To maintain the integrity of our vendor events, all new vendors are vetted by FHDA to validate that their offerings fit an event. Selection is based on many factors, with the most important being:
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT: This is an outside event and is held rain or shine.
PAYMENT: Vendor agrees to pay the full space price and processing fee at time of registration. No payment can be made on the day of the event—no exceptions.
REFUNDS: Full refunds will be issued up to August 20, 2021. No refunds will be given after this date, including any spaces paid for from August 21, 2021 to September 19, 2021.
SHARING OF SPACE: No sharing of space unless specifically approved by Vendor Coordinator (i.e., vendor is under the age of 18 and a parent must be present).
RESELLERS/COMMERCIAL: No resellers of existing products, multi-tier marketing businesses, commercial business entities or wholesalers.
TOBACCO-FREE EVENT: No devices of any kind—including cigarettes, pipes, e-cigarettes, vaping or similar devices—as well as chewing/coffee tobacco, can be used during setup, tear-down and during event public hours.
CALIFORNIA SELLER’S PERMIT: California law requires that ALL VENDORS have a valid California Seller’s Permit. The Seller’s Permit number must be included in the New Vendor Application. To obtain a California Seller’s Permit, contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration at (916) 227-6700. To register online, click on this link to access CDTFA.
SHADE: All vendor events are held outside and there is no “natural” shade to be found.
REGISTRATION OPENS: Registration for this event will open June 1, 2021. Please be patient to receive a response from FHDA; the Vendor Coordinator will contact you to begin the vetting process when the registration draws near.
A complete set of requirements, policies, and conditions will be provided upon event registration and will include a Vendor Agreement, Event Waivers, and pertinent documents:
8. No flammable items of any kind are allowed in the booth, including portable propane heaters, generators, gas-filled balloons or space heaters.
9. Vendor understands that no heating or cutting devices of any kind can be used during the event. This includes, but is not limited to, laser cutting and engraving machines, lamination machines, embossing machines, transfer sublimation machines, vacuum heat presses and any kind of heat press machine.
10. Electricity is available only in certain areas of the overall venue and can be purchased for an additional $25 when registering. Vendor must provide own power cords, power strips, etc. and is responsible for securing items in such a way that they do not become a hazard to anyone (i.e., tripping, electrical shock).
11. The Vendor understands that FHDA events are invitation-only, regardless if the Vendor participated in a prior FHDA event(s).