Vendor Application – Shore Line Trolley Museum

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the Shore Line Trolley Museum’s “Christmas In July” event.

The event will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9AM-3PM with a rain date of Saturday, August 6.  The event will be held at 

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River St
East Haven, CT  06512

The vendor application deadline is Friday, July 8, 2022.  Once confirmed, the registration fee is non-refundable.  Vendor spaces are $25 marked size 10’x10′.

Electricity is limited on a first come first serve basis and will be given upon your application acceptance.  Wifi is available to all vendors without any additional fee. 

Along with your application, which can be completed online, emailed, hand delivered or mailed via USPS, please include 4 or 5 sample images of the crafts/goods you are planning to sell at the Christmas in July fair.  You may include for advertising purposes your website and/or social media url’s.

You may pay online or by check, cash or money order (checks payable to “Shore Line Trolley Museum”).  Please complete a separate form for each space required (up to 2), however we may only approve one space based to ensure the largest variety of goods for this event.  Your application will not be considered until payment is made.  In the event your space is not approved, we will refund your entry fee.

Submittal of your application is considered agreement to terms and conditions outlined in the application.  

The Shore Line Trolley Museum is not responsible for damages for personal injury and/or property damage due to fire, theft, or accident.

1- Set up time: Doors open at 8:00AM. Booths must be set up by 8:45AM or chance forfeiting your space. Please check-in on arrival. Vendors will furnish all tables, chairs, table covers, displays, set-ups, and electrical cords. Electrical outlets are limited and are provided on a first come first served basis by application date. Wifi is available and there will be complimentary coffee for vendors. Parking will be in the rear of the museum parking lot.

2- Aesthetics: All tables will be kept orderly with no boxes or extra merchandise between booths or in front of tables.

3- Break down time: 4:00PM-5:00PM, with no packing or dismantling until 4:00PM.

4-Craftsmanship: No kits, imports, commercial products, or commercially available or packed food

5-Variety: There will be no more than two booths with similar crafts in order to provide a wide selection for our community. SLTM will base application decisions based on the quality and uniqueness of the crafts.

6- Specificity: Only items described in your application form should be brought to the show. SLTM will reserve the right to ask you to remove items that have not been stated in your application.

7- Decision: The decision to accept or reject your application is at the sole discretion of the Shore Line Trolley Museum Christmas In July volunteer committee. All decisions are communicated by email.

8- Information Packet: Once accepted, you will receive an e-mail followed by a USPS mailed welcome packet. If you have not been notified as accepted and confirmed, you will not be admitted as a vendor.

9- Demonstrations: Demonstrating your craft generates community interest and is encouraged. If possible, display phases of your work.

10- Tax and Commissions: There is no commission charge and exhibitors are responsible for paying their own sales tax. SLTM will not ring any vendor sales on it’s point of sale system.

11- Normal Operation: The Shore Line Trolley Museum will be open for public operations during the event. SLTM will run normal course of business ticket and museum store sales during the event.