We’d love your organization to participate in the 3rd Annual Fox Valley Summer Activities Fair on Monday, February 5, 2018.
Set-up will begin at 4:00p at Wredling Middle School, 1200 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL. The event will run from from 5:30-8:00pm.
Last year, our second year, we had 400 people attend from the community and filled up 76 exhibitor tables. We of course have many ideas to increase these numbers even more!
NEW THIS YEAR:
We will be promoting the event using ParentLink emails to all of our district families (over 12,000 students). Your company info will be included in a spreadsheet that will be linked to in one of these emails. We will continue to promote through Facebook ads, newspapers, online communities, surrounding school districts’ e-backpacks, and posters at coffee shops, libraries, etc.
CASA Kane County, with their strong local network, will be helping us with event promotion. They had their own Summer Resource Expo last spring, but moving forward we are joining forces! Please consider contacting Cat Battista at to coordinate getting one of their foster kids a free session to your summer program or donating to their Campership Program HERE.
We will have a raffle for all families that attend. One lucky child from the community will receive up to a $500 credit towards one summer program of their choice. We are raising our registration prices to be able to include this new attendance incentive.
We are committed to hosting the best fair of its kind!
Our event vision is to offer a fun and free event that is a resource for our community. It will provide one-stop shopping on all of the great summer programs in our Fox Valley area and beyond. Our goal is to once again have many different types of local and regional organizations attend, with something for every child, preschool thru high school: summer classes, party ideas, tutors, day camps and overnight camps, gifted, special needs, STEM, sports, music, arts, and other enrichment.
Your company will have the opportunity to publicize its programs, meeting directly with parents and their children to answer questions and show them what you are all about. We will widely promote the event throughout the Fox Valley area, including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, and Elgin.
We offer 30 reserved exhibitor tables near outlets along the outside walls of the Main Gym and newly renovated Cafeteria. All of the other tables will be 'open' and you can choose the one you want on a first come, first serve basis starting at 5:00pm. This creates a co-mingling of activity categories and expedites set-up by removing the need for escorts.
Included with your registration: One 8' long plastic table, 2 folding chairs, 2 water bottles, your company name on our website's Fair Details page (linked to from our Fair Facebook page), your company info included in a spreadsheet that will be sent to all district parents in a ParentLink email, and your company name in our day-of-event flyer handed out to all families attending.
Register early to guarantee your spot! Please use the following steps. Registration deadline is February 1, but we expect to fill all of our tables before that date. Reserved tables filled quickly last year.
Step 1: Choose from the following options for registration:
Individual Tutor/Coach- $50 (Choose from open tables when you arrive)
Non-Profit Companies- $75 (Choose from open tables when you arrive)
For-Profit Companies- $100 (Choose from open tables when you arrive)
Reserved Table Near Outlet Along Wall of Gym or Cafeteria- $150 (We provide power strip; you bring an extension cord)
Promo Materials Only- $20 (Can’t attend, but want your materials displayed? Mail brochures to Tracy Heilers, 523 Monroe Ave, St Charles, IL 60174)
Step 2: Pay HERE. No checks accepted.
Step 3: Fill out our Google Registration Form HERE by February 1. We will share the resulting spreadsheet on our Facebook page and website after the fair. We will also send it to all district families in a ParentLink email. CASA Kane County will also share it with their network, including foster care families.
Contact Tracy Heilers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-337-7452 with any questions.
Virtual Summer Activities Fair
This is a great resource for families who can’t attend our actual Fair in person or for companies that have a conflict with attending our Fair. Even if you can attend the actual Fair, your company information can be seen by Wredling families all year long (October-October) through the Virtual Fair. We will also link to it from our Fair Facebook page so that it is visited by all of Fox Valley. Find out more HERE.