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The LITHOS Harelbeke association organizes
in the month of December its 30th fair
|Date:||Sunday 3 december 2017|
|Place:||Cultural centre 'Het Spoor'|
|Opening time:||10u - 17u|
The appreciation of this manifestation expressed by stand holders, amateurs and public gives us both, positive comments with regard to the opportunity we offer to people to buy minerals and fossils at modest prices and negative comments from people finding that all financial transactions should be banned in the world of pure amateurism. We know that this is an on-going discussion and we try to maintain a good balance.
Until now we experience more positive effects than negative. Let us keep it this way. The LITHOS fair indeed will not be or become a commercial event but is and will remain in the first place a hobby happening for all stand holders, friends, amateurs and public.
The « swap « activity is essential and will remain the centre point of the fair. The possibility for modest buying will only offer a solution to overcome the limitations inherent to a swap system. We encourage the swap activity and in order to give an opportunity to starters, motivated public and amateurs to acquire mineral and fossil specimens, we allow sales but at very, very modest prices.
LITHOS invites also professionals which by experience have shown evidence to possess a hart for amateurism and voluntary adapt their prices to the intention of this fair. A well maintained equilibrium between amateurs and commercial participants is essential to safeguard the LITHOS fair for the future
Income is free and no standing fee has to be paid for. We reckon on the revenues coming from a wheel of fortune, and the profit we make on the sales of drinks, sandwiches, snacks to cover all expenses we may have.
We address an appeal to all our colleagues amateurs to bring as much as possible " Stone " materials and to invite all persons interested. We advertise by using different media to announce this fair in our country and over our country borders.
Our association takes all precautions to
give good accommodation including good base lightning.
To maintain our amateurism and to continue bringing educative entertainment to the public, LITHOS expects all stand holders to show respect for and to act according to the guidelines formulated hereafter:
Are not admitted:
Well admitted are:
During the fair, LITHOS reserves all rights
to require corrective actions from the participants who violate
this regulation. It means automatically restriction of
participation to further LITHOS fairs, if participants should not
comply with the request
Harelbeke is very close to Kortrijk (5 km).Take the motorway E17 Gent - Lille (Rijsel) , exit Deerlijk. A more detailed plan is here at your disposition.
To avoid possible parking problems you can take the train to Harelbeke. The railway station is about 200 meters away from the fair centre
Every half hour there is a connection from Gent or Kortrijk (Lille)
If you want to be sure of a stand
reservation, do not hesitate an use our on-line application form
To make our fair run smoothly please confirm your participation and the amount od running metres before 4 November 2016
Fair 2017 - Lithos Harelbeke