Merchandise for sale must be items that are authentically made by the vendor who will be present at the show. Store bought items, catalog-ordered items, Pandora Beads, or imported articles are prohibited. Plants, potpourri (as the only item), oils, candy, and audio recordings are also unacceptable. The show staff reserves the right to prohibit any merchandise which is questionable in nature. Photographic evidence of items being crafted by the vendor is required as part of each vendor’s registration materials.
Edible items may only be sold if they are packaged and intended to be consumed off premises and follow the food safety regulations designated by the Florida Department of Food Safety.
Florida Department of Food Safety
If your business is not covered by the Florida Cottage Food Law, then you will be required to provide proof of ownership of a current food safety permit prior to participating in the show.
Florida Cottage Food Law
It is the vendor’s responsibility to determine if they are covered by the Florida Cottage Food Law.
COLLEGIATE OR OTHER LICENSED MERCHANDISE POLICY:
Vendors with merchandise bearing likeness to officially licensed and trademarked logos and other materials must have proper licensing in hand to be presented upon request. For University of Florida licensing please visit Florida Gators Licensing
For other licensing please call appropriate authorities.
APPLYING & REGISTERING TO BECOME A VENDOR:
Applications can be found at the link below. By applying it does not guarantee receiving a place in the show, only that you will be considered. Should you be offered a booth, a registration packet will be sent to you and you will have approximately 21 days to complete and return the packet with payment. Deadlines for registration vary based on when we are able to offer a booth, and will be noted on the registration form sent to you. You will then be mailed a confirmation packet approximately one month prior to the show that will include all of the final show details. You can contact the Show Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-1855 if you have any additional questions.
Applications Open: January through Mid-September
Wait-List Applications Open: Mid-September through Date of Show
(Due to the current situation these dates may be subject to change)
The application will become available once we announce the dates for the 2021 Craft Festival.
If you were a vendor in last year’s show, a Registration packet will be automatically mailed to you in August. Due to the current situation this may be subject to change, and if so an email will be sent out. If you want to change spaces from a previous year, you will need to indicate this on your registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Finally, we must have a signed product registration on file prior to the start of the event. Coordinators reserve the right to request removal of any products not listed on the registration.
REMINDER, this is an invitation only show. Failure to follow the rules will result in forfeiture of future registration. Future participation is at the discretion of the coordinators.
Once you have mailed in your registration form with your payment, a space is reserved for you. You will not receive additional written information until approximately one month prior to the show. This information packet will include a receipt, load-in information, official confirmation, and a link to additional information. As always, feel free to call or send an email if you have additional questions.