Mountain View Art & Wine Festival FREE SPEECH Application
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the community of Mountain View will soon be celebrating 46 years of presenting the Art & Wine Festival to our community. This year’s Festival will be held Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017 in downtown Mountain View. The Festival hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Chamber provides groups and organizations, who would like to promote a cause, a space at the Festival to display literature and communicate with over 150,000 Festival goers who attend over the two-day period. Each registered group or organization will be assigned to a designated location and space and will need to check in with Festival Staff the morning of the Festival (a staff member will be in the Free Speech Area).

Participants are encouraged to be at the “Free Speech” area at least a half an hour before the Festival begins. Participants need to provide all equipment necessary for their display, i.e. table, chairs, umbrella, etc. Parking is possible in paid parking areas or very limited parking is available on City streets. We always anticipate hot weather, so we advise wearing a hat, using sunscreen, and drinking lots of water.

If you are interested in taking part in the Free Speech area, please complete this application and review the terms and conditions agreement below. In Mid-August, a confirmation email will be sent with a map directing you to the exact location of the area.

Thank you for participating. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 650.968.8378 or

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Free Speech Area GUIDELINES
Upon Receipt of this online application, a Free Speech space will be reserved for your group or organization at the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce’s 46th Annual Art & Wine Festival on September 9 & September 10, 2017.


Support the spirit of this community event by being courteous to all in attendance, including artists, fellow Free Speech participants, event volunteers, Chamber staff, clean up crews and the public-at-large.

You will have a 6 ft x 6 ft space. Each group or organization may set up (1) table, no greater than card size table (4x4) and (1) umbrella or canopy (canopies may be used if they do not reach outside the designed area) within the assigned 6x6 space. No more than (2) chairs may be placed at each table.

Each group or organization may start set up at least 1 1/2 hrs before the start of the festival, and set-up must be completed no later than 30 minutes prior for both days. Clean up must be completed no later than 30 minutes AFTER the festival ends for both days. Participants will need to provide all equipment necessary for their display, i.e. table, chairs, umbrella, etc… Vehicles are not permitted within the Festival boundaries, so we suggest the use of a hand-truck to bring materials to the Free Speech Area. Any equipment left over night is done so at the risk of the group or organization and the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View is not held responsible for any missing items, equipment, etc…

All trash and debris must be disposed of in proper receptacles located throughout the Festival. Your area must be left clean and free of all debris when you leave.

Please be set-up prior to the opening of the festival for BOTH days. An Area Captain will be roaming the area to be available should you have any questions. Once you are set up, you may not move your display set up to other locations in the Festival or enlarge the size of your display space. Since it is first come/first served, your location will likely change on Sunday.

Public Address Systems and/or bullhorns are not allowed at the Festival.

You must not negatively impact the Artists who may be adjacent to you or in your immediate area. Complaints from artists may result in a request for you to leave.

All groups or organizations and theIR representatives are advised to refrain from harassing, forcing or intimidating Festival attendees who refuse to respond to your requests.


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