2023 Jones County Heritage Festival                    Vendor/Exhibitor Application

**At this time we are only accepting Heritage Skills Exhibitors and Food Vendors. All other applications will be denied and applicants will have to reapply when the application period opens for other vendors.**

WHEN: Friday, September 22nd, 2023 | 7PM-10PM & Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 | 9AM-4PM
WHERE: The Jones County Civic Center | 832 North Carolina Hwy 58 S, Trenton, NC, 28585

**Food vendors will be allowed to set up on Friday night but all vendors will be open to sell at 9AM on Saturday**

SET UP: Friday's setup (September 22nd) begins at 12PM and has to be completed by 5PM.
Saturday's setup (September 23rd) is from 6:30AM - 8:30AM.
**All vendors/exhibitors should adhere to the heritage theme and will be expected to stay from the beginning of the festival until the end.**

We are not accepting vendor applications after Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 at 5PM.

Please review the rules in the next section below.
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1.  All applications for vendors and exhibitors are due by Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. For profit food vendors please see #10.

2. All fees should be paid by Thursday, August 3rd, 2023.  All fees should be mailed or hand delivered to Jones County Cooperative Extension (367-A NC Highway 58 South Trenton, NC  28585). Checks should be made payable to "JCHF" or exact cash provided.

3.  Pricing: See the table below. An invoice will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application. Any payments made after Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 will need to include the late payment fee.

All fees are non-refundable unless you've withdrawn your application before the closing date (Thurs. Aug 3rd, 2023)

          Educational exhibits: $25
          Heritage skills (eligible to sell demonstrated skill projects): FREE
          School clubs and youth activity vendors:  $20
          Political Campaigns:  $50
          Food vendors:  $45
          All other vendors:  $40
          Electricity:  $20
          Late Payment Fee:  $10

4.  Vendor Spots:
- Inside spaces will measure 10 feet by 10 feet. (1) six-foot table and (2) chairs provided. Personal tents, tables, chairs, etc can be used as long as they are confined to your space. Tape or any other adhesive that peels off paint cannot be used to hang posters or signs.  No tacks or nails are to be used to attach anything to the walls, tables or chairs.

- Outside spaces will measure 15 feet by 15 feet. Tables and chairs will NOT be provided. Personal tents, tables, chairs, etc can be used as long as they are confined to your space.

5.  All reasonable efforts are used to eliminate duplication of vendor items.  You are expected to adhere to the items that you include in your initial application.  If you wish to add items, you need to contact the Jones County Heritage Festival to make sure that no other vendor is selling that item.  If you add items that are not approved you will be asked to cease from selling them.  

6.  The Jones County Heritage Festival reserves the right to refuse any vendor/exhibitor that does not, in their opinion, uphold the wholesome family atmosphere that supports Jones County’s rural agricultural heritage.

7.  All vehicles will need to be removed off site unless prior approval is given.  

8.  Vendors need to bring sufficient amounts of change for the day.  No monetary change will be made available the day of the festival.

9.  Vendors/exhibitors who have animals will be expected to have hand washing stations and signs directing festival-goers to wash their hands after handling the animals.  

10.  Food vendors, other than nonprofits (churches, fire dept, lions club, rotary, 4-H , etc), will need a food vendor application filled out and submitted to the Jones County Health Department, no later than August 21st, 2023 (30 days prior to the festival).  There is a $75 application fee to receive your permit.  Some items are exempt from the application, so it is imperative to stick to the foods entered on your application.

11.  All vendors selling edible food products are expected to engage in safe food handling practices including: wearing gloves, wearing hairnets, providing separate persons to take money, washing hands before handling food, and ensuring food is served at the correct temperature.

11.  All vendors/exhibitors are expected to thoroughly clean their space prior to vacating the premises.

12.  Vendors who have paid and withdrawn their application by the application closing date, August 3rd, 2023 will be eligible for a refund upon completion of festival.  All other vendors who pay and do not show will not receive a refund.  

13.  Exhibitors and all selling vendors should complete the application below.  A confirmation email will be provided and acceptance email within 3 business days. 

14.  We will reach out to vendors who do have not paid by August 3rd, 2023 with an updated invoice to include the late fee and to see if they still want to participate. If we do not hear back from the vendor - we will remove the vendor from our vendor list.

Please call the Jones County Cooperative Extension office at 252-448-9621, MON-THURS 8AM-5PM & FRI 8AM-12PM or email us at jcheritagefestival@jonescountync.gov with questions or concerns.
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If you choose to select 'I do not agree' your application will be denied.
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