Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2020 Vendor Application Form
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place December 3 - 6, 2020 at Principal Park, Main Lot in Downtown Des Moines.

The quality of a traditional Christmas market depends on maintaining a high standard of the vendor products it offers. Christkindlmarket Des Moines is dedicated to immersing visitors in a world of folklore and craftsmanship as well as enticing them with traditional, seasonal culinary specialties to provide a family-friendly experience filled with European elegance and charm.

What is the timeline for the application process? (1 - 4 BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED)
1. Fill out the online application found at http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/vendors/vendor-application.
2. Fill out the electricity request form at http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/vendors/vendor-application and email to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com. The vendor can make payment once they are accepted to participate.
3. Send photographs (product group shots are acceptable) representing all the items you would like to sell to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com.
4. Food trucks, trailers and demonstrations: Email a visual layout with measurements of the footprint you need (including space you may require around your structures), the measurements of all structures and photos of your food truck, trailer or demonstration set up (if possible) to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com.
5. Receive feedback from CDM vendor committee by April 1, 2020.

It is required that you read our 2020 Vendor Information Guide prior to submitting your application: http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Vendor-Information-Guide-Website-4.pdf

Vending Schedule and Type:

Schedule: Vendors must be operational during all days and times that market is open.

Type: Vendor Occupancy Fee (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Food/non-food vendor in wooden stall $400
Food/non-food vendor in wooden stall – with heat $500
Food vendors vending from a food truck, trailer or their own pop-up tent $600
Non-food vendor in pop-up providing approved, regularly scheduled
demonstrations of a unique craft/process $0
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First Name *
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Last Name *
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Business Name *
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Country *
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Phone Number *
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Email Address *
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Website (if any)
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Facebook Fan Page (if any)
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Additional URL (if any)
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Additional URL (if any)
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I am applying to be a *
I would like to vend from: *
Would you like to reserve a heated stall for an additional fee? *
Please list all products you wish to sell. Consider selling products that are easy to replenish. Consider selling "tastes" in addition to full portions. Vendors are not allowed to add or change products after the application process is complete or at all during the event. Email a separate document if necessary to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com. *
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Please list alternate products you would like to sell.
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Please list the price range for your products. *
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Vendor stall description as it will appear on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website (maximum of 30 words). *
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Vendor stall décor and product display. Please describe how you intend to decorate your vendor stall and display your product in keeping with the authentic Christmas Market theme (See Google Images of Christmas Markets around the world - http://ow.ly/w2bJZ). Email a separate document if necessary to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com. *
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Food Vendors: What type of packaging do serve food in? (Compostable, sourced from recycled materials, biodegradable, plastic, styrofoam, etc.)
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Food Vendors: Have you implemented any internal sustainability practices that you can share? (Use of recycled materials, use of renewable energy for production, strong community involvement beyond sales opportunities, noteworthy employee programs, etc.)
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Food Vendors: Have you participated in any sustainability programs or received recognition for your sustainability efforts?
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I am willing and able to furnish proof of insurance before Christkindlmarket Des Moines acceptance. Applicants do not need to show proof of a policy upon submitting application but will be required to provide a certificate of insurance prior to final acceptance. Vendor agrees to purchase and provide Certificate of General Commercial Liability insurance with $1,000,000 limits and name Des Moines European Heritage Association as Additional Insured and Certificate Holder. Certificate must be on file with Christkindlmarket Des Moines management prior to vending. Applicants can submit Certificate of General Commercial Liability Insurance to: christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com or 37 Liberty Bell Blvd, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327. *
I give consent to Christkindlmarket Des Moines to disclose my name, business name and/or telephone number to those persons inquiring about my product(s).

I am eligible, have read, understand, and agree to comply with all Christkindlmarket Des moines rules and regulations as specified by Des Moines European Heritage Association as per their published Vendor Information Guide. Special attention by the vendor will be given to Iowa sales tax obligations, food safety licenses and permits and fire extinguishers for food vendors. By typing my name below, I certify that the information above is true to the best of my knowledge and I have read and agree to the terms of the 2020 Vendor Information Guide prior to submitting this application: http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-Vendor-Information-Guide-Website.pdf.
By typing my name below, I certify that the information above is true to the best of my knowledge. *
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