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Craft Show

Bucyrus is widely recognized as the “Bratwurst Capital of America”. The Bratwurst Festival was first
celebrated in the summer of 1967. Today, it is estimated that over 100,000 people travel from far and wide to
the annual event, consuming tons of fire-roasted bratwurst recipes. Our “Brats” were perfected by local
butchers whose families emigrated here from Germany. Festivities include the crowning of Bratwurst Royalty,
daily parades, eating contests, and a stein auction. We round out the festivities with continuous free
entertainment, craft and art show, rides, games, beer gardens, and most of all- our friendship and hospitality.
This year, the craft area will be on South Sandusky Ave. between CVS and City Hall, as well as the City Hall
North Parking Lot and City Hall Patio. We are offering 1, 2, and 3 day spaces. Those choosing to participate all
three days will be given spaces closest to and in the street. There is limited availability on placement of
spaces requiring electricity.

While you are free to purchase your insurance wherever you like, we have found an option for approximately
$39 that will meet our specifications. Visit https://www.actinsurance.com or ask the Craft Show Chairperson
for additional information.


  1. Decisions made by the Craft Show Chair and Festival Directors are final.
  2. Single day spaces are $25.00 each. A three day space is $60.00. Electric is $10.00 daily.
  3. Exhibitor must provide their own tent made of flame retardant material. Tent must be properly weighted down.
  4. Exhibitor must have a fire extinguisher, 5lb. minimum. This is state law and will be inspected by the Bucyrus Fire
  5. Exhibitor must have a valid Ohio vendor’s license in their possession. This is State Law and no exceptions can be made. All
    exhibitors are responsible to collect Ohio Sales Tax per the Ohio Revised Code.
  6. Exhibitor must provide a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 and list the Certificate Holder as Bratwurst
    Festival, Inc., 330 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.
  7. Exhibitor must provide their own electric cord (UL Listed) that will connect directly to our panel. NO PIGGYBACKING is
  8. Setup must be complete prior to 10:30 each morning. Exhibitors may not dismantle their display until after 9:00pm. Daily.
    No vehicles will be permitted in the festival area at any time. Exhibitors will receive ONE parking pass to the lot adjacent to
    City Hall. Craft vendors may not move any barricades that are placed for spectator and participant safety.
  9. Booth space is allocated only to exhibitor who signs this contract. Booth space may not be subleased to anyone for any
    reason. Only one exhibitor may occupy a booth space.
  10. This is a juried show. All work MUST BE ORIGIONAL AND HOME MADE. Repurposed items and photography are allowed.
    No kits or commercial molds may be used in the creation of work exhibited. NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND will be permitted
    to be possessed, displayed, or sold. Craft media may be restricted at the discretion of Bratwurst Festival, Inc.
  11. Bratwurst Festival, Inc. assumes photographic rights for publicity purposes.
  12. While German style costume is encouraged, we do require all craft exhibitors to appear in business casual dress.
  13. No pets are permitted in the festival area, including craft exhibitor areas.
  14. Tables must be draped to the ground and on the ends. All non-display items should be stored under the table to avoid
    clutter. Nothing may be left in front of tables or in the spaces in between.
  15. The Bratwurst Festival and the Bratwurst Festival Craft Show are held for the enjoyment of the community and is family
    friendly. Please be respectful in all ways.
  16. Security will be roaming the entire festival grounds after hours. Obviously, they cannot be at every location at all times.
    Bratwurst Festival, Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen items, and suggests securing valuables overnight to avoid theft.
  17. Exhibitors will provide their own tents, tables, and chairs. Lighting, extension cords, handling material, hardware, and all
    other items necessary to display are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  18. Reservation deadline is July 1, 2022. Exhibitors wishing to register after the deadline will still be accepted based upon space
    availability. Returning exhibitors forfeit their pervious year’s space if contract and all required documentation are not
    received prior to the registration deadline. Reservations are non-refundable. Confirmation will be emailed to all applicants
    with your space number(s) and other important information.
  19. Vendors/Exhibitors may not have pets with them in the public areas of the craft show booths.

If you have any questions about the craft show, please contact

Chairperson Holly Pappas at 419-563-5854
or by email at crafts.bratwurstfestival@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at the Bucyrus Bratwurst

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