2022 Dates:  September 17th & 18th
Sat: 10am - 6pm    Sun: 10am - 5pm

Craft Vendor Rules

The following additional rules and guidelines for consideration for being a craft 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 in previous page.



  • One (1) 8’x12’ “Fly” per craft booth with 8’ front and 7’ rear height
  • 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 at Noon the Friday of the festival, and should be complete, with vehicles off the park grounds, by 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. (See your application for dates)

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.

LIABILITY INSURANCE: The Johnny Appleseed Festival requires that each food serving vendor provide liability coverage with a certificate of insurance in the amount of at least $300,000, naming the Johnny Appleseed Festival Inc. as additional insured. FOOD VENDORS WITHOUT INSURANCE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SETUP.  The certificate is due to the area chairperson within 30 days of receiving notification of acceptance into the Festival.

PHOTOS: Photos, no slides, of a representative sampling of your handwork (4-5 pictures) must be submitted along with your application to booth chairperson for application selection.  These will be returned if you enclose a self-addressed, stamped

PRICING: White adhesive decals or white paper hang tags are an acceptable means of pricing items. Please avoid colored decals denoting “sale” items.

ACCEPTANCE: All applicants are carefully screened. No application will be accepted after the application deadline. 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.

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