Shrimp and Grits Charleston, a Non-Profit,
Chefs' Competition benefiting the Charleston Animal Society
on September 19, 2015 at the Joe Riley Stadium
VENDOR DETAILS & APPLICATION
We will 20 elite chefs preparing unique versions of Shrimp and Grits and 5 Chefs providing desserts. There will be live music, interesting vendors, street performers, and alcohol for purchase. We expect 2,500 people this year between 5-9pm. NBC News 2 and Cumulus Radio are the presenting Sponsors. There will be marketing pieces distributed at the Riverdogs' games throughout the summer with Vendor/sponsor logos and event information. There are up to 20 craft booth spaces available. We are looking for high quality products, either handmade or unique and beautiful. Artisans and crafts people are highly encouraged to apply. There will be a lot of advertising for the event. We do not duplicate craft booths (i.e. we would not accept two sunglasses vendors). If you were selected as a vendor last year it does not guarantee your acceptance this year. The fee for a booth space is $160.00.
All vendor application are due to our office by no later than August 1st, 2015. We are accepting applications now until all the spaces are filled. You will be notified by our within 2 weeks of applying if you are accepted. by May 15, 2015.
Please apply using the form at the bottom of this page
having made sure you have read and understood the following.
The overall appearance and presentation of your booth is critical to the overall feeling of the festival and to your retail success. We want to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience. The festival staff determines booth placement.
Booth space is limited to either:
1. a single story 8' x 8' booth (including all wires, stakes, poles, etc.)
2. Or an 8 foot table with a linen table cloth covering it.
Vendors are responsible for set up and take down of “booth space”, and removing all trash by the end of the event.
Power will be very limited for the craft/retail booths. Be very detailed in stating your power needs.
Your booth must be open during the entire festival. You cannot vacate early. Please staff your booth with fun-loving, toe-tapping, smiling folks!
You will need a current Certificate of Liability for a minimum of $1,000,000 naming Shrimp and Grits Charleston, LLC as an additional insured or pay a $100 premium and we'll make sure you're insured. Please indicate your preference on this application.
Vendor accepts responsibility for all lost or stolen merchandise and equipment.
Vendor accepts all responsibility, liability, and costs for any damage to booth, to customers, to the festival and to the environment.
Pets are absolutely not allowed on Festival grounds.
Due to town restrictions, glass containers, breakable plastic, carry-in alcohol and weapons are not allowed on Festival grounds. Please adjust your product line accordingly.
2015 BOOTH FEES:
Included in the booth fee are:
2 festival passes.
1 Vendor Vehicle Pass to unload/load your stuff in the Joe Parking lot next to the entrance. There is a ramp. Once you are set-up, your vehicle must remain parked in the designated vendor area in the during the festival. We do not allow re-entry once the festival has begun. Site Access for set-up is from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm, September 18-19th.
Describe your product and provide pictures of your booth or the website with pictures: ______________________________________________
Special Needs or Comments: ______________________________________________________
____ I will provide a certificate of insurance.
____I will need to purchase insurance from Shrimp and Grits Charleston's insurance carrier.
____ I agree personally, and on behalf of my company, to be bound by all the terms listed in this Vendor Details and Application.
Please scan and return to:
Look forward to having you at the Event. I will respond to your application within 2 weeks. Margaret Dillard, Esq.