Florida Manatee Festival Craft Vendor Application (Handmade Crafts ONLY)

Event Dates: January 19-20, 2019

Event Hours: 1/19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 1/20 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Setup: Friday 1/18 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Saturday 1/19 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Tear Down: Sunday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Crystal River, Kings Bay Park

Craft Description

Are you handicapped? *
Do you need Electricity? *
Do you have a generator? *

Optional Information

General Release

Crystal River captures the essence of Old Florida. Anticipated attendance should be in excess of 20,000. The proceeds of the show will be used by the Rotary Club of Crystal River for local projects to aid those less fortunate.

The Rotary Club has made a commitment to tailor the show to meet the expectations of craft exhibitors, and to ensure the continued success of the show, with the use of extensive regional print and radio advertising to promote the 2019 show.

The undersigned, as exhibitor, does hereby and forever release and hold harmless The Rotary Club of Crystal River, the Florida Manatee Festival, the City of Crystal River and the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, and their employees, officers, directors and agents (“Releases”) from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, losses, damages or claims for personal injury or property damage whatsoever arising from or in any way related to participation in this show.
The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold Releases harmless for any claim or loss in anyway associated with the applicant’s participation in the show, including any fees incurred by Releases in defense of any such claims.
The applicant understands that the Rotary Club of Crystal River, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Crystal River reserve the right to deny participation in the show for any reason, which is not discriminatory or otherwise, prohibited by law.
The applicant further covenants and agrees to comply with all rules and regulations issued by the sponsors Florida Manatee Festival, and failure to comply with such rules and regulations will result in termination of applicant’s participation in the show and forfeiture of any fees paid related to same.
A copy of the current show is set forth in this brochure and includes letters of instruction mailed to applicant prior to the show.
By signing below, you are accepting the above release

General Rules

General Vendor Application Rules 

Please carefully read the following rules necessary for vendors to participate in this event. 


Submitting this application DOES NOT guarantee you a booth at the Festival. ALL applications must be reviewed and approved. You will be notified within 30 days by email as to whether your application has been approved or denied.


Vendor selection and approval is at the sole discretion of the Rotary staff. The Rotary retains the right to reject any vendor application.


Space assignments are made based on the best interest of the event. Vendors do not select their location.


This application neither implies nor grants any preferential consideration or location.


Roaming vendors are not permitted.


No vendor may sublet, bring in representation of a secondary commercial or charity to jointly work a vendor booth, switch product line of what's been approved or change the name of what's been approved to be posted to identify the vendor at the event.


Vendor applications will not be processed without full payment.


The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel the event in total or in part.


This event is rain or shine; vendors will not be refunded.


Vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, golf carts) are not part of a vendor space. Vehicles must enter the setup area to drop off tent and supplies and immediately relocate the vehicle to park in the designated parking area. No vehicle will be permitted on event grounds after the vendor setup period ends. No exceptions.


Vendors will receive a parking pass to park in a designated area upon check in for event setup.


Vendors MUST be in place and set up by designated deadline. If not, they may be turned away and/or rejected for future events.


Vendors must be presentable and polite to all event attendees. Excellent customer service is essential.


All vendors must use tents in good condition, without tears or stains, free standing and securely weighted down. Tents must have the ability to withstand strong winds.


You must provide your own tent, tables, chairs, lighting, weights and all supplies needed to operate.


Limited electricity is available for purchase. If you use a generator, it must be a quiet generator. No exceptions.


No alcohol, cigarettes, cigars or e-cigarettes in the vendor space at any time.


No vendors with materials that link to, show or infer sexual content.


No vendors with guns, knives or materials that promote weaponry of any kind.


No vendors that conduct or encourage illegal or unethical activity.


Vendors are responsible for placing trash in dumpsters and keeping their space neat and sanitary within a 20 foot radius. 


Moving, trading or relocating assigned space is prohibited.


Double spaces are available.  Additional spaces require a full space fee and must be reserved at time of registration. 

If your application is accepted, it will be a commitment to show and remain for the entire event.  Vendors who leave before the closing of the event will not be permitted to enter in future shows. 

Approximately one week prior to the event, all vendors will receive detailed vendor information, including a placement map. All aspects of the event are subject to modification.

No refunds will be given unless prior notification is received 60 days before the show, no matter the sign-up date.

Vendors will be responsible to fully comply with the Florida State Sales Tax Regulations in effect during the period of the event.

Violation of any rules could constitute immediate removal from event and prohibit attendance at future events.