The Festival is being held in one of Philadelphia’s most established neighborhoods—the stretch of South Ninth Street in South Philadelphia, now known as the 9th Street Italian Market. This area just south of Center City Philadelphia has always been a multicultural and vibrant mix of people and businesses. In recent years the Italian Market area has started to attract an upscale population. New condos, restaurants and coffee houses are ﬁlling the area. The festival originated in 1971, and was revived for 2003 with a ﬂavor of the old and in keeping with the new face of 9th Street. Several corporate sponsors have already committed to underwrite this exciting event. This is a perfect location for a craft festival.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
Application deadline: March 15, 2007Common Rules Selected:
Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with enough postage for the jury materials you are sending to be returned to you. Jury Fee must be sent with a Seperate check. City law requires city issued vendor permit. (Permit Phone:
phila.gov) Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. No Refunds or Show Credits. Held Rain or Shine! Overnight Security Provided. ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. No vendor may sell any soft drinks, name brand drinks, or bottled water. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. Canopies must be weighted down, no stakes allowed in ground. No Early Packup Allowed. Event Helping Hands will come around/be available to relieve you for short periods. NO Setup until vehicle fully unloaded and moved. Standard Rules:
All work and displays must stay within designated space.
No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible.
Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards.
No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area.
All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
A multiple-person panel jury thoroughly reviews slides or photos and display.
All items must be mostly hand made, no minor Embellishments only.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
Limited number of Artists per category.
Artist must be present day of show.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Pre-show inspection of items and booths will be performed.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them. Determined Quality Level: 4
quality levels explained