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General Federation of Women’s Clubs

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Attention: Due to the 'Covid 19' Pandemic, activities and events are subject to revision or cancellation!

From line up before the doors opened to the crowds inside, the 2019 Ladybug Bazaar was a hit as one of Battle Ground’s main attractions and which brought thousands of shoppers to the city.


With 191 vendor spaces filled to the brim with an extensive variety of handmade items, shoppers made their rounds in two gyms and the mezzanine in one gym. All vendors live in Clark County; support of local artisans is a goal of the GFWC-Battle Ground event.


This family of hand-painted ladybug rocks inspired shoppers.


This longtime participant in the bazaar focussed on Thanksgiving decor and local cookbooks. Thanks, Fran!


Monkey socks, Anyone? Clark County crafters offer gift choices for all ages.

Variety, variety, variety! Vendors are required to bring enough items to offer a selection all day.


Next

Ladybug

Bazaar:

Sat., Nov. 6

2021

Notes to Prospective Bazaar Vendors

   A much asked question from prospective vendors is, “Will there be room for me at the next Ladybug Bazaar?” The answer is “no,” but vendors can sign up to be on a waiting list. Traditionally, it has taken about two years after signup to actually be in the bazaar.

    If you are an interested vendor, please write to: GFWC-Battle Ground, P.O. Box 871, Battle Ground, WA 98604-0871. Include your name, address, phone number and the type of handmade items you have for sale. Someone will get back to you.

    Remember, artisans are to be only from Clark County and all items must be hand-crafted. Shoppers do not come to the Ladybug Bazaar to purchase commercially-made merchandise. They appreciate your talent, creativity and dedication to your craft.

Ladybug Bazaar: bringing crafters and shoppers together

Please note: Because of the uncertainty of Covid 19

The 2020 Ladybug Bazaar is CANCELLED

Why is the Ladybug Bazaar so popular?

  With 191 spaces in two gyms and a mezzanine there is room for a wide variety of merchandise and still maintain wide aisles for ease of shopping! All wares are handcrafted by local artisans! Commercial booths are not allowed! There is a place to relax and have a snack or two! For years the Ladybug Bazaar has been a social event, a place to meet old friends! Guys enjoy the bazaar too!

Questions, Questions, Questions

When?  Always on the First Saturday in November. Note: The 2020 Ladybug Bazaar is CANCELLED! Next Bazaar: Nov. 6, 2021


Time? 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Where? The two-gym complex at Battle Ground High School, plus an upstairs mezzanine in the larger gym. The main parking lots are at the Main St. high school entrance and off N. Parkway Ave. Watch for the Ladybug Bazaar signs in downtown Battle Ground.


Admission charge? None, and no parking fee. There is a suggested donation of canned or packaged food or money to buy food for the North County Community Food Bank.


Restrictions for shoppers? Yes, for the safety of both small children and adults, no strollers are admitted into the shopping areas. However, strollers may be parked in a designated place in the foyer. Shoppers appreciate this restriction.

    To protect the gym floor surfaces, no beverages or foods are allowed in the gyms. It is suggested to vendors that they provide relief persons to be able to occasionally leave their tables. There is a room set aside to be used only by vendors for relaxation and to have snacks.

    To comply with school district policy only certified service dogs are allowed.


History? Starting as a small bazaar of 12 tables in the basement of the Odd Fellows Hall in 1967, the event has over the years grown in size and prestige. It is currently one of the largest non-commercial bazaars in Southwest Washington. The quality of the merchandise offered to the public is superb. The bazaar supports only vendors who live in Clark County, Washington.


Purposes? The Ladybug Bazaar has two missions: First to provide a venue for quality handcrafted items by local artisans, and second to provide profits to the club which are used to carry out service to the community. The Ladybug Bazaar is the main fundraiser for GFWC - Battle Ground. Among the projects the bazaar has supported are scholarships, assistance to the women’s shelter in Vancouver, the food bank, the public library and many other community projects including support of Military Veterans.


How does the club make the money? The club rents the gym complex from Battle Ground High School, arranges for tables from a party supply company, then rents out tables and spaces to artisan vendors. Vendors pay NO percentage to the club. Most of the profits by the club realized from the bazaar are poured into community service projects.


How much do vendors pay? Rental prices are according to the size of space and location within the gyms. Currently, spaces rent from $55 to $70 each.


How soon can I get a space? Because of its popularity, the bazaar maintains a waiting list. It takes about two years to get to the top of the list.


How can I participate? To inquire about a vendor space or to get on the waiting list, please send a request letter telling us about your handcrafted item(s) to:

GFWC Battle Ground

P.O. Box 871

Battle Ground, WA 98604-0871