The 2015 Spirit of America Festival would like to invite you to participate in one of the largest FREE Fourth of July celebrations in the country! The event will start on July 3rd at 6:00pm and go until 11pm. The main event will be held on July 4th starting at 8am.
We invite vendors from both for-profit and non-profit groups. Each space measures 12’ x 12’ and is located under the big pavilion where the old Ice rink used to be.
Craft Vendors $75
Set up time will be Saturday, July 4th 7am – 8am
MAIL YOUR VENDOR FORM AND FEES TO:
2506 13th ST SE
Decatur, Al 35601
The 2015 Spirit of America Festival would like to invite you to participate in one of the largest
FREE Fourth of July celebrations in the country! The event will start on July 3rd at 7:00pm and go
until 11pm. The main event will be held on July 4th starting at 9am.
We invite vendors from both for-profit and non-profit groups. Each space measures 20’ in length
(including tent stakes) by up to 20’ deep and is located on the outer perimeter of the Spirit of
America Field. Each vendor will be provided with access to water and to limited electricity.
Vendors (selling ANY product) $200.00 + 10% of gross sales for event.
Vendors (no sales) $100.00
Set up time will be Saturday, July 4th 6:00am – 9:00am
IMPORTANT: NO OVERNIGHT ARRIVALS or PARKING PRIOR TO JULY 3RD WITHOUT PERMISSION IN WRITING
SPIRIT OF AMERICA FIELD: Strict regulations are in force regarding the Spirit of America Field.
Vendor booth spaces will be assigned prior to the event and will be given to you at the Main Gate
Check-in Tent. You will not be able to set up your booth unless you are guided by Event Personnel.
All vendor vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas. Each vendor will be issued ONE
Vendor Parking Pass per 20’ booth space. This allows vendors to set-up and break-down near the
field. Please note that traffic is limited once the festival begins; therefore, if you need to
leave during the event, re-entering the park will be extremely difficult.
EVENT STANDARDS: Vendors may sell only pre-approved products or services at event. Any item of
service deemed inappropriate for the event will not be permitted. Spirit of America holds the right
to ask any vendor who fails to remove items previously deemed inappropriate to leave without
refund. Remember, this is a family event. If the product or service is not appropriate for a
child’s eyes, it is not appropriate for out event.
FOOD VENDORS: The State of Alabama now offers an Exemption for Food Service at a Temporary Event.
This means that you will not have to be inspected by a health inspector; however, the Spirit of
America will have guidelines for operations that will be given to you when you check in. If you do
not meet these requirements, the Spirit of America board reserves the right to ask you to leave the
festival without refund.
Electricity: All electricity will incur a fee, and must be reserved in advance. You will not be
permitted to plug into our outlets of generators without our electricians’ assistance. An
additional $100 fee applies to all vendors requiring MORE than 30 amps of power. Should you desire
to bring a generator or rent one in Decatur, please note that only the “quiet” type generators are
allowed and must be shielded to keep exhaust from entering other vendor’s booths. Vendors requiring
power and have not paid in advance will not be connected to a power source and will have to rely on
their own power
WATER/SOFT DRINKS/ICE: Pepsi products, including water, will be for sale for $1:00 per bottle from
a Pepsi truck onsite by the case (24). ALL retail prices on Pepsi products, including water, will
be regulated at $2.00 as to provide fair trade for all vendors. NO WATER of SOFT DRINK GIVE-A-WAYS
WILL BE PERMITTED. ICE will be made available for sale on site. You are not required to purchase
our ice, but it is available for your convenience. We will have “Runners” available to you to take
Pepsi/Ice/Water orders and deliver back to your location.
FREEBIES: To promote your business, we ask that each vendor offer one free item to the children’s
activities as prizes to the kids during the weekend. This item is up to you and should be appropriate for a boy or girl
ages 5-12 and have value of at least $3.00. We appreciate your generosity.
SOLICITING: Soliciting beyond the boundaries of your booth is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission from the Festival board. If you are found violating this policy, you will be
asked to leave the festival.
If you are new to the Spirit of America Festival, you must submit at least one photograph or
detailed drawing of the trailer or booth you plan to display, in addition to your completed
application. Please include dimensions of your trailer/booth. Booths exceeding 20 linear feet will
be charged an additional booth fee.
MAIL YOUR VENDOR FORM AND FEES TO:
2506 13th ST SE Decatur, Al 35601