The Red Sled

The Annual Red Sled Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, November 10,  2018 from 9am-3pm. It is held at Ogden Avenue Elementary and is fun for the whole family! The Holiday Bazaar includes Crafters, Bake Table, Pictures with Santa, Candy Cane Lane for the kids, a Cafe for lunch and the Raffle. Sponsored by the PTC, all money raised benefits our Ogden students. It is one of our biggest fundraisers and we count on all Ogden Parents to make it a success. We will have a Sign Up Genius for volunteers, or consider baking, purchasing raffle tickets and of course attending! Don't miss this beloved community event.  

For more information about Red Sled, please contact Annie Cue.


The Crafters

There are over 70 crafters and vendors which is one of the reasons why this is a much sought after event. The wide variety of collectibles and designs make it a great place to find that special gift for the up-coming holiday season.  Jewelry, Clothing, Home Decor, Pottery, Knits, Stained Glass, Toys and Woodworking are just a sampling of the many creative individuals present at the show.  New Vendors are added each year and this year is no exception!

For more information about crafter registration, please contact Regina Blackstone.

Click here for online Crafter Application for the 2018 Red Sled, November 10, 2018.  Or, click here for Printable Application.

The Raffle

Red Sled Raffle Tickets can win you amazing prizes! One ticket is $5 or you can get 6 for $25 The raffle has some AMAZING prizes! Past prizes include a getaway to Ft Meyers or Orlando Florida, Cubs tickets, an American Girl, an XBOX One, gift baskets, party packages and an Ogden School Basket (including having the opportunity to be the Principal for an hour).  Raffle basket descriptions and printable tickets will be available here as the event approaches. Checks should be made out to Ogden PTC. Both checks and the completed Raffle Tickets can be turned into the Ogden front office. Donations are being accepted. Please contact Annie Cue with any questions. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Pictures with Santa

Do you want that Holiday picture with Santa? Well Santa is coming to town!!!! Stop by the Red Sled and have your child’s picture taken with Santa. A photographer will be available to take pictures between 10:00am to 11:30 and from 12 Noon to 1:30pm.




The Bake Sale and Cafe

Stop by and enjoy delicious fresh baked breads, and cakes donated by our Ogden community. Freshly baked scones, muffins and cookies are ideal for your breakfast or dinner table, wrapped in festive holiday gift wrap. Enjoy lunch or coffee at our café while you continue to shop.

Calling all parents to bake!  The Bake Table is 100% profit for the Red Sled.  Please consider baking or purchasing baked goods.  

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane has games, crafts, and fun activities for the children.   Make a beautiful painted ornament!  There are lots of prizes, prizes, prizes!   Fun for all kids! 

Crafter Information

Crafter Information

The Red Sled is an annual, one day Fundraising event, hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization of Ogden Avenue School in LaGrange. This is the 38th year of the event, facilitating many different types of crafters. It is heavily promoted in the community of La Grange and surrounding suburbs. The tables are juried and different types of crafts are encouraged. We want to bring a different experience to our community each year.

Crafters love participating in the Red Sled and we know why:
- Wide selection of quality items
- Strong, repeat business, year after year
- Friendly communication between crafters and staff
- Easy registration process
- Lots of help available to crafters
- Other activities help draw business in
- Reasonable fee structure
- Good publicity

Thank you to all our 2016 vendors!  See information below for 2017 Red Sled.

Applications received after January 15th will be managed on a first come, first served basis for table assignments.  Preliminary confirmations are sent via email within 30 days of receipt of applications.  Final details - table assignments and 'day of' instructions - will be issued in mid-October.  

Registration Instructions:
  1. Click here for Crafter Application.  Or, click here for Printable Application.
  2. Mail check payable to Ogden PTC, (with application, if not applying online) to:
The Red Sled
Ogden Avenue School Holiday Bazaar
501 W. Ogden Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525
Note: First time applicants must submit pictures of their items with the application in order for it to be considered.  Submit pictures via email to Annie Cue.
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Contact: Rachel Peterson

Crafter Requirements, Information and Application

Our 38th Annual Red Sled will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Set up time begins no earlier than 6:30am.

Vendor Fees are as follows:

Crafter Space: For an 8’ x 4’ area:

  • $100 with table
  • $90 if you provide table
  • Ogden Parents/Grandparents: $90 with table, $80 if you provide table (NOTE: you must currently have a child or grandchild attending Ogden to qualify for the reduced fee).

NOTE: Crafter/Vendor fees are non-refundable upon acceptance.

Table assignments will be on a first come, first served basis only. If you want a table next to another vendor, the applications must be submitted together. We will do our very best to honor any special requests, but cannot make any guarantees.

Red Sled is a juried show for quality items.  No food items or baked goods are accepted.  First time applicants must submit pictures of their items with the application in order for it to be considered.

  • Limit of 2 tables per crafter. To allow for a diverse variety of items, each crafter will be limited to no more than 2 tables, whether together or separate. Any craft is subject to a limit, to ensure a balanced variety for our patrons and crafters.
  • To allow for variety, we limit the number of jewelry crafters, so get your jewelry applications in early.
  • Please make sure to provide an e-mail address. If we have your email address, all communication will be provided through that medium - no hard copies will be issued. (These are for our use only, we don’t share your information.)
  • Special requests should be noted every year, even if you are a repeat vendor. Our Red Sled Committee Chairs are volunteers and the positions are filled on a revolving basis.
  • To qualify for the “Ogden Parent/Grandparent” discount, you must have a CURRENT student at Ogden. Living in the district does not count.
  • Because this is a fundraiser for our school, cancellations will NOT receive a refund of application fees after application has been accepted. 
  • Note: we will no longer be collecting a refundable parking fee, but require that crafters get dropped off or park in our reserved parking lot at Park Jr. High, which is located two blocks west of Ogden School. For individual crafters, we will have volunteers available to staff your table while you move your vehicle.

Click here for our online crafter application.
Click here for our printable crafter application.

Red Sled Etiquette

Red Sled Etiquette includes the following:

--All of your wares, whether they are displayed on screens or on tables, must fit WITHIN the 8’ x 4’ space provided

--All tables should be covered with some type of cloth, preferably red in color, to present a more sophisticated look.  

--If you bring your own table, it cannot be larger than 8’ x 2’6”

--The ends of tables and rows may not be blocked by screens, boxes or other obtrusive materials. This is for the safety of the crafters and the safety of the customers.


Note: we will no longer be collecting a refundable parking fee, but require that crafters get dropped off or park in our designated parking lot for vendors.

For individual vendors, we will have volunteers available to staff your table while you move your vehicle.

If you have any parking questions, please contact Annie Cue. Please do not contact Ogden School - the staff there will not be able to give you any information.