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Vendor Application

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Deadline: Aug 31, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Date: Sep 22, 2023 5:00 pm - Sep 24, 2023 4:00 pm
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Berryville, Virginia
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$0-250

About the event

Come celebrate the many facets of fiber the last full weekend of September. The festival is filled with opportunities and events focusing on all aspects of fiber and more! Classes on many different ways to use fiber will be offered. We will also have demonstrations, competitions, festival memorabilia, fleeces for sale, and more. Our vendors offer yarns, various raw and finished fibers, the animals they come from, buttons to spinning and weaving equipment, rugs and purses to hats and sweaters, jewelry, art, pottery, and many other lovely items!
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

About the registration

Priority of acceptance to the SVFF (and space assignment) is given to 2022 Returning Vendors, provided applications are received within the listed deadlines.
 
Applicants, including Returning Vendors who did not participate in 2022, will be juried by the SVFF Board prior to acceptance.
 
Photos MUST be submitted of a representation of the goods you plan to sell. Ideally, a photo of your booth display from another festival would be included.
 
Acceptance will mainly be dependent on space available and diversity of products offered compared to existing vendors. Vendors must sell products that support the fiber arts. Please also tell us what other shows you plan to attend as a vendor, and booth location, if known.
 
New Approved Vendors will likely be placed in outdoor, uncovered spaces.
 
Please do not apply to the festival if you are not prepared to bring/rent a tent for your space. In some cases, we can place you in a covered barn/pavilion.
 
Deadlines:
  • Returning 2022 Vendors application deadline to reserve same spot as 2022: 1/15/23
  • Application closes: 7/31/23 (may remain open for food vendors, or as space allows for new fiber arts vendors)
  • 2023 Vendors selected (barring last minute vendor emergencies and additional food vendors): 8/15/23
  • Deadline to pay invoices: 14 days from your invoice - please let us know if you intend to mail a check or would like to pay with a credit card over the phone - we prefer you click on the link in your invoice and pay! If 14 days is a problem, please let us know - we are very understanding, as long as you communicate with us.
  • Ad copy deadline: 9/1/23
 
Spaces are each 10'x10'. Prices for each location are as follows (not including Stripe fees):
Outdoor (BYO-Tent) - $95
Covered Barn/Pavilion - $110
Indoor Building - $130
 
Please refer to the 2022 map to see our space arrangement: https://www.eventeny.com/events/map/?id=1789&mid=2252
 
*Vendors who cancelled for 2022 due to emergencies/COVID - depending on your specifications, your spaces may have been held for you for 2023, but you MUST meet the above deadlines. Vendors who took over cancelled spaces have right of first refusal for those spaces, if not taken back. Vendors who took over cancelled spaces in 2022 who do not get to keep those spaces are at the top of the waiting list for those types of spaces in 2023. This is called the First Priority Scenario.
 
**Returning Vendors who request a new space - these waitlists are first-come, first-served with some limitations, so please do not wait to apply! We note the date and time of your application.
Second Priority Scenario - waitlist to a different area:
To go outdoors - expected to be able to do this in most, if not all cases.
To go to a covered barn/pavilion - this can often happen.
To go indoors - rare, but it does happen! These would likely only be assigned as single space.
 
Third Priority Scenario - waitlist to expand current spaces:
Outdoors - expected to be able to do this in most, if not all cases.
Covered barn/pavilion - this can often happen, but possibly in a different location/barn/pavilion.
Indoor spaces - this is VERY RARE.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Setup: All vendors must be set up no later than 9 am on Saturday. The fairgrounds will be open on Friday for set up only, please contact the vendor chair at svffvendors@gmail.com for questions. An information email will be sent out prior to the festival with setup times. You are responsible for bringing tents, extension cords, water hoses, tarps, cords, staple guns, tie wraps, portable pens, etc. if needed. Please bring garbage bags for cleaning up your area. We thank you for your cooperation in trying to help the Ruritans with the maintenance of their facility.
  2. Vehicles: All vehicles must be parked outside the fenced area of the fairgrounds by 8:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Vehicles cannot enter the fenced area of the fairgrounds until 15 minutes after the festival ends each day. When vehicles are allowed inside the fenced area, vendors may park next to buildings to unload but must move their vehicles as soon as possible. Care should be taken to not completely block entrances for safety and to prohibit other vendors from unloading. Vendor parking passes should be picked up upon check-in at the info booth.
  3. Festival Hours: Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Vendors may not pack up and/or leave prior to the end of the festival; if they do so they are considered in breach of contract and will not be invited back to the festival. If you have a medical or personal emergency, you must contact the vendor coordinator prior to packing up and leaving. The info tent can help locate the vendor coordinator.
  4. Camping: All Campers must be Self-Contained. There are NO hookups available for water or dumping. A limited number of electrical hookups may be available. Campers will be situated outside the immediate fenced area of the festival in a designated parking area.
  5. Animals: Display/Exhibition fiber related livestock is encouraged, however, all animals brought onto the fairgrounds for sale or display/exhibition must comply with Virginia Department of Agriculture health regulations. For further information, contact the State Veterinarian at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, 804.786.2373, FAX: 804.371.6097 Hearing Impaired: 800.828.1120 or go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals/regulations.shtml (new regulations took effect in 2012: 2VAC5-141: most animals require permanent ID and a CVI only) Virginia Health regulations apply to all exhibition animals allowed on fairgrounds. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must be presented at the time of check-in. Festival contracted Breed Exhibit animals may be health checked by attending veterinarian if scheduled with Exhibit Chair. No dogs and/or puppies will be allowed to accompany exhibitors, vendors or the public onto the fairgrounds. The term “fairgrounds” is defined by the entire festival site, including all buildings and parking areas. The only dogs which will be allowed onto the fairgrounds are certified service dogs, exhibition dogs and those dogs accompanying security. All dogs should be leashed unless working. Anyone not complying with this policy will be required to remove their dog(s) from the fairgrounds.
  6. Parking: All vehicles must be parked outside the fenced area of the fairgrounds. Vendors may park next to buildings to unload but must move their vehicles as soon as possible. Handicap parking areas are available.
  7. Participation: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival reserves the right to order the removal of any vendor, and their merchandise, who violates the contract or whose merchandise for sale is not that which was represented by this contract, with no refund or allotment to vendor. The Festival will not be liable for any monies or damages, incurred by exercising this right.
  8. Cancellations: Vendor’s cancellation notification must be received in writing and acknowledged by SVFF committee by August 1 of the current year to receive reimbursement.
  9. Security: The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival shall provide a reasonable level of security service throughout the hours of installation, exhibit hours and dismantling, and shall exercise reasonable care for the protection of the exhibitor’s materials and displays. Beyond this, neither the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds facility, nor any officer, director or member thereof will be responsible for the safely of the property or the exhibitor from any cause. If desired, exhibitor should obtain, at their own expense, appropriate insurance to cover against said losses.
  10. Insurance Coverage and Liability: Neither the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds facility, nor any officer, director or member thereof will be responsible or liable for accidents to any exhibitor while on the premises or in case of fire, theft, or damage to any exhibitor’s equipment on the premises. Exhibitors must provide their own insurance coverage to protect themselves, their equipment, and to cover damages that may be inflicted to the building and/or property of the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Vendors must include a certificate of insurance in force evidencing a general liability and property damage policy covering your participation during the dates of the SVFF with your application. Your certificate of insurance must include coverage for:• “Products and Completed Operations” for at least $1,000,000• SVFF must be named on the policy as an “additional insured”. Note: This can generally be included in the “Description of Operations, Locations, Vehicles, Exclusions Added by Endorsement, Special Provisions” section of your policy — please check with your policyholder.11. Indemnification: The Exhibitor agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, The Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, and their officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from and against any and all damages to property or injuries to or death of any person or persons, including attorneys’ fees; and shall defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, its officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from any and all claims, demands, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind or nature including but not by way of limitation, all civil claims, workers’ compensation claims, and all other claims resulting from or arising out of the intentional or negligent acts, errors or omissions of the Exhibitor, its officers, employees, agents, in any way related to Exhibitors duties and obligations under this Agreement and/or its use of a booth at the Festival. All points not covered herein are subject to the decision of the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival Committee.

Prices

Ruritan Inside $130
Horticulture Inside $130
Arts & Crafts Inside $130
Show Barn Covered $110
Dairy Barn Covered $110
Lions Pavillion $110
Central Area Outside $95 Non-refundable This is area to include food vendors.
Fiber Field Outside $95 Central Outside Area Field - animals allowed only in west end of this area
Fiber Forest Outside $95
Business Card Ad - B&W $25 2” high x 3½” wide or 3½” high x 2” wide Advertising Copy for the program must be received by September 1st. Ad copy requirements: Please send original business cards only with application. Photocopies do not reproduce well. Computer generated ads (MSword, .pdf, .jpeg or .tif files) may be emailed directly to the program coordinator at svffads@gmail.com
Half-Page Ad - B&W $50 3½” high x 4½” wide Advertising Copy for the program must be received by September 1st. Ad copy requirements: Please send original business cards only with application. Photocopies do not reproduce well. Computer generated ads (MSword, .pdf, .jpeg or .tif files) may be emailed directly to the program coordinator at svffads@gmail.com
Full Page Ad - B&W $100 7” high x 4½” wide Advertising Copy for the program must be received by September 1st. Ad copy requirements: Please send original business cards only with application. Photocopies do not reproduce well. Computer generated ads (MSword, .pdf, .jpeg or .tif files) may be emailed directly to the program coordinator at svffads@gmail.com
Full Page Ad - COLOR $250 Non-refundable 7” high x 4½” wide Advertising Copy for the program must be received by September 1st. Ad copy requirements: Please send original business cards only with application. Photocopies do not reproduce well. Computer generated ads (MSword, .pdf, .jpeg or .tif files) may be emailed directly to the program coordinator at svffads@gmail.com
Camping $30
For Ursula's Alcove and Kim Dyes Yarn USE ONLY $65 This is for the shared split space between Ursula's Alcove and Kim Dyes Yarn.
Beef Barn - Breed Exhibit Only $0 Non-refundable This is for Breed Exhibit vendors only.

Questions on the registration

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Do you need camping on-site?
  • Will you be bringing fiber animals?
  • If you would like to change or request a specific space or area, please indicate that here:
  • For Potential New Vendors - Please describe what you sell and/or why we should choose to include you in SVFF.
  • For Potential New Vendors - please upload a file or photo of your booth setup/goods for sale.
  • Are you a new vendor?
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2023 Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival