What the Fluff?
A Tribute to Union Square Invention
2017 Vendor Application
Saturday, September 23, 2017
(Rain date Sunday, 9/24)
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
**Deadline for Vendor Application is Friday, August 11, 2017.
What is the Fluff Festival?
This year, "What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention,” a nationally recognized and locally beloved madcap and funky festival, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the invention of Fluff in Union Square. This year's theme, "FluffCentennial: Inspiring the Next Century of Union Square Invention", not only marks that anniversary but also the fact that 100 years later, Union Square is again a hub of invention and innovation.
Product & Vendor Selection:
Craft vendors are strongly encouraged to present handmade products that relate to this year’s theme and have a Fluff component.
Food vendors are strongly encouraged to present food products that use Marshmallow Fluff as an ingredient. All food products must be prepared in a licensed kitchen. Upon acceptance, food vendors will receive instructions on how to apply for the City of Somerville's Temporary Food Permit. Vendors are responsible for obtaining their own permit. Permit fee is $25. Vendors are expected to comply with all health regulations set by the City of Somerville.
Please note: This application is for vendor submission only and does NOT guarantee admission. Selection of vendors will be based on quality, creativity, product variety, appropriateness to the event, and space availability.
Festival organizers also reserve the right as sole purveyor at the Festival of fluffernutter sandwiches and rice krispie treats.
All vendors must email three (3) labeled and well-focused photos of their product(s). Photos must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rates & Payment:
Vendor fee for craft vendors is $150 and fee for food vendors is $300. Checks must be made out to Union Square Main Streets and mailed to:
Union Square Main Streets
PO Box One
Somerville, MA 02143.
Until we receive your check, your application is incomplete and will not be reviewed for acceptance. Please note: If an applicant is not accepted, we will shred the check.
Tents & Equipment:
Vendor spaces are approximately 10 x 10. Vendors must provide their own tables and tents. USMS will not be responsible for providing any equipment.
Set-up & Breakdown:
On the day of the event, set-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. and all vendors must be ready for the Festival to start at 3:00 p.m. Breakdown will begin at 7:00 p.m. and all vendors must leave the premise by 8:00 p.m.
Questions & Concerns:
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Tiffany Leung at email@example.com.