RIVERFEST COMMERICAL VENDORS
Dear Vendors and Exhibitors:
You are invited to participate in RIVERFEST, an Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc. This is an outdoor show open to all artists and craftsmen. A limited number of commercial vendors will be allowed to display and/or sell their goods. The Arts and Crafts sales and displays will be held on Saturday and Sunday only. We look forward to seeing you and providing our assistance and hope we have your cooperation and understanding.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
To become a vendor or an exhibitor at Riverfest you must fill out and sign the application that is included in this document. Signing the application implies accepting and agreeing to ALL of the rules.
Submit payment of all fees (includes licensing fees, application fee, and late fee if applicable)
All vendors, new and returning, MUST submit recent photos of all saleable items. For your items to be considered “handmade” (Arts and Crafts), your photos must be of you making the items. If not, you will be considered as Commercial. No exceptions.
No one vendor will have exclusive rights to the show
No flea market items or fair items are allowed
No dogs or others pets are allowed (City Ordinance)
Riverfest and Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc. reserves the right to deny any application
Spaces will be assigned as applications are received and accepted by the review committee.
Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc. reserves the right to limit the number of entries for any craft or art form.
Festival is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. No refunds will be given. Only during extreme weather situations deemed unfit for public safety will the festival be postponed or cancelled.
We are excited and look forward to this year’s festival. Should you have any questions, please click here.
The Riverfest Committee
RIVERFEST COMMERICAL STREET VENDOR GENERAL INFORMATION
All applications must be received NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1
TIME OF FESTIVAL:
Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (no vehicles allowed after 9:00 am)
Sunday from10:30 am – 5:00 pm (no vehicles allowed between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm)
WHAT TO BRING TO SET UP:
Exhibitors must provide their own tables, displays, and tents for shelter from rain or sun.
All tents and displays must be free-standing and secured with weights – ABSOLUTELY NO HAMMERING INTO THE CONCRETE!
Vendors may set up on Friday, after 3:00 pm. However, you will not be allowed to sell.
All vendors must already be set up on Saturday by 9:00 am.
No cars will be allowed in vendor staging area on Saturday after 9:00 am. We suggest the use of handcarts to transport your merchandise in and out of staging area due to continuing street fair.
All vendors must be set-up on Sunday by 9:30 am.
Cars will be allowed in staging area on Sunday between 8:30 am and 9:30 am to restock / unload.
Vendors may not pack up before 6:00 pm on Saturday and 5:00 pm on Sunday
ENTRY FEES (per space):
Pay via PAYPAL (if by check and it doesn’t clear, a $35 fee will be added)
Registration Fee: $20
(All fees are non-refundable and include all licensing fees)
Commercial = $500 per 10′ X 10′ booth before April 30th, $550 per 10′ X 10′ booth after May 1st
Electricity = $100 before Festival, $150 day of Festival, if available
PLEASE NOTE: Please be sure to include your company’s full name when using Paypal.
IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC