Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
2019 Florida Manatee Festival 
General Vendor Application 

Event Dates: January 19-20, 2019
Event Hours: 1/19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 1/20 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Setup: Friday 1/18 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Saturday 1/19 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Tear Down: Sunday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Downtown Crystal River, Kings Bay Park

General Vendor Type *

Booth space is sold as 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. Additional space is purchased at the rate listed.
Are you a Chamber Member? *
How many total 10x10 spaces do you require? (Chamber Member) * 
How many total 10x10 spaces do you require? (Non-Chamber Member) * 
How many linear feet do you require?
($20 per linear foot - pertains to CHILDRENS AREA)

Nonprofits will submit a non-profit 501c3 letter of certification, an IRS Letter of Determination or State of Florida Sales Tax Exemption letter as proof of nonprofit status along with their application.

General Vendor Application Rules 

Please carefully read the following rules necessary for vendors to participate in this event. 
Submitting this application DOES NOT guarantee you a booth at the Festival. ALL applications must be reviewed and approved. You will be notified within 30 days by email as to whether your application has been approved or denied.
Vendor selection and approval is at the sole discretion of the Chamber staff. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce retains the right to reject any vendor application.
All applications are due and payable by December 3rd, 2018, after which, a mandatory $25 late processing fee will be included with your booth fee.
Space assignments are made based on the best interest of the event. Vendors do not select their location.
This application neither implies nor grants any preferential consideration or location.
Roaming vendors are not permitted.
No vendor may sublet, bring in representation of a secondary commercial or charity to jointly work a vendor booth, switch product line of what's been approved or change the name of what's been approved to be posted to identify the vendor at the event.
Vendor applications will not be processed without full payment.
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel the event in total or in part. This event is rain or shine; vendors will not be refunded.
Vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, golf carts) are not part of a vendor space. Vehicles must enter the setup area to drop off tent and supplies and immediately relocate the vehicle to park in the designated parking area. No vehicle will be permitted on event grounds after the vendor setup period ends. No exceptions.
Vendors will receive a parking pass to park in a designated area upon check in for event setup.
Vendors MUST be in place and set up by designated deadline. If not, they may be turned away and/or rejected for future events.
Vendors must be presentable and polite to all event attendees. Excellent customer service is essential.
All vendors must use tents in good condition, without tears or stains, free standing and securely weighted down. Tents must have the ability to withstand strong winds.
You must provide your own tent, tables, chairs, lighting, weights and all supplies needed to operate.
Electricity is not available for purchase at this event. If you require electricity you must use a quiet generator.
No alcohol, cigarettes, cigars or e-cigarettes in the vendor space at any time.
No vendors with materials that link to, show or infer sexual content.
No vendors with guns, knives or materials that promote weaponry of any kind.
No vendors that conduct or encourage illegal or unethical activity.
Vendors are responsible for placing trash in dumpsters and keeping their space neat and sanitary wtihin a 20 foot radius. 
Moving, trading or relocating assigned space is prohibited.
Double spaces are available.  Additional spaces require a full space fee and must be reserved at time of registration. 

If your application is accepted, it will be a commitment to show and remain for the entire event.  Vendors who leave before the closing of the event will not be permitted to enter in future shows.  Booth sitters will be available for 15-minute intervals between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days.

Approximately one week prior to the event, all vendors will receive detailed vendor information, including a placement map. All aspects of the event are subject to modification.

No refunds will be given unless prior notification is received 60 days before the show, no matter the sign-up date. Refunds will be at the Chamber's discretion. 

Vendors will be responsible to fully comply with the Florida State Sales Tax Regulations in effect during the period of the event.

Violation of any rules could constitute immediate removal from event and prohibit attendance at future events.

I have read the above General Vendor rules *
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Florida Manatee Festival. Please contact Lisa Calderone/Special Events Manager at the Chamber office at 352-795-3149 to discuss any concerns with the rules set forth in the above paragraphs. 

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Please provide 3 photos of your setup

Add another photo?

If you are unable to attach 3 photos with this application, you may submit them via email at 
Please use the subject line "'Business Name Here' photos for Manatee Festival"

Your application will not be considered or accepted without photos.

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Payment Type *
NOTE: Your credit card will not be processed unless your application is approved

Please make checks payable to:
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Mail to:
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Lisa Calderone/Special Events Manager
915 N. Suncoast Blvd. 
Crystal River, FL 34429
American Express

General Release: The undersigned does hereby forever discharge and release the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, The City of Crystal River, Florida Manatee Festival and sponsoring organizations from any and all manner of actions, suits, damages or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damage to the property of the undersigned while in possession or supervision of the Florida Manatee Festival and hereby consent to the enforcement of the Florida Manatee Festival Vendor rules as set out in this application.  I understand that an accepted application is a commitment to show and remain for the entire event, with exception to severe weather conditions.  In such occurrence, entrants will be granted permission to leave by the Manatee Festival Committee.

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Should you have any questions or comments, please contact our Special Events Manager, Lisa Calderone at 352-795-3149.

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