Arts & Autos Vendor Rules

Vendor Information

Exhibition space will be available for fine artists and crafters, vintage dealers, cottage industry businesses, sponsors, businesses, games, community non-profits and food vendors. Limited booth space available for each category. Committee reserves the right to accept or reject applicants.

Fine Artist/Crafter Eligibility

In order to maintain high standards and consistency at the festival, all vendors/exhibitors will be reviewed and selected by the committee. Booth space and fees are outlined below. Fine artists and crafters MUST submit photos of their work to be sold at the festival, along with the list of items for sale in the booth. Applicants shall send a maximum of three, color photographs in an email to events@dentonmainstreet.org with the subject: AA Vendor and include in the email the artist/crafter’s name, title of work, medium, and date of work. All work must be original and made by the applicant. Commercially fabricated forms, kits, patterns, manufactured, mass-produced or molded items are not acceptable to qualify as a Fine Arts/Crafts booth. Exhibitors must display and sell only the items submitted and accepted in the application. No t-shirt sales are allowed, unless approved by the committee.

Application & Event Rules/Requirements - ALL Vendors

Exhibit Hours: Saturday, Sept. 14th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Booth Size: 10’ x 10’ (unless permission granted otherwise). Extra booth space available limited for artist/crafter demonstrations! APPLICATION DUE BY JULY 15, 2024.

Set-Up: Exhibitors will be responsible for all booth structures, set-up, and furnishings, e.g., extension cords, signage, drapes, etc. Booths with electricity will need fire extinguishers. Vendors and booth participants can begin to set-up no earlier than 6:45 a.m. on the date of the event. As the streets will be barricaded at this time, please have your vendor pass displayed on the dash of the registered vehicle in order to be allowed access to the Courthouse Square. NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO THE SQUARE AFTER 7:15 A.M. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF THE SQUARE BY 7:25 A.M. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO UNLOAD YOUR ITEMS IN THE DESIGNATED UNLOADING ZONE AND MOVE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE 7:25 A.M. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. ANY VEHICLES REMAINING ON THE SQUARE AFTER 8:00 A.M. ON THE DATE OF THE EVENT, MAY BE TOWED AWAY AT THE VEHICLE OWNER’S EXPENSE. Booths must be open by 9 a.m.

Tear Down: Booths can begin tear-down no earlier than 3 p.m.. No booths will be allowed to close early without prior permission from the Committee. Participants are responsible for dismantling and cleaning space before leaving. We are a litter-free event and we recycle, please use the appropriate receptacles OFF THE SQUARE to dispose of trash & recycle. Facilities: Electricity will be available for Food/Drink booths only if requested at the time of registration. No water will be available. Public restrooms will be available in the Courthouse and Portable toilets around the Courthouse Square.

Security: Participants are responsible for the security of their goods. The Committee and event organizers accept no responsibility for stolen or damaged property, accidents or injury.

Additional Guidelines:

  1. Placement and acceptance of vendors and booths will be at the discretion of the Committee.
  2. No participant will be allowed to set-up without a signed and dated application and liability release.
  3. The Committee reserves the right to revoke or refuse to grant space at any time, without recourse by the participant. The Committee shall not be liable to anyone for this action.
  4. No booth space will be granted to those wishing to express religious, moral, controversial or political opinions/issues. Only materials that have been approved by the Committee will be allowed. Displaying information that has not been approved by the Committee will result in expulsion from the event without recourse or refund
  5. Signage for each booth must be limited to the group or vendor name only.
  6. Participants may display or sell only the items that have been specifically approved by the Committee.
  7. All fees are non-refundable. Inclement weather will NOT be grounds for refund.
  8. No amplified sound or recorded music will be allowed in booth areas, with the exception of entertainment provided/approved by the AA event.
  9. No exclusive rights for the sale of any item will be granted.
  10. No alcohol (including beer and wine) may be sold by A & A vendors. The DMSA reserves the right to limit menu (food and drink) items sold at the event. DMSA also reserves the right to be sole vendor for beverages of its choosing at event.
  11. No antiques or collectibles allowed for sale.