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Art & Craft Expo
Spring Art & Craft Expo in the Park,
at Beautiful Wickham Park!
March 18-19, 2023 Application Info Page
Application Link is at the Bottom of This Page!
Located at Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32935
Note: If you book our events and then cancel the booking greater than two times within a calendar year, your booth deposits will be non-refundable and non-transferable going forward for all events in the future.
Note: Beginning January 1, 2023 there will be a $10.00 cancellation fee for any events that you are booked for and then cancel.
Note: You should not consider yourself officially booked for a booth at any event until you receive the approval email. Each application is reviewed by a human and then approved, not approved or waitlisted.
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. Quiet Generators are allowed in certain areas only! Generators such as the Honda EU 2000 or Harbor Freight Predator brand equivalent and similar equipment. Special Note #1: If you plan to use a small quiet generator, you cannot have it at your booth or near your booth and other booths surrounding you due to gas fume problems with your neighbors. Be prepared to bring at least 150 feet of extension cord. If you have to run your extension cord across a public walk-way, it will be your responsibility to bury the cord under the topsoil ground as to not pose a trip hazard. (if your booth is in an interior island, you will have to cross public walk-ways) Special Note #2: Booth line 226 to 250 are ideal locations for exhibitors requiring a generator because nobody is behind you and there is generous distance to keep your generator away.
Click the Field Plan Below to View the Example Booth Layout (You will see the field plan again in the application)
This is a daytime Non-Juried event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Vendor Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 7 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 9 am (Vendor Check-in Shuts Down at 9am)
There will be over night hired, insured, armed security both 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)
RV CAMPING INFO:
Dry Camping (No Hook Ups) is available right next to the expo and free
Full Hookup Camping is booked directly through Brevard County. There is a nice full hookup RV campground in the park very close to the event.
To learn about RV camping in the actual campground and book a site, CLICK HERE!
Booth & Other Fees:
A single Standard Inline 10x10 booth space is $165.00 for the entire weekend.
A Corner 10x10 booth space is $190.00 for the entire weekend.
$20.00 multi-booth discount for each booth you book beyond a 10x10.
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 35lbs 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.
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 have at least 35lbs of weigh on each leg or suspended from each corner of the tent. 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.
Click Here for a good example of tent weights that hold at least 35lbs of weight.
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.
IMPORTANT:* We encourage you to obtain vendor liability insurance for your products and equipment while at this event but it is not required. Note: Latitude-88, Inc. is not responsible for loss of vendor products or equipment and does not provide liability insurance to cover your products and equipment. For example, If weather damages or destroys your products or equipment, your own event liability insurance can help you recover. Here is an example option for vendor liability insurance: https://www.rvnuccio.com/
*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. We pay to advertise to the public our event hours & expect to stay open until such. Thanks for your understanding.
We are currently sold out for this event & not taking anymore applications
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