If you are receiving this email, you have participated as a vendor at a previous Starry Night Festival or have expressed interest in doing so. We're excited to officially announce that this year's Starry Night will September 14th, 2019! We are seeking 25-30 vendors to be a part of the festival and sell their wares. We aim to have a variety of unique and interesting goods that are priced for college students. We try to make the festival as interactive as possible (more about learning and doing than just consuming), so if there is a way for you to be creating, designing, or teaching during the festival that would be excellent.
Please include photo examples of your merchandise and/or a link to your website.
We will continue to accept applications through June 30th; and will make vendor determinations by July 12th. If you are selected to participate, your booth fee will be due by August 14th. A single booth (10' by 10' tent, two tables, two chairs, and three spot lights) is $100. A double booth in a high traffic area is $250. A food truck is considered a double booth's worth of space and is $250. Electricity will be available to vendors, but internet access will not be. If a vendor is selected, all booth fees are due by August 1st.
It is expected that all vendors will arrive between 5 and 6pm the evening of the festival, and will not start packing up until 11:30pm. Vendors are responsible for providing their own lock box and change, as needed.
The $15 application fee is non-refundable.
All vendors are responsible for ensuring their business is registered with the IRS. By state and federal law, you must collect sales tax for the items you're selling. When filing your taxes, you will have to pay income tax on all the items you sold and pay the sales tax to Indiana. We recommend that you contact the Indiana Department of Revenue (www.in.gov.dor/index.htm) and the IRS (www.irs.gov) for more info.
Food Vendors are responsible for maintaining proper documentation with the Health Department. Those without permits, will not be allowed to participate in the festival.