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16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

Downtown Milford, Inc.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Business, Arts, Crafter Vendors
All for profit businesses should purchase this level. You may purchase more than one space to be located next to you. Downtown Milford Business Owners should not use this level.
Apr 13, 2019 $50.00 $4.67
Non Profit Vendors
Qualified non-profits and religious institutions, schools, etc. should use this level.
Apr 13, 2019 $40.00 $4.06
Non Profit Vendor with Volunteer (Free after service)
Qualified Non Profits can opt to provide a volunteer(s) on festival day for total of 4 hours to have their event fees waived. Reimbursement will be awarded after the festival, provided volunteers complete the required hours on behalf of the non-profit. Volunteers must check in on festival day to obtain proof for reimbursement of registration fee. Please provide volunteer information when prompted to during the registration process. We will contact you regarding times and volunteer job options as the festival day approaches. Please purchase this ticket if you plan to seek a refund for volunteer hours.
Apr 13, 2019 $40.00 $4.06
Downtown Business Owner Vendor Space
This is a vendor space for a Downtown Milford business owner only. You may elect to have 1 space at no charge. If you purchase this ticket and do not meet the guidelines, your purchase will be cancelled. You may elect to have the space in front of your store, or anywhere else that you might prefer on the festival route. Downtown Businesses will be given priority spacing. DMI will contact you to confirm where you want to be placed. If you would like more than 1 space, you will be charged $20.00 for each additional space. Please contact SaraKate Hammer at 302-930-0955 to arrange this
Apr 13, 2019 Free $0.00
Ladybug Level Sponsor
1. Inclusion in Bug and Bud website – Logo and/or link 2. Inclusion in Festival Brochure – 10,000 distributed 3. On-site recognition 4. Free vendor space (10x10) 5. On-site P. A. announcements 7. Title recognition in all Bug & Bud related media items, including print, radio and social media advertising, among others. 8. Logo/name in presenting position on all Festival Posters 9. Featured on festival paid radio announcements and print advertising 10. Opportunity for a sponsor representative to give opening remarks on the stage at the opening of the festival
Apr 1, 2019 $3,000.00 $0.00
Holly Level Sponsor
This sponsorship level includes * Your logo and a link on the Bug & Bud Festival Webpage and other media outlets related to the festival. *Inclusion in the Festival Brochure - 10,000 distributed *On-site Recognition *Free Vendor Space--Priority Spacing *On-site PA announcements Please indicate if you will use a vendor space by emailing events@downtownmilford.org
May 4, 2019 $1,500.00 $0.00
Oak Level Sponsor
This sponsorship level includes * Your logo and a link on the Bug & Bud Festival Webpage and other media outlets related to the festival. *Inclusion in the Festival Brochure - 10,000 distributed *On-site Recognition *Free Vendor Space--Priority Spacing Please email events@downtownmilford.org to confirm use of the complimentary space.
May 4, 2019 $1,000.00 $0.00
Maple Level Sponsor
This sponsorship level includes * Your logo and a link on the Bug & Bud Festival Webpage and other media outlets related to the festival. *Inclusion in the Festival Brochure - 10,000 distributed *On-site Recognition
May 4, 2019 $500.00 $32.07
Walnut Level Sponsor
This sponsorship level includes * Your logo and a link on the Bug & Bud Festival Webpage and other media outlets related to the festival. *Inclusion in the Festival Brochure - 10,000 distributed
May 4, 2019 $250.00 $16.85
Downtown Business Owner 2nd Space
ONLY order this type if you are 1. a Downtown Business Owner and 2. if you have already secured your initial FREE space and desire a 2nd space at $20.00 for your downtown business (only). You may not use this added space for anything other than your business located in Downtown Milford, DE.
Apr 13, 2019 $20.00 $2.85

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Event Details

 


 Downtown Milford, Inc &


 


The City of Milford Parks & Recreation Department 


 


invite you to join the fun at the


 


16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival


 


along the Mispillion Riverwalk


 


in historic downtown Milford, Delaware.


 
Expected to attract more than 8,500 visitors this year, the Bug & Bud Festival serves as our town celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Milford’s designation as a Tree City U.S.A. and Milford’s role in the ladybug’s designation as the State Bug of Delaware.


 2019 Vendor Information 


 Arts, Craft and Business vendors are $50 per 10 x 10 foot space, 10 feet along the curb and 10 feet into the street.


  • Non-Profit vendors are $40 per 10 x 10 foot space, 10 feet along the curb and 10 feet into the street.
  • Non-profit vendors can opt to provide a volunteer for a 4-hour shift on festival day to waive the registration fee.  (Fees will be reimbursed upon completion of volunteer hours)
  • Food vendors:  Application will be posted soon.  Check back often. Food vendors may not apply online. 


Get signed up early and request the same spot, or a different one from 2018.**


The deadline for these requests will be February 1st, 2019. 


No exceptions.  


**Returning vendors paying the registration fee before February 1st, 2019 will be given loyalty space assignments on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is no guarantee of these requests due to the volume of vendors, but we promise to do our best for you! Also, there are changes to the layout of the festival this year, so some requests will not be able to be honored.    


 


NEW IN 2019--Only 1 of each vendor bwill be allowed at the festival.  Please see the list of registered vendors HERE to verify who has registered before you. (At the bottom of this page)


If you still have questions, please call 302-839-1180.   


NOTE TO VENDORS:   


Sidewalks and landscape areas must remain free and clear at all times. All vendors must bring their own canopies, tables, and supplies. No electricity is available. Vendors will be placed along Walnut Street, South Front Street, Park Avenue and the Riverwalk Areas with overflow areas possible. The event is rain or shine, therefore, the sponsors will not refund vendor fees. Do not sell food and drink outside the food court areas. Do not play music as it will conflict with current entertainment. 



All vendors will access Walnut Street from the N. W. Front Street/Delaware Route 14 on the morning of the festival.  Please get in line heading East on Rt 14. Westbound traffic will be turned around and sent to the end of the vendor line.  
 


Please find the festival vendor coordinator on the morning of the festival to see where your assigned space will be.


 


*Please note*  


Placement information will not be available until the day of the event.    


Detailed vendor instructions will be emailed after registration is completed closer to the festival date.  
 
Join us for this great hometown event


 sure to delight the whole family.


 


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS 


 


The Sponsorship Committee of the Bug & Bud Festival,  co-organized by Downtown Milford, Inc. and the City Of Milford Parks and Recreation, wish to invite your organization to sponsor Milford’s 16th Annual Festival on May 4th, 2019.


 Our hometown Festival is a highly anticipated community event which draws a large number of visitors and area neighbors & visitors to Milford each April.  Started in 2004, the festival focuses on Milford’s role in the naming of the Ladybug as our state bug and to celebrate Milford’s recognition as a Tree City USA, in observation of Arbor Day. It’s a great day of food, games and entertainment right in the heart of our historic downtown.   


Sponsor Level

Cost

Category Advantages

Holly

1,500

1 through 5

Oak

1,000

1 through 4

Maple

500

1 through 3

Walnut

250

1 and 2


 


Sponsor Advantages for categories 


 


  1. Inclusion in Bug and Bud website – Logo and/or link
  2. Inclusion in Festival Brochure – 10,000 distributed
  3. On-site recognition
  4. Free vendor space
  5. On-site P. A. announcements


**Heads up!**


 The Bug and Bud Festival is an outdoor event and will take place in the sunshine (and all the other things nature may offer ~ that we will not talk about here :) 


Therefore, no refunds will be given for any reason.  


 Also, we will not provide exclusive rights to any vendors unless you are a sponsor of the festival.   


NEW IN 2019--Only 1 of each vendor business will be allowed at the festival.  Please see the list of registered vendors HERE to verify who has registered before you. 


 If you still have questions, please call 302-839-1180. 


We hope you can make it!
Best,
Downtown Milford, Inc. 

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Downtown Milford, Inc.
Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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