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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.



  • 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
  • Security
  • 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.

Application for Antiques & Collectibles Vendors

Antiques Application 2022
Vendor Status
Participant Name - Primary
Participant Name - Primary
Co-Applicant Name (If Applicable)
Co-Applicant Name (If Applicable)

Address Information


Phone & Contact Information

Your Best Contact Number) Format: 123-456-7890

An application fee per 10’x10’ space is shown below and must be paid with your application. If you prefer, you can cancel and download a PDF version and U.S  mail your application with a check or money order.  All checks/money orders are cashed and if you are not selected as an vendor - a full refund is issued. Refunds for accepted participant’s booth fees will be made if the Johnny Appleseed Board is notified of cancellation before August 1st of the year being applied for. After that date, NO refunds will be made. There will be a $25 fee for every returned/bounced check or cancellation prior to August 1st.

Booth Space Fees
Booth Fees include processing fee
Total Application Fee

The Johnny Appleseed Festival, Inc. will not be liable for any loss or damage to property of the exhibitor or of its employees, agents, patrons, or guests due to fire, smoke, water from any source, accident from any kind or from any cause whatsoever and will not be liable for injuries to the exhibitor, their employees, agents, patrons or guests for damages or injuries arising from, or in any way connected with the use or occupancy of space. The exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Johnny Appleseed Festival Board and Johnny Appleseed Festival, Inc. against any and all claims of any person whomever, arising out of acts or omissions of the exhibitor, his employees, agents, patrons or guests including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees, costs and expenses incurred by enforcing its rights hereunder.

By signing and submitting an application for consideration to this festival, you will have agreed to abide by these rules and guidelines as well as all terms and conditions here setforth. I agree to abide by all rules and vendor guidelines and have read and agree to the vendor guidelines as well as the Terms and Conditions displayed on the online form of this application.

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