2020 Pet Fest Vendor & Sponsorship Application
**This application can be used to apply to be a vendor, to sponsor the event, and/or make a donation**

The Pet Fest and Walk for Animals is an annual event orchestrated by the 501(c)3 non-profit, the New Bedford Coalition for Animals. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with 100% of the profits going to support our diverse programs that benefit the health and well being of animals in our community. A South Coast tradition, this event is in its 21st year running, and is attended by upwards of 600 people and 400 dogs. The day includes a two mile fundraising walk, up to 60 vendors, and interactive demonstrations in the center ring. The event gets bigger and better every year! We supply the space – you supply tables, chairs, tents, etc. Please join us for this epic event!

Retail Vendors..................$35.00

Non Profit Groups............$20.00

(this is a non-refundable discounted rate)

Food Vendor.....................$70.00

(you must obtain your permit from the Board of Health directly - 508-991-6292)

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event to take place at Buttonwood Park, 745 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, MA

DO NOT SEND CASH, checks or money orders should be made out and mailed to:

Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford

834 Kempton Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

Include the name of your business on the check/money order as well as what it is for (vendor space and/or sponsorship)

Or you can pay for your registration/sponsorship on our website via PayPal:

Please note that vendor booth fees are non-refundable, unless you give us one (1) week notice that you cannot attend. All registrations received by May 1st will be guaranteed a booth (space permitting). Only one vendor per the same organization will be permitted. Registrations received after May 1st will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Coalition reserves the right to reject any application that violates our organization’s principles or presents a conflict with our sponsors.

Vehicles can be parked on designated streets and parking areas after you have dropped off your booth items. Your vehicle cannot remain with you at your booth. We supply the space – you supply tables, chairs, tents, etc.

Please contact us if you have special considerations and we will do our best to accommodate you. For more information or questions, please feel free to contact us at 508-991-6366 or info@coalitionforanimals.com

This is a great opportunity to get your name out in our community while supporting a hardworking non-profit at the same time, so we hope that you will consider being a part of it! We look forward to seeing you in May!
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Contact Name *
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Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code) *
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Phone Number *
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Website / Facebook Page *
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Would you like to join our email mailing list? *
I am applying to have a vendor booth (10'x10' space):
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Vendor Products for sale (if applicable - all products must be approved by the Coalition)
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Will you have animals at your booth with you? If so, how many and what species? (Must be on a leash or in crates - no flexi leads permitted) *
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Special Requests (We will do our best, however, we cannot guarantee that all request will be filled)
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Vendor Agreement: The Humane Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford, its agent(s), officers, committee members, or any individual acting in or on behalf of said corporation shall not be held liable for any reason whatsoever for personal injury, death, loss, theft, disability, or illness to dealer, dealer's agent(s), or any individual hired by, or assisting, or volunteering assistance to vendor in any manner, whatsoever. I understand that the Coalition reserves the right to reject any vendor application that violates our organization's principles or conflicts with our sponsors. *
Pet Fest Sponsorship Opportunities
We are inviting local businesses to further support our event by sponsoring the day and/or the event t-shirts. By donating to our cause, you can reap a variety of sponsorship benefits.

Our most popular option involves sponsorship of the event's t-shirts, where your business's name will be included on the t-shirts that will be distributed to every walker at the fundraiser.

A lot of promotion goes into this event; sponsors can be included in press releases, our website, Facebook advertising, our fundraising/walker registration website, mentions by the master of ceremonies throughout the day, and banners at the event. This invitation is a great opportunity to support a hard-working, all volunteer charity, as well as increase your visibility in the community; making for a mutually beneficial partnership. Interested in sponsorship? Check out the varied levels and benefits below:

-Sponsorship listing on the event T-shirts ONLY
(does not include booth space)

-Free vendor booth space at event
-Sponsorship listing on event T-shirts & Coalition website
-Weekly Facebook spotlights
-Business card size advertisement in Resource Book
-Certificate recognizing your support for the Coalition

-Free vendor booth space at event
-Sponsorship hourly mention throughout event; weekly Facebook spotlights
-Sponsorship listing in all promotional materials and on higher tier of T-shirts
-Business card size advertisement in Resource Book
-Recognition in all press releases and radio spots for event
-Certificate recognizing your support for the Coalition

-Free vendor booth space at event
-Sponsorship hourly mention throughout event; weekly Facebook spotlights
-Sponsorship listing in all promotional materials and on higher tier of T-shirts
-1/2-page size advertisement in Resource Book
-Recognition in all press releases and radio spots for event
-Sticker Scout Sponsor to drive traffic to your booth*
-One custom banner with your logo at the Main Stage/Center Ring
-Certificate recognizing your support for the Coalition

-Free vendor booth space at event
-Sponsorship hourly mention throughout event
-Sponsorship listing in all promotional materials and on higher tier of T-shirts
-Full page size advertisement in Resource
-Recognition in all press releases and radio spots for event
- Sticker Scout Sponsor to drive traffic to your booth*
-Two custom banners with your logo at the Main Stage/Center Ring
-Certificate recognizing your support for the Coalition

*Sticker Scout Sponsorship is designed to drive traffic to your booth. Attendees can stop by your table to pick-up a free sticker that entitles them to win extra prizes. Every hour, an attendee wearing a sticker at random is selected to win a prize. Sticker Scout Sponsorship helps open the door to starting conversations with attendees and introducing them to your company, products, or brand!
Back of T-Shirt Sponsorship Preview:
Interested? Select your Pet Fest Sponsorship choice below: *
Sponsorship Payment Methods *
I understand I must submit this form and sponsorship payment no later than May 1, 2020 to participate. *
Raffle/Prize Donation
We are inviting businesses to donate items or services to be raffled off the day of the event or to be used as prizes for top fundraisers. Please support our mission with a donation!

Benefits of donation include:
-Great visibility at the event – spotlights on our Facebook leading up to the event
-Opportunity to build brand awareness
-Chance to hook people on your goods or services
-Tax deductible donation to benefit a non-profit

We can accept individual items or pre-made baskets. We recommend minimum donations in the value of $15-25. Items do NOT have to be pet/animal related! Items should be dropped off or mailed to one of the following:

- Animal Control, 834 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA (call 508-991-6366 to ensure someone is there to accept the donation)
- Mellisa's Pet Depot, 83 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA
- Mellisa's Pet Depot, 8 Sarah's Way, Fairhaven, MA

Raffle donations must be submitted no later than May 15, 2020; individual items may be combined with other donations to create eye-catching baskets.
Would you like to donate an item/basket or services for our event? *
If yes, I hereby agree to donate: *
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Description of donation (including any limitations): *
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Donation Value ($): *
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Electronic Signature authorizing the donation: *
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I understand that my donation needs to be received no later than May 15, 2020 and must include a copy of your business card *
Tips for Event Success
-Let your existing and potential followers know that you will be at the event by posting about it on your social media accounts leading up to the big day. Consider running a special or an interactive promotion to encourage people to come out that day.

-Have sufficient assistance - find helpers (volunteers, staff) in advance to make it through the day

-Treat it as a long-term marketing investment - it's an amazing way to network, connect with existing clients, and make a lasting first impression on new potentials!

-Give people a reason to check out (and stay at) your booth - make things look attractive, make what you are offering obvious, and highlight the branding that sets you apart. Simple and eye-catching is ideal, don't overwhelm your table. Make sure your products are visible & accessible - find creative ways to maximize the 100 square feet at your disposal!

-Encourage engagement: display your products and create visuals for services that encourage people to ask questions. Consider a newsletter sign-up and for folks to follow you via social media in return for free tips, premiere access, or something else of value.

-Plan ahead! This event is rain or shine, so come prepared - a tent, weights, appropriate clothing to weather the elements. Wear comfortable shoes and put yourself front and center - make yourself available for engagement. Don't hide behind your table or spend all day sitting waiting for people to connect with you - work to connect with them!

-Consider making a bigger splash by either sponsoring the event, the event t-shirts, or donating a raffle object/basket to increase your visibility at the event! For those that sponsor, brand, brand, BRAND! Include your business card with your donation, make a basket that relates to your services, coordinate with your business colors and post about your raffle item/basket on your social media to help build hype!

Have questions or need help?
Please contact us at: 508-991-6366 or info@coalitionforanimals.com

You will receive an email confirming your registration and you will be added to the master vendor list on our website once your application is processed - your space will not be confirmed until payment is rendered. We look forward to seeing you on the 31st!
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