Autumn Fair is one of our most popular annual events, as people from all over Vancouver come to meet their neighbours and have fun together. As such, it also represents an opportunity for sponsors to reach many demographic groups, through exhibitor space, logo and banner displays, advance promotion, and naming rights.

Becoming an Autumn Fair sponsor is a unique chance to stand out, get noticed, and make a difference in a neighbourhood rarely perceived as needy—but in real need of your support!

By being an Autumn Fair sponsor, you will become:

  • An important business leader in Vancouver’s Westside
  • A high profile community contributor to good causes
  • A brand appealing to consumers’ beliefs and ideals
  • A top-of-mind brand among Vancouver residents

Sponsorship Package

       

Reach & Demographics

Autumn Fair is the perfect opportunity for local vendors to showcase their awesome art, crafts, treats and talents! Here’s a few insights:

  • Expected Attendance: 6,000
  • Demographics: Mostly young local families and seniors
  • Number of vendors: 49
  • Number of Food Trucks: 4

2019 Event Sponsors

 – Platinum Sponsor –

 – Bronze Sponsors –