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Event Dates & Hours: 
 
Friday Evening, July 9th, 4 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday, July 10 - 11th, 11 am-10:30 pm
Monday - Thursday, July 12-15th, 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday - Saturday, July 16 - 17th, 11 am - 10:30 pm.
 
LOCATION: Headwaters Park West Gated area, in downtown Fort Wayne.
 
Application Fee: $25.00.
 
Late Fee: $25.00
 
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021. Late fee will apply to all applicaitons received after this date.
 
 

Vendor Rules

 
The following rules are for all vendors who apply for booth space in the Emporium. Vendor applications are for space ONLY. All applications are on a first come first serve basis, regardless if applicant has participated previously. The Emporium at the Thee Rivers Festival is outdoors. All booths will be outdoors, so please plan accordingly! The Three Rivers Festival Emporium will not supply extension cords, tables, tents, or other equipment. Non-compliance of the rules as outlined below or in further written notices will result in the removal of vendor with no refund due to vendor and loss of security deposit.
 
The Three Rivers Festival will provide the following:
• Fenced and gated area for the event
• 24 hour Police security for duration of the Emporium/Festival
• First aid facilities
• ATM services
• Trash removal
• Information booth
• Event marketing and publicity
• Quality control
• Vendor restroom facilities
• Free vendor parking
• Limited electricity
 
Rules for Emporium Vendor Applications:
 
Acceptance: Booth space is limited and acceptance for all vendors will be at the discretion of the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee. The Emporium Committee reviews applications once a month. All vendors accepted into the Emporium will be notified by email of their acceptance and will receive a vendor agreement in the mail, which must be signed and accompanied by full payment by the date listed on the agreement to secure the space. Any vendors who fail to sign and return the agreement and payment by the date listed on the agreement will be removed from the Emporium.
 
Pavilion Booth Spaces: Any vendor who wishes to have a booth space under the covered pavilion will need to pay the Pavilion fee of $50.00 per 10’x10’ space in addition to the regular booth fee. Pavillion spaces are limited and are not guaranteed. Pavilion spaces are on a first come first serve basis. Any vendor who pays the fee, but cannot be placed in the pavilion due to lack of space, will receive a refund on the pavilion space fee.
 
Duplicate Vendors: The Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee limits “like” vendors, so festival guests will have a variety of vendors to peruse and shop. Whether you are a direct-sales vendor, crafter or concessionaire, vendors will be limited and accepted on a first-come basis.
 
Placement: Placement for vendors in the Emporium is at the discretion of the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee. There are NO GUARANTEES that any returning vendor will have the same space or location from any previous year. At no time will the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee guarantee usage of all selling sides of spaces. Assigned spaces cannot be changed.
 
Set-Up: Vendors may begin to set-up on Thursday, July 8, 2021 between 8:00am – 6:00pm and on Friday, July 9, 2021 between 8:00am – 1:00pm. All vendors need to be completely set-up and ready to open on Friday, July 10, 2020 by 4:00pm. Vendors for the last weekend can set-up on Thursday, July 15, 2021 between 8:00am – 4:00pm. All last weekend vendors will need to be set-up and ready to open by 5:00pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
 
Emporium Operating Hours: 4:00pm – 10:30 pm Friday, July 9th ; 11:00 am – 10:30pm Saturday – Sunday July 10th & 11th ; 5:00pm – 10:30pm Monday-Thursday July 12th-15th ; 11:00am – 10:30pm Friday-Saturday July 16th & 17th.
 
Booth Closing: Booth closing will not be permitted before 10:30pm each night of the Emporium. There will be no exceptions, unless instructed to do so by the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee.
 
Weather Policy: In the event of rain, vendors may cover their products with plastic sheeting or similar materials to protect their goods. The Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee may inform vendors of a temporary shutdown of the Emporium during weather events. During a temporary shutdown, all vendors are required to stay on site until the weather clears. Once the weather event has passed, the Emporium will reopen to the public. The only time vendors may close their booths and leave the festival grounds during operating hours is if instructed to by the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee. Any vendors who close their booths and leave for the day during a weather event will lose their security deposit and may not be invited back to the Three Rivers Festival Emporium.
 
Tear-Down: Absolutely no teardowns will be permitted prior to 10:30 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021 and Saturday, July 17, 2021, unless instructed otherwise by the Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee. Early teardowns will result in the loss of vendor security deposit and may result in not being invited back to the Three Rivers Festival Emporium.
 
Vehicles: No vehicles are allowed in the gated Emporium area of Headwaters Park West. All vendors will need to park behind the Emporium on Calhoun Street and unload their vehicles. Emporium Staff will be on hand to assist vendors that need help moving items to their booth space. Vendors will park their cars in the festival parking lot at 4th & Clinton Streets, north of Headwaters Park. Vendors are allowed to park behind the Emporium on Calhoun Street temporarily each day before opening to unload needed supplies. All vehicles must be moved to the parking lot an hour before the Emporium opens each day.
 
Golf Carts/Off Road Vehicles: Golf carts or any type of off road vehicles are not allowed in the Emporium area of the Three Rivers Festival or on any area of the festival grounds.
 
Booth Appearance: All tables must be skirted to the ground. Any items that are not for sale, such as packing boxes, tools, carts, etc. need to be placed out of sight in the booth. Booths must be kept tidy and attractive at all times.
 
Vendor Personnel: Are required to be present at the booth during open hours for exhibitors. All booths must be open during operating hours.
 
Trash: It is the responsibility of each vendor to clean up around the contracted booth area on a continual basis throughout the duration of the festival and dispose of trash in provided trash cans. Cardboard should be broken down each night and placed neatly next to the trash cans for removal. Vendors are responsible for making sure their booth area is how they found it at the end of the festival. Any trash left behind in booth spaces will result in the loss of vendor security deposit and may result in not being invited back to the Three Rivers Festival Emporium.
 
Tent Rental: The Three Rivers Festival Emporium Committee will not order tents for vendors. Vendors who need to rent a tent may contact A Party Apart (260)969-0999 or Mutton Rentals (260)432-8636. Vendors renting tents must notify the Three Rivers Festival office who they are renting the tent from and the expected delivery day/time a week before Emporium set-up.
 
Cancellation: Full refunds, minus application and late fees, will be given through May 15, 2021. Absolutely no refunds after this date or for “no shows”.
 
New this Year - COVID-19 SAFETY: Due to the COVIC-19 pandemic, each vendor will be required to submit a COVID-19 Response Plan to the festival office by June 15, 2021. Each vendor and their employees will also be required to check in with an Emporium Committee Member at the back gate each day to answer heath screening questions and have their temperature checked. This rule may be modified and/or added to at any time per the recommendations of the Allen County Department of Health, The Indiana Department of Health and/or the CDC. Vendors will be provided with updated safety guidelines prior to the start of the festival.

Vendor Information

Do you represent a Not-for-Profit organization? *

Booth Space

Booth Placement is at the discretion of TRF. Vendors must supply their own booth display consistent with the image uploaded below. All tents must be self-supporting (no stakes), and be prepared with rain covers, tie downs, weights, etc. Note: Electricity is available for booths.

Have you participated in the Emporium in the past? *
Non-Profit Organization (1 day) July 11th
Opening Weekend (3 days) July 9th - 11th 🛈
Closing Weekend (3 days) July 15th - 17th 🛈
Festival Week (9 days) July 9th - 17th 🛈
We have a limited number of spaces under the pavilion that are available. There is an additional $50.00 fee per 10x10' space for the pavilion. - 1 spot for the LAST WEEKEND ONLY available/ ALL OTHER SPOTS SOLD OUT!
Space is available in the Emporium for non-profit groups that would like to participate for a day. Please contact Lori at the festival office for available dates and rates: 260-426-5556.
Will you need electricity? (if yes, please list what you need electricity for) *
 
Will your booth have more than one type of item for sale? *

Product Information

Please describe below the type of craft or merchandise items that you wish to sell at the Emporium. Please make sure to include photos of each item. Only items that have been reviewed by the Emporium committee will be approved for sale in the Emporium. Please upload a photo of your craft items and provide a description and price of each item.






Do you have an Indiana Sales Tax Certificate? *
A $100 refundable security deposit is required for all applicants. The deposit will be refunded to you by August 30, 2021. In the event that your application is not approved by the Emporium Committee, the security deposit will be refunded to you within 45 days of your application. *
Are you submitting your application on or before May 31, 2021? * 🛈
Current Total:
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Cancellation / Refund Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Specialist, lori@threeriversfestival.org. No refunds will be given within 45 days of the show (May 27, 2020). A refund, minus fees will be given prior to that date. Call the festival office, 260-426-5556, to confirm if you have not received a cancellation confirmation via email within two (2) business days from your initial email request.

COVID-19 Response Plan

Are you ready to submit your COVID-19 Response Plan? *

Terms & Conditions

Submission of this application in no way grants consideration, acceptance or occupancy at any Three Rivers Festival event or venue, without express written consent in the form of a fully executed Three Rivers Festival License Agreement.

Applicant acknowledges that the application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, without regard to acceptance or rejection of application. Applicant certifies that all information submitted is true and accurate.
Applicant and applicant's employees, agents, successors and officers agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Three Rivers Festival Executive Board, Inc., its board members, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, damages and expenses arising from the submission of this application.

Applicants accepted into the event will be notified by email. At the time of notification of acceptance, all fees will be due by the Applicant. A Vendor Agreement will be sent to all accepted applicants, which must be returned by the date listed on the agreement. If the Vendor Agreement is not returned and fees are not paid by the date listed on the agreement, the space will be given to another vendor.
Electronic Signature - Please sign your name (hold down left mouse button and use mouse to sign your name) *
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Once you click continue, you will be taken to a order summary page. Please make sure to select either pay by check or credit card on the summary page. If you do not do this, your appliation will not be processed and sent to festival staff. Please make sure to click continue until you see a page that indicates your application is complete. On this page, you will be able to print a copy of your completed application.
 
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