Thank you for your interest in our 53nd Annual MHS Second House Museum Fairs. These much-anticipated, premier craft events provide a favorite destination among Montauk locals and visitors alike. Located a block from the Atlantic Ocean at the entrance to Montauk’s downtown area, our spacious grounds offer ample free parking and the backdrop of historic Second House and Barn. It is no wonder that the Second House Fairs are the highlight of the summer season. This year’s dates are July 13 & 14 and August 10 & 11.

Our fee for each 2-day show for a 10′ x 10′ space is $275, payable in full prior to July 6th for the July show and prior to August 3rd for the August show. SPACES NOT PAID IN FULL BY THESE DATES WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $50.00 ON SET-UP DAY. As a special incentive to our crafting community, both shows, if paid by July 6th, are discounted from $550 to $500.

For the two weeks prior to the show, we blitz local newspapers and magazines east of Westhampton with advertising in the Southampton and East Hampton Press, the East Hampton Star, the Sag Harbor Express and local radio, WLNG 92.1. The station runs 6 spots a day for the two weeks before and on the weekend of the events. Additionally, MHS has an established social media presence and will be posting about the shows on Instagram and Facebook. We will be listed in local calendars as well as with the Montauk Chamber of Commerce.

Last year, the Montauk Historical Society had thousands of visitors to our website and we look forward to promoting our Craft Show participants by including your contact information and website link for a full year so that buyers can find you and make further purchases.

Montauk is now one of the top destinations in the country for summer day trippers and tourism. We are grateful that YOU, our crafters, have made us one of the best craft shows on the East Coast and we look forward to your continued support by joining us to showcase your creativity and expertise.

Jessica James, Second House Committee Chair
Claire Hunter, Craft Fair Coordinator

Feel free to contact us at montaukhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call Claire on (631) 668-5340

SECOND HOUSE MUSEUM CRAFT FAIR INFORMATION and RULES FOR 2024

Second House is proud to provide an annual showcase of artwork, crafts, food, clothing and home & garden wares that embody creativity and exude high quality and hand-craftsmanship.

1. The application is a two-step process. Don’t forget to email four (4) photos of your work, including your display, to montaukhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Your photos must depict a reasonable representation of the items you will be selling. Once the preliminary application form has been reviewed, you will be sent an acknowledgement and a payment request. The application process is not complete without receipt of payment in full. 


2. Cooperatives, guilds and craft societies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may require two or more booth spaces. Unique merchandise that does not fit into a standard category will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 


3. All developing and printing of images must be done by the craft person or under the direct supervision of the crafter. 


4. Your customers expect to deal directly with the makers of quality craftwork and merchandise, therefore, buy/sell vendors are prohibited and agents and dealers are prohibited. The Event Director reserves the right to remove any non-approved merchandise from the show. 


5. The Certificate of Authority DTF-17 (resale license) is required by the State of New York and may be ordered from www.tax.ny.gov. You will be required to enter your resale number on the application form. 


AT THE EVENT

1. The crafter must be present both days of the event. No exceptions. 


2. Upon arrival, check in at the porch of the Second House to confirm your booth space assignment. Please provide a photo I.D. and your vehicle’s license plate number. NO SPACES MAY BE CHANGED except by the Event Director. Exhibitors may set up on Friday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday setup must be completed by 9:30 a.m.


3. Booth numbers are displayed in the center of your space which is approx. 10’ x 10’. Booth space requests are given every consideration. Final assignments, however, are made at the discretion of the Event Director. 


4. Parking for vendors is on the grass lot west of the house (West Parking Lot), campers/RVs in the West Parking Lot, tent camping (no vehicles please!) to the right of the Indian Museum behind the barn. As a courtesy to our vendors, camping is available at the nominal fee of $50.00 per weekend. Please NO PARKING on Montauk Highway; that is reserved for your customers. Parking is free. Observe all town parking signs. Montauk Historical Society is not responsible for tickets issued by Town police. 


5. Exhibitors must be set up thirty minutes before opening on show days. All vehicles must be off the show grounds thirty minutes before opening and then moved to the West Parking Lot. Absolutely no parking near the barn or house. No vehicles are allowed back on the show grounds until the end of show each day. PARKING RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED. 


6. The show hours are Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STAY THE ENTIRE TIME. On Sunday we are open for business until 5:00 p.m. and breakdown may not begin before that time. 


7. For the safety of all visitors please do not add sandwich boards or additional displays outside of your booth. The booth areas must look professional at all times. Craftwork and storage must be maintained within the assigned booth space. No animals are allowed in or around the crafters’ booths. 


8. Crafters must maintain their booth for the entire event. If merchandise sells out, vendors can maintain the booth with one or more of the following: displaying portfolio pictures and/ or showroom samples, or by retaining sold work for delivery after the event. ANYONE CLOSING THEIR BOOTH PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SHOW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN THE NEXT DAY OR FOR SUBSEQUENT SHOWS. 


9. Exhibitors should be prepared with plastic covers and secure tent weights. This is an outdoor show. There will be no cancellation of show due to weather. Refunds will not be given for any reason. 


WAIVER

The exhibitor understands that the Montauk Historical Society retains the right to prohibit any craftsperson from exhibiting any of their work at its absolute discretion, and has read all the above and agrees to follow the rules as outlined.