Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
2019 Floral City Strawberry Festival 
Food Vendor Application 
Event Dates:  March 2-3, 2019
Event Hours:  3/2 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  3/3 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Setup:  2/28 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 3/1 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. | 3/2 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Tear Down: Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Floral Park, 9530 South Parkside Ave., Floral City
Type of food vendor: *
Food vendors may only sell non-alcoholic beverages. Beverages such as water, soda, juice are NOT counted towards menu items.
 
Only items you list will be able to be sold the day of the event. No exceptions.
 
Food Vendors will be responsible to meet all guidelines for temporary food service, as set forth by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Consumer Agricultural Services (FDACS). Food Vendors shall wear gloves and follow handwashing procedures set forth by the DBPR and FDACS.
Minor Food Vendor 
Major Food Vendor 


Do you require electricity? (An additional fee of $50 will be charged if electric is required - a very limited number of 110 outlets are available) *

Do you need access to a water hose? (limited availability) *
Will you be bringing an RV and staying overnight? The fee is $50.00 payable in advance. RV's must be completely self-contained. Electricity and water will not be provided. *




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Are you a Chamber Member? *


Food 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 February 2, 2019, 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, golf carts) are not part of a vendor space. Vehicles must enter the setup area to drop off tent/s or trailer 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.

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 that conduct or encourage illegal or unethical activity.

Vendors are responsible for placing trash in dumpsters and keeping their space neat and sanitary within a 20 foot radius. No disposal of liquid waste from fryers or other food bri-products. If a vendor is found to have eliminated trash inappropriately, they will be fined and will not be permitted to be a vendor at future Chamber events.

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 be a vendor at future Chamber events.  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 Food Vendor rules *
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Floral City Strawberry 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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NOTE: All available menu items and pricing must be displayed at your booth space during the entire festival. Failure to do so will prevent you from being accepted at future Chamber festivals. 

Please provide 3 pictures of your set-up, along with a copy of your DBPR license or ServSafe certificate and a copy of your certificate of liability insurance naming the following as additionally insured:
 
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
915 N. Suncoast Blvd.
Crystal River, FL  34429










If you are unable to attach the necessary photos with this application, you may submit them via email to lisa@citruscountychamber.com. 
 
Please use the subject line "'Business Name Here' photos for Strawberry Festival".
Your application will not be considered or accepted without photos.

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
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General Release: The undersigned does hereby forever discharge and release the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Citrus County - a political subdivision of the state of Florida, Floral City  Strawberry 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 Floral City Strawberry Festival and hereby consent to the enforcement of the Floral City Strawberry 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 Floral City Strawberry Festival Committee.
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Should you have any questions or comments, please contact our Special Events Manager, Lisa Calderone, by email to 
lisa@citruscountychamber.com or at 352-795-3149.
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