Gulfport Juneteenth Celebration - “The Melanin Village” Festival Vendor Application 2021
Thank you for your interest in the Gulfport City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration Festival 2021! We are so excited to be partnering with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Owned Business (MSGCBOB) network to facilitate “The Melanin Village” as our vending program for the 2021 Festival. Estimated festival attendance is 500 attendees for the Festival & Parade. Booth space is limited. Applications are accepted for review until June 9, 2021. If space is available, late applications may be considered with a $25 late fee. Acceptance of an application is not acceptance into the Festival. Applications will be reviewed and notification provided via email. Information, maps, set up times, permits, sales tax, rules & regulations, all will be emailed. The Festival is held outdoors on city streets and parks. Vendor fees will not be refunded if the Festival must be cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or any other circumstance deemed necessary by Festival and City officials.

Important Dates
Insurance Certificate Due: June 9, 2021
Event Set Up: Saturday, June 19, 2021 (8 AM - 9:30 AM)

Fees & Payments
Fees listed in the application are for the Gulfport Juneteenth Festival. Payment is due within two weeks of invitation to participate.
• Food Vendors Fee - $65.00 (MSGCBOB Members pay $55.00)
• Non-Food Vendors Fee - $35.00 (MSGCBOB Members pay $25.00)
• Late Fee - $25.00

Documents Required
The following is required with your application:
• Map, sketch or photos of booth
• Menu or List of food items to be sold
• Upon acceptance, the following must be provided by June 9th:
If your serving food you must provide a valid serve-safe certification. For all other types of sales, you must have a TAX-ID for or be registered with the a Secretary of State department.

For more information or any concerns please contact:

Terri Tyler- Vice Chair of the Gulfport City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration Committee
(228) 596-5858

Alexis Williams - Juneteenth Melanin Village Coordinator & MSGCBOB Founder
(228) 229-0745
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The Melanin Village : Official Juneteenth Vending Space
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