New crafter applications are still being accepted for the 45th anniversary Down Home Days Courthouse Show in Mason being held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show is held outdoors around the Ingham County Courthouse in downtown Mason, rain or shine, on the third Saturday in September each year. It is happening on Saturday only, during the community’s four-day Down Home Days Festival and is hosted by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. There is also an entertainment area at the show and an area called “Kid’s Korral,” which has activities for youngsters.
Call the MACC office at (517) 676-1046 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, for more information. The Saturday Courthouse Show features a mix of arts and crafts, flea market, food vendors, and community group booths. Immediate signup and entry forms are available through a link on the September 15th Events page on the www.masonchamber.org website.
The 130 lawn and 20 street spaces are 10’ x 10’ and the fee is $60.00 per space or $50 for MACC members. Exhibitors may set up any time after 6:00 a.m. on the day of the show. The show is non-juried and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis until all booth spaces are reserved. Electricity is not available. No carpeting or flooring is permitted on lawn spaces. Day-long parking for vendors must be off-street, but several municipal lots are available.
This year, organizers are still moving toward having three main sections in the show, “Artisan’s Row” for arts and crafts, “Community Corner” for local groups, and “East Market” for flea market and manufactured items. Only one vendor for certain manufactured items is allowed (i.e., Tupperware, Avon, etc.) in “East Market.” Please call (517) 676-1046 to see if there is already a vendor for your manufactured products, as there is already vendors for LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Paparazzi, etc.