Thank you for your interest in the SunCoast Renaissance Festival! This highly anticipated and increasingly popular event held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds will enchant Sarasota, Florida, for four consecutive weekends: Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3. 9-10, 2023. Artisans and craftspeople are invited to display their finest talents and wares and join our list of actors, musicians, and street performers for a journey back to the days of brave knights and fair maidens.
The Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that all vendors must follow Festival guidelines detailed in the requirements and application. Education and entertainment are both extremely important to us, and it must show in your displays and interaction.
Help us celebrate by creating an engrossing cultural experience that will immerse our patrons into the world of medieval Europe as soon as they enter our gates.
So, come join us!
If you have any questions, please contact the Vendor Coordinator: email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
FAIR SITE: Sarasota Fairgrounds, located at 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34327
ATTENDANCE: Approximately 40,000 visitors (forecast)
NUMBER OF BOOTH SPOTS: 50 or more
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2023. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted for consideration. Vendors will be notified of their status and invoiced as soon as their application has been juried. In the absence of other notification, being invoiced may be considered as a notification of acceptance. As soon as the vendors are juried in, booth fees will be deposited.
REQUIREMENTS: All crafts and wares should be consistent with the medieval theme as detailed on the Vendor Application and under “Terms and Conditions.” Participants must follow the Fair’s guidelines by wearing medieval attire, decorating their booths in the medieval theme, and interacting with visitors in appropriate medieval style. Furthermore, preference will be given to all works and products that are original, handcrafted pieces.
INSURANCE: SunCoast Renaissance Festival needs to be added as an additional insured on its policy.
CAMPING & ELECTRIC SERVICE: Vendors needing to camp on site or who will need an electrical connection for their booth should complete the Camping & Electric Request Form.
COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES:
- Completed online application form
- All fees (booth fees and additional services)
(checks payable to SunCoast Renaissance Festival)
- Photos, slides or digital images of your work to be juried (one image should show your booth setup)
- $39 per linear foot for the SunCoast Renaissance Festival.
- Fee increases after August 1st.
- Minimum size billed is 10 feet.
- There is a $25 application fee for new applications. This fee must be paid prior to your application being reviewed.
If your application is accepted, the fee will be applied to your total vendor fees.
If your application is not accepted, the fee will be refunded.
Vendors may also submit digital documents meeting the same requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors may be invoiced through our digital payment system for deposits. All vendors including artisans, food vendors, as well as games and rides must provide required legal documentation by the end of October 2023.
CONTACT: Vendor Coordinator email@example.com.
For question about Food and Beverage spaces, please contact the Food and Beverage Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.