KCR&B Vendor faq's
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 16
How do I become an KCR&B Vendor?
To become a KCR&B Vendor you must submit your Vendor Interest Form and complete your booth payment upon receiving your vendor email with link to pay.
Can I share a table or booth?
Each booth must be operated by one business entity per booth.
How much does it cost to be a vendor?
DAY 1 Booth only
Friday April 28 |Time TBA
8 x 5 or 10 x 10 - $65
DAY 2 Booth only
Saturday April 29 |Time TBA
8 x 5 or 10 x 10 - $65
Friday & Saturday April 28 & 29|Time TBA
8 x 5 or 10 x 10 - $100
How do I pay to be a vendor?
Once you submit your KCR&B Vendor interest Form we will send you an email with a link to pay for your booth size.
I WAS A VENDOR AT THEIR FRONTIER TEXAS location. how will my experience be different this year?
We can't tell you how excited we are about getting to rejoin The United Way of Abilene and the KCR&B team for this year's event. Like every new event, the Frontier Texas location was their first festival with many learning curves. They have quickly adapted to this new location that will be an all inclusive space with all the live music, vendors, bar, food trucks, and playground area. We are excited to see how well vendors will do right in the middle of all the excitement this year!
ARE TABLES, CHAIRS, OR TENTS PROVIDED?
You must supply all the above for your booth. This is an outdoor event so we encourage you to come with the best gear for your outdoor setup. Bring your own comfy chairs. Tents and umbrellas must be grounded with weights to stand against the wind. Here are some ideas to weight down your tent if you can't use stakes.
WHAT IS THE SPACE OF THE VENUE LIKE?
This will be the second year for the KCR&B Festival to be held at The Festival Gardens next the the Abilene Zoo. It is an outdoor venue with lawn chair seating in front of a large stage that will be brought in, a play ground, a pavilion for eating. The food trucks, bar, VIP tent, live music, and vendors will all be curated within the same grounds. Vendors will not be under a covering so we do encourage you to come prepared with the best setup for the weather forecast.
Is my entry fee refundable if I'm unable to make it the day of the event?
Participation fees are nonrefundable AFTER APRIL 1st. Making changes or adjustments to fill the gap of your spot only adds to the work load.
What if the weather is a problem the day of the event?
As far as we know, this event will not be cancelled due to weather. We will update you with more information.
Do I need a sales tax number?
To sell anything anywhere in the state of Texas you must obtain a seller’s permit from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office and collect sales tax for all sales. It can easily be obtained by visiting their office at 209 S Danville Dr, Abilene, TX 79605. If you have any questions give them a call at (325) 695-4323. They are very helpful! APPP is not responsible for collecting or making sure you collect and report sales tax revenues.
What is the best way to do transactions the day of the event?
We have found the Square device works great for processing card payments. Change and cash is always a part of transactions for markets and fairs. The venue is not available to break change for you.
How much inventory should I come with?
It depends on you and your product. Some vendors have a business that sells products year round so they bring a little bit of everything. Some vendors do custom orders so they will have their table stocked with their signature items, and have a sign-up sheet for custom orders. The KCR&B Festival continues to grow each each and anticipates close to 2K this year!
Will I have access to an outlet?
It's more of a field, so we don't think we will have access to outlets for this event.
what kind of vendors is KCR&B looking for?
KCR&B is calling on all the handmade, small shops, and craftsmen in the area! Once you submit your Vendor Interest Form we can make a more informed decision on your participation.
How many vendors do you anticipate?
Anywhere between 20 & 40! We're hoping for as many as we can get in this space.
How will I know when and where I will set up the day of the event?
TBA - We will send these details in your follow up email.
What time do vendors need to arrive to set-up?
TBA - We'll include in email.
who do i contact if have any questions or concerns?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DO i HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT FORM?
As usual, when working with APPP we will provide you will an Agreement Form along with your email link to pay for your booth. This basic form will go over safety and ethics to make sure we all have the best experience working together!