The 2020 Afton Strawberry Festival will be celebrated on June 27 & 28th in the historic village of Afton, MN, which is located along the scenic St. Croix River. This free, two-day outdoor festival will feature a blend of 100+ artists and business vendors, great food, live music and fun activities for the entire family all in Town Square Park. In addition to our regularly scheduled events, our goal this year is to increase the number of family-friendly activities and the strawberry theme.

We encourage you as a vendor to offer strawberry themed items and display.

Deadline to Apply:  June 1, 2020

All food products must be approved by the AABA. Food vendor applicants will be given consideration and selections will be made to ensure variety and avoid duplication. Food vendors needing onsite parking for an additional trailer in or out of their booth please coordinate with Event Planner.  Vendors must bring at least 1 large trash containers to place outside of their stand and keep their area clean at all times. There will be a large dumpster provided to empty your trash containers as needed. Please bring your own garbage bags. Water is available but we are not able to offer direct access to each vendor. Food Vendors spaces include free electrical,  If you do not need electrical please let Event Planner  know. If you are running on generator It must be quiet and not overwhelming to fair attendees and other vendors.

This is an open market -meaning there will be business, crafts, vintage, art, etc. vendors all mixed together in the park. If you are looking for an artist only event please check out Aftons Art in the Park.

$225 for Food Vendors (10’x15’) Food vendors needing onsite parking for an additional trailer please coordinate with Event Planner. *Permits for nearby parking now available.

$325 for Food Vendor Double Space (10’x25’) Food vendors needing onsite parking for an additional trailer please coordinate with Event Planner. *Permits for nearby parking now available.

                                                                        

NOTE: $20 late fee may be assessed for applications submitted after June 1, 2020. Payment is non refundable unless application is denied.

                                        

Date & Hours:

SET UP: Friday, June 26 TIME: 11:00am to 6:00pm and

               Saturday, June 27 TIME: 6:30am to 9:30am

EVENT: Saturday, June 27 TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm

EVENT: Sunday, June 28 TIME: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Vendors must be set up by Saturday at 9:30am.

No tear down until Sunday 4pm. You will not be accepted back to Afton events

Registration & Payment Options:

PAYPAL OPTION:

1) Select “Register Now” Button on Vendor Invite page        

2) Fill Out Application/Registration Form                

3) Select “PayPal” as Payment method (You will be taken to the Paypal site to complete Vendor payment.) You should receive an email confirmation that payment has been made. Your Vendor Application will be automatically submitted after payment is complete.

                                        

CHECK OPTION: *Only available through 06-01-2020

1) Select “Register Now” Button on Vendor Invite page

2) Fill Out Application/Registration Form

3) Select “Check” as Payment method

4) Select “Register” at end and Send Payment to AABA

ADDRESS: AABA / Afton Strawberry Festival P.O. Box 102 Afton, MN. 55001

CHECKS TO BE SENT BY JUNE 1ST, 2020

                                

                                

Vendor Acceptance & Confirmation:

AFTER YOUR APPLICATION AND VENDOR FEE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, THE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE. AABA CANNOT ASSIGN A BOOTH OR CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE UNTIL VENDOR FEES ARE RECEIVED.

                                        

ACCEPTANCE All applicants selected to participate in the Afton Strawberry Festival will receive an “Acceptance Confirmation” email. If you do not have an email address you will be notified by phone.

                                        

REJECTION All applicants who are not selected will receive an email or a phone call as soon as possible and a refund will be issued immediately.

                                        

NOTE: Applications missing required documentation will not be considered. Please use checklist on the application to ensure a completed application.

                                        

Advertising:

Afton Strawberry Festival will be heavily promoted in local newspapers, direct mailings, email list serves, flyers, media alert/press releases, social media, radio, Upper Midwest print publications and online Festival sources.

                                        

Vendor Parking:

Vendor Parking is NOT allowed on St. Croix Trail, the side streets of Afton, or in the park. We need to leave accessible parking for guests. Vendor Parking is available at Afton City Hall (4 blocks north of Town Square Park) or Carver Park Lot (2 1/2 blocks south of Town Square Park). We will offer free vendor shuttle service prior to and after the event each day. Overnight parking must be arranged with the City of Afton. We reserve the right to tow away any vendor vehicles found in violation of this request at the vendor’s expense and you will not be accepted back to Aftons events.  

PERMITS: Limited permits are now available for assigned parking in rear park. Please contact Event Planner for more information or questions.

                                        

Security:

Overnight security is provided, however, the AABA is not responsible for lost or missing items. Please

plan accordingly.

Damages:

The Afton Area Business Association (AABA) or any representative of the AABA shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage to goods or equipment during this event, including damage incurred due to inclement weather.

                                        

Vendor Space Details:

Booths Spaces are pre-assigned and are approximately 10 x 10 feet. Areas are on Grass, Gravel, and Cement. Each participant must provide his/her own display materials, canopy or tent, table and chairs. Requests for placement will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed.

                                

Taxes:

Each vendor must handle sales and collect sales tax as applicable. All participants must provide a completed copy of the Minnesota Department of Revenue ST-19 form, regardless if you are required to pay taxes or not. This form can be found at: http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/Forms_and_Instructions/st19.pdf

                                        

St-19 forms can be sent via mail OR scan & email. MAIL: AABA/Afton Strawberry Festival P.O. Box 102, Afton, MN. 55001 EMAIL: aftonstrawberryfestival@gmail.com

                                        

Electrical:

Food Vendors spaces include free electrical,  If you do not need electrical please let me know. If you are running on generator It must be quiet and not overwhelming to fair attendees and other vendors.

                                

Insurance:

 All vendors that hold a Certificate of Liability Insurance should send a copy along with their application. If you do not have Liability Insurance, your signature on the application/waiver will be accepted in lieu of a policy.

Photos:

Include a clear photo of your items for sale or provide us with your website or fb page. No more than 2 photos please.

Full payment must be received by June 1st.

Vendor spots will not be saved until payment is received.

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