Decatur Book Festival

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Decatur Book Festival
Organized by Premier Events
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. The DBF is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.
Date: Aug 30 10:00 am - Sep 01 6:00 pm calendarAdd to Google Calendar
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: Aug 30 - Sep 01
Decatur Book Festival Food Vendor
Category: Food
Deadline: Aug 24, 2019
2019 EVENT FACTS TIME: Marketplace times: SAT: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM SUN: Noon – 6:00 PM LOCATION: Downtown Decatur Square Decatur, GA ADMISSION: FREE ATTENDANCE: 15,000 PRODUCED BY: City of Decatur MARKETPLACE CONTACT: Premier Events e mail: *Festival details are subject to change. Decatur Book Festival is a RAIN OR SHINE event. VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS All Food Vendors of Decatur Book Festival 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. ATTENDANCE More than 15,000 patrons are anticipated to attend the 2019 event but the event cannot guarantee or warrant this attendance. EXHIBIT FEES 10 x 10 space: $800.00 plus $32 processing fee 10 x 20 space: $1,400.00 plus $56 processing fee Food Truck: $1400.00 plus $56 processing fee Pushcart: $200.00 each plus $8 processing fee Exclusivity Fee: $200.00 - Exclusivity is not guaranteed, it is based on approval only Food Vendors are expected to furnish their own tent, tables, chairs and all décor and supplies. Food Vendors must furnish completed application, full payment, menu and prices to reserve their participation in the 2016 event. PE reserves the right to refuse exhibit space if the Food Vendors product or service or the booth area is not consistent with the character of the event. Food Vendors are not allowed to sell alcohol, soft drinks, or bottled water, but may sell coffee, tea, or lemonade in cups only. VENDING HOURS Vendors will be open to the general public on Saturday from 10am – 8pm and Sunday from noon – 6pm. Food Vendors must be set up and remain open during all exhibit hours. EXHIBIT AREA / CHARACTER OF EXHIBITS All exhibits must be designed, constructed and operated in good taste with the best interest of the Event and public safety. PE reserves the right to prohibit or restrict exhibits that because of noise, method of operation, materials or any other reason become objectionable. In the event that restriction occurs, PE will not refund the Food Vendor fees or other expenses. Carnival tactics, the use of public address systems or other similar activities by the Food Vendor shall not be allowed. The event does not guarantee exclusivity of products sold. 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. Food Vendors must put down non-porous flooring to cover booth area. 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 loss of cleaning deposit. The event will provide receptacles for grease and gray 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, loss of clean up deposit, and possible fines from the City of Atlanta. Food Vendors must furnish in-tent trash cans and must bag all trash and breakdown boxes for pickup by the festival employees. Decorations may not be nailed, taped, tacked or otherwise fastened to infrastructure, trees, or fixtures. The use or distribution of any of the following items is prohibited: adhesive backed decals, stickers, helium balloons, glitter, confetti. Motorized vehicles of any type (forklifts, gas or electric carts, bicycles, scooters or similar equipment) may not be used inside the event venue. Distribution of flyers, brochures or any advertising marketing materials must be confined to the vendor booth space. Promotional materials or signage may not be affixed to any structure inside or outside of the event venue. GREENWARE POLICY We will not allow Polystyrene containers or cups (Styrofoam) for the festival. If you normally serve from these, contact Rob Frazer at FOOD VENDOR SALES Food Vendors will conduct sales of products or goods direct with the event consumers and shall be entitled to retain 100% of the proceeds from these transactions. Food Vendors must furnish their own cash bank and credit card processing if they wish to take credit cards. Food Vendors are not allowed to sell any sodas or water. CANCELLATION If Exhibitor notifies PE in writing of their intent to cancel through August 24th, Exhibitor shall be entitled to receive a 50% refund of their Exhibitor fee. If PE receives notice after August 10th, no refund will be issued. ELECTRICITY (2) standard 20 amp, 110v outlets will be made available to each food vendor as part of the Food Vendor Fee. EVENT MAPS/VENDOR LOCATIONS PE will make Food Vendor location assignments approximately 2 (2) weeks prior to the event. Space assignment priority will be given based upon date of receipt of completed application and 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. Food Vendors will not be allowed to place anything in the backspace area directly on grass or area that will effect root compaction. LOAN IN / LOAD OUT Exhibit load in and set up will take place Saturday between 6am – 8am. Load out will take place Saturday after midnight (Sunday morning). Exhibitors will receive information regarding load in and set up 2 weeks prior to the festival. Exhibitors that fail to abide by load in schedule and deadline may risk forfeiture of event space. In the event of late shows, PE will not be obligated to refund event space fee. ANIMALS/PETS Animals and pets are not permitted in the event facility except in the case of a medical necessity. LIABILITY The Food Vendor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and save PE 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 Exhibitor acknowledges that PE and the Decatur Book 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. WEATHER The Decatur Book 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 PE nor any of its employees or agents shall 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 Atlanta or its environs by the National Weather Service. ACTS OF GOD PE 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. 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 City of Decatur, Premier Events, LLC, and Phoenix Concessions, LLC as additional insured. 1825 MacArthur Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 CONTACT For more information about the 2019 of Decatur Book Festival, please contact Premier Events, Rob Frazer E mail:

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