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Craft Vendor Application

Welcome to the Freedom Festival, our 4th of July Celebration held in the city of Austin, Minnesota!   Our outdoor event will be held on July 3rd and 4th.

 

Time/Date/Location

  • July 3rd and July 4th, 2023

  • Events in the park begin at 12:30 on July 3rd and approximately 1:00 on July 4th.

  • July 3rd set up/tear down:

    • You may begin setting up anytime on the morning of July 3rd, but be aware that there is NO vehicle traffic allowed through park grounds from 11:30am -9:00pm.

  • July 4th set up/tear down:

    • You may begin setting up anytime on the morning of July 3rd, but be aware that there is NO vehicle traffic allowed through park grounds from 10:30am -11:30pm.

  • This is an outdoor event that takes place rain or shine.There are no refunds on booth fees due to weather.

  • There is NO driving ANYWHERE through the grass or park grounds while the event is occurring or while people are exiting the park after the event ends.

 

Booth/Space Information

  • Booth spaces are 15’x15’ and are $50 for the entire 2-day event.You may purchase an additional space for $30.

  • You are required to stay entirely within your booth and you must keep your booth area clean.

  • We do not supply any display or setup equipment such as tents, chairs, tables, etc., so please bring what you need.   Your tent may be any color.

 

Parking Information

  • Please note that there is NO driving through the park during event hours.

  • You may park directly behind your booth ONLY if you will be there for the duration of the event and will not move your vehicle through the grounds until the event end times listed above.  There is no vehicle traffic through the grass or park while the event is underway for safety reasons. If you cannot be parked the entire time or will need to leave the grounds during the day, you may drop off your equipment/trailer before the event times (above) and then park your vehicle in the designated public parking areas. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Power/Generators

  • Electricity is not available.You will need to provide your own generator if needed.

  • If a generator is used, it must be a quiet inverter-type generator (such as a Honda EU2200i or equivalent).

 

Sales Tax / Insurance / Form ST19

  • If your application is approved, if you will be required to complete and return the MN form ST19, which we are required by law to keep on file.

  • All sales will be conducted between the vendor and the purchaser. Vendors are responsible for collecting, paying, and remitting Minnesota Sales Tax on all sales made during the Festival, if that applies to you.Austin’s sales tax rate is 7.875%.

  • You are responsible for your own liability insurance.

 

General Information

  • You must include a photo or a link to a website or social media page that represents the actual items you will be selling.  

  • All items sold and displayed must be pre-approved.

  • All items must be in good taste and be family appropriate.  No fireworks or weapons (i.e. knifes) may be sold in the park.  No illegal, dangerous or environmentally unfriendly merchandise is allowed.  Vendors who do not follow these policies will be asked to leave with no refund.

  • We reserve the right to accept or reject vendors due to the products being sold, space availability, non-payment of fee, or non-compliance with vendor guidelines.

  • You may NOT sell any type of beverage at any time, as a courtesy to our concession stand operators. Exceptions are possible, if pre-approved and the item(s) are significantly different than the concession offerings.

Please complete the preliminary application below for the 2023 Freedom Festival. 

You will receive an email once your application has been reviewed, and final paperwork, if approved.

Thanks for your Freedom Festival Vendor Application!

We will be in touch with you regarding your application.

Thank you!

2023 REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

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