The 47th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters and partnering with Heartland Bank, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 26 & 27, 2019. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are close to 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Craft & Treasures Market admission fees are: Adults $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.00; Students Kindergarten – 12th grade $1.00; children under 5 free. Free Parking. A handicapped lot will be available on the North side of the field house just off Johnson Avenue. There will be golf cart shuttles running during operating hours. Please note: No animals allowed except those used for special needs assistance. Various student music groups perform on Saturday.
Visitors numbering in the thousands come every year from all over Northern Illinois to browse and purchase items for sale. Over 200 adult and student volunteers help exhibitors, supervise traffic, operate the concession stand and work at admissions, guard posts and various other jobs. Raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000 will also be available to purchase at the Autumn Craft & Treasures Market. Raffle tickets are $20 for 1 ticket or $100 for 6 tickets. This cash raffle is a fundraiser for Make a Difference DKC and Sycamore Music Boosters; for more information on this please visit makeadifferencedkc.com.
Vendor applications are being accepted as space is available. Applications received at this time incur a $30.00 fee and will be put on stand by and admitted if space is still available. For vendor information and application, contact De Austin, Vendor Chair via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found at our web site at www.sycamoremusicboosters.com/craft-fair.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year! As music student parents, we count on you and greatly appreciate your efforts in helping us raise money to enrich our children’s lives through music education. The craft fair raises the majority of the funds the Music Boosters use to subsidize choir risers, instrument purchases, field trips and provide summer camp and college scholarships, just to name a few examples. We need YOU to help us continue the success of these ongoing programs! We request that every family with a music student consider volunteering at the Craft Fair. We know you are busy, but only ask for 2 hours of your time, and there are a variety of dates and times during the week of Pumpkinfest to choose from. There are TWO SignUp Genius links: ADULT and STUDENT. Sign up links are now active and you may now sign up to volunteer!
Sycamore Music Boosters is a volunteer organization composed of families and friends of students enrolled in music education classes in Sycamore Schools with the focus and goals to promote excellence in music education. Sycamore Music Boosters began with a group of parents interested in supporting school bands. In 1972, the band booster club enlarged its interest to encompass all music programs and the then named “Autumn Craft & Treasures Market” was born. Incorporated in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Sycamore Music Boosters continue to support school music programs including funding for equipment purchases, field trips, music camp & college scholarships, High School/Middle School musicals, and numerous other music activities.
Currently over 600 students are enrolled in elective music programs in grades 4-12, as well as all elementary music programs. The primary source of funds for Sycamore Music Boosters is the annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market. Thank you in advance to our sponsor – Heartland Bank, all of our supporters, volunteers & patrons!