2018 Tamale Festival Houston
2018 Tamale Festival Houston
THE EVENT ONLY SUPPLIES THE SPACE. VENDORS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN TENTS, TABLES, CHAIRS and other materials needed to operate your booth.
A Tamale Festival Houston Event
Saturday, December 1, 2018 12 pm – 10 pm
Guadalupe Plaza Park, 2311 Runnels (at Navigation)
One Block West from the Navigation Esplanade
A celebration of TAMALES and East End Foods and Culture with Live Music,
shows and exhibits for guests to enjoy.
EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION email@example.com 713.373.6703
Tamale Festival Houston is a ticketed event event that traditionally draws thousands of guests to enjoy a day of food, culture and family fun.
Vendor Opportunities and registration is now open. Register by filing out the information below.
All Food vendors must pay a $15 Environmental Fee. This fee is for placing floor/concrete protection to keep the area concrete clear of stains and discoloring spills in addition to solid waste disposal. Vendors are responsible for any and all damages to the property as a result of vendor business operations.
*Whisper quiet Generators are allowed,
they may not be heard more than 10 feet away.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY YOU:
*Drive Stakes into the ground or concrete.(Weights or water bottles must be used to secure your tents)
*Operate vehicles in the park grounds area. (No vehicles inside the park)
*Smoking cigarettes or tobacco products in the park is prohibited.
*NO GLASS is allowed in the park.
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List of items to be sold at event.
Select a Food Vendor booth option.
Food Vendor 10' x 10' $275+ $15 Environmental Fee
Food Vendor or Truck 10' x 20' $495 + $15 Environmental Fee
Desert Booth 10' x 10' $225 + $15 Environmental Fee
Will you need to use Propane?
Yes (+175 propane fee)
Food Vendors are required to obtain and present Liablity insurance Naming Harris County General Store LLC and City of Houston as additional insured. See www.theeventhelper.com for policies.
Arts, Crafts, Merchandise 10' x 10' $150
Arts, Crafts, Merchandise 10' x 20' $250
Do you require electricity?
yes (lights, radio only low usage)
Yes, need higher usage access (additional cost)
No, I have whisper quite generators.
A vendor information packet will be sent to you no later than two weeks prior to the event detailing event information.
Tamale Festival HOUSTON IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. We make no warranty or guarantee of attendance or performance. We can only tell you what our results were from past event. Refunds - No refunds of fees will be offered under any circumstances.
This is a family-oriented event. Participation and conduct on all levels is expected to be performed within a respectable and honorable fashion. Failure to abide by this code of conduct will result in removal from the festival without refund. The vendor signing this application hereby acknowledges they have read, understand and agree to abide by all the Festival Vendor Rules and Regulations, including the Health Department, Fire Departments and State and Federal requirements, if accepted as a vendor. Vendor certifies that all information contained in this application is true and correct. The above named company, individual or organization and all related individuals shall indemnify and hold harmless the TacoWorld , Tamale Festival Houston, the City of Houston, Harris County General Store LLC, and all related persons and entities including owners, directors, management personnel, employees, contractors, volunteers, agents, representatives, and attorneys from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney fees, court costs, and other professional fees), or judgments arising out of, or in connection with, any claim, demand or action made by any third party, if such are sustained as a direct or indirect consequence of participation in the Event.
Parties agree to settle all disputes via mediation and in good faith.
All booths should be in place one hour prior to gates and ready for business by opening time. Vendors will not be allowed to set-up after the gates have opened and you will not receive a refund if you are late.
Please make sure you are ALWAYS wearing hats and gloves before you do any food service. You will need to have a three-compartment wash rinse sanitize AND a hand washing station with soap, paper towel and a catch bucket in your tent if you are selling hot food. If you are just sampling, you will need a gravity fed hand washing station, soap and catch bucket only. Please consult the health department’s document for more specifics.
Please bring a white 10 x 10 tent with 25lb weights securely fastened for each leg. Please make sure you have all four tent weights. You will be sent home without refund if you do not have these.
CONFIRMATION AND BOOTH ASSIGNMENT - Booth space is limited, vendors are selected on a first-come/first-serve basis. Acceptance and booth location are determined by the date application and receipt of full payment. You will receive a confirmation letter with additional information.
BOOTH SPACE - Spaces are front service only, unless otherwise agreed upon. Sales must take place within your booth space. No subleasing of booths allowed.
EQUIPMENT – The Event provides only the space; Vendors must provide their own booths, tents, tables, chairs, water. (All items needed for operation) etc. You may rent from a local vendor if needed. Generators are not allowed without prior approval. If allowed, they should be whisper quite generators.
WATER AND ICE – Vendors must provide their own water and ice. Ice will be available from beer booths at a nominal fee.
FOOD VENDORS – Must pay for and obtain a Temporary Health Permit from the City of Houston. Vendors who do not have proper Permits will not be allowed to set-up, no refunds.
Vendors must have a Fire Extinguisher (Rated 2-A, 10-B: C or better) with a Current Inspection Sticker.
WASTE DISPOSAL – All Food vendors will be charged a $15 environmental fee for waste management and protective flooring cover. It is the vendor’s responsibility to keep the booth and the surrounding area clean. Vendors must provide their own garbage cans, garbage bags and take garbage to dumpsters. Vendors failing to abide by waste disposal guidelines will be charged $100.00 to properly clean your area and may not be invited back to future events.
RECYCLING – Vendors are encouraged to recycle as much as possible.
EVENT DAY SETUP - Vendors will not be allowed to set up until fees are paid. You may deliver and set-up your booths starting at 9 am the day of the event. Confirmed vendors will be given first priority. Vendors who have not sent in an application, with fees not paid and received no confirmation are not guaranteed a booth. Vendors will have site access on event days from 8am – 10am.
VEHICLES & PARKING - No vehicles will be allowed on festival grounds. Vendors requiring restocking of supplies may re-enter the festival area with dolly. Parking: Pay parking and street lots are available ona first come, first serve basis. All booths must be removed at closing and anything left on premises will be discarded.
PROHIBITED - Vendors may not sell: alcohol or drug paraphernalia, items prohibited by law and not in accordance to a family friendly environment.
SALES TAX - It is the vendor’s responsibility to adhere to city and state tax guidelines in the collection and payment of sales tax. The Texas Sales Tax Info Line is: 800-252-5555 ONLY ITEMS listed on a list included with your vendor application and approved by the festival may be sold.
SECURITY - Vendors are solely responsible for the security of their cash, equipment, goods, inventory, supplies or any other property. The Event is not responsible for any loss, theft or vandalism of your property.
FESTIVAL REGULATIONS will be strictly monitored. If violations occur, you may be asked to leave the grounds via Police escort without refund.
ACTS OF GOD: The festival producers, promoters, sponsors, staff/employees, volunteers, etc. are in no way responsible or liable for personal adversity, acts of violence, acts of God or war.
RAIN POLICY: Events will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Safety is our number one priority and adverse weather will be monitored. In the event of a cancellation due to rain, technical problems or any other act of God beyond the control of the festival the following shall apply: If a rain date for the Festival is scheduled, Vendor may set up and the basic booth fee only will be waived. Other fees will still apply. In the event of cancellation due to weather, the event will be rescheduled. Booth fees are non-refundable, unless event is cancelled without a make-up date.
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