Historic Fairhaven Association
The Historic Fairhaven Association Presents
The FAIRHAVEN FESTIVAL -The Party After the Ski to Sea Race
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10am to 7pm
STREET VENDOR INVITATION/CONTRACT
The Historic Fairhaven Association (HFA) holds its annual spring Fairhaven Festival the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in conjunction with Bellingham’s annual Ski to Sea Race. The Festival is a non-profit fundraiser dedicated to the historical preservation and improvement of downtown Fairhaven. The HFA secures the Fairhaven Village Green and surrounding streets for the day -long event and invites the involvement of street vendors of all offerings who want to reach the tens of thousands of festival attendees.
•Returning vendors: The final deadline for space applications is May 10. However, we have always tried to give our return vendors some choice in location. With such a late deadline, this is difficult. If a return vendor asks for special consideration in booth location, the application must be postmarked by May 1 for us to consider the request.
•No booth location guarantees : Vendor acceptance and location will be determined by return status and postmark date, so the earlier you apply the better. We do the best we can to accommodate preferences, but with the ever-changing Festival footprint, and the increase in vendor participation, we must reconfigure spaces each year.
• Jewelry Vendors: Any vendor who sells jewelry must enclose pictures of the type of jewelry with the application. No exceptions. Due to the increase in jewelry vendors, we need to see the items so as to space appropriately and to avoid having too many of the same style. If a jewelry vendor application is received with no pictures, the application will be returned to the vendor. If a vendor does not disclose the sale of jewelry at the time of application, they will not be permitted to sell it during the Festival.
**Anyone selling jewelry MUST include photos of jewelry with specific description or application will be returned.**
•The HFA reserves the right to refuse entry to any vendor.
•All vendors are required to provide their own tent in order to unify the look of the Festival and give the vendor protection from rain or (we hope) hot sun. We require ‘Pop-up’ Style, or similar, in good condition. Absolutely NO tarps or make-shift tents accepted.
•All vendors are required to provide their own tables, chairs, dollys, etc., to set-up/teardown and display goods.
•There is no access to a water source: You are responsible to provide water for your booth if required.
•The HFA will provide power hookups for a fee; personal power sources such as generators are NOT allowed, and power hookups are extremely limited, so remember to add your need and the additional fee for electricity to your original Application/Contract.
If you have any questions about vending at the Fairhaven Festival, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
Email is the best way to receive the quickest response, but phone messages will be returned in the evenings or on a Saturday within a couple of days.
For general information on the HFA Festivals, plus forms and link to online payment processing, go to: https://hfa.fairhaven.com/association-content/the-historic-festivals-of-fairhaven/#more-43
FEES AND RESTRICTIONS:
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT OPTION OF STREET VENDOR OR FOOD VENDOR AND BOOTH SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN!
Submit completed application & all fees by 3/31 to avoid late fee.
10’x10’ Space: $225 each; a $30 recycle fee is included per space fee.
All wares must fit inside each 10’X10’ space ; if your wares are set up/extend outside the 10’X10’ space, an additional space fee will be charged.
20 Amps Power: $125 each. Electric is limited in non- food area. Must request by May 7th!
LATE FEE (after 3/31):$25 per space. You must include the per space “Late Fee” if application is made after 3/31!
Upon receipt of fees and a completed, signed Application/Contract and WA Dept. of Revenue Vendor Information Form, the HFA will reserve booth space(s) for vendor applicant. Booth space is limited and reserved in the order of return postage dates.
Spaces are determined by return vendor status, postmark, and availability.
March 31 – Date by which Application/Contract with payment is postmarked to avoid Late Application Fee.
May 1 (Return vendors only) – Date by which Application/Contract with payment must be postmarked
to be considered for preferred space.
May 7 – Date by which Application/Contract with payment must be postmarked if requesting electrical
May 10 – FINAL date Festival Application /Contract with payment will be accepted. Applications after May 10 will be considered on a case by case basis.
No refunds will be given after April 15. Written request required.
•The HFA acquires a special events license from the city of Bellingham for all vendors; this does NOT absolve vendors from their state and federal obligations.
•A WA State Dept. of Revenue VENDOR INFORMATION FORM
must be included with your application (this form is required for all applications that exceed $200). Find the link to the form at:
STANDARDS / EXPECTATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
LIABILITY: As legal representative of the above named vendor, I agree to defend and hold harmless the Historic Fairhaven Association and its Directors, individually or severally, from all liabilities or any injuries, sickness and/or claims of malfeasance resulting from the making, preparing, selling and/or distributing of my products/services to the general public.
Electronic Signature required by Authorized Business Representative on form below.