We already have some great vendors listed here. What we're specifically looking for are vendors who provide items made in or that celebrate Lake County. Handcrafted and unique are a big plus. Here's who we have signed-up already:
Shirley Cisneros - A Passion for Food - Philippine Specialties
A Smoothie Sensation - Great smoothies and other treats
Early Lake Lions - locally-crafted beer
Deb Clark - Clark's Collectibles Lunchbox Museum - great collectible items
Kathy Spurr - Face Painting
New Trend Wireless - US Cellular
AAA and Hagerty - collector car insurance
Plus the US ARMY and US Marine Corps will be on hand - the ARMY will bring their rock climbing wall and the Marines will have a pull-up challenge!
What we will provide is some open space - you provide everything else. We also hope for 1,000-2,000 people during the day. Because the vendors will be juried (in other words, Tony & Dave say yes or no) there will only be one of each kind of vendor so all you have to do is be awesome and smile and have great stuff.
Check In and Set Up
To our vendors: there will be a lot of activity early in the morning with the cars coming in, the boats going into the water and you all setting up. While our show officially starts at 8am the earlier you get there, the better. Please plan to be set-up and off the street by 8am on Saturday, August 19. There will be close-by parking as indicated on the map below specifically for vendors and volunteers.
We bet you have questions - here are some answers:
How much is a booth?
Who knows. Our plan is to help you be incredibly successful. We don't have set booth fees. Instead, you'll see us at the end of the day asking you for a donation. If you sold a lot, donate a lot. If you didn't sell squat, don't donate anything and don't complain - the booth was free. Seems fair, right? We're not doing things like anybody else. However, there will be a fee to the City of Lakeport in advance for $10 for their one-day business license if you don't already have a Lakeport business license. We have no control over that. To get a Lakeport business license: click here.
What Kind of Booths are Accepted.
Our goal is to support our own community first, so we're looking for locally-crafted or sourced products, especially cool and unusual stuff. If you have stuff made in China or belong to a multi-level marketing plan, maybe we'll see you at another show but not this one. If you're a local artisan or have things made in Lake County, we hope you contact us about booth space.
Who Decides If We Can Have A Booth
Tony & Dave, the promoters of the show, will make the final decision. Oh, and there is limited space so if you think you're going to make the cut, apply early.
Can I Sell Food?
Absolutely! We love to eat and are looking for a few local places to set-up food booths. Also, if you've got something cool or unusual we want that, too, even if you're from far away. We'll work with you to get a permit from our local county health department. However we'd prefer food vendors that don't compete with the restaurants on Main Street. Again, this is a show about supporting Lake County.
Also, look at the times. If you have a great breakfast idea and then something for lunch that can be carried around, this might be a great choice for maximum success.
Anything Else I Should Know?
Yeah. Our insurance company wants everybody to have a $1,000,000 liability policy. Remember we're in sue-happy California.
Also, the City of Lakeport requires a business license for all who are selling. These are just $10 if you're doing a one-day license and you can find out more on the City of Lakeport Business License website.