$75 – $600

2019 Dover Days

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Downtown Dover, DE

The Green

Dover, DE 19901

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The 86th Annual Dover Days Festival, is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, is entirely dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture.

Dover Days is easily the biggest parade in Kent County, with Delaware’s Governor serving as Grand Marshal.

Each year’s Dover Days activities showcase our state’s history and heritage, as well as highlights from more contemporary times such as the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing, tethered hot air balloon rides, games, moon bounce village, over 100 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War.

Dover Days is a true celebration of the first state — right in the heart of the first capital! Dover Days was placed among the Top 100 USA Events by the American Bus Association.

All vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, canopies or pop-ups, and electricity. A 10’x10’ space is one booth space. This is a rain or shine event and all vendors are outside. The majority of vendors will be on the street (pavement) and will not be able to stake tents down.

Dover Days 2019 Festival Rules & Regulations

License Information & Vendor Requirements:

  1. Vendors are required to have a State of Delaware Business License. Delaware Division of Revenue, 302-577-8778.

  2. A City of Dover business license is not required as you are covered by the festival.

  3. Food vendors, a temporary food establishment permit is required by Delaware Health & Social Services, 302-744-1220.

  4. Food vendors using hot oil or grease MUST have a 10 lb. ABC fire extinguisher at the food vendor site per City of Dover Fire Marshal.

  5. Food vendors are required to provide an approved Certificate of Insurance as noted at the bottom of Page 3 by April 12, 2019.

The Dover Days Committee Reserves the Right to:

  1. Reassign/change a space if necessary, even on show date. Spaces are not transferrable by vendors.

  2. Deny vendor application for any reason the committee sees fit. Booth fee will be returned if vendor is not selected by the committee

  3. Prohibit display of certain products/distribution of materials based on its acceptability to the general public.

  4. Eject vendors/visitors from the festival grounds where there is cause.

  5. Dover Days is not responsible for theft or damage of vendor’s display or property. Vendors are responsible for their own space, and agree to reimburse Dover Days for any damage caused by unloading, loading and operations during the festival.

  6. Dover Days is not liable for any damage to your equipment, merchandise, yourself or your family, friends or employees working at your booth.

Set-Up & Exhibit Information:

  1. Saturday: Set-up begins at 6 a.m. and must be completed no later than 8:30 a.m. No take downs before 3 p.m.

  2. No refunds for any reason. Event is rain or shine.

  3. Electricity is not available.

  4. Parking is free.

  5. Spaces are rented in 10’x10’ sections. Spaces are outside at Legislative Mall, or in a nearby location.

  6. We do not supply tables, chairs, canopies, etc. This is a space rental only.

  7. Vendors must not block sidewalks, must keep areas clean and remove trash at end of event. Trash receptacles are not for vendor trash.

  8. Vendors may not park a trailer or vehicle in their space unless pre-approved; for example, the trailer is part of the display. You are required to unload and park elsewhere immediately. The Dover Days Committee will tow vehicles that are not moved or left unattended. Do not park in other vendor’s space while unloading. Be courteous to other vendors and volunteers.

    1. Vendors are confined to their allotted space. You may not utilize an empty space or roam around the festival grounds.

    2. No loudspeakers or bullhorns may be used. Audio equipment must be approved by the festival.

    3. Spaces are not guaranteed from year to year. Your location is decided by the Committee.

    4. Vendors may distribute/sell ONLY what is listed on your application, and ONLY in your allotted space — no roaming the festival grounds to sell or distribute products, coupons, samples or literature of any kind. Please do not approach visitors with your information unless invited to do so. All materials must be displayed on your table and NOT handed out in front of your space.

    5. Selling of live animals is strictly prohibited at this festival. Anyone seen selling any type of live animal will be asked to immediately pack and leave.

    6. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on festival grounds.

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The Green

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