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Please complete this application if you are wanting to sell food or beverages at First Thursday.

Applicant Information

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Vendor Type

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Monthly Participation

Each event follows a theme and will run from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Applicants are not guaranteed full-season attendance, even if all months are selected. Vendors will be notified of acceptance within five days of submitted application.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Location of the vendors at the events are assigned at the discretion of the Experience Fayetteville team. We purposefully place vendors to curate the overall experience and are not able to honor requests for specific location of your tent or booth.

Inclement Weather Policy

First Thursday 2019 is a RAIN or SHINE event. In the case of rain First Thursday will move inside the Fayetteville Town Center. At 1:00 p.m. on event day, we will decide if we will move inside the Town Center or if we will continue our event outside around the historic square as planned.

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Payment Process and Fees

Once accepted, vendors will be contacted about payment process. Please DO NOT send money with application, it will not be accepted. All vendors will be expected to remit $30 per month after their application is accepted.

Once accepted, all vendors be invoiced a fee of $30 for each month selected. Vendors will not be permitted to set up until invoices are paid. Payment will ONLY be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the event and WILL NOT be accepted at the event. This fee is non-refundable.

Participation

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Electric power is extremely limited and is not guaranteed.

First Thursday Fayetteville Food and Beverage Vendor Agreement 2019

  • I agree to reduce my use of one-time use plastics by making straws optional and using compostable disposables at my food truck. I am committed to using less non-recycled materials while I am a vendor at First Thursday. I understand that one of the goals of Experience Fayetteville is to reduce waste generated at festivals, and as a vendor I, too, am committed to this goal.
  • I will arrive at or before 4:30 p.m. on the months I am accepted.
  • I will not break down my booth prior to 8:30 p.m. without first communicating with and gaining approval from Experience Fayetteville.
  • I also understand Experience Fayetteville will make a weather determination at or before 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • I understand I am unable to submit payment the day of the event.
  • I understand that Experience Fayetteville places vendors according to each month’s programming and cannot honor requests to be relocated.
  • I understand that vendors may have some duplicate materials, products, aesthetics, menu items, or other elements at this event.
  • I will not give away free food in consideration of state restrictions and fellow vendors.
  • I understand that vendor fees will not be refunded in case of absence, weather, or other circumstances.
  • For data purposes, we will be asking vendors the amount of their gross sales at the end of the evening. This will help us to better to determine the attendance of the event.
  • I understand I will be current with Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Tax collection, reporting, and payment as defined by the City of Fayetteville, AR. If you need assistance with this, we are happy to help.

Terms and Conditions

Experience Fayetteville is the managing authority for First Thursday Fayetteville, per City of Fayetteville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 114.03, for the purpose of holding a monthly cultural arts event in downtown Fayetteville. Participants agree to pay all applicable fees and understand that any and all applicable fees are subject to change. Participant is solely responsible for all requirements concerning health department regulations. As required by law, each participant is responsible for collecting and turning in applicable state, county and city taxes.

As a First Thursday participant, I will indemnify and hold harmless Experience Fayetteville employees and all members of the First Thursday event, from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, arising from or in any way connected with my use of occupancy or related activities as a participant in First Thursday Fayetteville.

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Typing your name above, indicates that you accept all terms and conditions associated with this application.