Terra Arts Colonial Faire
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please fill out the job application here linked at the button.
Terra Arts Attending Jr High / High School Students are required to volunteer for at least 2 hours.
Terra Arts Colonial Faire Rules
Experience life in Colonial America during the 18th century with a colonial fair, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, period music, and dance. Food concessions will be available.
This year's colonial fair will feature the children of Terra Arts demonstrating their knowledge of and involvement in the History of America. Watch the children re-enact the Battle of Fort Necessity, the Boston Tea party, play colonial games, enjoy colonial song and dance, and see settlers selling wares and food from our colonial cooks!
If you want to perform, play an instrument on the stage or have formed an act, speech, or singing group, please get in touch with Sarah Baxter for an audition.
Students do not have to sell anything or have a booth to participate; all DOER DAY students have been participating in group projects in preparation for the fair.
Rules for Participation in the Entrepreneurial aspect of the Event:
- Submit an application outlining your intentions for your family booth: Due Jan 26th or 27th, 2023.
- You must be enrolled as a DOER DAY student or an enrolled Junior High student on any day to participate.
- Your booth can feature a craft, food, sutlers' wares, art, clothing, games, or re-enactment of any American history event from 1621 to 1865. (Pilgrims to Civil War) You do not have to sell anything. Your booth can be a demonstration or display. (Such as a display of the first transcontinental railroad using your own train set.)
- Our Event Coordinator will assign your 10' by 10' station on the grounds.
- Please indicate if you have a ten-by-ten pop-up for your Booth or your Booth will be placed inside the hall, under the walkways, or in a classroom.
- Please arrive at 8:00 am to set up your booth.
- Please remove your vehicle from the parking lot to allow parking access for our guests.
- Each family is responsible for cleaning up their booth area at the end of the Event. Please stay open until 2 pm. Do not clean up your booth early even if you are out of things to sell.
- No open fires.
- No weapons of any kind can be sold to children unless wrapped up to be opened at home. All weapons must be sheathed and peace tied. Exposed steel is not permitted. Bows must be unstrung, and arrows left at home.
- No digging into or inserting stakes into the artificial turf.
- Booths with food for sale will be placed near the kitchen for adult access to refrigeration and a stove. Please leave the kitchen cleaner than you found it. We have no janitorial service to clean the kitchen before the church needs it for their Sunday worship service.
- Please have a trash container in your booth. Please take this trash to your home for disposal.
- Bring change for your sales and signs for your booth indicating prices.
- Please plan on supervising your student in your booth. You may temporarily close your booth to shop in other booths. Provide a sign if you are absent.
- Our Entrepreneurial class has taught your children how to make change and explained the idea of TAXES. There will be no sales tax for this Event, but we are collecting a 10 percent TERRA TAX which will be used for the collective good of the community as all taxes are intended. You may either charge 10 percent more and set it aside or subtract 10 percent at the end of the day from your gross sales, not your profit. Please pay this TAX to the bank at the end of the day. The bank will issue your student a STAMP verifying that the taxes were paid. Students will vote on how we use the tax money after the fair.
- We highly recommend that you do not purchase modern things for resale. This has proven to be unprofitable in the past.
- Items for sale must be period correct. (Things that would have been found in the period we are studying.) i.e., no plastic.
- Please dress in a historical costume. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up, even if it is a hoe-down kind of costume.
- The fair is open, rain or shine. No rain checks or refunds are offered. The fair may be closed with no notice in severe weather or emergency.
- Closed-toe shoes are required.
- $5.00 per family admission at the gate for guests. Enrolled Doer Day students and their immediate families can enter the grounds at no cost.
- No animals unless you file an application and they are approved for the petting zoo area or are contained in a cage in your booth.
- YES, the fair is wheelchair accessible.
- Advertise your family business with a silent auction basket. All donations to the silent auction will receive thanks on our website and a tax-deductible receipt.
- Donate framed art for sale to our teacher/student gallery. Proceeds will go to Terra Arts for Theater upgrades.
- YES, you can ask local businesses for donations for the fair. A letter requesting donations is included on this website.
- Invite your friends, family, neighbors and local government officials. Let’s be proud to be Americans studying American History.
- Military personnel or veterans from any American War who come in military uniform of any kind will receive honor and a free entry for their family.