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Date

October 6, 2018

Location

Huntsville Texas Town Square

Booths

400+

Bands

3

What is the Fair on the Square? / Hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce

For over 40 years the Fair on the Square has been a hot spot to find one of kind treasures and gift items.  The Fair is hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce and depends on the generosity of many sponsors and volunteers!  Approximately 380 booths of arts, crafts, food and entertainment are sure to please festival patrons of all ages and gender.

The Fair on the Square is held the 1st Saturday in October EVERY year!  The Fair officially begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 5:00 p.m.  The event is an outdoor event!


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Vendor Registration

Vendor registration will begin in July 2018.

To be added to the list to receive the 2018 application,  please call 936-295-8113.

Click map to view vendor map.

Note: the map does not indicate spaces that are already reserved.

Please contact us to get an updated version.

Vendor Registration

2017 Event Sponsors / Thanks for your Support!

Faust Distributing

Stevenson Beer Distributing

Team Dodge

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Dominos Pizza

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Atkinson Toyota Madisonville

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Alpha Omega

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Boys & Girls Club

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Encore

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City of Huntsville

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Forum at Sam Houston

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McCaffety Electric

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Homegrown Marketplace

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Rockin D Services

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Wiesner Huntsville

Moak & Moak

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First Baptist Church

Wild Dozer Service, LLC.

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Smither Real Estate

Ward Furniture

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Texas Renaissance Festival

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104.9 The Hits

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HEB

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Huntsville YMCA

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Huntsville Arts Commission

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MRC Creekside

Prevailing Hope Partners

Huntsville Health Care Center


Dr. Tim Deahl, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology


Walmart Huntsville

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Pete Johnson Towing

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Extreme Signs

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Easco Air

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Brookshire Brothers

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Learning RX

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Sherwin Williams

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Smither bed & Breakfast

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Bill Fick Ford

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Stay tuned for details for 2018!

Wine Knot is sponsored by: Wiesner, Inc.

Located at Interstate 45 and Crosstimbers Road in Huntsville, Texas on 10 acres. Built in 1994, it boasts a modern facility with ample car and truck display, a state of the art Service and Parts Department, along with a first class Body Shop to facilitate the Sales Department.

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The Wine Knot, located off of University Avenue between 12th and 13th Street, provides a quaint atmosphere for patrons to sip and taste wine from the following Texas Vineyards: Bernhardt Winery, Froggy Wines, Granny Muffin, LLC, Kissing Tree Vineyards, Landon Winery, Lone Hen Winery,  Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Messina Hof Winery, Perrine Winery and Red Road Vineyard.  Sit down and enjoy a glass or purchase a bottle to take home and enjoy later!  Cheese, fruit and crackers will be provided by our new local H.E.B. store as well as food pairings from several area home town restaurants.  The Shane Barnhill & Billy Hillman Duo will help set the mood as they play from 10:30-3:30 and the Texas Fire Fighters will be there promoting their calendar for Autism Awareness.

Event FAQS / find your answers

Huntsville Texas is located in Walker County in east Texas, approximately 70 miles north of Houston and 170 miles south of Dallas via Interstate 45. It is also located on Texas Highway 30 (west to Bryan-College Station) and Highway 190 (east to Livingston). We are nestled among the beautiful tall pines of East Texas.  The fair is held on the quaint historic downtown square and covers 3 city blocks.  The community comes alive each year with the sights, sounds and smells of the festival!
For over 40 years the Fair on the Square has been a hot spot to find one of kind treasures and gift items.  The Fair is hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce and depends on the generosity of many sponsors and volunteers!  Approximately 380 booths of arts, crafts, food and entertainment are sure to please festival patrons of all ages and gender. In addition, the Fair on the Square is an opportunity to bring literally thousands of visitors to our community, which boosts our tourism market.  Visitors include not only people coming to the fair to shop but the vendors as well.  The Fair on the Square provides an ideal opportunity to market the many businesses, organizations, churches and clubs that thrive in the Huntsville community.  The Chamber is a member and COMMUNITY service organization whose mission is to promote an environment to enhance the economic success of business in Walker County. The Fair on the Square is just one element that helps us fulfill that mission.
The Fair on the Square is held the 1st Saturday in October EVERY year!  The Fair officially begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 5:00 p.m.  The event is an outdoor event!
There are several places in Huntsville to accommodate you.  Check out our lodging tab on the home page of the website for links to our many hotel options.  Be sure to tell them that you are coming for the fair, some may offer discounts!
You will receive a 10 x 10 booth space.  Canopy tents are not required but encouraged as this is completely an outdoor event, we do not supply these, you will need to bring your own.  Please secure your canopy as well, the majority of booths will be located on the street.  Electricity is ONLY available for our food vendors.  We would love to offer electricity to everyone but simply do not have the means to do so.   When choosing your booth space take into consideration that most spaces have drive up access for loading and unloading, however; booths on 12th Street do not.  These particular booths are located in the middle of the street, therefore; these vendors will need to park at the end of the street and carry in their items.  Remember to also bring adequate help for setting up your booth.  We plan to have many volunteers, some from SHSU, but we cannot guarantee that you will have help setting up and tearing down.
We would love to have you as one of our vendors!  Go to the vendor info tab on the home page for an application and registration information.   General registration begins early in the summer, however; we encourage our vendors to pre-reserve their spot for the next year and about a 1/3 do so every year.  The map on this website does not reflect the booths that are taken. Please call the chamber at 936-295-8113 or email chamber@chamber.huntsville.tx.us to get an updated copy.
Parking is limited.  Many businesses will allow parking in their parking lot but may charge a small fee.  We have FREE remote parking located at Sam Houston State University Bower’s Stadium at lot Z2-14.  A shuttle service is provided and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday only! DIRECTIONS:  From Sam Houston Avenue, turn on Bearkat Blvd and head east and follow to the stadium which will be on your right. Look for Shuttle Parking Signs, the parking lot available for use is located on the scoreboard side.
Yes we do but it is limited.  Several spots are reserved on the west and north side of the Walker County Courthouse, located on the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 11th Street/Hwy 30.  However these spaces tend to fill up quickly, so get there early!
Admission to the Fair on the Square is FREE!!!!  The Pre-Fair on the Square Concert held the Friday before the big event is only $10 and tickets may be purchased that evening.
The popular Food Court will be open all day and will surely tempt your taste buds with some fair favorites such as sausage on a stick, kettlekorn, homemade root beer floats, and many “deep fried” favorites just to name a few!  The Food Court is located in the Walker County Annex parking lot on the corner of 13th Street and University Avenue.  There are also a couple of restaurants in the area that will be open as well, The Farmhouse Café, City Hall Café, Farmhouse Sweets and Eats, Patio Cafe on the Square and The Café Texan.  All of these are easy access and walking distance from the fair.
Many local merchants located on the square open their doors and extend their genuine Texas hospitality and they encourage you to stop by and see what they have to offer. In addition, Huntsville is the proud home of Sam Houston.  The Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center are two must sees while in our community.  The Texas Prison Museum and the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum also provide a wealth of information and enjoyment.  See the chamber website for more opportunities of places to visit while you are here!
Golf carts are not permitted on the streets.  There is simply not enough room with all the spectators.
Small pets are allowed but MUST be on a leash.  Also remember dogs cant flush…if it poops, YOU SCOOP!
Most of them are able to do so with the technology options provided today.  However, not all may accommodate this form of payment.  We have several ATM’s available throughout the fair for your convenience.
YES!!!  A Pre-Fair on the Square concert kicks off the event on Friday night. The Pre Fair on the Square Concert features Cody Joe Hodges Friday, October 6th Gates OPEN at 8:00, concert begins at 9:00 p.m.-midnight FREE Entry!  
You will get wet!  Seriously!  The Fair on the Square is designated a “rain or shine” event.  The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will cancel the event only if it is determined that safety is an issue.  We encourage everyone to pray for sunshine!!
See this map for location
The Kids Korner is located in Rather park, located on the corner of the 13th and University Avenue. Many of the attractions in the Kids Korners are FREE!  The Boys and Girls Club of Walker County host an arts and crafts station along with Home Depot, providing hours of fun for children to build and create!  Children can also enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, balloon artist, sno cones, face painting and more.  Some vendor stations change from year to year so be sure to come out and bring the little ones and enjoy the fun!

Frequently Asked Questions / dont forget it

Lodging Information…Huntsville…“where a warm welcome awaits!”

Baker Motel
2406 Sam Houston Avenue
Huntsville, Texas 77340
936-295-3761
www.bakermotel.com

Best Western
201 West Hill Park Circle
Huntsville, Texas 77320
936-295-9000 * 1-800-WESTERN
www.bestwesterntexas.com
$99 for Fair on the Square Vendors
Winner of the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Econo Lodge
112 I-45 North
Huntsville, TX 77320
936-295-6401 * 800-424-6423
Special Rate for FOS of $69.95 plus tax

Gibbs Manor Bed & Breakfast
525 Gibbs Street; New Waverly, TX 77358
832-437-7784
www.facebook.com/gibbsstreetmanor

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Huntsville
120 Ravenwood
Huntsville, TX 77340
936-439-5228
www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express
148 I-45 South
Huntsville, Texas 77340
936-295-4300
www.hiexpress.com/Huntsville
$99 rate for Fair on the Square

La Quinta Inn
124 I-45 North
Huntsville, TX 77340
936-295-6454 * 800-531-5900
www.laquinta.com

Studio 6
613 I-45 South; Huntsville, TX  77340
936-295-9151
www.staystudio6.com

Quality Suites
631 I 45 South; Huntsville, TX  77340
936-436-9600
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/txa73

Event Location

Huntsville Town Square
1100 University Avenue
Huntsville, Texas 77340

DIRECTIONS TO THE FAIR:

From Houston: Travel I45 North, take exit 116 (Hwy 30/11th Street), turn right and travel east to the downtown square which is 2 miles from I45.

From Dallas:  Travel I45 South, take exit 116 (Hwy 30/11th Street), turn left and travel east to the downtown square which is 2 miles from I45.

From Bryan/College Station:  Travel Hwy 30 to the downtown square, which is 2 miles from I45.

From Livingston, Travel Hwy 190 to the downtown square.

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Testimonials / See what others are Saying!

AAWESOME!! GREAT MUSIC.... Lots of Shopping! Planning already for next year..

Glyn Conant

Whoop! Amazing! Everything in one place! Great food and you will love the friends you will make.

Frederic Morris

Look forward to it every year. Awesome event. Great vendors and great fun.

Dustin Nance

I never miss Fair on the Square I've been going every yr. since I moved to Huntsville when I was 5.

Stephanie Toddy

The Huntsville Chamber of Commerce created an amazing event. The volunteers did a great job. There were great vendors and so many creative ideas.

Vicki Sides

Had a great time! We were one of the vendors there and had a great turnout! Good food and lots of shopping. Loved all of the unique things you find. Will be back next year.

Celena Stephanie

My first year at the square. Had the best time. So many shops didn't get to see all of it. But it will definitely be on my calendar for next year. Just moved to Huntsville and looking forward to other excited things happen in our small town.

Elvira Buck

Parents been doing this festival for years!!!! Love the people in Huntsville!!

Jennifer Okay

Fair on the Square is my favorite day of the whole year, and my single most favorite thing about Huntsville!

Vonnie Shannon

I’ve gone every year since I was a little girl. You see everyone you know so it is a social event, as well as a good time to get cute holiday decor.

Shelby Wagner

This is one of the largest festivals in East Texas & you can find just about anything here! We go to many festivals each year & this one is by far our favorite!

Brenda Christian

Thanks to you and your team. I appreciate all your hard work to create community!

Rich Heiland, RHScott Associates, LLC

Great Job once again, another awesome show! Next year will be my 6th year participating!

Von Hurt

Your show was so well organized and a great show to be a part of. We will look forward to doing it again next year. Thanks you for putting on such a quality event!

Jenee Axton Capponi & Lauren Capponi, The Frog Hut 2

We had a wonderful time!!!! Fair on the Square was absolutely amazing this year, thanks for coordinating such a great event! We look forward to next year!

Mallory Lovett, Deco Catering & Events

We are so excited to attend again this year. We had SO much fun! I have to say that out of the 20 or so events we did last year , yours was one of the best organized. Thank you for all your hard work in making it a success for everyone. I look forward to seeing you again in October!

Rose Filteau - Fruit of the Tomb

As a long time participant (34 years this year in the same booths (260 & 261)) of Fair on the Square, it has been a pleasure participating in such a well-choreographed / organized show and for that we at Etta Jean’s Pout House Ceramics thank you. You have provided everything needed when requested; customer service has been impeccable; and the participation from vendors, attendees and Chamber have been great. We have attended several Arts and Craft shows in the area from Caldwell, Bryan/College Station, Kurten, North Zulch, Chapel Hill, Crockett, Lovelady, Lake Jackson, Freeport, and numerous more, but by far the Fair on the Square in Huntsville is our best show for everything. We at Etta Jean’s Pout House Ceramics look forward to attending this year as well and for many more to come. We appreciate all the efforts, hard work and long hours the Chamber invests in this production and it shows. Again, we at Etta Jean’s Pout House Ceramics give a big thanks to the Chamber and all that make it happen. We could not succeed without you!

Regards, Etta Rush Jean May Cheryl Cowart

Laura, Thank you for once again making me a part of the Fair on the Square! I am proud to have worked with you for a decade now and I look forward to the next decade of successful fairs!

Kindly, Joel

This was our first time to be Vendors at The Fair on the Square in Huntsville. We had a very good day and met so many nice people. We hope to be back again in 2016. This was a well organized Show and Event. We are Vendors almost every weekend in and around Texas. I would rank this Event as one of my top ten Shows in 2015. With thanks to Laura and the Chamber for making it so great! God willing we will see you again in 2016.

Thank you, Wanda Benge, Owner Texas Born and Bred Texas T-shirts & Artwork

I was a first time vendor, and even had to work my booth alone! But you all made my setup and takedown much easier than it would've been, by offering hands and help! I had the best Saturday ever...far better than I expected. I hope to be back next year as well! Thanks for the great time!

Mary Meier Redneck Feng Shui

It was our first time there, we had a great time! The city personnel, other vendors, volunteers as well as the visitors were very helpful, friendly and ready to enjoy the day. We’ll be back. Thank you.

Lenice Brown - Best of Texas

THANK YOU!! This is my 8th year as a vendor, not in the same spot. Of all the shows I do, this is the most organized. I think it also has the most attendance, bigger every year. This is my best show of all my shows I do, and I have so many return customers, it amazes me. I love my spot (#262) and your volunteers are so gracious. Thank you for helping make my best show...better every year. Look forward to 2015!!!! My husband (80 next year) and I are getting kinda old for this, but we love it and really enjoy seeing everyone each year. THANKS AGAIN for a great show!!!!!

Cynthia Hance - Trinity TX

I just want you to know you and your staff run a great festival. I look forward to coming each year. If you ever have another spot come open please let me know. Great job!

Darren Webb

Laura, thanks for having us back year after year. This year's show was indeed the best. Take care and we'll see you next year, Lord willing.

Debra and Frank Kirby


FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE is available!

Saturday only

At the Sam Houston State University Campus in the Bower Stadium Parking Lot Z2-14.
DIRECTIONS:  From Sam Houston Avenue, turn on Bearkat Blvd and head east and follow to the stadium. Look for signs and tent, parking lot is on the scoreboard side.  The shuttle will run from 8:30 a.m to 6 p.m. SATURDAY ONLY.

Provided by The Forum and Encore of Sam Houston.   

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Contact Us / Questions?

Please use this form to contact with any questions you may have. We will respond fast!


 

Phone: 936-295-8113
Fax: 936-295-0571

Mailing:
PO BOX 538
Huntsville, TX 77342

Physical:
1327 11th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

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