Imagination Fair 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Who: Homeschooled children of all ages are welcome to participate. The Imagination Fair is serious about inclusivity. The Imagination Fair does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, familial status, marital status, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, veteran status, economic status, religion, or homeschooling philosophy or style.
All children must be accompanied by a parent of other responsible adult.
Cost for Exhibitors: $8.00
Cost for Sibling Exhibitors (register first child at full rate): $6.00
Cost for Scholarship Exhibitors: $4.00
Please register by: Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
To ensure that organizers have the space set up for exhibitors on time and with as little interruption as possible, no exhibitor set-up is allowed before 9:30am (that includes no set-up by the organizers' own children).
|9am–9:30am||set up period for event organizers|
|9:30am–10:00am||set up period for exhibitors|
|9:45am–10am||mentor check-in period|
|10am–12:30pm||IMAGINATION FAIR — Display! Demonstrate! Discuss!|
|12:30pm–1pm||Clean up period for exhibitors and organizers|
|1pm–2:30pm||Lunch at Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant for Exhibitors, Mentors, Volunteer Event Organizers, Guests and their families & friends|
The Imagination Fair was created to accommodate those creations that fall outside conventional categories of the traditional science fairs and art shows: engineering contraptions, board games and video games, music, animations and performances, novels, short stories and comic books, LEGO® masterpieces and MINDSTORMS® marvels, robots, models, architecture, dioramas, and other products of the imagination that either don't fit into the traditional art show categories or must be distorted to qualify as a traditional science fair project.
The Imagination Fair is more than an art show! More than a science fair! More than a tech fest! It's a space for homeschooled children of all ages to display, demonstrate and discuss the products of their creativity.
While the Imagination Fair welcomes traditional artistic endeavors and scientific explorations, it's also the perfect place to showcase your child's "outside the box" creativity!
Read more about exhibits.
The Imagination Fair does not rank projects, but invites mentors from all walks of life to sign up to talk to the children about their projects.
Participation certificates are provided by the Imagination Fair.
We are aware that "mentor" is not the right word for this, but we couldn't come up with a better one — suggestions are welcome.
Example of a 2016 certificate
You will stamp the number on the Exhibit Bingo card that corresponds to your exhibit number (aka table number).
Be kind to younger guests! If your visitor gets tongue-tied, offer them a tidbit about your exhibit along with a stamp.
The Imagination Fair will provide stampers for exhibitors, but you may also make you own! The impression of your custom stamper should fit within a 1-inch square.
Expenses for Imagination Fair 2016 came to $10 per exhibitor. We are asking for $8 per half-table to help cover those expenses. This year we are also offering a sibling discount of $6 for each additional child in the same family. We also offer a scholarship rate of $4 per half-table, which is available on request.
We hope to once again defray the cost through donations and Exhibit Catalog advertising sales. You can help ensure that we do so by encouraging your friends and local businesses to place an ad in the Exhibit Catalog and website or to become an Imagination Fair sponsor.
After your payment is received, you'll receive another email with a more detailed instructions regarding submitting information to be included in the Exhibit Catalog and on the participation certificate.
How does my child sign up?
Register your child(ren) using the form below. Immediately after you register, you'll be sent an email with additional details from admin(at)homeschoolrecess.com.
Payment must be received by: Mon, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
- Please plan to send your payment the same day that you register.
The organizer will expect to receive your payment within 3 days of your date of registration — or by the payment deadline above, whichever comes first.
- Immediately after you register, you will be emailed payment instructions from admin(at)homeschoolrecess(dot)com.
Make sure your email filters recognize this address as a legitimate sender. If you don't receive this email, please check your spam, junk or bulk mail folder. Contact the organizer if you are unable to find it; if you receive no response to your email, please call the organizer.
You are not officially registered until the organizer receives your payment.
- When the organizer records your payment, you will be emailed a payment receipt from admin(at)homeschoolrecess(dot)com.
If you've sent your payment and haven't received a payment confirmation, please contact the organizer by email or phone.
- If the organizer doesn't receive payment within 3 days of your date of registration or by the payment deadline, whichever comes first, the organizer may remove your family from the registration list.
You will be notified with an email from admin(at)homeschoolrecess(dot)com should this unfortunate event occur.
If you are unable to send payment immediately, please contact the organizer to make other arrangements. To help the organizer identify you in the registration database, please forward your payment instructions to the organizer along with your request. This protects the organizer from non-payment due to payment instructions blocked by overly aggressive spam protection.
- If you need to cancel your registration, please do so via an email request to the organizer.
Non-payment is not an acceptable way to cancel your registration. If you wish to cancel, please be respectful of the volunteer organizer's time and send an email request.
If you fail to send a cancellation request by the cancellation deadline, you will remain responsible for reimbursing the organizer for the cost of your family's participation.
Cancellation deadline: Fri, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
TO CANCEL BEFORE THE DEADLINE: Please let the organizer know as soon as possible via email. TO CANCEL AFTER THE DEADLINE: Let the organizer know as soon as possible via email. No refunds can be made after the cancellation deadline. TO CANCEL ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT: Please let the organizer know if you are unable to attend — via email, text message or voice mail.
Please arrive by:
Participant are expected to arrive at 9:30am to begin setting up their displays and be ready for the Imagination Fair to start promptly at 10am. Please plan to be early to avoid being late due to inadequate maps, confusing road signs, road construction, heavy traffic, parking difficulties, inclement weather or uncooperative children.
Where to meet:
Please check in with a volunteer organizer when you arrive to receive your folder which will contain your name badge, participation certificate, and table assignment.
You may bring along a light snack if you wish.
There is plenty of free parking in the lot on site.
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