Vendor Terms and Conditions

Shark Fest Festival is committed to a quality event with an interesting assortment of vendors. Please read and understand these policies and procedures. As a vendor, you are expected to comply with all the vendor terms and conditions listed. Failure to comply with these policies and procedures will result in termination on the spot.

Vendor Application Deadline

December 15th, 2022

GENERAL INFO

Beverages

Shark Fest Festival maintains the exclusive right to all beverage sales and distribution at the Shark Fest Festival. Unless previously authorized, no vendor or sponsor may sell or provide samples of alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, iced tea or bottled fruit juices. This policy will be strictly enforced and will result in termination.

Booth

  • 10 x 10ft vendor booth area will be provided to each vendor
  • All vendors are provided with their assigned vendor space applied for. No large racks or tables are permitted outside your booth space. If you need more room for your display and storage, you must purchase a second booth.

Selection Process

  • Festival sponsors will have top priority in placement in all spaces, including food booths and corner locations.
  • The Festival reserves the right to limit the number of vendors selling similar items or services.
  • In cases of duplication, approved vendors who fully paid for their vendor space by registration deadline will get priority.
  • No applications will be accepted after September 30th, 2022
  • Vendors will be notified of booth assignments on November 1st, 2022 via email.

Registration and space assignments will be honored strictly based on space availability at the time your application and payment received. Space assignments will be made based on the type of exhibit, sold or marketed. No refunds, no cancellations, transfers, and credits will be issued

Merchandise And Product

  • Vendors may only sell what the Festival has approved in advance during the registration process. Offensive materials (ie: Ethnically or racially offensive) may not be sold or displayed at the festival. Failure to comply with this policy will result in termination from the festival.
  • All merchandise/product and signage must be contained within, or attached to your booth.
  • A vendor’s merchandise/product shall be reviewed and evaluated according to the goals and guidelines of Shark Fest by Shark Fest management. Management shall also evaluate the quality of the items, uniqueness, and appropriateness of the items for Shark Fest. It is within the discretion of the Shark Fest management to deny applications based upon these criteria.
  • A vendor may not receive merchandise/product, directly or indirectly, from any current or former vendor who has been suspended and/or had his/her selling rights terminated.
  • Food vendors are to provide licensed food permits on the day of set up.

Signage

Only professional quality signs may be posted on the space allocated; no hand-written signs permitted.

Electricity

Electricity will be provided to vendor booths, with an electrical socket and light bulb.

Site access/Set up:

Vendors will be pre-assigned site access and set-up times. All vehicles must be off the event site by 9:30 a.m. on event days.

Clean up:

Vendors are responsible for the cleanup of their space and the removal of trash during and after the Festival.

Overnight Security:

The Festival contracts limited overnight security. However, the Festival will not be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged merchandise. Vendors who choose to leave items overnight do so at their own risk.

Pets:

No pets are allowed on the premises, including inside vendor booths.

Music:

If your booth involves music or sound, it must not reach beyond 20 feet of your booth. You must be pre-approved for sound.

Festival Logo:

Do not use the official Shark Fest logo or artwork, or incorporate the name Shark Fest Festival into your product line. The name and logo are protected by trademark and copyright laws and may only be used by special licensing agreements.

*ALL VENDORS MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF THEIR BUSINESS REGISTRATION, TAX ID NUMBER AND FDA PERMITS TO SHARK FEST TEAM AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR VENDING DATE. NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED UNLESS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION PACKAGE:

  1. Application Form
  2. Agreement (signed and dated)
  3. Payment

By signing this document, I affirm I have read and understand the above terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.