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Information for Vendors
Welcome to the 27th Sequim Lavender Festival® and the Lavender Capital of North America®, produced by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association™. This is the largest Lavender Festival in North America and attracts over 30,000 visitors from around the world. The Festival includes free, self-guided lavender farm tours, a fantastic street fair, food, musical entertainment and more.
During the 3 day Festival Weekend please consider yourself as a “Lavender Festival Ambassador” – informative, friendly and helpful. Feel free to refer visitor questions to one of the 3 information booths on site where one of the staff or trained volunteers will be happy to assist them.
Everything YOU need to know as a vendor is on this page somewhere… and if it’s not here yet, it will be! We’re adding to this page frequently, right up to the event date – so come back often and check out the new additions!
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to make last minute changes that may be required to accommodate festival participants/vendor needs. The Sequim Lavender Festival Committee works very hard to ensure a good flow of vendors and that no two type of vendors are right next to each other. No small task! NO BOOTH CHANGES CAN BE MADE AT THIS POINT.
Please read the important information below very carefully – your awareness of and compliance with this information is critical to a smooth and successful festival for all of us!
2023 Festival Dates: July 21-23, 2023
2023 Load-In: July 20, 2023 in shifts
Booth Fee Deadline: April 15, 2023.
Street Fair Contacts
Lavender Festival office 360-681-3035 (leave a message, someone will return your call)
ATM: Located between the breezeway behind the Performance stage. Contains $20 bills only. Bring lots of change.
Bathrooms: Portable toilets cleaned daily are available including handicap stalls.
First Aid: There will be a first aid booth managed by Clallam County Fire District #3 EMTs / Volunteers throughout the weekend on the south end of the event, behind the stage.
Security: Private Security has been hired to provide security at night. Each evening Vendors are required to secure ALL FOUR SIDES of their booth with flaps, sides, tarps, clips, etc. and do what’s necessary to protect stall goods. You can use “blue” tarps at night, but not during the hours of the event. The Festival is not responsible for your booth or contents.
The following is not available:
Electricity, unless special arrangements made prior to June 1.
Rules, Guidelines and Important Information
FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS
BOOTHS MUST BE FIRE-PROOF WITH TAGS per Section 3104.2 & 3104.3 of the current edition of the International Fire Code. The tags can be NFPA 701 or CPAI-84 or California Fire Marshal, Title 19 certified for the festival. HANGING FABRICS must have written proof of fie retardant treatment. This code will be strictly enforced; if you do not comply it may result in your removal from the festival without a refund.
General Festival Requirements Document
It is very important that you sell only the handmade items that were juried by the Sequim Lavender Festival Committee. Those attempting to sell imports or consignments will be asked to pull products and may not be asked to attend future events. We reserve the right to close booths that do not comply with this requirement.
The Festival will be open to the public from 9:00AM-7:00PM Friday/Saturday and 9:00AM-5:00PM on Sunday. We open the festival at 9:00AM because there are many early bird customers, even on Sunday. All Vendor vehicles must be out of the public area and parked each morning by 8:30AM. Please, no packing up before 5:00PM on Sunday.
During the event, everyone should be aware of safety and security issues. Please report suspicious behavior, and take the initiative to call 911 on your cell phone immediately to report any emergency. The Festival provides each Street Fair Participant a booth number to attach to the front of your booth so emergency personnel can easily find your space. We will contact you using the primary phone number provided in ZAPP.
Booths are required and must have at least 30 lbs. of weight secured on each booth corner for safety/weather reasons. In fact, we recommend 50 lbs on each booth corner. Sequim can receive high winds in the summer, even when the weather is beautiful. This is one of those times when more is better! Also, absolutely no STAKES in the ground – you may puncture the underground irrigation system and get a bill from the City of Sequim!
Sales Tax – EVERYONE must collect Sales Tax!
Retail Sales Tax rate in Sequim, WA is 8.9%. You are responsible for State of Washington Department of Revenue Registration. The tax code for the City of Sequim: 0503. Please use this code when reporting your sales. If you have questions, or if Sales Tax Collection Schedules are needed, please go to the Department of Revenue web site at dor.wa.gov or call at 1-800-647-7706.
There are no dogs allowed in booths. Service dogs are allowed.
No smoking is allowed in or near booth. This event is a smoke free event. Participants who violate these rules may be closed and not permitted at the festival in future years.
Sales are to take place only inside the booth space. No selling items in space behind the booth and no ‘roaming’ the street with product or marketing material for sale or promotional.
Storage of stock must be within your booth. New this year: Many booths will have a bit of space behind them for storage.
You MUST have a Seller’s permit and be prepared to show it if asked.
Application / Jury Fees: Non-refundable
Booth Fees: Cancellations are difficult and we are sure that no one intentionally plans to cancel after entering into an agreement for any art festival. However, on our end, the closer we get to the event date the more time and planning we have invested and the more difficult it becomes for us to fill your booth space with quality artists or food vendors. In many cases the individuals who could have filled your booth space are no longer available with such late notice. For that reason we request that you respect the following dates with regards to cancellation:
Prior to April 15 Booth Fee Deadline:
$25 deduction from your booth fees
April 15 to April 30, 2023:
$75.00 deduction from your booth fees
May 1 to May 31, 2023:
$200.00 deduction from your booth fees
June 1, 2023 to Event Date:
No cancellation refunds
Festival Layout Map
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Booth Setup and Inspection Information
Participant/Vendor Load-In will occur in shifts on Thursday, July 20th, 2023 based on booth number and “section”. See the Sequim Lavender Festival® Park Layout Map (CLICK HERE). We appreciate your adherence to this schedule – it will make the process run smoothly and efficiently. We do understand that some of you will be there earlier or later than your designated time and we will do our best to accommodate the traffic flow for booth setup. Please remember that you must unload and move your car quickly – then set up your tent and set out your product.
9:00 – Section 100 Even Numbers
10:30 – Section 100 Odd Numbers
12:00 – Section 200 and Section 400 – all booths
1:00 – Section 300 and 600 Even Numbers
3:30 – Section 300 and 600 Odd numbers
Please enter the park at the very north end of Blake Avenue, into the Water Reuse parking lot. Follow the driveway around to the 1st Info Booth where you will pick up your packet and be directed to your booth space.
Fire Marshal Check Off
The Fire Marshal will be checking booths all day on Thursday. Once you are finished setting up your booth, you will be reviewed by the Fire Marshal. Sign off by the Fire Marshal MUST OCCUR BEFORE YOU LEAVE! You will not be allowed to open for business on Friday morning unless you are cleared by the Fire Marshal and get a sticker on your booth number! This will be strictly enforced, so please don’t ask for an exception – no really, don’t even ask.
Day of Festival Instructions
Please make sure to have all vehicles parked by 8:30 AM. Festival opens at 9 AM.
** One Parking Permit will be given to you at Load-In on Thursday ** Parking is on a first come, first served basis. Each Booth will receive ONE PARKING PERMIT for the nearby vendor parking area. If you are bringing a second car, please plan to park on the streets walking distance from the Festival Site.
If you have a trailer that needs to be stored during the festival to access your product for your booth, please contact the Director with this request prior to set up day. We will only be able to accommodate the trailer. NO camping is allowed at the park so campers will not be allowed to stay overnight. Trailers CANNOT be parked behind your booth.
Each morning, there will be a short period between 7:00AM-8:30AM when Vendors with Parking Permits can bring a vehicle onto event area to unload needed items. All vehicles must be off the event area and parked by 8:30AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please pull as close to your booth as possible to allow cars to pass by.
PLEASE HAVE PARKING PERMIT SHOWING FOR ADMITTANCE TO EVENT AREA.