Artisan Application


We thank you for your interest in the 2015 Christmas in July artisan fair, and would like to extend to you the opportunity to apply for a space. This year’s fair dates are Saturday, July 11th, and Sunday, July 12th, 2015. The approximate space size is 10’ x 15’. You are guaranteed to fit a 10′ x 10′ canopy. Though because of trees, spaces will vary.

To see a map of available booths please click here. The fair will once again be held under the trees on the beautiful grounds of the historic Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Our weekend in July draws artisans year after year just to bask in the summer sunshine of Southern California’s coastal community of Oceanside.

This is our 38th annual Christmas in July fair. Old Mission Montessori School is very proud of its long-standing tradition as a handcrafted artisan fair. Artisans are asked to submit photographs and/or pictures of their artwork to the Artisan Committee for jury. All articles are required to be handmade or hand-embellished by the artisan, and NO SALE OF IMPORTED ITEMS IS ALLOWED. Artisans themselves have set the fair’s guidelines and rules, striving to maintain their wonderful tradition of craftsmanship. Please note that food and beverage booths will be provided by the school, and no applications from food vendors will be accepted.

Booths may be shared by several artisans. This is a great way to spend the weekend with good friends, ETSY groups, guild members, and those who love to craft. Please let us know if you would like to share a space.

All applicants should submit a completed application (either online or via mail), attach photographs/pictures of all craft items (which will be kept on file and not returned if mailing in application), and enclose a check for the full application amount. Applicants applying online must send in their payment within 10 days of submitting the online form. Please also enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for an acceptance notification/confirmation packet when sending in your application and/or payment. These packets will be mailed to you no later than June 1, 2015. You may email us to find out the status of your application at any time.

All artisans that will be showing at the 2015 fair will also be featured on our web site with a link back to their web site (if applicable). If applying online please upload an image of your logo as well as the url of your web site before submitting your form. If you will be printing out the application and mailing it in please click here to contact us for more information on how to include your logo and link.

The Artisan Committee is made up of parent volunteers: hardworking moms whose children have attended Old Mission Montessori School for many years. We enjoy our time getting to know our artisans and their crafts, and can’t wait to meet you over the weekend of the fair. Please contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have at the email below. In the meantime, thank you for your cooperation and commitment to making our Christmas in July fair one of the finest craft fairs in Southern California. We look forward to another successful weekend together!