Crafter/Business Vendor Application, Rules & Requirements

NEW For 2023:

  • All applications will be taken electronically ONLY
  • Fill in the blanks below and submit the application
  • You will be contacted by the Crafter/Business Vendor Chairperson with instructions for confirmation of your application and payment of your space(s)
  • Please Note: Once you have submitted your application if you scroll down to the bottom of the application page you should see a Confirmation Message that says “Thanks for submitting your application! We will get in touch with you shortly.”

 

Cost:

  • One booth space is $100.00 
  • One booth space with electricity is $120.00 
  • Two booth spaces is $200.00 
  • Two booth spaces with electricity is $220.00

 

Space:

  • A 12 ft. x 12 ft. space will be provided
  • You must provide your own tents, tables, and chairs, etc.
  • Vendor Space is assigned by the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee Crafter/Business Vendor Chair
  • Only the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee Crafter/Business Vendor Chair has the authority to move and/or reassign vendor space to enhance or facilitate the Crafter/Business Vendor Show
  • Set up directions will be provided at Check-In

 

Rules & Requirements:

  • A completed MN Dept. of Revenue ST-19 form is REQUIRED 
  • A completed electronic Blaine Festival Crafter/Vendor Application is REQUIRED 
  • Payment is REQUIRED in advance (see deadlines below)
    • Electric Cord Deposit Check of $100.00 Due at Check-In at the Blaine Festival
  • All forms are electronic but payments need to be mailed to the Blaine Festival, Attn: Crafter/Business Vendor once your Confirmation Email has been received
  • NO smoking in Vendor Booths
  • NO grilling/cooking in Vendor Booths (food vendors are located near the “Big Top”)
  • NO generators are allowed by the Blaine Festival Volunteer committee.
  • NO trailers allowed in the crafter/ vendor village during festival hours.
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to select and/or limit vendors
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to prohibit items and/or activities that are deemed inappropriate
  • This is a 3-day festival for vendors and no early departures (or late arrivals) will be allowed
    • Early Departure consequences may include ineligibility for the 2024 festival and/or location change of vendor booth
  • All vendors agree to abide by fair business practices
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee will provide police security each night of the festival but the Blaine Festival is not liable for lost or stolen items
  • Vendors with any questions regarding any aspect of the Crafter/Business Vendor Show should contact Blaine Festival Crafter/Business Vendor Chair at

    crafters@blainefestival.org

  • The Blaine Festival REQUIRES all SO rated electrical cords be RENTED from the Blaine Festival Committee
    • See below for Cord Rental Information

 

Permits, Licenses, Taxes, Insurance & Indemnity

  • Any required sales tax collections and remittances are the sole responsibility of the vendors
  • To the extent permitted by Law, all Vendors agree to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless, the Blaine Festival, its Volunteer Committee, Board of Directors, members & volunteers and the City of Blaine and its elected officials, employees, agents and volunteers against all claims, losses, damages to persons or property and cost (including Attorney’s fees) arising out of or connected with the event, including but not limited to, the installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy, lost-stolen-damaged property or use of park premises or a part thereof
  • All vendors are responsible for their own general liability and product liability insurance
  • All vendors are required to furnish a MN ST-19 with application and payment
  • While the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee makes every effort to produce a successful festival, the committee cannot warrant the level of attendance, weather, sales or any circumstances beyond its control

 

Fees & Deadlines:

  • The deadline for Crafter & Business Vendor Applications is April 30, 2023 unless capacity is reached prior to April 30th.
  • Crafter Fee: $100.00 for one space; $120.00 for one space with electricity; $200.00 for two spaces; and $220.00 for two spaces with electricity
  • Business Vendor Fee: $100.00 for one space; $120.00 for one space with electricity; $200.00 for two spaces; and $220.00 for two spaces with electricity
  • Electricity for 3-amp lighting ONLY
  • There is LIMITED 120-volt service available within 100 feet of vending spaces
  • SO rated electrical cords MUST be RENTED from the Blaine Festival Committee for a $100.00 Refundable Fee – the $100.00 fee MUST be presented at Check-In on Friday, June 23, 2023
    • Please Note: There are NO Exceptions for Electrical Cords
  • You can pick up your SO Rated Electrical Cord from the Crafter/Business Vendor Chairperson on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Check-In between Noon and 4:00 p.m. with a $100 Cord Deposit Check
  • You MUST return your SO Rated Electrical Cord to the Crafter/Business Vendor Chairperson on Sunday, June 25, 2023, after 6:00 p.m. at the Information Tent BEFORE you will be given your Deposit Check back
  • Cord Deposit Checks WILL NOT be Returned if the SO Rated Electrical Cords are NOT RETURNED to the Crafter/Business Vendor Chairperson at or near the Information Tent
  • Please Note: ALL Electrical Connections MUST be off the ground per electrical guidelines
  • A Separate Cord Deposit Check MUST be included with payment & MN ST-19
  • Cancellation of the 2023 Blaine Festival will RESULT in the return of fees
  • Post-dated checks and incomplete applications will NOT be processed or approved
  • Payment will NOT be accepted at Check-In at the Blaine Festival
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted
  • Fees are Non-Refundable. 
  • SPACE PAYMENT AND Minnesota ST-19 MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION
  • All fees must be sent to Blaine Festival, Attn: Crafter/Business Vendor, PO Box 490563, Blaine, MN 55449-0563
    • Applications will ONLY be accepted through the online application process

 

Set-Up & Take-Down:

  • Set-up time – Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023 – ready for business at 5:00 p.m.
  • Take-down time – After 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2023 – NO Early Takedowns will be allowed
  • NO Vehicles will be allowed on the grounds during festival hours
  • Loading & unloading will ONLY be allowed before or after festival hours
  • Parking your vehicle behind or near your space is NOT allowed

Notice of Acceptance:

  • Confirmation notices will be sent via email
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted and are those applications that do NOT include the following:
    • Completed Application
    • Payment in Full for Space(s)
  • Cord Deposit Checks of $100.00 are ONLY accepted at Check-In on Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Completed Minnesota ST-19 Form

 

Failure to Follow Rules & Regulations:

  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to remove you from the festival for failure to follow these rules and regulations

Click Here for the MN ST-19

 

Crafter-Business Vendor Application

Please fill in the blanks of each of the following required fields.
Contact Name:(Required)
Please include Crafter or Business Name on Memo Line
Address(Required)
Email(Required)
Check One Of The Following(Required)
Check ONLY One Of The Following:(Required)
Today's Date(Required)
I Have Read & Understand The Rules & Requirements(Required)