Fall Art & Craft Expo in the Park,
at Beautiful Wickham Park!
October 23-24, 2021 Application Info Page
Application Link is at the Bottom of This Page!
Located at Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32935
Adjacent to the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus and in the center of a huge artistry community of Brevard County is Wickham Park in Melbourne, FL. The park has an aura of freedom and artistry as you wander the scenic drive winding through the park’s open areas, pine woods and lakes.
This is a high energy retail art & craft event with a solid emphasis on entertainment. Some key points to the structure of this event:
250 Exhibitor Booths
Multiple Live Music Areas
FREE Public Admission & Parking
FREE Kids Zone
Heavily Advertised as an Art & Craft Event With Entertainment for the Entire Family.
Our advertising markets include but not limited to: Newspaper (Multiple when applicable), Multiple Radio Stations, Paid Social Media Advertising (Facebook, Instagram, etc...) Local Signage (When allowed), Paid Email Marketing.
Electricity is not available at this expo. We close well before dark. Generators are not permitted in the expo.
This is a daytime Non-Juried event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 6 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 9:30 am.
There will be over night hired, insured, armed security Friday and Saturday nights.
Click This Link to Access the General Park Map and the two public entry points in relation to where the event is, within Wickham Park. Click the Map and it Will Enlarge!
Click Here to View the Same Booth Floor Plan (You Will Also See This Inside the Application)
Booth & Other Fees:
A single Standard Inline 10x10 booth space is $160.00 for the entire weekend.
A Corner 10x10 booth space is $185.00 for the entire weekend.
Each additional booth space is a $15.00 multi-booth discount
Bare (No linen) table rentals are $15 each. 8 feet x 2.5 feet
Everyone must have their own pop up canopy tent. There is no color requirement. Your tent should look professional and in good working order. It must be sturdy enough to hold at least 22lbs of weight on each leg of the tent. Typical backyard, tailgating tents are not sturdy enough and often buckle and collapse with significant weight applied to them or any wind.
Note, the language used by the City of Melbourne Fire Inspector Regarding Tents, This is Your Responsibility to Comply: Tents must be flame retardant and shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria specified by NFPA 701. All tents must be certified by an approved testing agency and the vendor shall provide evidence of the flame spread certification. The tag must be visible on the tent for ease of inspection. Non-flame retardant tent fabrics or materials such as retail store camping tents or tarps do not meet the NFPA 701 Standard and will not be accepted.
Most tents come this way and already have this fire retardant tag attached to the inside of your canopy. If you can't find it, check with the tent manufacturer and obtain a copy of the flame retardant statement and keep it with you in case you get inspected (Rare). If you are trying to use a cheaper camping our backyard special occasion tent, it will most likely not be flame retardant material.
IMPORTANT*All tents MUST be weighted down after set up to withstand 40 MPH gusts, no exceptions. Tying to your neighbors’ tent to secure yours is not allowed. 1 Gal milk or water jugs are not allowed. An unsecured (No weights) tent is a potential liability if it flies away and hits an event goer or another exhibitor /vendor. Even if you stake in to the ground, you must have sufficient weight on each tent leg to withstand 40 MPH gusts. It is recommended that you suspend your weights off the ground so all the weight is pulling down on your tent (In contrast to having the weights sit on the ground). You cannot stay set up for the event if your tent is not secure. We will be checking every single tent on Saturday morning to ensure all are secure with a weighting system. If yours is un-secure you will be asked to lower your tent until you can secure it with weights, please comply and thank you for adhering to this important tent safety matter. We are saying all this from experience, it’s not fun watching a tent roll through a crowd of people! Remember, you are responsible for what your tent does at an event, i.e injuring people or property. Latitude-88, Inc. assumes no responsibility for your tent causing injury or harm due to your negligence of not securing your tent in the manner discussed above.
We will be checking every tent on Friday and Saturday morning. If you do not have your tent weighted, you will be advised to go get them at a local store or break down your tent. NO REFUNDS will be given for unsecured tents that are told to break down.
*VERY IMPORTANT* We make every effort to assign you to your booth of choice but show management reserves the right to change your booth location for the benefit of field plan logistics. Reasons you might not get the booth you requested: Similar product vendor near your choice, booth availability at time of booking.
Please note the event is rain or shine and refunds are not given if you leave due to weather or any other reason not approved by show management. Click Here for our refund policy. We will not call an event due to rain in the forecast as these things change constantly.
*VERY IMPORTANT* Note: If you leave early or are a no-call-no show, you will not be welcome back to any of our events in the future. Thanks for your understanding.
Never An Application Fee With a Latitude-88 Event!
Note, we use BoothCentral as our application processing partner. You will register one time and then you can see and manage all Art & Craft Expo's with us in one spot, easy peasy!