$25 – $135

18th Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival in Unicoi, Tennessee

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Unicoi Elementary School

404 Massachusetts Avenue

Unicoi, TN 37692

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UNICOI STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - 2020 VENDOR REGISTRATION

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May 16, 2020 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Unicoi Elementary School

Contact us at (423) 735-0517 or RecreationAide@UnicoiTn.net

Deadline to be included in festival tab - MAY 6

FINAL DEADLINE - MAY 13

Handmade Craft Vendor - $35

Non-Profit Vendor - $25 .

Retail Vendor - $135

Non-Profit Food Vendor - $25

Retail Food Vendor - $125

Electricity is $15 extra and spaces are limited.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Town of Unicoi Strawberry Festival is a celebration of family, friends and community spirit. The festival is coordinated and sponsored by the Town of Unicoi and is held on the field at the Unicoi Elementary School (404 Massachusetts Avenue Unicoi, Tennessee). The Festival will be held Saturday, May 16, from 10am to 5pm. Food for all tastes, musical entertainment, special events, and quality arts and crafts blend to create an exceptional atmosphere for artists to exhibit and sell their work.

BOOTH SPACES

Booth spaces are earmarked for handmade craft vendors and non-profit food vendors. Commercial vendors will be permitted only at the discretion of festival coordinators and will be charged a higher booth rate (see explanation under Rate Increase section below). Any booth selling items that are not handmade will fall into the "Retail Vendor" category. Non-profits must have proper documentation to qualify for the lower-priced booth space.

Each booth is 12' wide and 12' deep. The corners of each booth will be marked in paint. It is important that these boundaries be observed to respect neighbors' rental spaces.

Our office will contact you via email or telephone only if your application has been rejected. To determine your booth number please refer to the Town of Unicoi Facebook page or Website the week of the event.

RATE INCREASE

In previous years, the rules have required that vendors other than non-profits donate 30 percent of their proceeds to a non-profit of their choice. This added multiple steps to the application process and required follow-up verification on the part of festival staff.

To simplify and streamline the festival application process, an increase in booth spaces for vendors other than non-profits has been applied (see prices above). The additional monies received through these new rates will be donated to four local charities within Unicoi County. This new price does away with the requirement to donate 30 percent of sales to a non-profit.

For the convenience of registering online, additional processing fees will apply at checkout. These fees go to pay for the Eventbrite platform and will not be received by the festival. If you prefer to avoid these fees altogether, you may download an application from unicoitn.net/events and either mail it to the Town of Unicoi or drop it off in person at the Unicoi Tourist Information Center.

Mail: PO Box 39 Unicoi, TN 37692

Tourist Information Center: 106 Unicoi Village Pl., Unicoi TN

RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Any vendor not abiding by the Town of Unicoi Strawberry Festival Rules and Regulations may be asked to leave the Festival grounds and will forfeit his or her space and booth fee. Festival coordinators reserve the right to deny any product or vendor.

2. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your signature on this application confirms your participation and agreement to adhere to festival rules and regulations. You may set-up from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All vehicles must be off the field no later than 9:30 a.m. If you need to set-up earlier than 7 a.m., please contact (423) 735-0517 to make arrangements.

3. The festival is advertised until 5 p.m. To maintain the integrity of the festival, we require all vendors to maintain their booths until 5 p.m. No cars will be permitted on the field until 5 p.m. Any vendor that breaks down prior to 5 p.m. will not be allowed back next year.

4. All exhibitors must provide their own tents, shelving, tables, and chairs. The area around the booth space must be kept free of litter. Vendors must apply through the Town of Unicoi for electricity and supply their own 12-gauge cords. Electricity spaces are limited.

5. Vendors may need to collect and submit Tennessee State Sales Tax. The State of Tennessee Department of Revenue will provide, please contact: Kim Berry, TIA Tax Enforcement Division at (423) 854-5364 sales tax forms for collection. {If Applicable}.

6. All vendors must staff their own booths.

7. Please keep track clear at all times as this is the path of the cow train.

8. No jumping jacks or fireworks of any kind; Chinese throwing stars; blow dart guns; weapons or toys imitating weapons or like products are allowed within Festival grounds.

9. Specific space requests may be made on the application, but are not guaranteed. Every effort will be made to accommodate the request. The Town of Unicoi reserves the right to move vendors as needed. Decisions from event coordinators are final and non-negotiable.

10. The booth must contain the items listed on the attached application. You are not allowed to sell your booth to another vendor and/or organization, nor are you allowed to give your booth to another vendor and/or organization. If you cannot occupy your booth, the booth reverts back to the Town of Unicoi for disposition.

11. Cancellations made before May 1 are eligible for a refund, less a $10 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after May 1, no exceptions.

12. The festival will be held rain or shine. No refunds are given for inclement weather. Additionally, no refunds will be given for any natural disaster, such as, but not limited to tornadoes or flooding, that occur or other uncontrollable circumstances that would require festival cancellation.

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