Vendors

APPD encourages all types of vendors, especially, but not limited to those offering books, tools, clothing, herbs, etc. of interest to the Pagan community; food and drink; arts and crafts; services; and entertainment for children, i.e. face painting. Feel free to browse past APPD vendors for an example of these types of businesses. We do charge a nominal registration fee of vendors to offset the production costs associated with the festival. Vendor fees vary by booth size. A large area is approximately 20’x15’ and is $20 (early bird) or $30 (regular). A small area is approximately 8’x6’ and is $10 (early bird) or $15 (regular).

To receive the early bird registration rate, you must reserve AND pay for your vendor site by September 13, 2014. We do not charge non-profit groups wishing to provide services, but spaces are limited. So, please reserve early.

Please also understand that if your wares might be in any way considered dangerous, we will have to ask you a number of questions for our insurance. We realize these questions are annoying and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Food Vendors:  In past APPD festivals, we have experienced some difficulty in attracting food vendors. We believe actively encouraging on-site food vendors would be a win-win for everyone, because people who stay on-site for lunch or snacks likewise spend more time on-site shopping and watching presentations. Thus, for APPD 2014 we are waiving registration fees for food vendors. We especially encourage vendors who offer healthy food options with reasonable prices.

You may specify the site you wish to reserve when paying, referring to the vendor sites map.  Please select up to three spaces in order of preference. All registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. We will notify you upon receipt of your registration payment and confirm your site location at that time. The deadline for online vendor registration is October 9, 2014. Payment will be accepted on-site, but remember that you cannot select your site until payment is received. Vendors who show up the day of the event may have to wait patiently for us to have a spare moment, and they will be allowed to choose leftover spaces on a first-come, first served basis. If space is available, we will also consider vendor registration the day of the festival.

Please complete the vendor registration form if you wish to sell products or services at APPD 2014.

Cancellations & Refunds

Vendor registrations canceled no less than three days prior to the festival will be refunded. Additionally, all registration fees will be refunded in the event of a festival cancellation due to weather. Vendors who pay in advance, but fail to arrive for the festival will not be granted a refund.

Festival Guidelines for Vendors

With regard to vendor set-up at the festival, please arrive by 8 A.M. We will have numbered flags marking vendor booth locations and a site assignment listing to help guide you to your area. Set-up should be complete and booths ready by 10 A.M. Vendors must provide their own tables, as park resources are limited. Due to park regulations, alcohol sales are not permitted. Keep in mind that Bishop Park is a family-friendly venue open to the public. All booth displays should be appropriate for this setting. Last, but not least, please leave your vendor site cleaner than when you found it.

Restrictions

Unfortunately, there are a few types of vendors we cannot allow.

  • Political parties or organizations. Because APPD is a religious, non-profit event, we cannot allow political parties or organizations whose goal is the promotion of a particular candidate, party, legislation, political system, etc. We can, however, allow very broad and unbiased activities, such as voter registration drives.
  • Potentially dangerous activities. Since this is a public outreach event, we prefer to not allow dangerous activities. In the past, we have considered archery and axe-throwing demonstrations among others. While we think these are fascinating and worthy activities, we have decided not to allow them at the event.
  • Activities that are very likely to offend. Again, since this is a public outreach event, we prefer not to allow activities or displays that are very likely to be offensive to the general public. For example, we would consider any display that is openly hostile to a particular group of people inappropriate. Likewise, displays that are prominently placed and explicitly sexual in nature would be inappropriate.