2024 Andouille Festival Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

Please read carefully as this Vendor Application has changed. 


 As the St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival draws near, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in this 49-year-old tradition. This event draws nearly 22,000 patrons each year and offers great exposure to participating Arts and Crafts vendors. The Andouille Festival is a great marketing opportunity where you could gain new customers and provide one-of-a-kind items to thousands of festivalgoers. Just think how much your business or organization could benefit by participating in this year’s Andouille Festival! 

The Andouille Festival is focused on promoting local for-profit and not-for-profit establishments. Regardless of past participation, all vendors must apply annually for selection; however, preference will be given to previous vendors. The Arts and Crafts Village is an outdoor marketplace for all Arts and Crafts vendors. In this space, there will ONLY be Arts & Crafts sold. We seek a creative diverse array of vendor items at reasonable prices and in a family-friendly environment. At the sole discretion of the Andouille Festival Committee, sales, displays, or activities that are deemed inappropriate and offensive will be asked to be removed and ceased. Vendors will be asked to leave the festival if actions or sales continue and refunds will not be granted. While the Andouille Festival Committee limits the number of same-business vendors, we will not regulate the legalities of franchise agreements of having two of the same-business vendors on site. (Example: Paparazzi, Scentsy, Avon, etc.). Homemade food or beverages (including water) are not allowed to be sold unless you are a registered food business (pre-packaged candy, beef jerky, salsa, etc.) as it competes with the food vendors. Regardless of past participation, all vendors must apply annually for selection. To be considered by the arts and crafts committee, vendors must adhere to the following: 

  • Merchandise made available for sale will be limited to arts and crafts items that have been sculpted, painted, photographed, designed, constructed or otherwise fashioned by the artist or artisan. 
  • A proposed list of merchandise, including pricing, must be submitted. Other promotional materials describing your business, organization, and items are encouraged but not required. 
  • Submit a complete list of proposed arts and crafts items with photographs. Only items on the approved list will be allowed for sale at the Festival. 
  • Please note that arts and crafts vendors are expected to be on-site and ready to sell by the opening of each day and must close operations at the close of each day in accordance with Festival hours. Vendors found in violation will jeopardize future participation. 

Deadline 

Applications will be accepted Thursday, July 4, 2024, 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 4:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted online during the open and close application deadlines. Applicants will be notified by Friday, August 16, 2024, by close of business, on the status of their application. There will be a MANDATORY Arts & Crafts Vendor meeting for selected vendors. 


Fees 

New This Year: There will not be a fee or security deposit at the time of application submission. If your vendor application is selected for the 2024 Andouille Festival, the Andouille Festival Committee will reach out to secure all necessary fees and deposits. A $50 deposit and $175 (10’x10’ booth space) or $350 (10’x 20’ booth space) booth fee is required if your application is selected. All fees ($225 for 10’ x 10’ booth space or $400 for 10’ x 20’) must be submitted online by Monday, August 26, 2024, at 10:00 am. Vendors who do not submit booth fee and security deposit by the deadline will forfeit their booth space. Booth fees cover booth space and electrical. Security deposits will not be returned for additional cleanup or if you open late or close early on any festival day. Deposits will be returned by Wednesday, November 6, 2024, to vendors who comply with all guidelines. 


Selection Process 

Continuing our commitment to promote long-term partnerships, preference in selection will be given to prior vendors. 

For new applicants seeking to join, we will conduct a thorough selection process. New applicant selection is subject to available capacity after all renewal applications have been processed. 


Booth Space and Tents 

Each vendor is provided a designated booth space. Booth spaces are determined by the Festival Committee and are based on electrical requirements. You will receive a vendor packet at the mandatory meeting that will include a map identifying booth location and set-up details. 


Signage 

The Festival Committee will provide and install a sign for each arts and crafts booth displaying the vendor’s name as it appears on the application. Signs provided by the festival remain the property of the festival and are not to be modified or removed by vendors. Security deposits will not be returned to vendors who alter or remove Festival signage.


St. John the Baptist Parish reserves the right to monitor and regulate the appropriateness of all booths, vendors, etc. 


Description of items to be sold:

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.

Electrical Needs

If yes, please list the volts, amps, and watts for all equipment. This information is listed on the label of any piece of equipment. To ensure adequate power, please make sure this information is accurate.

Festival Rules & Regulations 

1. St. John the Baptist Parish retains the exclusive and sole right to sell Official Andouille Festival art, souvenirs, and merchandise at The Andouille Festival. Vendors will not be allowed to sell any items that include the words, “St. John the Baptist Parish Annual Andouille Festival” or any derivative thereof including but not limited to, “Andouille Festival”, “Andouille Fest”, or “Annual Andouille Fest”. 

2. Vendors may not sell or give away products that compete with any of the festival sponsors. 

Booth Operations 

3. This is a rain or shine event. 

4. The Festival Committee will assign booth space. Space assignments are FINAL. 

5. Vendors cannot sublease assigned booths. Subletting or sharing booth space may result in eviction from Festival. 

6. Only two vendor passes and one parking pass per booth will be distributed. This parking pass will allow entry into the vendor parking lot. It is the responsibility of each art and crafts vendor to make arrangements for passes to be shared by their volunteers and workers. 

7. Vendors must have sufficient amount of product to operate required hours. 

8. Vendors are responsible for having their own monies as change will not be provided by the festival. 

9. Vendors are required to display prices in plain view for patrons. 

10. Active solicitation outside booth is prohibited. 

11. Amplification devices, boom boxes, and walking vendors are prohibited. 

12. Animals are not allowed. 

13. No products depicting political campaigns, drug paraphernalia, pornography, or statements that may offend or demean any person/group are allowed. If seen, you will be told to remove those items and/or leave the event with no refund of fees. 

14. Vendors will keep their location and surrounding area clean and free from litter. All garbage bags must be disposed of at the end of each night at designated locations. 

Electrical 

15. Electricity (110 amps) is provided to all arts and crafts booths. If you must have electricity to operate, please note it in your application designated as such. Vendors must provide their own heavy duty (12 or 14 gauge) extension cord with a minimum length of 100 ft. You must also provide duct tape to properly tape down cord. 

16. If electricity cannot be provided by the festival, Whisper Quiet Generators ONLY will be allowed with prior approval. 

17. Arts and Crafts vendors may be subject to inspection by the local electrical inspector at any time. 

Setup/Breakdown 

18. Setup will begin on Friday, October 18th at 9:00 a.m. 

19. Vendors are required to be open on Friday, October 18th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 20th, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

20. Breakdown will begin on Sunday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m. (Vehicles will be able to enter the festival footprint once the police deem it safe and void of pedestrians). Vendors who breakdown their displays or depart before closing time on any day of Festival will not be allowed to return and will forfeit the deposit. 

21. Booth spaces must be cleaned and cleared no later than Monday, October 21st at noon. 

Taxes 

22. Vendors are responsible for collecting, reporting, and paying all sales taxes collected to the appropriate revenue division. Forms and information will be provided at the mandatory vendor meeting. 

Security 

23. Nominal security will be provided after hours. St. John the Baptist Parish will not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to participant’s property. 


The undersigned shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Andouille Festival and any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives from and against any and all liability, loss, costs, causes of actions, demands, attorney’s fees, expenses, claims, suits and judgments of whatsoever kind and character, including without limitation, all possible costs of responding to demands, in whatever form that may take, with respect to any claim made against the Andouille Festival that arises solely from an act, failure or omission on the part of the undersigned or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives in carrying out of the terms of this Agreement. 

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