Bloomin’ Temple Festival, one of Central Texas’ most popular events, attracts over 13,000 people annually and is held the last weekend every April. For 15 years attendees have enjoyed this two day festival full of a wide variety of musical acts on two stages, arts & crafts, festive food, a carnival, children’s activities and lots of family fun in historic downtown Temple.
Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival taking place Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2020. All vendors must review the MANDATORY RULES AND REGULATIONS prior to submitting your online application as you will be responsible for all information contained therein.
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm
on Saturday, April 11, 2020
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr Festival Grounds (301 S. 4th Street in Temple)
WHEN: Friday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm to Midnight Saturday, April 25 @ 11:00 am to Midnight
ARTS & CRAFTS/OTHER VENDOR SPACE:Large tents will be provided with some lighting. Booth space is limited to a single 10 x 10 booth. If you require a larger space (Example: 10 x 20) then you would need to purchase additional space. Vendors must be able to secure booth merchandise in case of rainy or windy conditions. All items sold or displayed must be contained within booth space. Vendors are responsible for providing all required equipment needed, including tables, chairs, displays tents, etc. Pop up tents will not be allowed.
FOOD VENDOR SPACE: There are two types of food vendor categories, Food Vendor and Food Truck/Trailer. Food Vendor space is limited to a single 10 x 10 booth (including all wires, stakes, poles, etc.) with a good roof that can withstand wind, rain and inclement weather and is for vendors who do not have a food truck or trailer. If you require a larger space (Example: 10 x 20) then you would need to purchase additional space. Food Truck and Trailers are limited to a 10 x 20 space. If you have a Food Truck or Display Trailer that needs a larger space (Example: 10 x 25) then you would need to purchase additional space. All items being sold must be contained in booth space. Vendors are responsible for providing all their own equipment, including tables, chair, etc.
ELECTRICITY: WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR FOOD VENDORS. THERE WILL BE LIGHTING ONLY PROVIDED FOR ALL OTHERS. We have allocated three circuits per vendor or a dual 30amp service for food trucks (L1430 or equivalent plug), this is included in your vendor fee. If extra circuits or 50 amp service is needed it can be purchased for the fee amounts above. An event power professional will be onsite to help with any power issues should they arise. Vendors must list all electrical connections/equipment on application. Electrical arrangements must be made and purchased prior to your arrival and last minute changes will not be accepted. You MUST furnish your own adapters. No outside generators are allowed unless in case of emergency use such as event power outage. Event power professionals will perform inspections and check all application submissions match power usage
WEATHER: The festival will go on rain or shine! This is an outdoor event; be prepared for any type of weather. The safety of our vendors, visitors, and staff are top priority. Booths and merchandise must be secured to withstand inclement weather. The weather will be monitored throughout the festival, and we will notify vendors of important weather related information as needed.
CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE: Vendors must furnish FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT/CITY OF TEMPLE with a Certificate of Insurance with general liability coverage of not less than $1,000,000 and will name the City of Temple as an “additional insured” with Downtown Temple as the premises for the event. If VENDOR does not carry insurance, then the AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be completed and signed by the VENDOR in lieu of a Certificate of Insurance. All, VENDORS agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Bloomin’ Temple Festival and the City of Temple, its officers, agents, directors, employees and assigns from any and all claims arising from any act or omission of the Vendor. Certificate of Insurance and/or AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be provided before set-up.
REQUIREMENTS: Vendors must remain open until the close of the festival, even if vendor sell out. Leaving early makes the festival look in disarray. Vendors who leave early will not be invited to participate the following year. Your booth must be neat, attractive and well-maintained throughout the festival. Signage with visible and clear pricing is required. You are responsible for setting up, maintaining and removing your own booth, merchandise and trash.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST/ACCEPTANCE: The following items MUST be submitted for your application to be considered.1) Completed online application with payment @ bloomintemple.com 2) Food Menu with pricing (Food Vendors Only) 3) Any and all electrical equipment you will be plugging in, to include: crockpots, fryers, lights etc. (Food Vendors Only) 4) Photo of your booth 4)Certificate of Insurance and/or AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE ** (photos and certificate of insurance can be be emailed to (email@example.com).
Please review our VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS prior to submitting your online application as you will be responsible for all information contained therein.
Arts & Crafts Vendor $100
To qualify as an Arts & Crafts Vendor, you must make 75% of the goods in your booth. This includes personally hand crafted items, hand painted or decorated, music recorded, fine art, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, candles, soaps, clothing, sculpture and other crafts.
Non Profit/Community Groups $180 We encourage non-profits to provide interactive activities or games to engage/educate festival attendees about their cause or services. These booths are for local or national nonprofits, government agencies or other community groups. Booths are for promotion and education purpose only. You may not sell any items, souvenirs, solicited donations or conduct any raffles that require sales or the purchase of tickets. No food or beverages may be distributed except complimentary candy.
Home Based Vendor $225 Defined as a business that operates out of a home – that is either selling a product or service. They may also hand out coupons, information or discounts. We only accept ONE vendor from each type network marketing organization.
Food Vendor $375 Food Truck/Display Trailer $425 Concessionaires involved in sales of food products of any type. Food booths and items are limited – they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The City of Temple reserves the right to cease booth sales in advance of application deadline to prevent overcrowding. *****Festival management will set maximum price on all food and drink items. (see page 4 of vendor rules for specific details)
Extra Electricity(FOOD VENDORS ONLY)-$75 extra circuit, $150 that need 50 amp service
We have allocated three circuits per vendor or a dual 30amp service for food trucks (L1430 or equivalent plug), this is included in your vendor fee. If extra circuits or 50 amp service is needed it can be purchased for the fee amounts above.
Extra Space $75
(Single 10x10 Space)
Additional Wristbands $10
Each vendor will be issued (4) four, 2 Day-wristbands and will be supplied during load in. Additional wristbands may be purchased for $10.00 each. We cannot be responsible for getting your passes to your staff. You must make these arrangements. No wristbands will be held at will-call, or by vendor relations staff.
Festival Sponsor-ask for pricing corporate vendors of products and/or professional services are admitted to the Festival only as official sponsors.
**Sponsorship is an excellent way to enhance participation and boost visibility at the Festival as well as support an important community tradition. Sponsors contributing $500 and more will receive a complimentary booth. Our Sponsors are allowed to promote items that may or may not be handmade. To learn more about becoming a festival sponsor, contact our Sponsorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org