Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival 2017 Farmers Application
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is pleased to announce the 2017 Apple Harvest Festival. Attracting an audience of over 30,000 people, the festival will be held on September 29 (Friday, 12 - 6pm), September 30 (Saturday, 10am - 6pm), and October 1 (Sunday, 10am - 6pm)

Dear Farmer's Market Participants:

The deadline for entries is Friday, September 1. Acceptance letters will be emailed or mailed on a rolling basis starting in August. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received.

Please write three (3) separate checks made payable to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. The non-refundable application fee for this show is $20. The booth fee is $125 for a 10X10 space and $250 for a 10x20 space. Finally, please send an additional $200 check for a clean-up deposit; this will not be deposited if your booth space is clean and free of trash after the festival. Booth fees will be shredded if your application is not accepted unless you send a money order (which will be mailed back). If you apply and are accepted, you have until September 15 to notify eventsdowntownithaca@gmail.com by email of your cancellation to receive a refund of your booth fee. In the event that you cancel after September 15, you will not receive a refund of your booth fee. You are responsible for bringing your own tables and tent to the event. You must have your tent weighted down during the entire festival. Please contact the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

**Farmers must cover the ground of their site with a tarp. If you are using propane or, electric, or butane it must be a fireproof treated tarp**

All farmers’ market participants must enter only products made entirely in New York State (no exceptions). To be a farmers' market participant you can be a brewery, winery, or cidery (with an offsite tasting permit), a farmer selling produce or other farm made product such as honey, a farm bakery or to-go food producer. If you have any questions about where you would fit please call the office before submitting the application. All farms who produce any beverages that contain alcohol need to send a Certificate of Liability Insurance listing the City of Ithaca as the second insured (address 108 E. Green Street Ithaca NY 14850). Your insurance company can fax it to 607-277-8691 at the DIA.

The Apple Harvest Festival footprint will be similar to the 2016 footprint; most farmers will be located on the Commons but we cannot guarantee this.You will receive your map, load-in instructions, and booth location at least ONE week prior to the event. We will send acceptance on a rolling basis in August and September.

We acknowledge that Yom Kippur 2017 is this weekend this year, we want to assure you that while we cannot move our festival from the first weekend of October due to a number of production circumstances beyond our control, we have been working hard to make the Sunday of this year special! If you are a vendor that can only participate on Sunday as a 1 day vendor because you are observing the holiday, please reach out directly to eventsdowntownithaca@gmail.com!

If you use PROPANE or BUTANE you will need an Ithaca Fire Department Temporary Permit and you must let the Downtown Ithaca Alliance know so we can place you on the Commons appropriately. If using propane, you will need to bring an approved fire extinguisher. Contact June Overslaugh at the Ithaca Fire Department to apply for a propane permit or with questions.

Ithaca Fire Department
310 West Green Street | Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-1234 | 607-272-2793 (fax)

We are looking forward to this year being a wonderful festival. I hope to see you there and good luck with your summer! Please contact the office with any questions.

~ Tatiana Sy
Director of Events, Downtown Ithaca Alliance
Center Ithaca, 171 E. State St., Box #136
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-8679

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