• Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.

  • Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.

  • View of the 2019 Holiday Bazaar

  • Social Committee volunteers at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.

  • Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


The Staff Council Social Committee is responsible for planning and executing social and recreational activities for non-represented staff and the University community.

2022 Holiday Bazaar

Handmade Gifts
The 2022 Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom.
45 vendors representing UVM staff, faculty, alumni, retirees, students and community members will showcase and sell handmade products ranging from consumables, like jams, syrup, and honey, to décor, like ornaments, photography, paintings and wreaths as well as oils, soaps, hand-turned bowls, knitted and felted items, bags, clothing, and more. All are welcome! This is a perfect opportunity to find unique handmade and Vermont-made pieces that make striking gifts.

Bake Sale
In addition to these wonderful crafts, delicious home-baked goods will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go toward funding future events hosted by the Staff Council's Social Committee.

Raffle and Food Drive
As an added bonus, if you bring a non-perishable donation for this year’s food drive to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, you will receive one free raffle ticket (free raffle tickets are limited to one per person) for a chance to win great prizes, including ski passes, gift certificates to area businesses, and items donated by participating UVM artists and crafters.

How can I help with the event?
UVM Staff Council welcomes volunteers as well as donations of home-made baked goods to be sold at the event. All proceeds from this table and the rental fees for vendors help to support Staff Council Social Committee events such as bus trips, Champlain Valley Fair ticket discounts, Community Service Award Program, and much, much more. We will also be collecting pantry items for our Food Drive - all items will be donated to a local food shelf. Donation bins will be prominently placed throughout the day.

Ways to help

The Holiday Bazaar is hosted by the UVM Staff Council Social Committee. To learn more, contact the Staff Council Office at (802) 656-4493 or staff.council@uvm.edu.  If you would like to help, because we can't do this alone, click here to volunteer a hour of your time or here to donate a baked good item for our bake sale.

Vendor Information

Holiday Bazaar

Staff Council Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grand Maple Ballroom
Davis Student Center

Who can apply to be a vendor?
Those with a direct UVM affiliation as Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Retirees are eligible to apply to reserve 6ft. tables for the Holiday Bazaar beginning Friday, September 23, 2022. Non-UVM affiliated vendors will also be able to apply to reserve tables, but UVM affiliates will be given priority. All applications must be submitted by 4pm Friday, October 14th.

This is a juried show. To ensure quality and variety, the Staff Council Social Committee reserves the right to limit vendors selling similar products.

What can I sell?
Handmade crafts, pottery, artwork, home-made baked goods, maple syrup, wreaths, honey, soap, etc. No mass manufactured goods or multi-level marketing (MLM) products may be sold.

Individuals are responsible for selling their own crafts, collecting any sales tax, and any loss or damage to their sales items. The use of displays will be limited to the space that your table occupies, and should not block or infringe on another vendor's space. The Staff Council Office personnel reserves the right to deny use of a display that does not meet these criteria. If more room is needed, please consider applying for two tables for additional space.

What does it cost?
Tables cost $50 each. You may request up to two tables. It is up to the Jury Committee to decide on allocation of tables.

What is the process and what are the deadlines?

  1. The deadline for applications was Friday October 14, 2022. Application Link Here
  2. You will be notified by 4 PM on the following Wednesday October 19, 2022 about whether you've been accepted as a vendor.
  3. If you're accepted as a vendor, a link to a credit card payment portal will be sent to you.  No cash or check payments will be offered for registraion. Your table(s) will then be held until the end of the day, Monday October 31, 2022. If we have not received payment from you by that date, we will offer your table(s) to those on the wait list.

After payment has been received, no refunds will be issued unless the event itself is cancelled.

If you have other questions or would like more information, please contact Staff.Council@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4493.

Past & Annual Events

Online Events

Be sure to check out the latest issue of our newsletter, Staffline, for up-to-date information about ongoing games of online trivia and bingo, hosted by the Staff Council Social Committee. During the academic year, you'll also find information there about the ongoing Book Club, hosted by the Community Engagement Committee.

50th Annivesary Harvest Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain

Boston Red Sox v. Baltimore Orioles

Smugglers' Notch Daycation Passes:

Lake Monsters Game 7/18 vs. Worcestire Bravehearts & optional BBQ:

Champlain Valley Fair Tickets:

Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special

Open Skate Night

Each year in March, Staff Council reserves Gutterson Ice rink for an evening open skate event, free to UVM staff, faculty, students, and families. Free hot cider and a live DJ are provided, but folks must bring their own skates.

Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres Cooking Class

Staff Council was pleased to offer a Holiday hors d'oeuvres Cooking Class. Participants learned how to make scrumptious Baked Brie; Spanikopita; and Stuffed Mushrooms.

Golf Tournament

Each year Staff Council offers discounted fees for a group golfing tournament which includes lunch, fantastic awards, and a raffle. The past few years it's been held at West Bolton Golf Club.

Lake Monsters BBQ

Each summer, Staff Council hosts an evening at a Lake Monsters baseball game plus a yummy BBQ for a low price.

Staff Art Exhibit

In partnership with the Davis Center Art Curators, the Staff Council office helps to put on an exhibition of artwork by UVM staff, held in the Davis Center.

Vermont Corporate Cup

Staff Council provides jerseys, swag, and helps form teams for this great 5k run/walk held in Montpelier every May.