2018 Decatur Arts Festival

Downtown Decatur Georgia

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DATE: May 26th – May 27th, 2018

TIME: Marketplace times:
May 26th: 10 am to 7 pm
May 27th: 11 am to 5 pm
Load in is at 6 am on May 26th

LOCATION: Downtown Decatur, GA
East Court Square



PRODUCED BY: Decatur Arts Alliance

VENDOR CONTACT: Premier Events
e mail: Rob@premiereventslive.com

*Festival details are subject to change. Decatur Arts Festival is a RAIN OR SHINE event.


All Food Vendors of Decatur Arts Festival 2018 must adhere to the following rules and regulations. Premier Events (PE) has the full power to interpret and enforce these rules, conditions and regulations, and the power to make reasonable amendments thereto and to make such further reasonable rules and regulations necessary for the proper conduct of a safe, clean, well-regulated, and attractive Event.

More than 40,000 patrons are anticipated to attend the 2018 event but the event cannot guarantee or warrant this attendance.

10X10 space: $850
10X20 space: $1,650
Push Cart: $400 each
Food Truck: $900

Food Vendors are expected to furnish their own tent, tables, chairs and all décor and supplies. Food Vendors must furnish completed application, total fees due, menu and prices to reserve their participation in the 2018 event. PE reserves the right to refuse exhibit space if the Food Vendors product or service or the booth area is not consistent with the character of the event. Food Vendors will be provided a tent and basic power of (2) 20 amp circuits. If additional power is required, it will be the responsibility of the vendor to provide. Food Trucks requiring more than 20 amp power will be required to run their own generator.

Vendors will be open to the general public each day from Noon to 6 or 7 pm. Food Vendors must be set up and remain open during all exhibit hours.

Carnival tactics, the use of public address systems or other similar activities by the Food Vendor shall not be allowed. The event does not guarantee exclusivity of products sold. Food Vendors may not sublease any part of their space or participate in any third-party advertising or third party promotions or display third party signage at their booths.

Food Vendors must put down non-porous flooring to cover booth area. We recommend plastic tarp covered with roofing paper. Grease spills will be the responsibility of the Food Vendor to clean and may also result in loss of cleaning deposit. The event will provide receptacles for grease and gray water. Nothing can be poured onto the grass or down storm drains including grease or gray water. Any violation of this could result in immediate expulsion from the festival, loss of clean up deposit, and possible fines from the City of Decatur. Food Vendors must furnish in-tent trash cans and must bag all trash and breakdown boxes for pickup by the festival employees.

Decorations may not be nailed, taped, tacked or otherwise fastened to park infrastructure, trees, or fixtures. The use or distribution of any of the following items is prohibited: adhesive backed decals, stickers, helium balloons, glitter, confetti. Motorized vehicles of any type (forklifts, gas or electric carts, bicycles, scooters or similar equipment) may not be used inside the event venue.

Distribution of flyers, brochures or any advertising marketing materials must be confined to the vendor booth space. Promotional materials or signage may not be affixed to any structure inside or outside of the event venue.

We will not allow Polystyrene containers or cups (Styrofoam) for the festival. If you normally serve from these, contact Rob Frazer at rob@premiereventslive.com.

Food Vendors will conduct sales of products or goods direct with the event consumers and shall be entitled to retain 100% of the proceeds from these transactions. Food Vendors must furnish their own cash bank and credit card processing if they wish to take credit cards. Food Vendors are not allowed to sell any sodas or water. A report of total sales shall be reported to the Premier Events (rob@premiereventslive.com) within 2 days of the festival conclusion.

If Exhibitor notifies PE in writing of their intent to cancel through May 13th, 2016, Exhibitor shall be entitled to receive a 50% refund of their Exhibitor fee. If PE receives notice after May 12th, 2018, no refund will be issued.

(2) standard 110v, 20amp outlets will be provided for each Food Vendor as part of their vending fee. Additional power will create an additional fee. Please note your power requirements below.

PE will make Food Vendor location assignments approximately two (2) weeks prior to the event. Space assignment priority will be given based upon date of receipt of completed application and payment as well as type food being offered. If you have a special request for your booth location, please list it on this form and we will make best efforts to accommodate your request. PE reserves the right to make modifications to the layout of the exhibit area if circumstances warrant, at its sole discretion. Food Vendor area must be confined to the space contracted and provided. Food Vendor space must not obstruct other exhibits or walk paths.

Exhibit load in and set up will take place Saturday morning starting at 6 am. Load out will take place Sunday after 5:00 pm. Exhibitors will receive information regarding load in and set up 1 week prior to the festival. Exhibitors that fail to abide by load in schedule and deadline may risk forfeiture of event space. In the event of late shows, event will not be obligated to refund event space fee.

The Food Vendor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and save PE against any and all claims, losses and damages to persons or property and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by Food Vendor’s installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of exhibit space. In addition, the Exhibitor acknowledges that PE and Decatur Arts Festival do not maintain insurance coverage covering Food Vendor’s property and it is sole responsibility of the Food Vendor to obtain such insurance, including, if desired business interruption and property damage covering losses by the Food Vendor. Responsibility of the security of a Food Vendor’s area, products and property rests solely with the Food Vendor.

Decatur Arts Festival is a rain or shine event. The Food Vendor agrees that in the event of acts of God, storms, floods, high winds, gales or hurricanes that neither PE nor any of its employees or agents shall not be responsible for loss, damage, third party damages, claims or loss to property, persons or vessels. It is the Event Management’s sole and absolute discretion to order an evacuation of the Event, or to take necessary steps to protect public health and property in the event of an act of God, hurricane, or the issuance of a severe weather warning for Atlanta or its environs by the National Weather Service.

PE shall have no liability whatsoever for damage, of any nature, to any person, matter, or thing resulting from storm wind or water, or other acts of God, or imminent threat thereof, nor from fire, strikes or lockouts.

All food vendors are required to provide Premier Events proof of insurance for $1,000,000.00 Liability coverage (and needs to cover days of the event). You will be required to name Decatur Arts Festival, The City of Decatur, Premier Events, LLC, and Phoenix Concessions, LLC as additional insured. 1825 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

For more information about the 2016 Decatur Arts Festival Food, please contact Premier Events, Rob Frazer E mail: Rob@premiereventslive.com