This event is at the Bayou City Event Center – popup tents are recommended in the grass area. The festival is fenced in with overnight security. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2019 due to cancellation by Exhibitor.
- Free WIFI
- Listings on the web site with hyperlink. Including the current Exhibitor List, and your listing with hyperlink will be kept on the “Festival – Highlights” page, post-festival.
- Listing in the 2019 Festival Guide.As always, Exhibitor access to the air-conditioned Hospitality / VIP area. This includes
- free beverages to be enjoyed during festival hours.
- Invitation to the Exhibitor Dinner Saturday night immediately following the festival in the VIP tent.
**Exhibitors must furnish their own additional display, popup tent, backdrops, table coverings, etc. The festival is held “rain or shine.” Please make sure your area is festive and attractive. Exhibitors must bring their own trashcan and bags. If applicable – Extension Cords are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
The sale / use of t-shirts as give-a-ways is limited. Only your company shirts with your logo will be permitted.
An Exhibitor Confirmation packet with health permit forms will be emailed to you upon receipt of booth fee. You should receive your packet no later than 2 weeks prior to the Festival.
Under the Pavilion: $550.00 per 10′ x 10′ pavilion booth **Electric is available under the Pavilion. One (1) outlet for $50.00 each.
Grassy Area: $150.00 per 12’ x 12’ grass booth Electric is NOT available in grass area booths.
Setup: Friday, September 20, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. (We will have overnight security Friday thru Sunday)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 8 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. (Festival opens to public at 11 a.m.)
All exhibits must be completely setup by 10:00 a.m. – before the start of the scheduled event time, 11:00 a.m. 9/22/2018
Vendors MUST remain setup for the 2 full days of the event – NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS – NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLAN FOR THIS. An empty booth just makes you and the festival look bad.
Click on the “Craft/Retail Form” Image to download the full Exhibitor Agreement. All Vendors must accept and comply with all rules and conditions contained in the agreement.
City of Houston Fire Marshall: All vendors must comply with Fire Marshall of Houston requirements including NO propane or grilling with fire or charcoal in the Pavilion Event Space
** Electric: (1) Outlet. Please make sure you calculate your need for electrical power properly. Add the number of watts consumed by every single electrical device you intend to operate at your booth (lights, hot plates, deep fryers, etc.) Divide the total number of watts by the voltage – 110v. This will give you the total number of amps you will need. Additional lines of service are not guaranteed the day of event – Remember we can only provide sufficient electrical service if we know your requirements.
No refunds will be given after September 1, 2019 due to cancellation by Exhibitor.
LIABILITY: The promoter is not responsible for any and all injury, liability, loss or damage that may occur to property or self, while on the premises. Insurance must be placed and paid for by the Exhibitor/Vendor. The festival organizers reserve the right to ask an Exhibitor/Vendor to leave the grounds if the regulations and rules are not kept, and refunds will not be made to the Exhibitor/Vendor in this case.
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