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Online Booth Application For KAAHC Members


PLEASE NOTE:
While we are releasing the Booth applications now, we are continuing to wait for communications with the Ketchikan EOC, City, and Borough as to whether the community will be "open" on July 31st. If it is determined the community will be considered "open", KAAHC will then assess whether we are able to produce the Blueberry Arts Festival safely, with modifications for physical distancing, hand washing stations, mask wearing, etc. If KAAHC is unable, or prevented from, producing the Blueberry Arts Festival in 2020, all booth fees will be returned in full.


Hello Folks! Welcome to the 45th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Booth Application! We are super excited for a great Festival this year. Boy, do we need some fun!!! Let's celebrate with the best Blueberry Festival Ever! Thank you for being a proud member of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council (KAAHC). It is because of members like you we can put on wonderful community-wide events like the Blueberry Arts Festival! As a member of KAAHC, you automatically receive a discounted booth space (some restrictions apply)

What is new!!

  • We are taking steps to a more environmentally friendly/sustainable Festival! One way the KAAHC is doing this is to Reduce our waste by eliminating the use of helium. No more helium balloons. Another way is to Reuse our water bottles! We are inviting our refillable water stations back to the festival. So please spread the word! These are free water refilling stations available to anyone with a refillable water bottle. This means we can use our refillable water bottles from home instead of purchasing single-use plastic bottles at the festival! Everyone knows the third "R" Recycle!!! We will have recycle stations at both of the refillable water stations for aluminum, glass, and plastic.  We are asking the Booth Holders to take steps as well. There should be no styrofoam used at the Festival this year. Please make a conscious effort to reduce the use of plastic in your booth, and acquaint yourself with the water and recycling stations on the Festival Map so you can direct your customers there. Thank you so much for your efforts!
  • The KAAHC has set aside a few "flatter" spaces for those experiencing mobility challenges. We will give preference to these requests on a first-come, first-served basis. (See application below.)
  • You can submit your application and payment online!

Please read through carefully and look for these changes, this is a new application. If you have any questions please give me a call!

Thank You!

Katy Posey 225-2211

First Name
Last Name
I am a Returning Booth Holder
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
example: ketch-i-kreatures!
example: Hand crafted, fleece, stufted Southeast Alaskan sea creatures, and screen printed T-shirts.

Geographic Information Request: This information helps KAAHC measure the positive economic impact that the Festival has on our community.

Where do you live?

Demographic Information Request: Our mission at KAAHC is to reach, represent, and support the entire community of Ketchikan and the surrounding area. Your volunteer feedback will help us understand how we are meeting these goals and ensure robust programming in the future.

(example: Alaska Native - Tligit, French - Canadian, Jamaican, ect.)

All Booth Holders:  

Returning Vendor Application deadline is June 1st.

***Please note***

First, we will place returning vendors, who want the same booth, who turn in the application by June 1st.

Second, we will then place those spaces reserved for Booth Holders experiencing mobility challenges.

Third, we will place the remaining Booth Spaces in order of the application date. We will accept applications as long as there is room. 

We will do our best to accommodate your first choice, however, we will fill spaces by the date of application received. First-come, first-served, so please submit your application as soon as you can! 

Returning Booth Holders from 2019:

I would like the same booth as 2019.

New this Year!!!

We know everyone would love a flatter space, but there really are only a few. We have a limited number of spaces and they are designated for those experiencing mobility challenges. We will give preference to requests for these spaces on a first-come, first-served base.

First Time Vendor Preferences: 

Get your applications in as soon as possible! We will not start placing applicants until after June 10th. However, we fill the booth spaces by the date of application received. We will do our best to place you where you would like to be. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

First Choice, Please Choose One

Electricity: There is a limited amount of spaces with electricity. Checking the "Electricity" box does not guarantee it in your booth, it just communicates your preference. Spaces will be given in order of application date. You will be notified when you are given your booth number and location if you were given your preference for electricity. If you paid for it and did not receive it your money will be refunded. There will be an option on the payment page for electricity. There is a $40 fee for the use of electricity. This area is to indicate the appliance you plan on using, the number of plug-ins needed, and the total amount of Amps you will use.

I Need Electricity

Optional Credit Card Service through the Arts Council: 

The Arts Council provides an optional credit card service to Blueberry Booth Holders. There is no charge for the service, however, The Arts Council deducts a fee of  6% of your total credit card sales to cover processing fees. More information will be provided to those interested. 

I am interested in using the credit card service provided by the Arts Council
I understand If I opt in for the Credit Card Service 6% of my total credit card sales will be deducted.

Venue Information:

The 45th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival is an outdoor festival. We have the festival in the wind, rain, and beautiful sunshine!!! Please be prepared for anything.

  • You may start setting up as early as 6:00 am, Saturday morning. It is important to unload your vehicle and remove it from the festival grounds quickly. This reduces congestion and allows other Booth Holders to do the same. Go park your car FAR AWAY,  and then set up your booth. All cars must be off Festival grounds by 8:00 am! 
  • Grant and Main St. will be closed to all traffic and parking at 8:00 am! All cars must be removed by this time.
  • Please be set up and be ready by 10:00 am, Saturday, August 1st, 2020.
  • There will be free shuttle service running between the Plaza Mall and the intersection of Grant and Main St. from 10:30 am. until 4:00 pm. This shuttle is ADA accessible and is available to everyone.
  • By an overwhelming response to our 2019 Blueberry Arts Festival survey cards, we are requesting all booth holders to make a conscious effort to reduce their plastic use. There should be no styrofoam at the Festival this year. We will bring back the "Island Recycle" water stations, please bring refillable water bottles. KAAHC will not have helium or balloons.
  • KAAHC would appreciate small donations for our Annual Raffle. Stickers, earrings, magnets, gift certificates, and coupons make excellent gifts. Our Raffle tickets are sold through January and are drawn at the Wearable Art Show Saturday performance. 
  • All Booths must stay open until 5:00 pm! You may not pack up early. It is not permissible to begin the breakdown process before the Festival ends at 5:00 pm! You will not be invited back if you pack up, or leave your booth before 5:00 pm!
  • If you sell out of your wares, Congratulations!!! However, your booth must remain open (see above). Vendors in years past have used this time to network, share business cards, sell gift certificates, display photo albums, and take orders. We appreciate your cooperation and encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity and celebrate your success.

STAY POSITIVE!!  ENJOY THE DAY!!!

There will be a prize awarded to the most festive/beautiful BLUEBERRIEST Booth!!!! The prize is a FREE Booth in the 2021 Blueberry Arts Festival!!!

I will bring everything I need for my Booth.
I understand there are no tables, table cloths, or chairs available.
I will be set up and ready to sell at 10:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2020
I will stay open for the ENTIRE duration of the Festival!
I realize that closing my Booth early or leaving early jeopardizes the whole event.
If I sell out of my wares I will keep my Booth open. I can network, offer business cards, sell gift certificates, or take orders.
If I am sick, I will not attend the Festival. If I am prevented from attending I realize it is my responsibility to staff my Booth, and keep the Arts Council informed.

Breakdown Information:

The streets will reopen at 5:00 pm. Please be careful while navigating your car through the booths. It has been a long day and everyone is tired! It is each Booth Holders' responsibility to clean their own space. All garbage must be in a dumpster. Please do not leave piles. Please leave your area clean. Go celebrate with family and friends!

 

If I pack up my booth early, I understand I will not be be able to participate in future Festivals.
I will clean my space at the end of the Festival, and throw all my trash away.
I will have fun and enjoy the spirit of the event!!!
I would like to donate a gift certificate or a small item to the Arts Council for their raffle envelopes.

PLEASE NOTE:
While we are accepting the Booth applications now, we are continuing to wait for changing mandates from the State of Alaska. We will continue to communicate with the Ketchikan EOC, City, and Borough as to whether the community will be "open" on July 31st. If it is determined the community will be considered "open", KAAHC will then assess whether we are able to produce the Blueberry Arts Festival safely, with modifications for physical distancing, hand washing stations, mask-wearing, etc. If KAAHC is unable, or prevented from, producing the Blueberry Arts Festival in 2020, all booth fees will be returned in full.

At the present time, Alaska requires a two-week quarantine for interstate and out of state travel. We can not anticipate what the mandates will be for July 31st. Please indicate below that you understand it is your responsibility to pay attention to the State of Alaska's mandates and adhere to those mandates. 

Hit the Submit Button to Make your Payment and complete the application process!!!!

Please note the application will not submit to the Arts Council without payment. Thank you!!!!