Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Florida Manatee Festival. The Festival will be held on January 14th and 15th rain or shine.
Beginning this year, all Manatee Festival applications must be submitted electronically. Below, you will find links to the applications. Simply fill out the online form, attach the required photos and documentation, click submit and you are done! No need to download the application or mail it in. Please Note: Submitting an application DOES NOT guarantee you a booth at the Festival. ALL applications must be approved first. You will be notified by email when your application is approved or denied no later than December 12th.
Once you submit your application you will receive and email asking you to review your answers, should corrections need to be made, please contact Kathleen Grady-Weil at 352.795.3149 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016, after which, a $25 late fee will be included with your booth fee. ABSOLUTELY NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 20, 2016.
Friday set-up hours will be available and announced in an acceptance letter.
Spaces may not be shared, exchanged or sold. The exhibitor is responsible for the complete set-up and tear-down of his/her space.
All spaces are to be neat and orderly (boxes must be stored out of sight). Some spaces are in full sun, so please be prepared. Electricity and water is limited. There will be no vehicles permitted in festival area during festival hours unless it is part of your set up. All vehicles must be removed 30 minutes before the start of each day.
If your application is accepted, it will be a commitment to show and remain for the entire event. Exhibitors who leave before the closing of the event will not be permitted to enter in future shows. Booth sitters will be available for 15-minute intervals between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both
No refunds will be given unless prior notification is received 60 days before the show. There are no refunds due to inclement weather.
Each vendor is responsible for collecting Florida State Sales Tax of 6% and remit collected sales tax.
* All accepted food and beverage vendors will be required to meet or exceed all guidelines and requirements of the Citrus County Health Department. A copy of these guidelines is available upon request.