Frontier Food & Market Vendor
Rules & Regulations
The Frontier Market will be held at the Eaton County Fairgrounds, rain or shine (with no refunds for rain). In order to make the event enjoyable for the exhibitors and the spectators alike, the following rules will be strictly enforced. These rules have evolved from cooperation with the City of Charlotte Police Department, Department of Public Works, and the Charlotte Fire Department. Violations will result in expulsion from the show without refund and refusal of future Festivals.
Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, (rodeo starts @ 7pm)
Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, (rodeo starts @ 7pm)
Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (rodeo starts @ 2 pm)
Check in & Setup:
Check in is Thursday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Enter the fairgrounds and look for Registration located on the west side of the grandstands. If you are unable to check in on Thursday, you must contact Amanda Coulter at 517-894-6593 or leave a message. Anyone not heard from by noon Thursday will lose their space without refund unless prearranged.
Under Grandstand $80.00 per space (12x15) VERY LIMITED (includes Electric)
Inside Kardel Hall $80.00 per space (12x12) (includes Electric)
Outside Spaces: 20 x 30 = $112.50, 20 x 20 = $75.00, 12 x 12 = $60.00
Daily Outside Spaces Available: 20 X 20 = $25.00
Vendor spaces do NOT allow for camping. Camping fees are $20.00 additional per night in the campground area, located at the rear of the Fairgrounds.
Electricity: A one-time $20.00 Electricity fee is required but electricity is limited to certain sites! If electricity is needed, we will need to be informed of your needs, as this may make a difference as to where we place you. If you use electricity, please bring lots of extension cords. EXTENSION CORDS IN WALKWAYS MUST HAVE RUGS OVER THEM (that you must provide).
Tables & Chairs:
Please bring your own tables and chairs needed for your set-up. None are available from the festival committee.
The Frontier Days committee will not be responsible for vendor’s wares or equipment at any time. There will be a non-uniformed security guard Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Sales Tax License:
The vendor is responsible to pay Michigan Sales Tax through a Michigan Sales Tax License or a temporary slip available from the Frontier Market Chairperson.
Type of Exhibitors:
This is a family festival and we reserve the right to restrict the selling or displaying of any signs or items we believe not suitable for our event.
- Traditional Flea Market items are permitted.
- Counterfeits of merchandise known as “knock offs” such as shirts, sunglasses, etc. will not be permitted.
- Vendors will not be permitted to sell any items stating the name "Charlotte Frontier Days" or displaying its Logo's.
- Frontier Market vendors can sell no concession type food or beverages. Bake goods, spices and produce will be permitted if Frontier Market chairperson knows in advance.
- SPECIAL NOTE: Frontier Days Frontier Market committee will not be responsible for the placement of vendors with duplicate merchandise. We will try to space vendors apart if we know they are selling the same merchandise. This sometimes is impossible, as some vendors do not list all of the merchandise they are going to sell on the application.
It is YOUR responsibility to keep your area clean. Smokers, please keep your butts picked up! At the end of the festival, your area must be clean and litter free. Your areas will be checked and all waste including boxes, papers, etc. MUST BE DISPOSED OF IN DUMPSTERS BEHIND KARDEL HALL or the roll off beside the bathrooms, (not in trash boxes or barrels as these are for festival attendees). You will not be allowed to return for the next year’s festival if this is not followed. This will be enforced!!!
Registration for the Festival:
If you are a return vendor, in order to ensure your same space, you will need to submit your application filled out completely, with a check by July 1st. Places will not be held until your payment is received. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. A confirmation will be sent out when we receive your application and check if you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope. Once you receive your confirmation this ensures that you have a space reserved for the current year. If an email address is provided, it will be used to send confirmations.
All vendors will need to completely fill out an application and return it with a check made out to:
Charlotte Frontier Days
P.O. Box 68
Charlotte, MI 48813
Confirmation will be sent out upon receipt of the application and fee paid in full.
Parking for vendors and guests is provided in the baseball field to the north of the Grandstands. To get to this parking lot, enter off Cochran at Third Street and continue east into the parking lot.
At the end of the festival, your area must be clean and litter free. All vendors must be off the grounds by 6:00 pm Sunday. If this is a problem, please contact the Frontier Market Chairperson, Amanda Coulter.
From the North, take I-69 south to the second Charlotte exit (#60), M-50. Turn right or west on M-50 or Shepherd Street and turn left (south) at the first light, on Cochran. The fairgrounds will be on the left.
From the South, take I-69 north to the first Charlotte Exit (#57), Cochran Road, and turn left.
The fairgrounds will be about 2 miles on the right.
Thanks and let’s all have a good weekend.
Amanda Coulter - Frontier Market Chairperson
**** If your check is returned for NONSUFFICIENT FUNDS,
there will be a $40.00 fee.