County chamber to host craft, food & wine show at Clarkson Dec. 3, 4
Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 4:57 pm

CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2010 Craft, Food & Wine Show on Dec. 3 and 4 at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena, and advance registrations are coming in.

Previously known as the Autumn Craft Fair and organized by Clarkson University, the chamber partnered with Clarkson in 2009 with plans to take over the event as sole sponsor in 2010. Food and wine will again be added to the venue.

With over 100 vendors participating in last November, and record attendance of over 2,000 people, this year’s show is likely to be another sellout event, the chamber says.

“Registration packets have already been sent to the vendors who participated last year,” says Jo Ann Roberts, the chamber’s events coordinator and show organizer, who emphasizes that spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. In 2009, organizers turned away 26 vendors on a wait list.

Roberts said that “in response, we’re opening more space up for one-day vendors in the Main Street lobby area of the Cheel Center, bringing the total vendor spots to 125 in all.”

Vendors interested in participating are encouraged to contact Roberts at the St. Lawrence County Chamber at 386-4000 or jroberts@stlawrencecountychamber.org.

Registration forms may be requested through the chamber office or printed from their website, www.northcountryguide.com.