The Powell Festival is the City’s signature event of the year. This two-day summer experience stands out in delivering family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and dazzling fireworks.
Who is eligible to be a vendor?
Applicants must have all necessary licenses and insurance. Applicants must be year-round and/or seasonal operation with proven festival experience. Vendors take all full legal responsibility for participation.
When and how are vendors selected?
All applications will be reviewed and participants will be selected on or before May 15, 2019 and will be contacted at this time. Only unique product lines will be selected as spots for vending as spaces for vending are limited. A waiting list will be created for those vendors/merchants not chosen.
Wait list vendors may be added if other vendors/merchants do not meet payment deadlines or if space opens up in other areas of the park. Application submittal is not a guaranteed acceptance to festival. Special preference will be given to vendors/merchants based on the following:
- A vendor has a previous and strong track record with the Powell Festival
- A vendor has a Powell business and is located in Powell
- A vendor has a unique item not provided by other vendors
All decisions of the committee will be final.
When will I receive my acceptance of my application?
Vendors will be selected on or before May 15, 2019 and will be contacted via email. After May 15th, if your application has not been accepted you will receive a decline letter via email.
May 1 – Applications must be submitted
May 15 – Vendor will be accepted and notified. Declined notifications will be sent to vendors not accepted.
June 1 – All fees must be paid in full and certificate of insurance must be included if necessary.
Vendors Booth Hours
Friday, June 21, 2019 – 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 12-9 p.m.
Maximum 10 x 10 area permitted per business. Multiple spaces may be rented. Vendor must provide their own 10 x 10 tents, tables and chairs (Please note: the Powell Festival will be providing a large tent for artisan and home-based vendors). Powell Festival is not responsible for any of these items and does not provide rentals. Electricity is not available. Space sharing with multiple vendors/merchants is not permitted at Powell Festival.
Nonprofit or charitable organizations recognized by state of Ohio, public educational institutions, churches, libraries, senior services, civic clubs, or scouts. Limited number of organizations with this criteria will be selected. Those qualified nonprofit organizations selected MUST provide a free family-friendly and/or safe children’s gift and/or educational station. No selling or fundraising permitted.
Agencies where more than 50% of funding is from public sources (such as law enforcement departments, village/city/township/county agencies, etc.) who wish to have a booth. Benefits include being named as community sponsor on Powell Festival webpage(s) and website with link. Nonprofit and charitable organization do not qualify.
*The fee for nonprofit organizations and government agencies may be waived if the organization provides an activity for children. Please include a description of the activity in your application.
Vendors who wish to sell/display a larger sampling of their own or others’ goods which can include some or all commercially produced items (Pampered Chef, Avon, Tastefully Simple, etc.) and do not use a professional showroom, office building, retail establishment, etc. New this year, the Powell Festival will provide a large tent for artisan and home-based businesses.
Retail merchants who wish to sell a larger sampling of their own items at the Powell Festival. Booths may not be shared by more than one retail business. Products or goods must be present and available for sale at the Powell Festival. Those businesses within the Powell municipal boundaries qualify for a 10% discount. Proof of address necessary with application.
- A political party, committee, association, fund, or other organization (whether or not incorporated) that is required to file a statement of organization with the state board of elections or a county clerk or that seeks to attain and maintain political power within government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns.
- If promoting an individual candidate, that candidate MUST be present during Festival. If more than one candidate is promoted than a separate booth is required. Candidates CAN NOT share booths.