2019 New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival Vendor Application

Friday – Sunday, August 9th – 11th

Lions Pavilion Park

Event Times: Friday - 5PM - 11PM / Saturday - 12PM - 11PM / Sunday - 12PM - 7PM

No Vendors may sell alcoholic beverages. Only Food Vendors may sell non-alcoholic beverages

Menu items are NOT ALLOWED to be changed once the application has been filed.

Novelty items (i.e. t-shirts, etc) may not be sold in booths

For application questions, please contact: Pat Buckley at (773) 726-8202 or pat@oairevents.com

Each year various food and beverage sponsors support this event. We reserve the right to dictate which products

will be served. Vendors will be notified as sponsors commit to this event. No non-sponsored beverages may be

served or sold. Violations will result in cancellation of contract and loss of space and all fees paid.

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*Larger spaces require additional fees
Equipment Rental
* additional fees apply
Electricity: If additional electricity is required, it MUST be purchased from the Event — personal generators, for mobile units only, are acceptable. Desired space is not guaranteed. Please list the items that will be using electricity. (Be specific)

Applications MUST be submitted with full payment prior to event. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. All payments will be processed regardless of your status of acceptance into festival.

Application and Insurance Checklist

Materials Required:

Your application will NOT be processed without the following information:

  • Read all Terms & Conditions

  • Complete and SIGN festival application

  • Full payment (space fees)

  • Email photos of wares

  • Enclose Certificate of Insurance as stated below

* Insurance is required for all food vendors. Insurance certificates MUST be submitted with application.

The below information MUST be included on the insurance certificate. Descriptions MUST read: Participation in The New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival on August 9th-11th, 2019 in Lions Pavilion Park in New Buffalo, MI. 

Additional Insured Named: New Buffalo Business Association and Open Air Events, LLC

  • Food Vendors: Review Berrien County Health Department Guideline and Regulations

http://www.berriencounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1404/Temporary-Food-Service-Operations-Checklist-PDF?bidId= 

  • Food Vendors: Fill out and send in Temporary Food Service Application – must be posted 20 day(s) prior to event

http://www.bchdmi.org/DocumentCenter/View/1403/Temporary-Food-Service-Establishment-Application-PDF?bidId= 

Berrien County Health Department 2149 E. Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Phone: (269) 926-7121 Email: bchd@bchdmi.org

Terms & Conditions

The undersigned (the “Participant”) hereby submits its application for on-site rights at New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival (the “Event”) to be held August 9-11, 2019 in Lions Pavilion Park NEW BUFFALO, MI. By submitting this application the Participant acknowledges that its application may be accepted or rejected by NBBA (the “Producer”) in the exercise of its sole discretion and that, if its application is accepted, its participation will be subject to the terms and conditions contained herein.

Participation

The Event will take place Lion Pavilion Park in New Buffalo, MI.  If the Participant’s application is accepted by the Producer, the Participant agrees to remain open for business the entire schedule times and dates applied for in this application. The Event will remain open regardless of weather conditions, although operations may be suspended during severe weather. The Participant desires to participate in the Event by providing arts and crafts, food, non-alcoholic beverages, other merchandise for sale, or to showcase services to the general public. If the Participant is accepted the Participant agrees to sell only those items listed on the application. No other merchandise will be permitted without prior written consent of the Producer. The Participant agrees not to sell or distribute merchandise that includes the event logo without prior written consent from the Producer.

Contract Cancellation

The NBBA (Producer) has the right to control all aspects of the Event. The Participant agrees to conduct its business in a manner that is most likely to enhance the success of the Event and the reputation of the Producer and its Sponsors. The Producer reserves the right to cancel a vendor contract at any time for the good of the festival, by its sole discretion or by the direction of its clients. Any cancellations by the Producer will be refunded if vendor has followed the rules and regulations. Cancellation or suspension because of lack of proper city, county, or state licensing or failure to meet or maintain guidelines stated within will not be eligible for refunds.

Set-up & Tear Down

Each Participant is responsible for setup, take down, and clean up of his/her space. Vehicles are allowed within the festival grounds only for setup prior to the event and tear down once the festival closes. The Participant shall remove all vehicles and other items in conjunction with setting up for the Event at least one (1) hour prior to the Event’s start time. Participants will be notified when it is safe to bring their vehicle into the grounds. Load-in/set-up times are provided in the confirmation letter sent to you prior to the Event. You must remove your vehicle immediately after unloading your merchandise to designated parking areas.

Operations

The Participant will be solely responsible for the appearance of its space. The Participant shall be ready to operate its business by 3pm on Friday the 9th, 11am on Saturday the 10th, 11am on Sunday the 11th.

The Participant shall maintain its space in a neat, clean, and sanitary condition during the event and shall dispose of all trash produced.

Trash receptacles will be throughout the event space however bags will not be provided. Each vendor must provide necessary trash receptacles and bags for garbage inside the booth. Trash (in bags) will be picked up from the booths. All garbage left un-bagged will be subject to a fine of a $100 and/or loss of vending privileges. Sidewalks must be left unobstructed unless otherwise indicated.

• Unless otherwise specified, running water is NOT provided.

• The Producer limits the playing of recorded or live music in your booth. All music must be pre-approved.

• Drilling in the event grounds is not permitted. Violators will be subject to a fine of $200 and/or space cancellation by The Producer. You are directly responsible for any city violated ordinances and fines.

• Vendors and their employees must maintain the highest degree of professionalism in their booths and on event grounds at all times.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD/BEVERAGE VENDORS:

1. Tents: All tents, booths, or canopies used for cooking must be made from fire retardant material. Certificate of approval by approved testing laboratory certifying fire retardant shall be required and posted within the tent on-site during the event.

2. Special Waste: All grease, charcoal, etc, must be disposed of properly – not left in the street/grounds or poured down a sewer. A staff member will review the space, if a vendor is not present, The Producer reserves the right to determine the cleanliness of the space and charge for clean-up by staff or city employees.

3. Propane: City of New Buffalo requires all propane tanks to be chained together and attached to stationary material (such as a post). The Producer reserves the right to terminate any food sales until propane tanks are properly maintained.

4. Fire Extinguisher: Every vending space used for cooking must have an approved fire extinguisher. These extinguishers must be carbon dioxide or multipurpose dry chemical, a minimum of twenty pounds.

5. Food/Beverage Sponsors: Each year various food and beverage sponsors support this event. The Producer reserves the right to dictate which products will be served. Vendor will be notified as sponsors commit to this event. No non-sponsored beverages may be served or sold. Violations will result in cancellation of contract and loss of space and all fees paid.

6. Festival Food Vendor Sanitation Certificate: A person who has completed the Festival sanitation training for the current year must be present at the booth, with their original certificate.

7. Items for Sale: Menu items are not allowed to be changed once the application has been filed. All food vendors must have pricing for each menu item clearly posted at booth. Novelty items (i.e., t-shirts, etc) may be sold in the booths.

8. You must fill out and mail in the TFE License Application to the Berrien County Health Department 2149 E. Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 ~ Phone: (269) 926-7121 Email: bchd@bchdmi.org. License must be posted at booth when in operation.