The new 2015 Application is now available!
It's that time of the year again... The 26th Annual 2015 Bremerton Blackberry Festival is only a few months away! (September 5th, 6th and 7th - Labor Day Weekend)
As a reminder, the festival is now a project of the Bremerton Rotary Foundation. All festival proceeds will be reinvested into the local community. You will have the option to pay for your booth fees with a credit card via PayPal when you submit your Vendor Application online!
For those returning as vendors or those applying for the first time, here are the procedures:
Once you fill out and submit the online application, this will put you in line for application approval and booth assignment. However, you are not done yet!
After submitting the online application, you must mail or email us the following within seven (7) days after submitting the online application to keep your place in line. An acceptance email will not be sent until all paperwork is completed and received.
- Check or money order for all booth fees as indicated on the online application receipt. (if not paying by credit card)
- A copy of your online application receipt.
Review, sign and mail the following along with the above within seven (7) days after submitting the online application: (Booth will NOT be assigned until receipt of 2, 3 and 4 below has been signed and returned!)
- 2015 Blackberry Festival Guidelines - REVIEW AND KEEP - **Please read this before signing #2
- 2015 Blackberry Festival Signature Page - SIGN AND RETURN
- Fire Marshal Check List - SIGN AND RETURN (SEE NEW FIRE CODE VENDOR PERMIT REQUIREMENTS BELOW)
- Electrical Application (fill out whether you need electricity or not) - SIGN AND RETURN
NEW FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS: EACH VENDOR is now REQUIRED to apply for a $25 Vendor Permit through the City of Bremerton. You should apply for this permit at least 30 days prior to the festival date to allow sufficient time to get approval. CLICK HERE to download instructions to apply for the permit with the City of Bremerton. If you have questions about the permit or process, please contact Janet Lunceford, at (360)473-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Returning vendors from last year, will get priority assignment over new vendors ONLY if you submit your online application before April 1.
Here is the layout and booth map for this years festival for your review.
After all paperwork has been received, you will be notified by email with a letter if your application has been approved, along with your booth assignment. If we are unable to approve your application for this years festival, we will mail you a refund for the amount submitted.
We sell out our booths every year, so don't delay in submitting your application ONLINE!
The Blackberry Festival Committee is looking forward to working with all our vendors again this year.
We work hard at not duplicating the main items that are sold at our festival. In order to do this, we must have your cooperation in listing every item you sell.
Each year we must follow new rules and regulations by the Fire Marshall and Police Departments and of course, the insurance companies. We ask that you read your application very carefully and follow all directions.
The Hampton Inn offers a "berry" good discount to all blackberry vendors. Be sure to pre-register with the hotel so they will have a room set aside for you when you arrive.
You will receive acceptance confirmation as a vendor as soon as all paperwork has been processed and a committee of four decides on the best location for you based on your requests, available space and your electrical needs.
In August you will receive by e-mail additional information regarding set-up times and other necessary details.Please keep in mind that our office gets busier as we get closer to the festival dates. So call if you have the need, and leave a message on our event line. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, but please be patient about any delay.
Thank you for participating in our 2015 Bremerton Blackberry Festival vendor application process!
Bremerton Rotary Foundation