An important highlight of previous Festivals has been the Marketplace where choirs are able to enhance their music repertoire and purchase bell related items. In addition we like to offer ringers an eclectic array of crafts and products to purchase.
While we have many interested vendors we are still looking. If you know vendors we should contact to be part of the 2023 Festival Marketplace, please contact Margaret Merkley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors will be listed on the OGEHR website as confirmed.
It's About Time Festival Vendors
9th Hour Studio, Deborah Macnab
Deborah is a retired commercial artist who aims to create affordable art. She does contract work upon request.
Acrylic Art, Marsha Esford
Birds, animals, scenery in acrylic and watercolour.
Brownsmere Orchard, Anita and Gary Crump
Preserves from Brownsmere Orchard, using my Grandmothers' recipes. Jams, jellies, sauces, and more made from the 10 different fruits we pick, pluck or pull on our farm.
Crafts by Barbara Neal and Friends
Barbara and her friends have created a unique array of items - quilted, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, cards and more. Some small items, some large items - come and see what we have for you!
Custom Creations, Amy Van Nest
Amy offers handmade wooden signs, beautiful ceramic coasters, and unique wine bags. Each product is perfect for decoration in your home or as a gift to friends or family. Check out our products before the Marketplace at her website.
Handcrafted Greeting Cards, Judie Bryant
A wide selection of handcrafted greeting cards.
Hear Them Ring, Barbara Peaker
Selling a large quantity of handbell sheet music, gloves, mallets, cleaning supplies, accessories and gift items. She will also have small handbell parts such as springs and screws available should any bells misbehave!
Heather Lappan and Sara Van Vaals
This mother-daughter duo offer an eclectic mix of treasures from beeswax skin cream that can be uses for itchy skin, chapped lips, cracked heels and elbows, diaper rash, sunburns, and makeup removal to crocheted items such as, but not limited to, stuffed animals, hats, scarves, blankets and flowers.
Kingston Grandmother Connection, Deb Ruse
All proceeds help support African grandmothers and their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.
Music Lending Library (MLL)
The Music Lending Library, as part of the Festival Marketplace, will have tables set up and music displayed for browsing. It will also be possible to put in a request to borrow specific pieces by filling out a form. The Coordinator of the Library, Debi Sproule, will collect the information and get the copies to you later in the month.
Debi Sproule: email@example.com
The Bearded Bowlmaker, Benoir Ouellette
The Bearded Bowlmaker creates artful bowls, vases, candle holders, and much more using local and exotic woods. His creations are unique; the wood itself guides the design decisions. The result is an array of lovingly crafted pieces ranging from items you will use daily to others you will want to display as fine works of art. For a sample of Benoir's work check out his Instagram page.
Things Made by Patch, Patricia and Nicole Winfield
A conglomerate of items both useful and decorative. Search us out for handbell-themed jewellery, dragons, and 4-in-hand travel bags. We are excited to see you there!
It’s About Time to think of the Festival Silent Auction.
We are looking for items for this year’s Festival Silent Auction. Consider donating a craft, gift card or gift basket from you or your choir. Contact Gail Bowes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to donate, or have questions to be answered.