2021 Dates:  September 18th & 19th
Sat: 10am - 6pm    Sun: 10am - 5pm

Farmers Market Rules

Farmers Market Rules

The following additional rules and guidelines for consideration for being a farmers market vendor.  All vendors acknowledge they will abide by these rules per the submission of your application.

These rules & requirements are supplement to the overall general guidelines noted in previous page.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PAYMENTS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION!

2021 Farmers Market Application

WHAT THE FESTIVAL PROVIDES

  • One (1) 8’x12’ “Fly” per booth with 8’ front and 7’ rear height
  • An educational experience for 3,500 participants and over 200,000 visitors
  • Security
  • First aid facilities
  • ATM Services
  • Trash removal
  • Comfort stations
  • Continuous entertainment on multiple stages
  • Information booth
  • Event marketing and publicity
  • Quality control
  • Crowd control

SET UP: May begin at Noon the Friday of the festival, and should be complete, with vehicles off the park grounds, by 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. (See your application for dates).  Produce/product storage space will be provided directly behind your booth with approximately 18' from rear edge of booth tarp to asphalt pavement of the Coliseum parking lot.  No vehicles are allowed to be parked behind your booth or in the drive lanes of the Coliseum lot.  If you choose to park in the Coliseum lot - any parking fees are your sole responsibility.  Note the Memorial Coliseum does offer a full weekend pass option.  You can see any parking attendant booth on Friday for details.  NO PARKING is allowed adjacent to your booths.

SPECIFIC RULES:

1. Each Framers Market booth will be an 8 foot by 12 foot tarp. Your selling area will be limited to 12 foot frontage and 8 feet down on side of your tarp.

2. Registration Fee is $300.00 per 8’ X 12’ Farmers Market booth. Booth space will be assigned in advance and you must sell both Saturday and Sunday. There is a $200 additional fee to sell from the back of you booth. Submit registration by Feb 29, 2020 and only pay $275 Early Bird fee. (Rear booth fee still applies)

3. There will be NO selling out of trucks/cars/vans/trailers, etc. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF FESTIVAL GROUNDS BY 9:00 A.M. EACH MORNING.

4. Each booth selling food must apply for a $45.00 health permit from the Board of Health. Contact the Board of Health for information at 260-449-7561. Please read the general rule about liability insurance very carefully. Insurance is required of all food vendors.

5 Violation of any rule is grounds to exclude anyone for the remainder of the Festival and eliminated their participation in future Festivals.

6. FRESH VEGETABLES, FRUITS, PLANTS, DAIRY PRODUCTS AND DRIED FLOWERS AND PLANTS ARE THE ONLY ITEMS TO BE SOLD. ARTICLES SUCH AS JEWELRY, LEATHER GOODS, FEATHERS, POTTERY AND OTHER CRAFT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SOLD IN THE FARMERS MARKET AREA.

DAILY RAIN POLICY: In the event of rain, goods may be protected by plastic or similar material. Rain gear is acceptable. You may elect to set up after 9:00 a.m., however no vehicles will be allowed to enter the grounds between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday or 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. During this time, set up will be at each participant’s discretion. Under wet conditions, it will be acceptable to spread straw in your area. If participants follow the rain policy guidelines, their status will not be in jeopardy for future Festival participation.

TEAR DOWN: Vehicles may not enter the property or line up on the grounds or on city streets prior to the 5:01pm end of the festival.

LIABILITY INSURANCE: The Johnny Appleseed Festival requires that each food serving vendor provide liability coverage with a certificate of insurance in the amount of at least $300,000, naming the Johnny Appleseed Festival Inc. as additional insured. FOOD VENDORS WITHOUT INSURANCE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SETUP.  The certificate is due to the area chairperson within 30 days of receiving notification of acceptance into the Festival.

BOOTH NUMBERS: Are assigned and locations may not be changed. Booth fees are reservations and not negotiable or transferable. You must stay within your designated booth area.

PRICING: White adhesive decals or white paper hang tags are an acceptable means of pricing items. Please avoid colored decals denoting “sale” items.


ACCEPTANCE: All applicants are carefully screened. No application will be accepted after the application deadline. You will be notified by mail or email of your acceptance into the Festival. Notifications will be made after the application deadline date. Please contact your area representative if you do not receive notification after thirty (30) days of the application deadline date.  NOTE: If approved, letter of acceptance will be forwarded by July 15, 2020.

For any questions, contact your area chairperson at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.