2016 Watermelon Festival Vendor Application
August 19-20th, 2016
Deadline: June 10th, 2016
Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent via email by June 30, 2016.

Booth assignment will be given at registration.
Your trailer including hitch must fit within your space.

If your setup is longer than this, you WILL be charged for an additional space!
*Food Vendors receive ONE outlet with paid booth fees; additional outlets require additional fees!
*Please visit our website (www.visitfranklincoal.com) for Non-Profit Rules!
*Electricity is not guaranteed. No generators allowed.
*Electrical fee is based on 1 fee paid = 1 outlet to use. Additional outlets require additional fees!
A current photo of your booth is required with your application.

Attach a check or money order made payable to:
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and mail to P. O. Box 44 Russellville, AL 35653.


Applications received after deadline will need to include a $50 late fee. All Returned Checks will be charged $30.

**No refunds will be issued once your application has been processed. A written request for cancellation received by July 31, 2016 will be accepted for a 50% refund. Exhibitors are responsible for any and all taxes and fees associated with their activities at the festival. This includes but is not limited to, license fees and federal, state and local taxes.

No outside ice. All ice will be purchased from Stay Kool Ice who will be available on site.

Coke products are exclusively sold at the Festival. All Coke products will be purchased on site from a Coca-Cola representative. No other colas will be allowed.

Food vendors will be responsible for knowing and abiding by all local health department rules and regulations. Food Permits are required from the Franklin County Health Department, 801 Highway 48, Russellville, AL 35654, (Phone 256-332-2700). Permits must be obtained by July 23, 2016.

All vendors will be responsible for securing items that may be a tripping hazard on all pedestrian and traffic areas (electrical cords, extension cords, ropes/chains used to secure any items associated with your booth).

Vendors using gaseous tanks of any kind must have them secured so they do not fall.

I agree to abide by the decision of the sponsors to accept or reject our application. The undersigned does hereby and forever discharge the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Russellville and all affiliates from all manner of suit, damages, and claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity from loss and damage to the undersigned’s property while in possession, supervision or auspices of the above named agents, representatives or employees. The undersigned will comply with the rules, regulations, deposits and donation arrangements as set forth in the stipulations for participants. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse any application and will fully refund the monies paid in case of refusal.
Contact Information: Cassie Medley, Executive Director, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

256-332-1760 (phone) || 256-332-1740 (fax)
Email: info@franklincountychamber.org
Website: www.visitfranklincoal.org
2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY WATERMELON FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Please Keep for Future Reference.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 12, 2016. Payment in full is due with your application. Your cancelled check is your receipt.
 YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO SET UP UNLESS YOUR FEE IS PAID IN FULL.
 Booth Number(s) given at the time of Check-In (beginning on Friday at 12:00 p.m.)
 Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent via email by June 30, 2016.
 Setup Time: Food Vendors – 1:00 p.m. All other Vendors – 2:30 p.m. Setup prior to these times only by request and approval of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.
 No items of any sort with the Franklin County Watermelon Festival name are permitted unless approved by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.
 NO RAIN DATE – The festival is held rain or shine. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
 ALL VENDORS MUST BE IN THEIR DESIGNATED SPACE AND READY FOR THE FESTIVAL TO BEGIN AT 5:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. Saturday. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE PERMITTED TO DRIVE THROUGH THE FESTIVAL AFTER STARTING TIMES.
 You CANNOT change your assigned spot on your own. Consult the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce on any issues.
 Vendors MUST NOT LEAVE until the end of the festival hours except in cases of emergency. Please notify the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce if you must leave before the end of festival hours.  Absolutely NO ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES or TOBACCO PRODUCTS are permitted on the premises.
 The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to reject any application. Incomplete applications will be refused.
 The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce reserves the RIGHT OF PLACEMENT for all vendors to ensure the success of the Festival.
 Vehicles must be moved after unloading. Due to safety regulations, the middle of the street is to be open for emergency vehicles.
 Vendors are responsible for cleaning booth areas during and after the festival.
 The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to inspect any and all items and if deemed inappropriate, items will be removed.
 The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will not assume responsibility for damage, loss or injury that may occur to the vendor or the vendor’s belongings.
 Prohibited items:
o Swords, knives, guns, nun chucks, brass knuckles, darts, throwing stars, spray string, firecrackers, snappers, etc.
o Items bearing inappropriate language/logos or symbols, etc.
FOR CHAMBER USE ONLY