Welcome To Our Vendor Application!
Our annual Native American Festival is scheduled for June 11&12, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:30pm each day.
We believe in giving our guests an experience full of fun, memories, and keepsakes that remind them of a day well spent! This is where you come in! You give our guests an array of quality options, whether it's delicious food, quality souvenirs, awareness, or games and immersive opportunities.
Our festival will feature continuous Native American entertainment from the several Native American groups The performances will include Hoop Dances, Stomp Dances, Jingle & Grass Dances, Fancy Shawl Dances, and a variety of other Native American dances, singing performances, drumming acts, and musical instrument shows. Our entertainers will be dressed in their Native attires and vibrant regalia as they perform. There will also be an assortment of demonstrations that will include basket weaving, beadwork, clothing, and many other Native American traditions exhibited. To complete the festival, there will be a plethora and variety of food and craft vendors with appetizing food selections and expert craftsmanship.
The Caverns Tours and our selection of amusing attractions will be open at regular prices for the duration of the festival. You can purchase your tickets online at DeSotoCavernsPark.com.
The photos below are from our 2015 Native American Festival, we hope to have photos of your products in next years registration
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park Native American Festival is scheduled for June 11 - 12, 2016. As in the past, the event is expected to bring robust crowds on each day of the event. Gate fee is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 - 11. Children 4 and under are free. Parking is free.
This outdoor event will include over 90 exhibit spaces. Each space is approximately 11 feet deep x 14 feet wide. No tent stakes are allowed due to underground utilities. If you desire additional space, you must purchase an additional booth. All items must be sold from craft booths. Exhibitors are encouraged to demonstrate their skills.
A $75 EXHIBITOR FEE reserves one space (11” x 14”) for two days. All spaces will be assigned, and those who apply early will get preferred space. An electrical outlet is $25 extra.
FOOD CONCESSIONS: $250 space fee includes one 30 amp outlet. Limited availability on 220 amp-must specify. All booths must be claimed between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 am. You are responsible for adhering to local Health Department regulations and permits. DeSoto Caverns will not provide or sell ice. Must provide liability insurance.
AMUSEMENTS SUCH AS PONY RIDES OR OTHER GAMES: $200 reserves space as needed. Must provide proof of liability insurance.
DEADLINE FOR SPACES: JUNE 1, 2016
TWO PHOTOS OF YOUR EXHIBIT are required with your
SEND YOUR CHECK payable to DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park with the application form, proof of insurance (if applicable), and photos to Caprece Clinton, DeSoto Caverns, 5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044.
SET-UP FOR FESTIVAL is from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday and from 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM Saturday. All spaces are preassigned. Festival hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday and Sunday. Overnight security will be provided on Friday and Saturday. However, any loses or damages are the responsibility of the vendor.
NO VEHICLE WILL BE PERMITTED in exhibit areas during festival hours. Tailgate exhibits are not permitted. For the safety of all concerned, all vehicles must be removed from the park by 8:30 AM. No vendor will leave the festival before 5:30 PM each day. Exhibitor parking is across the highway.
VULGAR ITEMS AND GOODS that more properly belong in a flea market will not be permitted. You may be asked to leave without a refund. Traditional weapons such as knives, arrowheads, spears, etc. will be allowed for sale but they must be out of reach of children.
DESOTO CAVERNS FAMILY FUN PARK will be open. You may purchase tickets for our Caverns Tour and over 25 outdoor attractions and enjoy our campground, picnic area, and gift shop.
DESOTO CAVERNS FAMILY FUN PARK has full hook-up and tent camping. Limited space is available. Contact the park to obtain rates and make reservations. Deposit is required. Visit our website for area hotels. Exhibitors may park overnight in the exhibitors parking field at no charge. There are no hook-ups in this area.
Early registrations are given preference. Applications will be reviewed and exhibitors will be notified of acceptance. Exhibitors should not assume acceptance until they receive confirmation.