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Vendors

Port of Fear is back! for year three, and we are looking for terrifying treats & macabre merch for the 2024 Spooky Market.

 

The event will be held on September 13th & 14th 2024 on the historic Kemper Center grounds. Our Spooky Night Market will return Friday, September 13th (3:00pm-10:00pm) with our Spooky Day market running Saturday, September 14th (10:00am-8:00pm).

This year we will be implementing Early Bird ($50 per day) , Regular ($70 per day), and Late ($90 per day) Vendor Application pricing.:

Early Bird Deadline: April 5th, 2024

Regular Deadline: June 7th, 2024

Late Deadline: August 2nd, 2024

Final Vendor Deposits must be paid in full by AUGUST 9th, 2024 to be a part of this years event. Any unpaid deposits will forfeit the vendor spot.

If you are interested in setting up a booth Friday (9/13/24) and/or Saturday (9/14/24) we will review your application. Once the review process is complete, we will send you a link to make your deposit (non-refundable) and lock in your spot for this years Port of Fear.

 

The following requirements need to be met:

 

Food Vendors:

  • Insurance: We require all food vendors to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance.

  • Current Food License: Food vendors are required to have a current food license in order to sell for the 2023 year. 

  • Safety: We ask that all food booths using any open flame or flammable items carry a fire extinguisher. We will be on historic grounds and do not want any damage caused to the facilities, our patrons, or you!

  • Vendor Fee: We ask that all vendor fees are paid at the time an application is approved. The vendor fee is per day (Early Bird ($50), Regular ($70), and Late ($90)) and helps to cover rental cost for the venue. Please note, once booked, vendor fees are non-refundable. 

  • Branding: Please provide a PDF or .AI vector file with your existing company logo so we may promote you on social media leading up to the event. We want your business to succeed as much as our event! 

 

Merchandise Vendors: 

  • Insurance: We require all merchandise vendors to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance.

  • Seller's Permit: We ask that all vendors be up to date with their sellers permit.

  • Vendor Fee: We ask that all vendor fees are paid at the time of booking. The vendor fee is per day (Early Bird ($50), Regular ($70), and Late ($90)) and helps to cover rental cost for the venue. Please note, once booked, vendor fees are non-refundable. 

  • PDF or .AI vector file with your existing company logo so we may promote you on social media. We want your business to succeed as much as our event! 

  • All merchandise must be in theme with our event. We ask that everything represents the spooky, macabre, sci-fi, or fantasy. If you have questions, just reach out.

 

Our vendor area will be on the front courtyard grounds of the Kemper Center, as well as partially surrounding the soccer field. Vendors are allocated a 10'x10' space, however more space can be added upon request. Once you arrive, we will ask you to file into an open spot so we do not have any gaps. We will ensure that all vendors have a spot for the event and will provide a map and have volunteers on hand to assist.

 

We ask you to provide your own tent, table, chairs, generators, etc. for your booth area. Your business is responsible for setting up and taking down your section. That being said, if you are unable to provide a table, chairs, or need assistance with set up or take down, please let us know, and we will do our best to assist.

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2024 Vendor Application

Fear Returns September 13th & 14th

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