A&C Vendor Application: Granbury's Hometown 4th of July
Granbury’s Hometown 4th of July event is recognized as one of the most popular 4th of July events in the nation with crowds coming from all over to admire the breathtaking fireworks and shop artisans on the square. Available Vendor Booths are the following sizes: $315 Interior Booth - 12’W x 20’D $375 Corner Booth - 20’W x 20’D $250 Interior Non Profit Booth - 12’W x 20’D $525 Large Vendor Booth - 30’W x 20’D If you need a larger space than we show, please let us know in your application and we will let you know if we can accomodate. Vendors will be on the square the following dates/times: Saturday, July 1st 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, July 2nd 10 am - 5 pm Monday, July 3rd 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, July 4th 9 am - 4 pm PLEASE NOTE: Vendor setup will be on Friday, June 30th. Please make sure the let us know how long you will need to set up so that you are given the appropriate amount of time to do so. The day of the Parade is the busiest day for vendors on the square. This year the Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th around 9 am.
*PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. * · The festival will be located in Downtown Granbury, TX. The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is an outdoor festival and will proceed rain or shine during the following days/times: o July 1st: 10 am – 5 pm o July 2nd: 10 am – 5 pm o July 3rd: 10 am – 5 pm July 4th: 9 am - 4 pm VENDOR APPLICATION PROCESS & PRODUCT RULES · RETURNING VENDORS: A completed application AND payment in full must be submitted by February 17th to be able to secure the same spot you had last year. · All vendor applications undergo a juried process by the vendor selection committee. This ensures the festival has a wide variety of items to showcase and to avoid too much repetition. · Offset reproductions of an artist’s original work must not comprise of more than 50% of exhibited works. · Commercial goods, mass produced items, and buy-sell items: There will be a section of the square available for commercial sales. Space will be limited so it is important that vendors submit a completed application and payment early. · Due to limited vendor space, we encourage you to apply early. Vendors will be limited to 67 spaces this year. Applications are open until filled. Booth fee costs are listed on the appropriate vendor application. **Your application is not complete until we have received all forms & payment** · RETURNING VENDOR APPLICANTS: Please note that if your application AND payment is not received before February 17th your vendor space from the previous year will not be held for you. · First-time applicants – If you are a new vendor applicant, please submit at least (5) photos of the items you wish to sell at the festival to firstname.lastname@example.org. · Electrical is NOT guaranteed for Arts and Crafts Vendors and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors are responsible for their own extension cords and power strips. Cords must be taped down. · Vendors are responsible for their goods and merchandise. The vendor should maintain proper insurance coverage over merchandise and booth display/equipment. · Texas sales tax collection and payment are the vendor’s responsibility. VENDOR EXPECTATIONS · Booths must be ready for business at least ½ hour prior to start of the festival. Set up instructions will be sent in mid-June. · Vendors are responsible for their own booth set-up & supplies needed. Tents, tables, or chairs are not provided by the festival. Festival personnel are not responsible for helping with booth set-up or takedown. · Vendors/Exhibitors are responsible for the protection of their exhibits from the rain. · All tents must be firmly secured in case of wind. The festival takes place on a paved surface which prohibits the anchoring of supports into the ground. A system such as buckets filled with concrete may be used. You are prohibited from driving any nails or stakes into the pavement or Courthouse lawn to anchor your tent. · Booth appearance is extremely important to the quality of the show and your business. Displays, tents, tables, etc. must be clean and in good repair. All tables must be covered to the ground. All boxes and extra merchandise must be stored out of sight and not behind your booth. Discount and sale signs not allowed. Signs with regular prices are allowed, if printed or neatly written. No hay, grass, or other vegetation is allowed in the booth areas. · Booth spaces are 12’ wide and 20’ deep. All merchandise must fit INSIDE your booth. · The Chamber of Commerce and its festival committee will review all booths on the first day of the show. We reserve the right to require removal of work that does not comply with show rules or is not included in your application. · Vendors are required to remain open during advertised hours and may not leave early. VENDOR LOAD-IN PROCEDURES · Your booth assignment and your load in time will be sent to you prior to the event. It is important that you let us know how long you need to unload so that we can give you the appropriate load in time. · If you will have a trailer attached to your vehicle, it is REQUIRED that you let us know the type and total length of the vehicle and trailer to help us with load-in. · No vehicles will be allowed in the festival area later than ½ hour prior to the starting time. · Vendor may request booth spaces, but the Granbury Chamber of Commerce has the final say on assignment. No last minute “booth swaps” will be allowed. VENDOR LOAD-OUT · Vendors shall remain open until the official end of the Festival. No vehicles shall be allowed in the festival area until after closing of the festival as this creates a huge safety concern to attendees & fellow vendors. If vendor vehicles enter the festival footprint before the close of the festival, you WILL be banned from the festival for one (1) year. · Each vendor is responsible to clean up their booth space after the show. All trash, tape, etc. must be removed. Failure to do so will result in a $50 fine and possible removal from future events. DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGE OR INJURY · The Granbury Chamber of Commerce Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration cannot be held liable for loss or damage to art, crafts, merchandise or injury to anyone participating in the event. A Certificate of Insurance is required for all food vendors, and it is strongly encouraged for all arts & craft / nonprofit vendors. Vendors are required to sign the Release and Acknowledgement form on the application before participating. VENDOR PARKING · Vendor parking information will be sent with the set-up instructions in June. · Parking for vendors is available near the festival footprint within a short walk. · Vendor vehicles will be allowed in show area during set unloading times prior to the show and set loading times after the show. No vehicles allowed during open or closed hours. Vendor parking is available just north of the square. No one is allowed to drive over the curb to get into the square. No parking on Bridge or Crockett Street at any time. OTHER INFORMATION · 2023 is the 49th annual event featuring a parade, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, nonprofits, and fireworks. SIGNED RELEASE AND VENDOR APPLICATION All vendors are required to sign the Artist Release and Acknowledgement Form as part of the application process. By signing your applicable vendor application form, you are agreeing to ALL the above stated rules, guidelines & expectations of the Granbury Chamber’s Hometown 4th of July Celebration and as a vendor and you agree to authorize the Granbury Chamber to provide your contact information to anyone inquiring about your products during and after the festival. You are also releasing the Granbury Chamber of Commerce, the City of Granbury, and Hood County from any responsibility or liability for loss, claims, damage, theft, injury, or accident. It is further agreed that with this application, you will maintain your space, merchandise, activities, and business practices in compliance with the State of Texas and rhe City Ordinances of Granbury and Hood County. Applicant understands that violation of non-compliance of same may result in the immediate expulsion of applicant and his/her exhibit from the festival. If you violate any of the above states rules or guidelines or create any misconduct, you may be asked to leave and may be barred from the festival for at least one (1) year. For additional info, contact us at: email@example.com or www.granburychamber.com. Thank you for your interest in Granbury’s Hometown 4th of July Celebration.
A completed application is your commitment to show. No refunds will be made for cancellations or removal for cause. Vendors will be notified of the received application AND acceptance of application via email.