Antiques & Collectibles Rules & Guidelines - Application
The following terms and conditions, additional rules and guidelines for consideration for being an antique vendor. All vendors acknowledge they will abide by these rules per the submission of your application.
These rules & requirements are supplement to the overall general guidelines noted on our website under – general vendor information.
WHAT THE FESTIVAL PROVIDES
- One (1) 20’x20′ tent – sectioned off into 4 equally sized areas – one 10’x10′ area per vendor (vendors can purchase more than 1 space).
An educational experience for 3,500 participants and over 200,000 visitors
- First aid facilities
- ATM Services
- Trash removal
- Comfort stations
- Continuous entertainment on multiple stages
- Information booth
- Event marketing and publicity
- Quality control
- Crowd control
SET UP: May begin on the Friday prior to festival weekend at 12:00 p.m. until dark and again on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS BY 9:00 a.m. ON BOTH DAYS WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Your 10’x10′ rental space covers the area undercover plus a MAXIMUM of 8 feet beyond the tent edge. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Security of merchandise is vendor’s responsibility. (See your application for dates)
MERCHANDISE: The antique area is reserved for genuine antiques. Merchandise of flea market quality will not be allowed, and dealers will be directed to remove same from their booths. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal of dealer from the Antique area. New applicants must submit photographs of their merchandise.
CONTRACTS: Applications are non-negotiable and NON-TRANSFERRABLE. If you are accepted into the festival, please do not send someone else in your place because they will not be allowed to set up. If you are sharing a booth, both dealer names must appear on the application.
QUALITY: The quality control committee reserves the right to ask vendors to remove items not appropriate for sale or décor.
BOOTH APPEARANCE: All tables are to be supplied by the dealers. Tables must be skirted to the ground with materials appropriate to the mid-19th century. No plastic shelving will be allowed. Please use wooden crates, boxes or similar containers to display merchandise. STORAGE BOXES MUST BE COVERED IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER. Plastic or aluminum lawn chairs are not permitted. No canvas, canopies, or other privately owned coverings will be allowed except at night for booth coverings. One wooden chair and one straw bale are supplied to you per booth area.
DRESS: Your appearance needs to comply with our period dress requirements. You can learn more about appropriate appearances for men, women and children in our general vendor guidelines area.
ACCEPTANCE: All applicants are carefully screened. You will be notified by mail or email of your acceptance into the Festival. Notifications will be made after the application deadline date. Please contact your area representative if you do not receive notification after thirty (30) days of the application deadline date.
DAILY RAIN POLICY: In the event of rain, goods may be protected by plastic or similar material. Rain gear is acceptable. You may elect to set up after 9:00 a.m., however no vehicles will be allowed to enter the grounds between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday or 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. During this time, set up will be at each participant’s discretion. Under wet conditions, it will be acceptable to spread straw in your area. If participants follow the rain policy guidelines, their status will not be in jeopardy for future Festival participation.
TEAR DOWN: Vehicles may not enter the property or line up on the grounds or on city streets prior to the 5pm end of the festival.
INSURANCE: The Johnny Appleseed Festival Board suggests each vendor provide their own liability insurance.
PRICING: White adhesive decals or white paper hang tags are an acceptable means of pricing items. Please avoid colored decals denoting “sale” items.
ALTERNATES: Alternate dealers will be chosen from the initial applicants. In the event of a cancellation, the alternate will be called upon to participate in the festival.
SALES TAX: State taxes, when applicable, must be paid by participating vendors.
These rules and guidelines are considered the terms and conditions you agree to abide by upon signing and submitting and application for consideration into the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
If you prefer to NOT apply online, use the PAPER APPLICTION – Download HERE – follow instructions, include payment and US mail.