All applicants must provide at least 1 photo of their booth, 4 photos of their products, and 1 logo image to be used in marketing. Booth decor should be attractive, reflecting a fall festival theme.
The Festival Committee reserves the right to reject any vendor application or any specific item listed on the application which is deemed unsafe, inappropriate for family viewing, or not in the character or spirit of the festival.
Vendors are assigned a specific 10’x10’ booth space for a $50 fee. An additional 10’x10’ space may be requested for a $50 fee, if space is available. All products and signage must remain within the assigned space. Objectionable or inappropriate signs, materials or products are not allowed. Booths may be inspected at any time to ensure compliance.
Vendors must provide their own tents (with sufficient tie downs/weights), tables, and chairs. Wineries must provide their own dump buckets and ice chests, however the festival will provide wineries free ice. Electrical outlets are on each corner of the plaza, which vendors may use for a $10 usage fee and must supply their own 50ft. heavy duty extension cord. WiFi is provided in the Plaza District and no password is required.
Vendors may check in starting at 8:00am at our Hospitality Suite located in Mount Vernon City Hall. The room will remain open for vendors and sponsors only throughout the festival to provide refreshments, restrooms, and a comfortable place to take a short break.
Once checked in, Vendors may begin setup and must be ready for customers by 10:30am. Booths must remain open until 5:00pm - early shut down is not allowed. Vendors are responsible for cleaning their booth space at the end of the day, returning the area to its original condition. No vehicular traffic is allowed in the festival area during festival hours.
Vendors must have a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit on display in their booth (or exemption documentation, if applicable) and are responsive for the reporting and payment of all sales/use tax applicable to their sales. The State Comptroller may visit and check for this information at any time.
Wineries may only sell to guests who are wearing a festival wristband, signifying they were verified to be 21 years of age or older. Sales for a tasting must be priced at $1, while sales by the glass, bottle, or case may be at pricing determined by the winery.
This is an outdoor event. There are no refunds for cancellation due to inclement weather conditions.