This area and these links are for exhibitors who have received an invitation to exhibit at Prater’s Mill Country Fair. If you have not received an invitation please GO here to begin the application process.
If you have been accepted/juried you do not need to apply again. If you did not receive your invitaion please contact us.
GOT INVITE, NOW WHAT?
Download a blank invitation form [updated 2018] to fill out and return by email
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complete the Online Registration Form [updated 2018].
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Pay your exhibitor fee online now. Please email (or mail) us your invitation form or complete the Online Registration Form.
CAN’T MAKE IT?
CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum cancellation charge of $35 applies to all cancellations. In order to be considered to receive an invitation to future festivals, Prater’s Mill must be notified of cancellations by use of our online form. If notified by use of our online form prior to September 25, booth and utility fees will be refunded, less $35 cancellation fee, within 45 days. If Prater’s Mill is notified by use of our online form on or after September 25, exhibitor must also call 706-694-6455 and communicate cancellation. No booth or utility fees will be refunded or transferred forward after September 25. Exhibitors failing to notify Prater’s Mill in advance of any cancellation, absence or early departure will not be invited to future Prater’s Mill Country Fairs.
Guidelines & Information/Rules & Regulations Sheet
Frequently asked Questions & Answers. [updated NEW 2018]
View map of exhibit area (with booth numbers). [updated 2018]
HOW ARE WE DOING?
How to get packed, loaded and headed home. [updated NEW 2018]
Sunday Breakdown & Load-out. It is not considered safe for vehicles to enter or exit the exhibit areas while shoppers are still present. However, you can begin breaking down your booth and packing up goods starting at 5:00 p.m. in preparation for loading. If you close or abandon your booth prior to designated closing times, you will be considered in violation of our vendor agreement. After 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Saturday), the Traffic Control Team will determine when it is safe to allow vehicles into or out of the exhibit areas. Expect that time to be 5:30 p.m. or later (6:30 p.m. Saturday). Attendants will be present to assist you in the parking lots and in the exhibit areas to keep things running smoothly. Make sure your Vehicle Tag is visible on Vehicle and Trailer. Please park/drive to the side, and give as much room for other vehicles as possible.
Mill Side. NEW: During the first hour of load out (5:30-6:30 p.m.), you must obtain a pass in order to get into the line in the Exhibitor parking lot. In order to gain vehicle access to the Mill side exhibit area, the driver of the vehicle must get a pass first and must enter/be parked in the exhibitor parking lot. If you park somewhere else or even if you are just showing up to breakdown, all access will originate from the Exhibitor Parking Lot on the Store Side. No one will be allowed across to the exhibit area until after 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Passes will be given out starting at 5:15 p.m. when we begin our line-up procedure. Only the driver of the vehicle can get a pass. Passes are given out at the Prater’s Mill Information tent located by the main entrance gate. A runner will walk with you back to your booth to confirm that you are broken down and ready to load up; then the driver will be given the pass to go put the vehicle in line. Do not attempt to put a vehicle in line with out a pass. You will be held up until the end. We will let in as many vehicles as we can providing we have one clear lane of passage around the perimeter. If you plan to bring a large truck or motor home across the road, you will have to wait until after 6:30 p.m. for there to be room to maneuver and park. If you need your vehicle to pack up you must wait until after 6:30 p.m. to get in line. Mill Side Traffic will be one way. When you enter the mill side exhibit area, proceed straight following the drive closest to the stage. All traffic will flow down the center drive and then turn to the right or left at your booth area. Do not block the flow of traffic. Exit using the drive that runs parallel to GA 2 and the Granary, or go to the back of the exhibit area following the ‘back-road’ drive out to the Cotton Gin to exit. Back Road is exit only.
Store Side. During operating hours (9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday), we cannot allow vehicles to enter or exit the exhibit area. The driveways will be blockaded and under surveillance. Antique cars and tractors on display must be present before 9:00 a.m. and will not be allowed to leave until after closing and it has been deemed safe to do so each day. We will not invite you back if you fail to comply with this safety measure. At 5:15 p.m. Sunday you will be allowed to line up at the back gate driveway for entry in to the store side exhibit area. When navigating the Exhibitor Parking lot, indicate to the Boy Scouts that you wish to go to the Store Side Exhibit Area.
Going Home. If you are done for the day and just ready to go home when navigating the Exhibitor Parking lot, indicate to the Boy Scouts that you are going home, and you will be directed to the exit line. Please use your blinker to indicate which way you are turning to go home.
Please have some patience and help us by following these guidelines. This will allow everyone (including us) to get home quickly. If we all work together we can get everyone across in just over one hour.