Autumn Fair

Celebrate the season with us!

 

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

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

 

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.

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, the Kits Kafe, and a haunted house. The event will also feature a variety of entertainment, including family yoga with the Yoga Buggy, and improv with The Fictionals Comedy Co!

We’ll cap off the event with a costume contest – best baby, best kid and best adult!

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

 

              

           

 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

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

Calling all entertainers!

 

This year’s Autumn Fair will feature three entertainment areas. Kits House’s main hall will host unique entertainment including morning yoga, and an improv show. Outdoors we’ll have two music areas featured amazing local musicians all day long. 

Do you fit the bill? If you are an entertainer and would like to take part in the 2019 Autumn Fair, please email Janick at janickh@kitshouse.org. We are able to offer humble honorariums.

Kits House is a non-profit organization; we host the Autumn Fair as a free event, for the good of our community. 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.

 

               

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! 

Check back later for an updated schedule!


COMMUNITY HALL

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

 

Family Yoga

11:15am – 12:00pm 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)  

 

Improv Show

1:15 – 2:15pm The award-winning Fictionals Comedy Co. have been entertaining sold-out audiences throughout Vancouver and beyond since 2010! And they’ll be joining us at Autumn Fair making us laugh through their participatory Fall and Halloween-themed improv act! They will have Family-Friendly material, and 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 Baby 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!

 


HAUNTED HOUSE

The Haunted House is located inside Kits House at 2305 West 7th Ave on the 4th floor. The 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!

 


Vendors, food trucks and sponsors looking to make a payment?

  1. Have your amount owing as outlined in your agreement ready. 
  2. Click the “Pay Now” button below*note that by clicking the link you will be taken away from the Kits House website and onto the PayPal website
  3. Input your amount owing and follow instructions *You can pay via your personal Paypal account or with a Credit Card.



2019 Event Sponsors