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Welcome to the
Castleberry Holiday Craft Festival at the DCU
November 6 & 7, 2021
DCU Center - Worcester, MA
Dates
& Hours:
Saturday 
November 6
10am - 5pm
Sunday 
November 7 
10am - 4pm
Set Up Hours:
  • Friday 11/5 from 3pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 11/6 from 6am to 9am
  • Doors re-opens Sunday 11/7 at 8am for exhibitors
All exhibitors must be onsite and booths ready to open by 9:30am each day.
Health & Safety
Castleberry Exhibitors and Staff must adhere to all local and state mandates as well as Safe Social Distancing Guidelines.
Check In
Castleberry Registration is located through DOOR 20, off Commercial Street. Please stop by Registration for booth number, exhibitor badge, parking pass and show details.
  • This is a paid admission event, all exhibitors and helpers MUST wear a 2021 Castleberry Badge.
Un-loading

This event location is a DROP AND GO facility.
Please come prepared, bring your dolly.
  • Friday 11/5 ONLY: Unloading is done through DOOR 20 - Off Commercial Street. See "Vendor Load In" sign.
  • Quickly Unload
  • Remove Vehicles Immediately
  • Exhibitors MUST move vehicle before setting up.
  • Friday 11/5 & Saturday 11/6: Unloading Exhibitors may DOLLY IN through DOOR 25 (off Commercial Street).
  • Exhibitors may re-enter the building at 8am on Saturday and Sunday (NO DRIVE IN).
  • NO UNLOADING THROUGH FRONT DOORS
  • DO NOT block doors or driveways
Indoor Booths
  • If your booth is 10 x 10 you may set up your canopy.
  • Pipe and Drape is provided for this event.
Colors are TBD.
Parking
All exhibitors are responsible for parking and all costs associated with parking their own vehicles and or cargo trailers. 
There is plenty of street meter (paid) parking around the DCU Center.
There are several paid parking lots and garages within walking distance. 

  • Link to local Parking Areas
  • NO Overnight parking is allowed at this location.
Food
We are unable to provide complimentary snacks and coffee at this event per agreement with the DCU center.  
  • The Food Concessionaire will have food and beverages for sale during the event. ($$$)
  • We encourage exhibitors to bring their own water and food but MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO SHOW OPENING. NO OUTSIDE FOOD allowed into the building during open concession hours. DCU hires a guard to stand out front and stop people from walking in with ANY FOOD OR BEVERAGE.
Toilets
  • Located in the front of the Hall and in the Lobby.
Electricity
  • Electric is available for a fee.
  • Electricity up to 500 watts - $75.00
  • Electricity up to 1000 watts - $150.00
  • Exhibitors who have signed up for electricity may plug into the outlet behind their booth OR along the wall.
ATM
  • ATM is located in the Lobby.
WiFi
Wi Fi is available for a fee. To order internet access open your browser while at the venue and you will be directed to pay through the DCU site.
Security
  • The Building will be locked after set up at show closing each day.
  • Security is only a deterrent. 
  • We are not responsible for loss or damages. 
  • You MUST cover/enclose your booth at closing each day. 
Sales Tax
  • Massachusetts' Sales Tax is 6.25%
Trash
  • All exhibitors are responsible for removing their own garbage.
  • Please make sure to clean up after the show, leaving your space as you had found it. 
Rules & Regulations
Important Note to Food Vendors
All Food Vendors MUST obtain a Temporary Food Permit from the
Worcester Department of Inspection Services.

The City of Worcester has moved to an online permitting system.
All Food Vendors must apply online.

Here is the link: Home - ViewPoint Cloud
  • Then click on INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
  • Scroll down to FOOD ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE
  • Click APPLY ONLINE at the top
  • Set up an account and password
  • Be sure to choose TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT
  • You will be required to download:
  • Your SERVSAFE Certification
  • Your ALLERGEN AWARENESS Certification
  • Revenue and Workers Comp docs (if applicable)
  • A copy of a letter/permit from their local town/city health dept. OR commissary kitchen, as proof that the food you are sampling or selling is made in an inspected facility.

If you have any questions please contact:
Janet E. Freeman
Senior Clerk
Food Protection Division
25 Meade St.
Worcester, MA 01610
508-799-1198 x33030
Links of Interest
Exhibitor List: Check out who will be at the show.

Coupon: Send this link to your customers for $2.00 off admission.

Tickets: Send this link to your customers to pre-purchase tickets online.
Online Ticket Sales are already discounted, no coupon needed.

  • From Route 290W take Exit 18
  • GPS Address: 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

Weather: This event is held indoor and outdoor, rain, snow or shine.
Upcoming Events
November 12, 13 & 14    Topsfield, MA
25th Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds Arena
Show Hours: 10am to 5pm Daily
Fantastic Holiday shopping

November 26, 27 & 28     Wilmington, MA
26th Annual Castleberry Faire
Location: Shriners Auditorium
Show Hours: Fri. 9am-5pm / Sat. 10am-5pm / Sun. 10am-4pm
A true Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition

December 4 & 5     Hanover, MA
20th Annual New England Holiday Craft Spectacular
Location: Starland Sportsplex
Show Hours: Sat. 10-5 / Sun. 10-4
Last Great Shopping Event of 2021
For a complete calendar of events please visit our website