We are pleased to announce that THE FOX ISLAND FAIR is back on August 14th! After a year and half of COVID-19 uncertainty, we are looking forward to having our vendors, musical entertainment, games and especially our fabulous fairgoers back at the NCC. We have sorely missed our Island Tradition. While Washington is not yet open, we are anticipating the end of June re-opening of the state. If there are any COVID-19 restrictions that will be placed on events such as ours, we will be sure to let you know.
The Fair is an Island tradition dating back more than two decades and our biggest community event of the year. Planned Fair hours this year will be from 11am to 4pm.
The Fair will have our popular Music and Food Court, featuring live local talent and a variety of food vendors. We will have a lineup of local music talent for the entire five hours. Limited off street parking will be provided for vendors and the public in the sports field west of the NCC. We will continue the popular Bingo or Raffle Room, the Flower show and special FI Emergency Preparedness and Citizens Patrol displays. The opening ceremony will be held at noon, where the Fox Island Honor & Color Guard will present the colors, followed by the singing of the national anthem and the “Worlds Shortest Parade” to honor this year’s Grand Marshall(s).
Fair Policies and Information
The last day for Booth signups is Sunday, August 8th.
All booth spaces are 10′ x 10′. The booth fees will be a flat rate of $35 for adults and $30 for kids 15 and under. For our current FICRA members in good standing (at the time of the Fair), you are allowed one Fair booth for each paid FICRA family membership, for $10 (Adults) and $5 (Kids). Additional booths are available at $35 (Adults) and $30 (Kids) each. Fox Island non-profit organizations should contact the Fair Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information. You must provide all supplies needed to run your booth, including tables, chairs, canopies, umbrellas, and any other supplies.
Vendors may set up their booth space on Friday, August 13th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. A Fair attendant will be available to direct you to your assigned space. You will still be required to check in on Saturday morning. The gates will be locked at 8:00 pm. The FICRA Trust is not responsible for any theft or damage of any materials, merchandise or equipment left on-site overnight. Our island Citizens Patrol organization will perform periodic checks on the facility during the night. Check in will be Saturday morning between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Please see our FICRA Fair Attendant for check in prior to setting up your booth. Tent Canopies must be setup by 9 am Saturday to comply with the Fire Department inspection requirements. Complete booth set up must be complete by 10:45 AM Saturday, August 8th. Please be courteous to neighboring vendors who are also setting up. Unload and immediately move your vehicle to the vendor parking area before setting up your booth.
All food and beverage vendors, including those who sell home-prepared food or food cooked on-site are required to follow the food safety regulations set forth by the Pierce County Health Department regarding temporary food establishments.
We encourage all vendors to park your vehicle at the rear of the parking lot as indicated on your Fair map, leaving closer spaces and on street parking for public parking. Please do not park in front of the building as we want to keep those spaces free for our disabled Fair visitors. Please dismantle your booth Saturday afternoon after 4 PM, and clean up and haul away all materials, including any trash you or your customers may have generated during the day in and around your booth area. You must supply your own garbage bags and cans. There is no regular garbage service at the Nichols Community Center. Please take your trash with you when you leave the fairgrounds.
The FICRA Fair is both a fun community event and a fundraising activity for the continued maintenance and operation of the Nichols Community Center and grounds. If you would like to advertise your business or craft, consider donating to the FICRA Fair Raffle Room. Proceeds benefit the FICRA Building Trust.
FICRA Fair is managed entirely by Fox Island volunteers. If you have any questions, please email the FICRA Building Trust Board of Directors at email@example.com. Thank you for participating in this fun community event!
If you wish to have FICRA advertise your booth prior to the fair please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may attach your photos or business logo and we will do our best to post your information on our community Facebook Page to encourage visitors to attend your booth at the Fair.