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The Florida Blueberry Festival™
2019 Exhibitor Information

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Exhibitor Information

The Florida Blueberry Festival, Inc. invites you to apply to vend at the 7th Annual Official 2019 Florida Blueberry Festival. The 2017 Festival drew an attendance of over 55,000+ guests, and anticipates attendance of 100,000+ over the four day Festival. The Festival will feature local talent from Central Florida featuring live music entertainment & street entertainers, juried fine arts & crafts, crafters, retailers, businesses, non-profit organizations, beer & wine garden, festival fare, blueberry products & pies and fresh Florida blueberries. The Florida Blueberry Festival is an event you don’t want to miss!

The following provides the application, rates, rules, responsibilities, and contact information. Deadlines are extremely important and must be adhered to NO EXCEPTIONS. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to secure your concession space(s), as space is limited.

Venue Location

Formosa Gardens Event Center in Osceola County, Florida

Festival Dates

Thursday, March 28, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019

Set-up Date/Time(s)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (PM) and Thursday, March 28, 2019 (AM)
(Wednesday afternoon/evening check-in by appointment only, request must be made to Coordinator no later than 02/18/19); Thursday morning check-in time will be assigned based on your booth location)

Festival Operational Hours

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spaced Must Be Vacated By

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Festival Contact Information

Lindsay Morgan, Exhibitor Coordinator
FLORIDA BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, INC.
7862 W Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy, #577, Kissimmee, Florida 34747
Office: (407) 507-0015 / Fax: (407) 479-0564

Space is limited and exhibitors will be selected subject to approval. All applicants will be reviewed for product quality, product type, booth appearance and compliance and Exhibitors will be carefully selected at the sole discretion of Exhibitor Coordinator.

Applications will be accepted now through March 26, 2019 (subject to availability). Applications must be submitted with payment in full, booth and product photos (only if new exhibitor or new product) and copy of insurance certificate (if not purchasing through Festival). Applicants acceptance/rejection notices will be sent via the email address provided on your application within two (2) weeks of receipt. Space cancellations are non-refundable after acceptance. Deadlines will be firmly upheld without any exceptions!

Liability Insurance: Exhibitors are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance for liability coverage for the dates of the Festival. Short-term event policies will be made available for those without existing policies at a cost of $50.00 for the 4-day event.

Application Must be e-mailed or postmarked by:
NOW - 08/31/18 $375
09/01/18 - 10/31/18 $400
11/01/18 - 12/31/18 $450
01/01/19 - 03/26/19 $500
Endcap double space* $900
(*Subject to availability)

Exhibitors must check-in at their assigned check-in location on their assigned date/time. Anyone who does not follow these instructions will be asked to leave and not invited back in 2020.

All Exhibitors must be setup and ready for customers by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you need to restock throughout the Festival, there is an access road with a gate that will allow Exhibitors close drop off access to their booth space. There will be no re-entry of vehicles until after the Festival on Sunday evening. Please be advised, there will be overnight security Thursday, March 28, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Exhibitors are required to remain open to the public the entire Festival set times. No early closings! If you close early or leave, you will not be invited back for future Festivals/events.

Individual generators are not permitted.

Fees will not be refunded if the Festival is canceled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or any other circumstances deemed necessary by the Festival and or if you are asked to leave for violating the Festival General Rules and Responsibilities.

Under no circumstances will applications and/or documentation be accepted the day of the Festival.

Exhibitor’s space rental includes daily trash removal and electric.

All Florida Sales Taxes are the responsibility of each exhibitor.