ROXBURY, NJ - With only three weeks remaining until the 7th Annual Roxbury Community Yard and Craft Sale, the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is warning prospective vendors that procrastination could cost them a spot.
"The event may sell-out," notes the Chamber on the website that details the Sept. 28 sale. "There are a limited number of spots available."
Particularly rare are the "premium vendor spots," those situated nearest to the entrance and food vendors. As of today (Sept. 9), there are 27 of these spots available - for $40 each - and vendors are limited to buying two, according to the Chamber.
Standard vendor spots are $30 each and there are 42 of them available as of today, the Chamber said. It said vendors who want their spots situated next to friends, neighbors or others should "purchase enough spots for the both of you," noting it otherwise cannot ensure adjacent placement.
A Fundraiser for Roxbury, Open to Everybody
Registration as a vendor is not limited to Roxbury residents. "We welcome anyone with something interesting to sell," said the Chamber. "The more the merrier!"
The 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. event is a fundraiser for the Chamber, which uses it and other fundraisers to generate funds for scholarships and other community contributions. The Roxbury Township Economic Development Committee is a co-sponsor.
The Chamber noted that food vendors are permitted "by invitation only." It also stressed that vendor set-ups can begin as early as 7 a.m. but must be done by 8:45 a.m. and that all vendors have to be ready to leave by 4 p.m.
"Be prepared to be in the open," it added, noting the sale will take place rain or shine. "You are encouraged to bring a canopy type tent if you have one. You will need to provide your own table(s), hand-truck, chairs, etc."
No shoppers will be allowed onto the grounds early because they "disrupt vendor check-in and set-up," said the Chamber.
Those wishing to become vendors can sign-up online by clicking here. Those preferring to not pay online can download this form and mail it before Sept. 16, with payment, to Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 436, Ledgewood, NJ 07852.
Editor's Note: TAPinto Roxbury is a member of the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce.