2017 Vendor Information
As part of the 2017 Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival (HHBGF) we will be providing separate vendor areas for both craft and food vendors. It is our intent and goal to select vendors that will provide high-quality items for sale including hand-crafted items and freshly prepared festival and ethnic food.
While we gladly invite all vendors to apply for space at the Festival, special consideration will be given to those vendors that are artisan in nature including custom musical instrument luthiers and makers of acoustic instrument accessories. As we are a family-oriented festival, vendors with adult product or drug paraphernalia will not be permitted.
Space is limited and we are anticipating having no more than 30-35 craft vendor spaces and 5 to 6 food truck vendors. Selection of vendors invited to participate in the HHBGF will be made by the festival’s vendor committee and all decisions are final.
Vendor Fees – we are currently finalizing our vendor program for 2017. Please check back soon or contact us directly for updated information.
Craft (non-food) 10’ x 10’* – $TBD
Food Truck Space – $TBD
Each vendor will receive 2 weekend passes allowing access to the festival grounds. All staff will be required to have a pass to enter the festival grounds (including the vendor areas). Additional passes (if required) may be purchased online at festival prices.
*adjacent 10’ x 10’ booth space may be requested (but is not guaranteed until you receive written confirmation from us) for an additional $100 if more space is required.
General Vendor Information and Requirements
Due to the constraints of Hovander Homestead Park, we are unable to provide water to craft or food vendor booths. We are working with an equipment company now and *may* be able to provide access to electricity. We hope to be able to make this announcement along with our final booth prices soon.
All vendors selected to participate in the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival will need to meet certain requirements including the following:
• Be registered to do business in Washington State.
• Carry and provide written evidence of a commercial general liability insurance policy* (see vendor application for specific coverage amounts required as well as additional insurance riders as required)
• Provide all necessary equipment for your booth as appropriate including, but not limited to popup canopy, tables, chairs and any necessary furnishings or covers that you might need.
• Additionally, all food truck vendors are required and are responsible for obtaining all legally required State of Washington and Whatcom County inspection and health permits and be able to provide copies of them to the HHBGF prior to being allowed to set up on the festival grounds.
• Observe and adhere to all Vendor Rules of Operation.
• Pay in full the vendor fee upon receipt of the acceptance letter from the HHBGF.
• Complete and submit the HHBGF Vendor Agreement.