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Crafts on the River Application

Early Bird Deadline: November 1, 2017
Regular Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Event Date: Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 18, 2018

Please note that there have been some additions to the 2018 Crafts on the River application. Read through the items carefully. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through email at info@edisonfestival.org or call us at (239) 334-2999.

Details for set up and check-in will be emailed to participants as the event draws closer.

Registration Pricing
Premium Booth Space Selection Application: $500
General Crafts on the River Application: $160

2018 Rules & Regulations (download a copy here)
1. Applications will be reviewed and approved by the Crafts on the River Committee on a first received basis. To ensure the quality and integrity of the show, the Committee reserves the right to limit the quantity of participants in any category of craft. All decisions of the committee are final.
2. All craft displays must be the original design and work of crafter exhibiting. Be prepared to demonstrate how your craft is self-made. No purchased, commercial or buy-sell products will be allowed.
3. Requests for specific space locations will be reviewed but not guaranteed. A limited number of prime booth locations were made available for crafters to secure a spot in the front. The booth fee for these prime locations is $500 and is open on a first come, first selected basis.This is the ONLY way of guaranteeing your specific booth space for the event.
4. No sharing of space is permitted except when two people work together. No subletting or selling of space is permitted.
5. Exhibitors will be given an assigned space.
6. Displays must be open by 10am daily. No booth may be dismantled prior to the 4pm closing time of the show on Sunday. Booth space must be vacated by 8pm on Sunday.
7. Exhibitors must furnish their own tents, tables, chairs and related items used for their display.
8. The Festival will NOT provide electricity, water, or sewer.
9. Security is only present in Centennial Park on Friday and Saturday evening. If you set up your booth on Thursday, you are doing so at your own risk.
10. No hawking sales procedures are permitted, including the use of loud speakers.
11. No vehicles will be allowed in the display area during the show.
12. Vehicles are not permitted to drive up sidewalks and onto the grass in the park. We recommend you make arrangements to have a hand truck available for transporting your belongings.
13. The Edison Festival of Light reserves the right to remove works or displays considered objectionable to the average general public and may do so without any fee refund to the exhibitor.
14. Each exhibitor must comply with all pertinent State and Florida Sales Tax and insurance regulations.
15. No cancellation refunds will be provided.
16. All future contact regarding this event will be through email only.
17. Fire inspections will take place in the park and the City of Fort Myers requires you to have a fire extinguisher if you have a generator of any type.
17A. A 2A10BC dry chemical fire extinguisher is needed for tents that have generators to cook.
18. If you are using tent guy lines, they must be clearly visible to prevent injuries to others. We suggest that you use a bright yellow caution tape color to wrap the lines.


City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt Application (download the form here)
This is a mandatory form that the City of Fort Myers requires all vendors to complete or they the vendor will not be eligible to exhibit. If you have LEE COUNTY or CITY OF FORT MYERS business tax certificate, you must provide a copy as an attachment with your application. The vendors not holding a Business Tax in either of those two jurisdictions need to complete the City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt Application. State sales tax number has nothing to do with business tax.

Please note that if you are applying for the City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt, there is a $10 charge. You can pay this fee by selecting "Add to Cart" at the bottom of the page.

This fee is IN ADDITION to your Crafts on the River entry fee.

Your Application Checklist
Once you have all of these items ready and available, you are able to move forward with the application process below.
  1. Business Tax Receipt or the completed City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt Application which you downloaded above.
  2. Two images of your products to upload as an attachment to your application

RETURNING CRAFTERS: OUR 2018 FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE SHIFTING TO THE WEST END OF CENTENNIAL PARK DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. IF YOU WANT TO REQUEST THE SAME SPOT AS LAST YEAR, EMAIL US AT INFO@EDISONFESTIVAL.ORG WITH "REQUESTING CRAFT FAIR BOOTH NUMBER" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO ACCOMMODATE RETURNING CRAFTERS INTO A COMPARABLE SPOT.
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Complete this form, press submit, and choose items below

Crafts on the River

Contact Information

First Name
Last Name
Email Address

Business Information

Organization
Title
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
Postal Code
Phone Number
Website URL
Federal Tax ID number or SSN
State of Florida Sales Tax ID
Have you participated in Crafts on the River in the past?

Product Category Select the category that matches best.











If you selected "other" above, please provide a description of your craft.

Required Documents

Photograph 1 go to www.photoresize.com if photos too large
 
Photograph 2
 
Photo of booth and signage
 
City of Fort Myers Tax Receipt Application OR copy of your BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT
 

Insurance Information

All vendors are required to carry insurance to protect themselves from any possible litigation from event attendees in case of an accident (ie: someone trips on something in your tent and gets hurt). Your policy should reflect coverage of at least $1 million and must list the Edison Festival of Light as an additional insured and send that document to the office by email to applications@edisonfestival.org by February 1, 2017.

If you do not have insurance, you can obtain a rider on the Edison Festival of Light insurance policy for an additional charge or your organization can obtain insurance on your own (we recommend checking out ACTInsurance.com who offers a $30 policy).

If you would like to obtain a rider through the Edison Festival of Light's insurance, please enter a "1" in the field below to purchase.
Insurance

E-Signature

By typing your name below you are agreeing to all information presented in this application.
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Select Items to Checkout

Crafts on the River Registration
Entry fee for the 2017 Crafts on the River event.
$160.00
QTY 
City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt Application Fee
Mandatory vendor fee from the City of Fort Myers for those who do not hold a Business Tax Receipt in either the City or Fort Myers of Lee County jurisdictions.
$10.00
QTY 
Crafts on the River User Insurance
With this purchase, you are obtaining a rider on the Edison Festival of Light's insurance policy.
$85.00
QTY 

Release & Acceptance
As a participant in the Edison Festival of Light, Inc., activities and events, I do hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:

• I have read the Edison Festival of Light Crafts on the River rules and regulations listed in this application and agree to abide by them.
• I agree to and hereby assume any and all risks of personal injuries to myself including death and damages to my property arising from participation in this event.
• I agree to defend, indemnify and hold Edison Festival of Light, Inc. harmless from and against any claim, demand, suit, loss causes of action, damages liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses and judgments.
Photo and Publicity Release: I agree that Edison Festival of Light, Inc. has permission to use my image or likeness from any photographs, drawings, or videos taken during my participation in current and/or future publicity for Festival.
I have read and understood the foregoing release and indemnification
 
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