2016 Vendor Guidelines


Vendor Selection

Applications are due by 9am MST on Monday, August 1, 2016. Vendors are selected based on merchandise, product quality, product variety, product appropriateness, and space availability. Preference is given to handcrafted (not mass-produced) products, melon-themed items and food, and regional artisans. Prospective vendors must send at minimum one photo (4×6″ to 8.5×11″) and an itemized list of merchandise along with the application. Our Vendor Coordinators will contact vendors directly when their application has been approved for the event. Until you are contacted, you are not approved.

Booths are located within the O.K. Anderson Green River City Park. Booth spaces are large enough to accommodate sun canopies, which are recommended. You must provide all materials for your booth; we will not provide you with canopies, tables, etc. Electricity is reserved for food vendors only except with prior approval.

Food Vendors

  • Cost per space: $100.
  • Food vending spaces are about 12’ x 20’, or from tree to tree. Some spaces on the east side of the park are available. Maximum two 10-amp plugs per vendor.
  • You must provide hand sanitizer for the public at your booth.
  • You must possess a current food handler’s permit from the State Board of Health. Enclose a copy of your permit with this application.
  • If you have a roadside booth, you may park vehicles by your space to access food supplies, ice chests, etc.
  • If you sell food from a trailer that must be pulled into the park, contact Jackie*. These must be positioned on Thursday evening or very early on Friday morning.
  • Vendors are not allowed to have cash registers or fans.
  • Selling hours: Friday – 12pm-7pm; Saturday 8am-5pm – no selling after dark. Booths may not be dismantled until after 5pm on Saturday.
  • The sale of beer or alcohol is prohibited.

Arts and Craft Vendors

  • Cost per space: $70.
  • Arts and Craft vending spaces are about 12’x12’ inside the park. No parking is available next to these spaces and vendors are not allowed to drive a vehicle into the park to unload. Walkways must not be blocked with items for sale. Vendors requiring more than 12’ of space must purchase a second space.
  • Vendors are not allowed to have cash registers or fans.
  • Selling hours: Friday – 12pm-7pm; Saturday 8am-5pm – no selling after dark.
  • Booths may not be dismantled until after 5pm on Saturday.
  • Vendors receive a parking pass for unloading at check-in. You must move your vehicle when finished. Ample long-term parking is within easy walking distance of the park.

Check In

The check-in booth is in the southeast corner of the city park near the basketball court no earlier than 8:30 AM. Both returning and new vendors may set up booths only after check-in.

Garbage

Garbage must be disposed of in the eight large bins around the perimeter of the park. Do not use the garbage cans in the interior of the park for these items. If your space is not cleaned up before leave (and approved by Jackie), you will not be invited back.

Banned Items

  • Fart, gas, or bag bombs
  • Yard sale or flea market items. Repurposed or upcycled items must be approved. Enclose photos with this application.
  • Knives, guns, toy guns/imitations, letter openers, mini daggers, gang related items
  • Weapons, imitation weapons, sharp objects, or gang-related items.
  • Fake cigarette lighters, fake gum wrappers, fake pens, etc.

Items deemed unsafe or that cause complaints will not be sold. Anyone not in compliance with the above will be asked to leave. Refusal may lead to the involvement of the Emery County Sheriff’s Department.

Insurance & Business Licenses

Provide proof of liability insurance. The City of Green River should be listed as secondary insured. Contact your insurance agent for more information. Vendors are not required to have a business license through the City of Green River.

Payment

Payment must be included with the application. We accept money order or cashier’s check payable to the City of Green River. No personal checks accepted. Save your receipt. If you are not accepted your money order will be returned.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made by August 1st for consideration of a refund. You may not sell your space to another vendor. This is a rain or shine event; no refunds will be given in the event of rain.

Soliciting/Distributing

Soliciting/distribution of materials or products outside of vendor space is not allowed. Vendors are not allowed to move their vendor space. Information and giveaways will only be allowed with written permission from the Melon Days Committee.

Non-discrimination

The Melon Days Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex, religion, or disability.

Trademarks/Logos

The Melon Days artwork or name of Melon Days may not be used without written authorization from the Melon Days Committee.

Download the Melon Days 2016 Vendor Application here.