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Arts & Crafts Vendors

Become A Vendor

Direct Sellers- Please click here to see if a representative from your company has already applied. Only one seller per company.

1. Fees are $100.00 for regular vendors, $80.00 for non-profit vendors, and $125.00 to pick your location. The pick your own location is first come, first served. We will place you in the closest location available to what you selected if the selected space isn't available.
2. Arts & Crafts vendor spaces are 10x10.
3. Registration and payment must be completed online. If unable to do so, you may go to the Visitor Center (825 W. Spring St.). No phone in registrations will be accepted.
4. A valid Texas State Sales Tax ID number must accompany all applications. Applications will not be reviewed without this number.
5. Acceptance and placement of vendors is at sole discretion of the Hot Pepper Committee, unless you upgrade to choose your booth location.
6. All booths must be covered.
7. We highly recommend all vendors sell a Hot Pepper related item.
8. Staking into the pavement for any reason is not allowed.

Food Vendors

Become A Food Vendor

1. Fees are $300.00 for regular food vendors, $250.00 for non-profit vendors, and $350.00 to pick your location. Payment must accompany application form.
2. Food vendor spaces are 10x20.
3. Vendors are allowed to sell soft drinks.
4. Designation of specific food, drink, or frozen drink categories must be made at time of application, and will be considered on a first come first serve basis. Please indicate your first and second choice of food, drink, or frozen drink. Please include a listing of your menu with prices. Prices must be displayed during festival hours for attendees to view easily.
5. Vendors are required to serve a "Hot Pepper Special"- anything spicy!
6. Food vendors are required to apply for a permit through the City of Palestine Health Dept. to complete application.
7. Once accepted, food categories may not be changed without prior approval.
8. Proof of 1,000,000 liability insurance policy is required of all vendors and a certificate of insurance must accompany the application.
9. All food vendors are responsible for booth trash removal. Dumping grease or other food waste will result in a $200.00 fine.
10. All booths must be covered.
11. Staking into the pavement for any reason is not allowed.

Kidz Zone

Be A Kidz Zone Vendor
Kidz Zone Vendors- Please click here to see if someone has registered in the same category of entertainment your provide.

1. $100.00 for regular vendors, $80.00 for non-profit vendors, and $125.00 to pick your location. Payment must accompany application form.
2. Proof of 1,000,000 liability insurance policy is required of all vendors and a certificate of insurance must accompany the application. Activities such as face painting or puppet shows, which do not require physical participation that could easily result in bodily harm are exempt.
3. Staking into the pavement for any reason is not allowed.

Additional Information

1. Violators to any rules listed on this application will not be invited back to future Hot Pepper Festival events.
2. Vendors who did not upgrade to select their location will be assigned to a specific location designated by area and booth number. The festival is based on a first come first serve basis, and previous vendors are not guaranteed acceptance or their same booth location. There will be no guaranteed booth locations.
3. Set up for food vendors is from 6pm-8pm Friday. Set up for all other vendors is from 6am-8:30am Saturday. Vendors will check-in and a representative will be available to help find location. Vendors who do not adhere to the assigned set-up time will have to transport their goods into the festival by hand.
5. Vendors are required to have a covered booth. Vendors must furnish their own tables, chairs, awnings, and 100 ft. extension cord (if needed). Vehicles must be removed from the barricaded area by 9am and will not be allowed back until 7pm.
6. Each vendor will be responsible for their own trash clean up and must provide their own trash cans.
7. Applicants will receive notification of rejection before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation or removal from festival.
8. NSF checks must be replaced with cashier's check or money order. No vendor will be accepted who has not redeemed a NSF check and paid the NSF check fee of $25.
9. Generators will not be allowed.
10. Political booths, raffles, commercial vendors, or information/giveaway booths will be allowed in specific locations.
11. Non-profits must provide a copy of tax ID form.

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