THINGS INTERESTED VENDORS SHOULD KNOW
1.) Call us at 812-334-4420 and reserve your vending space as early as possible. There are 3 important reasons why you should reserve a vendor space as early as possible: Savings - It saves you money - see our rate schedule below. Protection - We try protect you from competitors, for example, if you sell BBQ ribs and you pay your space fee, we won't allow in another vendor who sells BBQ ribs. Everything is based on first come, first served. Best space location - all food vendors will be setup on Vendor Row, however the middle sites (4 - 7) are the most desirable. We assign the best ones first. See our Vendor Guide. Reserve today - Like I say, once we have a rib guy, that's it - we don't need another one. By waiting, you run the risk of not being able to get in, and our fest has the lowest vending cost per attendee of any event I've ever heard of. As soon as you pay your vendor fee, we'll list you on our Vendor Guide page. If you have a website that you'd like us to link to, just let us know. You do not need to fill-out an application, just call us!
2.) Our Vending Prices are very low. In 2010 we reached the 5,000 mark in attendance, but our vending prices have not gone up since we started in 1999.
If you'll be cooking anything, you'll need to have a fire
extinguisher at your booth space. Among your staff you must have a
certified handler. Use this Temporary
Food Establishment Checklist to
ensure that you'll have all of the necessary equipment and supplies
in order to operate at the fest. A Temporary
Event Food License Application, along
with $50 certificate fee, must be submitted no later than 7 days
prior to each event to the Brown Co Health Dept, Po Box 281,
Nashville, IN 47448, telephone: 812-988-2255.
www.browncountyhealthdept.org Contact the Health Dept for the Event App.
4.) Space Assignment and Setup. Vendors should setup on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Any vendor who arrives before the 22rd or stays after the 25th must get permission to do so from the Bill Monroe Music Park (the Park) by calling Natalie at 800-414-4677. You will pay us (Bushman Music Works, 812-334-4420) for your stay from 8/22/13 - 8/25/13 - for dates before or after those, you will pay the Park. If you arrive before the 22nd, you must setup in the correct space - if you don't, you will be moved on the 22nd! To find your assigned space, see our Vendor Guide. To make things run smoothly, if you think you will be arriving before 8/22/12, please call John Hall at 812-334-4420.
5.) Indemnification and Insurance. You are responsible for any injuries, accidents, or losses which may be sustained as a result of your vending operations at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground (the Park) during the Bean Blossom Blues Fest (the Fest). The Park, Bean Blossom Bluegrass INC, Dwight Dillman, the Fest, and Bushman Music Works LLC, and John Hall or any of the sames employees shall have no responsibility for any accident or injury caused by your activities. You must maintain your own liability insurance and have proof of insurance available during the Festival for inspection purposes. By participating in the Fest, you are agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the Park, Dwight Dillman, Bushman Music Works LLC, John Hall and all of their employees from any damages, lawsuits, or claims arising out of any injuries or accidents occasioned by your activities. John Hall will come by while you are setting up to have you sign a Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Form, and he will check for your proof of liability insurance.
6.) Have fun! The Bean is unlike any other event of it's type. The spirit of everyone involved, from promoter to attendee, is one of fun and love. If you've got good products, and give our attendees a good deal, we welcome you to the best event you'll attend all year!