As part of the 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival (HHBGF) vendor areas for both craft and food vendors will be provided. Vendor areas can be seen on the Festival Grounds map found here: Link to Festival Grounds Map
It is our intent and goal to select vendors that will provide high-quality items for sale including clothing, jewelry, hand-crafted items, vendors that are artisan in nature (e.g., custom musical instrument luthiers, makers of acoustic instrument, sellers of music related accessories and so forth) and those that sell freshly prepared festival and ethnic food. While we are not limiting the types of vendors that can participate in the festival, we are a family-oriented festival, vendors with adult product or drug paraphernalia will not be permitted.
Space for vendors is limited and we are anticipating having no more than 30-35 craft vendor spaces and 6 to 8 food vendors. Selection of vendors invited to participate in the HHBGF will be made by the festival’s vendor committee and all decisions are final. See the Vendor FAQ for more information. Link to Vendor FAQ
General Vendor Information and Requirements
Power will be provided to Food Vendors and will be part of the Vendor application fee. See HHBGF Vendor FAQ for further details. Link to Vendor FAQ
All vendors selected to participate in the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival will need to meet certain requirements to Vend. Vendors must:
- Possess an active registration to do business in Washington State during the dates of the festival.
- Carry and provide written evidence of a commercial general liability insurance policy. Upon acceptance, a Vendor packet will be sent to Vendors which will include a Vendor Hold Harmless Agreement and proof of insurance which will need to be signed and returned. An example of this Agreement can be found here: Link to Hold Harmless Agreement Example
- 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 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.
See HHBGF Vendor FAQ
Most questions are answered here in the HHBGF Vendor FAQ