Please read through the following information regarding the 2020 Winter Folk Fest. On the application you will be asked to confirm that you have read this information.
First: Due to the change in venue necessitated by the Closure of the Pioneer Park Centantial Center, the vendor fee has been changed back to $25. We will likely be increasing the fee for the Summer Festival.
Second: The application is due by February 10th, 2020.
Third: Please be aware that the application is now truly an application. In previous years the application has been more of a registration, with the vendor reserving a space simply by submitting the required form. However, this is no longer the case. The planning committee has realized that it is necessary to review for approval every application on an individual basis. This means there is a small chance we will need to decline your application. We want to do our best to ensure that your products and services are unique to other vendors so you have a successful day at our event (this is especially true for food vendors). We will discuss the vendor application shortly after the deadline and let you know as soon as we can. (Preference will be given to vendors who have vended with us before). Please wait to pay for your spot until after you have been notified of our decision.
Fourth: Payment: You may pay via PayPal before the Festival or via cash or check the day of the Festival. The application asks how you plan to pay. If you need to change your payment method after you submit the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If you do pay using PayPal, please send us an email afterward with a screenshot of the payment and your business name.
Fifth: Please note that the Winter Festival is an indoor event. Please make sure you have an set-up that allows you to vend indoors. If you need our help figuring this set-up out we will do our best to assist you. Please email email@example.com. If you are worried about holding a spot, you are welcome to submit the application before your set-up is completely figured out.
Sixth: Set-up; We will be able to provide standard six-foot folding tables, but you must bring your own fixtures, such as tablecloths and displays. You may begin setting-up at 10AM. If you need to begin setting-up earlier than 10AM please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to arrange something, however this cannot be guaranteed. Once you have set up, we do ask that you move your vehicle, unless your vehicle is needed for your operation, or unless you need to use an ADA accessible parking space. Parking at the UUF is limited, and we would like festival attendees to be able to park close to the building.
Seventh: Advertising; We will be doing our best to advertise the 2020 Winter Folk Fest, but please understand that our ability to advertise is limited to the time we have. The closure of the Pioneer Park Civic Center was a blow to all of us, and securing a new venue has taken longer than we hoped it would. The Facebook event for the Festival has already been made, and we will be getting flyers put up around town as soon as we can.
Eighth: You do not need to re-apply to vend at the Festival. If you can still vend at the new location, on the new date, you don’t need to take any action. If the new date and time do not work for you, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Vendor Cancellation.”
Thank you for taking note of these changes and information. We are doing our very best to make this Festival fun and successful for all those involved.