2019 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Vendors

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2019 FAYETTEVILLE DOGWOOD FESTIVAL VENDORS

The Dogwood Festival is now accepting vendor applications!

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the 2019 Spring Fayetteville Dogwood Festival! We accept food, arts and crafts, commercial, prepackaged food, and nonprofit information vendors.

Read all of the information below before beginning your application. As a vendor, you are responsible for understanding all of our terms and conditions and by submitting your application, you agree to all Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT!

  • A non-refundable application fee is required.

  • Applications do not guarantee acceptance into the festival

  • No applications will be accepted by mail or email.

  • Applicants are selected by a vendor committee by vendor application only.

  • Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.

  • Applications that do not include photos will not be considered. All photos must be smaller than 1MB.

  • Changes to your application must be submitted and approved 30 days prior to the event.

  • Vendors are required to provide an NC Department of Revenue Sales & Use Tax ID Number.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
NEW! EARLY BIRD DEADLINE - APPLY BY December 31 / DECISION BY February 1
The Early Bird Deadline will guarantee a decision of accepted, denied, or deferred by February 1, 2019. Deferred applicants will be notified of a decision by March 1.

STANDARD DEADLINE - APPLY BY February 7 / DECISION BY March 1
All applications submitted by the standard deadline are given an acceptance/denial decision by March 1, 2019. 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER 5:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 7, 2019 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

  • Vendor acceptance is determined by a Vendor Selection Committee. No Fayetteville Dogwood Festival employees are able to give information about approval prior to the deadline.

  • Vendors are notified via email of the decision. No information will be given prior to the receipt of this email. 

  • Approved vendors will receive information concerning full payment and check-in times after they receive their approval email.

  • All fees for vendor space are due within 14 days of acceptance.

VENDOR BOOTH TYPES & FEES

NON-FOOD VENDORS
Saturday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. 
Pricing does not include electricity. Non-Food Vendors must indicate on vendor application that you intend to use electricity at which time an electricity fee of $25 will be added to your booth fee.

Arts & Crafts - 10’x10’ space – $180
Arts and crafts booth items are designed and made by the proprietor of the booth. All items must be hand-crafted. Examples of arts and crafts vendors include original visual art, handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, wooden toys, etc.

Juried Arts & Crafts  10'x10' - $210
Arts and Crafts vendors may enter their booth for the potential of winning a cash prize. Prizes are awarded for Best Booth Design, Best Craft Design & Best in Show. Juried Arts & Crafts vendors are placed together in a designated area.

Commercial 10’x10’ - space - $325
Commercial booth items  are manufactured by companies and resold by the vendor. Commercial vendors include wine and manufactured seasonings and sauces. We do not accept catalog, independent, or home-based consultant sales such as Scentsy, LuLaRoe, Avon, Pampered Chef, etc.

Prepackaged Food - 10'x10' space - $225
Prepackaged food items are prepared and/or packaged prior to event and sold to consumers/festival goers. This category includes seasonings and sauces which are handmade and packaged.

Non-Profit Information - 10’x10' space - $100
Non-Profit booths are reserved for local non profit organizations who are not selling items. These spaces are intended to give away promotional items to raise awareness for your community services. Handing out or giving away food or drink is prohibited. Sharing booth space with other agencies is prohibited. Selection will be made by lottery after the deadline has passed.

FOOD VENDORS
Friday 5 P.M. to 11 P.M. and Saturday 12 P.M. to 11 P.M. and Sunday `12 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Pricing does not include electricity. Food Vendors must indicate on vendor application that you intend to use electricity at which time an electricity fee of $40 will be added to your booth fee.

Commercial 10'10' space (canopy or pushcart) = $1000
    Refundable Cleaning Deposit = $800
Commercial 20'x20' canopy space = $1800
Commercial Trailer under 20 feet = $1800
Commercial Trailer over 20 feet = $2100
    Refundable Cleaning Deposit = $1500

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR FOOD VENDORS:

  • Food vendor spaces are designated for those who will be preparing food on-site and selling to patrons/festival-goers. 

  • Food vendors should be prepared to serve a high volume of people. 

  • Soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages may be sold by food vendors; soft drinks must be official sponsor brand of the Festival - PEPSI. Pepsi product, water and ice must be purchased from the Dogwood Festival.

  • Food vendors must abide by NC Health guidelines and will be inspected prior to opening. For more information contact the Cumberland County Health Department at 910-433-3660. 

  • Food vendors are subject to Fire Marshall regulations.

  • NEW FOR 2019! After a Food Vendor is accepted, they are required to pay a Refundable Cleaning Deposit. This deposit is refunded within 30 days of the end of the show. In order to be refunded, vendor spaces MUST:

  • Be free of grease splashes, spills, and/or any grease containers. Grease disposal and clean-up is the responsibility of the Food Vendor

  • Be free of trash or any other items on the ground. Trash must be disposed of properly in the appropriate trash can. 

  • All deposits will be due on April 1. For more information on how to avoid stormwater issues/cleanup fees, please visit our website.

QUESTIONS?
Please visit our vendor page for vendor FAQs. If you still have questions, feel free to contact the Dogwood Festival office at (910)323-1934 or email malia@faydogwoodfestival.com