Vendors

15TH ANNUAL NATCHITOCHES MEAT PIE FESTIVAL & 18TH ANNUAL RIVER RUN

Presented by: INDEPENDENT MOTORCYCLE RIDERS OF NATCHITOCHES

VENDOR INFORMATION – DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

2017 Vendor Application

Welcome to the 2017 festival.  It’s another exciting year with great entertainment, lots of meat pies and NEW THIS YEAR …

HOT AIR BALLOONS, BALLOON GLOW, tethered balloon rides along with our larger than ever fireworks extravaganza!!!

NOTE: THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR VENDING AND NOT A GUARANTEE OF ACCEPTANCE.  VENDORS WILL BE NOTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION.  For more information: Contact Jimmy Harper at (318) 652-0578 or harpereasyrider@aol.com

VENDOR REGULATIONS

VENDORS MUST FURNISH TENTS, TABLES, CHAIRS, SIGNAGE, EXTENSION CORDS, ETC. NO ELECTRICAL HOOK-UPS ARE PROVIDED IN NON-FOOD AREA.

VENDOR INFO:  All vendors must be registered with the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival in order to qualify, to sell or demonstrate their products or services.  You must provide completed signed application, signed regulations, applicable fees, and certificate of insurance to register.

FOOD VENDORS will be assigned a spot number and will be notified of the time to arrive to line up or possibly lose their spot.

ALL FOOD VENDORS: All food vendors MUST be set up by 12:00pm (Noon) Friday, September 15, 2017. You will NOT be able to drive in the area after 12:00pm (Noon).

FOOD VENDOR INFO:  Absolutely no dumping of any liquids other than clear water will be tolerated.  All other liquids such as grease, oil or drink syrup must be carried off the site by vendor.  All cooking operations must have a 10-lb. all-purpose, dry chemical fire extinguisher and a current inspection tag by a State of Louisiana certified agent (Louisiana Licensed Fire Extinguisher Company) readily available.  Fire Department Personnel and Gas Commission Inspector will inspect each vendor on Friday.  If your fire extinguisher does not have a current LA inspection tag your booth will not pass inspection and you will not be allowed to conduct business; therefore, forfeiting all monies paid to the festival.  The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival will not be held responsible for notification or acceptance of these codes.

PROPANE GAS:   All connections and fuel lines will be checked for safety.

NON-FOOD VENDOR INFO:  All NON-FOOD VENDORS in levels 2 & 3 will be assigned spot numbers and a time to set up or possibly lose their spot.  Items to be sold at these booths can be jewelry, novelty items, t-shirts, wood products, arts & crafts, purses, jellies, candies, packaged foods, etc.  No cooking can take place at these booths.  If you are not sure if your item qualifies as this type of vendor, please call to make sure.  Items do not have to be handmade. Non-food vendors should be prepared to be set up by 3:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.  To make other arrangements please contact Jimmy Harper – (318) 652-0578 or harpereasyrider@aol.com

ELECTRICAL HOOK-UPS:  All electrical connections must meet the specifications and metering requirements set forth by the City of Natchitoches.  As per City ordinance, portable generators may not be used for electricity.  Household duty extension cords and other unapproved methods of electrical connection are not allowed.  Each booth requiring electricity must be connected and metered individually by the City.  The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival committee will arrange for all electrical connections.  Please provide a detailed description on the application of your electrical needs. The City will be at the festival location on Friday to make sure all vendors are set up for operation.

PAYMENT:  All booth spaces are due and payable, upon being notified of acceptance.  Absolutely NO REFUND will be made after vendor agreement is executed.

INSURANCE:   All food vendors are required to provide proof of insurance for $1,000,000 liability coverage and list Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches as additionally insured.  It is not necessary to submit proof of insurance until after notification of acceptance. Upon acceptance, certificate of Insurance may be mailed with applicable fee.

Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches is not liable for any injuries, weather conditions, acts of God, loss of income, loss or damage of supplies or equipment, nor does it guarantee a profit of any type.

LOCATION NATCHITOCHES PARISH FAIR GROUNDS

The Natchitoches Parish Fairgrounds are located adjacent to the Natchitoches Regional Airport.  Access is on Fairgrounds Road from either the Rapides Drive or the Hwy 1 Bypass Entrance.

VERY LIMITED RV SPACE AVAILABLE FOR VENDORS – Electricity provided – No Water/No Sewage. Dump site nearby.  First come, first serve.  Two-night minimum $150.00

Download the Vendor Application – Print/scan and email to harpereasyrider@aol.com or mail to Jimmy Harper Questions? Contact – (318) 652-0578 – 172 East Ridge Drive – Natchitoches, LA 71457