Greetings from First Fridays in Xenia!
**2017 VENDOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDED SOON - PLEASE WATCH FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE**
We are pleased to invite you to participate in our fabulous fun-filled event in downtown Xenia! Get your application in to reserve your spot. Thanks for joining us and we appreciate your continued support!
Please make all checks payable to Greene Giving with First Fridays in the memo line.
Applications and payment can be mailed or dropped off to: The Flower Stop 57 W. Main Street Xenia, OH
$25 per booth per month or $40 per booth per month for electric.
Street vendors are provided a 10 x 10 sidewalk space downtown. You can purchase up to 3 booths if needed and will need to provide your own tents, tables, extension cords (if purchased electric) etc for the event. We would love to help with this but we don't have the man power or budget! If you have a physical impairment and need some assistance give us a shout and we will see what we can do!
$25 per booth per month or $50 per booth per month for electric.
Food vendors are given a designated spot in our food court off of Second Street in Lot 2. We have limited water lines & 220 Volt electric hook-ups in this location. Food trucks that can be ran without electric can be placed in various locations throughout the event to help accommodate everyone. Help us out and please clean up your space before heading out! We look forward to trying your tasty treats!
$15 per month. No electric options available.
Let's stroll! Roaming vendors are given a 'vendor' badge and are able to roam the event and sell merchandise, pass out information or entertain guests. This is a great option if our booth spots are sold out, you can sell out of your handy-dandy cart or you don't want to stay put! We have a lot of people on the streets so this option might make sense if you have a simple set-up. We look forward to seeing you on the streets!
The low down on Our Policies:
Application Deadlines: While we would love to accept your applications up until the day before our event we just can't... It takes too much organization and our volunteers would go bonkers! Applications are due one month prior to the event. We will accept applications up until the 15th of the month with a $25 late fee. Help us out and get your applications and payment in early! Applications will be approved at the discretion of the First Fridays Committee.
Weather Policy: We have ordered perfect weather for the entire season... but should someone misplace our order know that First Fridays is a rain or shine event! Participation is at your discretion but we can't offer booth refunds for weather or cancelations. If the weather is so extreme that the quality of the event is threatened the committee reserves the right to cancel the event and your fee is non-transferable or refundable. If we cancel, you probably were not planning on coming... it must be bad! We will try with all our might to keep the show going but sometimes it is out of our hands.
Electricity Policy: It's wonderful... and in high demand! Our electric spaces are super limited so we can't guarantee their availability. Make sure to submit your application early for your best chance to snag one of these spaces.
No-Show Policy: We get it. Things come up that we don't plan for! If you have to cancel just let us know as soon as you do at email@example.com. Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund but we might be able to make use of your space. Once or twice we get it... but it makes us sad if you keep signing up and not coming. Don't do that... please and thank you!
Vendor Agreement: We think this is common sense but hey, it doesn't hurt to remind everyone!
- Unload and come back! A lot of people have to set-up and tear down so pretty please unload and go park your vehicle before you start setting up.
- Be set-up and ready to go by 5PM and always have someone in your booth.
- Clean up after yourself. Pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top take your trash with you. Our volunteers have to stay and clean the streets so if we all pitch in and leave our own space looking great it will help bunches!
- Keep it clean people... we are a family event.
- Keep your booth to yourself. No sharing please. Keep it fair and have anyone that wants to participate turn in their own application.
- All vendors will follow the City of Xenia vendor safety requirements (City of Xenia Vendor Safety Requirements found here for your convenience)
- All vendors selling food will follow the Greene County Health Department Regulations (Cottage Food Fact Sheet can be found here for your convenience)
- Lastly... HAVE FUN!