Decatur Arts Festival

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Decatur Arts Festival
Organized by Premier Events
In its 31st year, The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts.
Date: May 25 10:00 am - May 26 5:00 pm
Price: Free
May 25
6:00 am: Food Vending Load in
10:00 am: Food Vending Saturday
May 26
10:00 am: Food Vending Sunday
Decatur Arts Festival
About the organizer
Premier Events
We build extraordinary events. Premier Events is a full service event production company which produces events and offers comprehensive consulting services for festivals, events and entertainment venues. From large scale consumer festivals and community celebrations to private corporate events and world class entertainment venues, we have a passion for creating memorable event experiences. Our specialties include festival management, food and beverage management for festivals and venues, and sponsorship sales and activations. We have been the leading festival and venue management team in the region since 1995.
Vendor Applications
Event Date: May 25 - 26
Decatur Arts Festival 2019 Food Vendor Application
Category: Food
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
DATE: May 25th - May 26th Food Vending times: Load in: Saturday, May 25th between 6 am and 8 am Saturday, May 25th - 10 am - 8 pm Sunday, May 26th - 10 am - 5 pm LOCATION: East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia ADMISSION: Free ATTENDANCE: 60,000+ PRODUCED BY: The Decatur Arts Alliance VENDOR CONTACT: Premier Events e mail: FOOD VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS All Food Vendors must adhere to the following rules and regulations. Premier Events (PE) has the full power to interpret and enforce these rules, conditions and regulations, and the power to make reasonable amendments thereto and to make such further reasonable rules and regulations necessary for the proper conduct of a safe, clean, well-regulated, and attractive Event. SPACE: Vendors will be assigned a location and cannot extend beyond their assigned footprint. PAYMENT: This is a flat fee paid in full in advance of the festival. Payment will be required within 1 week of approval. If payment is not received by Premier Events within 10 days of your approval, the invitation to be a vendor for this event will be rescinded. Preferred method of payment: Check or Credit card. Non- refundable processing fees have been included in the event fee. A $50 charge will be added for any returned checks. Please email with any questions MENU: Food trucks and food vendors are only allowed to sell items submitted on their application and approved by Premier Events. Any amendment to the approved menu- including pricing- must be approved by Premier Events prior to the festival. A report showing gross sales must be emailed to within 12 hours of the close of business each day. Vendors will not be allowed to open until the report from the previous sales day has been received. BEVERAGES Vendors are allowed to sell non-commercial beverages only. Examples are iced tea and lemonade. Vendors MAY NOT sell bottled products such as soft drinks or bottled water. TENTS, EQUIPMENT,AND PRESENTATION: Tents must be made of flame retardant material and have the flame retardant certification sewn into the tent fabric or vendor must supply proof of flame retardant to fire marshals upon request. Food Vendors are expected to furnish their own tent, tables, decor, equipment, and supplies. Tents should be clean and in good repair and all equipment and supplies should be neat and clean. All signs and banners should be clean and not cracked or faded. Carnival tactics, the use of public address systems or other similar activities by the Food Vendor shall not be allowed. Food Vendors may not sublease any part of their space or participate in any third-party advertising or third party promotions or display third party signage at their booths. FLOORING: We recommend plastic tarp covered with roofing paper. Grease spills will be the responsibility of the Food Vendor to clean and may also result in a fine or additional cleaning fee. GREASE AND GREY WATER:. Nothing can be poured onto the grass or down storm drains including grease or gray water. Any violation of this could result in immediate expulsion from the festival, and possible fines from the City of Decatur. Food Vendors must furnish in-tent trash cans and must bag all trash and breakdown boxes for pickup by the festival cleaning crew. ELECTRICITY: Vendors will be provided with 1 (one) - 120v/20amp dedicated circuit. Power is extremely limited. Vendors who require more power should plan to provide their own generator. Vendors need to supply their own power strips and extension cords. PROPANE TANKS: Propane tanks must be properly secured and must comply with fire safety regulations. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: All food trucks and vendors with deep fryers must have K-type fire extinguishers with current service tags. Food trucks and vendors without deep fryers must have fire extinguishers with current service tags which comply with fire safety regulations. WEATHER The festival will take place rain or shine and approved vendors agree to be present during festival hours despite weather conditions. Tents and banners should be properly weighted to withstand wind gusts and heavy rain. Decatur Arts Festival is a rain or shine event. The Food Vendor agrees that in the event of acts of God, storms, floods, high winds, gales or hurricanes that neither Premier Events nor any of its employees or agents shall not be responsible for loss, damage, third party damages, claims or loss to property, persons or vessels. It is the Event Management’s sole and absolute discretion to order an evacuation of the Event, or to take necessary steps to protect public health and property in the event of an act of God, hurricane, or the issuance of a severe weather warning for Decatur or its environs by the National Weather Service. ACTS OF GOD Premier Events and its affiliates shall have no liability whatsoever for damage, of any nature, to any person, matter, or thing resulting from storm wind or water, or other acts of God, or imminent threat thereof, nor from fire, strikes or lockouts. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Approved Food vendors and Food Trucks are independent contractors of the festival and have complete supervision and control of their operation and employees. As independent contractors, vendors are responsible for reporting retail sales and paying their own state and federal sales taxes. CANCELLATION If Vendor notifies PE in writing of their intent to cancel before May 15th, vendor shall be entitled to receive a 50% refund of their fee. If PE receives notice after May 15th, no refund will be issued. EVENT MAPS/VENDOR LOCATIONS PE will make Food Vendor location assignments approximately two (2) weeks prior to the event. Space assignment priority will be given based upon date of receipt of down payment as well as type food being offered. If you have a special request for your booth location, please list it on this form and we will make best efforts to accommodate your request. PE reserves the right to make modifications to the layout of the exhibit area if circumstances warrant, at its sole discretion. Food Vendor area must be confined to the space contracted and provided. Food Vendor space must not obstruct other exhibits or walk paths. LIABILITY The Food Vendor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and save Premier Events, LLC, Phoenix Concessions, LLC, and the City of Decatur against any and all claims, losses and damages to persons or property and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by Food Vendor’s installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of exhibit space. In addition, the vendor acknowledges that Premier Events, LLC, The City of Decatur, and Decatur Arts Festival do not maintain insurance coverage covering Food Vendor’s property and it is sole responsibility of the Food Vendor to obtain such insurance, including, if desired business interruption and property damage covering losses by the Food Vendor. Responsibility of the security of a Food Vendor’s area, products and property rests solely with the Food Vendor. INSURANCE All food vendors are required to provide Premier Events proof of insurance for $1,000,000.00 Liability coverage (and needs to cover days of the event). You will be required to name The Decatur Arts Festival, City of Decatur, Premier Events, LLC, The Decatur Arts Alliance, and Phoenix Concessions, LLC as additional insured. Please upload policy. CONTACT For more information about the 2019 Decatur Arts Festival vending, please contact Premier Events by E mail: