Direct sales spots:
- Ruby Ribbon
- Pampered Chef
- Paparazzi Jewelry
Items presenting so far:
- hand made holiday decor
- hand painted ornaments
- handmade house goods
- handmade jewelry
- handmade candles
- homemade baked goods
- Handcrafted caramels
- homemade lotions and balms
- diamond art
- The Wonderous Reid Corrections: ornaments and small table decorations
- African jewelry, baskets and carvings
- vegan cosmetics
products updated 11/13/23
AMHS Winter Bazaar FAQs
Here are some helpful questions and answers we’ve recently shared with vendors to help determine if this is the right fit for them. (updated 11/6/23)
How do I register? Vendors interested in our bazaar can email us at [email protected] for spot availability. Please include a general description of your products/services offered and number of tables/spaces.
How long have we presented this bazaar? For about 11 years now, 10 years in person and 2020 was virtual due to Covid.
How many vendors are there? Our 2021 Bazaar had 75+ vendors. Without counting the last 2 years since participation was affected by Covid, we usually have 60+ vendors (62 in 2019, 68 in 2022).
Will WiFi be available so we can accept credit cards in the event cell service isn’t available or strong enough? Yes, we will have WiFi available for vendors and shoppers. Please keep in mind that it will be the school’s guest WiFi network, open to all visitors at AMHS.
How many visitors do you get? We usually average around 700 visitors. In 2021 we had close to 1500 visitors, 2023 had close to 1200 visitors.
Are there bathrooms? Bathrooms are available to vendors. If you do not have someone to cover your table for breaks just let us know!
Will there be food? We usually have our concession stand open during the event. In years past we’ve had things like an espresso/bakery stand, crepes for breakfast, soup for lunch, true concession foods (hot dogs, popcorn, etc). Please feel free to bring your own food and drinks. However, refrigeration is not available.
Is there a limit on the number of items I can sell? There’s no limit. You can sell one really awesome thing or 35 really awesome things. Some vendors bring a limited number of items and take orders from customers the day of the event while some prefer to complete all sales/deliveries during the event.
How big are your spaces/booths? Our tables are 6ft each. Linens, electrical cords, tape, etc will not be provided. Table assignments are based on order of registration, special requirements and product offerings. Additional tables are available for purchase until Friday afternoon, $30 each. Tables are usually staged in clusters of 6-8, depending on vendors’ needs. We find that smaller clusters staged around the room allow for more space for customers/vendors to interact without being cramped and uncomfortable. Most vendors are able to maneuver the table/space to make things work for them. Be aware of space! We know 6ft is a tight space and will make every effort to ensure everyone has a little elbow room. With that said, please don’t encroach on others’ space and be helpful to your neighbors!
What other fees do I need to know about? How does this work with the proceeds from what I sell? Does all the money go to AMHS or do I keep the proceeds from what I sell and make a nice donation? (updated 11/8/21) The proceeds we are referencing are the table fees. What we charge vendors for the tables they purchase goes into our funds that we use to support our students. That is the only fee we charge. Of course donations are welcome but never required. You keep all your proceeds from all your hard work, time and talent.
Can I set up the night before? Vendor doors will open at 8a on Saturday morning for setup between 8a-10a. Doors open to the public at 10a. We are not allowed to set up the night before (Auburn School District policy).
Can I bring my own tables? You can certainly bring your own tables to accommodate your presenting needs. Make sure to notate this on your registration so we can map the floor plan out appropriately. Since this event’s proceeds benefit our student activities, we still charge you the same rate as other vendors per table.
Can I do demos? Demos are a great way to promote some products. If that’s what you want to do, go for it! Please be sure to indicate any special requirement during your registration.
Can I do a raffle at my table/booth? Can I donate an item to your raffle? Vendors are welcome to hold a raffle at their table/booth if they would like, but it’s definitely not required. We (the AMHS Booster Club) do not hold a raffle for this event as we also host an annual Spring Auction with multiple raffle/gampling-type activities that account for the yearly amount allowed to non-profit groups by the IRS.
Do I have to be at the event all day? What if I sell out…? It is agreed and understood by all participants that vendors are responsible for their own space and merchandise at all times. Vendors are responsible for their own sales and income taxes. Auburn Mountainview High School and AMHS Booster Club assume no responsibility or liability for fire, theft, personal injury or property damage. Vendors will remain open for the full time, 10am to 3pm and will vacate by 5pm.
My products are displayed on racks/shelves. Can I bring this in? You can bring in your own display system that works best for you. What most vendors do is purchase one table and one table space (to accommodate for their display setup).
Do you have anyone else selling…? We are limiting all direct sales vendors (Color Street, Scentsy, Tupperware, etc.) to one per company. For handcrafters, we are cataloging items vendors are offering as the registrations come in. If we happen to get multiples of the same item, our coordinator will reach out to both vendors and determine if it is a duplicate or not. Our event is first come, first served. Our goal is to make this event successful for both vendors and shoppers. Feel free to send specific questions to [email protected].
Does your group get a percentage of the sales? This event is presented by our Booster Club and is a fundraiser that benefits all our student groups within the school. Things we support are Senior scholarships (we were fortunate enough to award over $8500 to the Class of 2022!), team uniforms, tournament fees, field updates, sporting equipment upgrades and Grad Night celebrations.
Cancellations? A reminder that table fees are non-refundable, but we do understand that life happens. If you are unable to make it to our event, please notify us IMMEDIATELY at [email protected].
What are our Covid requirements? Our event is hosted in our high school Commons area. We will not require masks, but they are encouraged and welcomed if you would like to use one. This applies for both vendors and attendees. We encourage social distancing and common sense when able/practical.