Hello vendors! Our annual Appomattox Oyster Fest event is returning this year and will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at DeVault Family Vineyards – 247 Station Lane Concord, VA 24538 from 12PM – 5PM. We are hoping to get all our vendors and sponsors committed early so that we can begin advertising immediately in print and online. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Our “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” which provides discounted vendor booth fees, expires February 19th, so get your applications in early if you want to take advantage of reduced vendor fees!
Please note that we will be more selective in approving booth space applications this year as last year we had many vendors in the same category (i.e. cup/tumbler sellers, candles sellers, soap sellers, etc.). As such, to make the event more profitable for our loyal vendors, we will be limiting the number of vendors selling the same wares. Get your booth space application submitted early so you are first in line.
You can access your vendor management dashboard by visiting https://vendor.appomattoxevents.com If you forgot your password simply use the Forgot Password link and enter the email address for your account and answer your account security question to have a new password sent to your email. If you have login issues please email email@example.com and our IT volunteers will help resolve the problem.
YOU MUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE, https://vendor.appomattoxevents.com TO APPLY FOR VENDOR BOOTH SPACE. IF YOU WERE A VENDOR WITH US LAST YEAR YOUR ACCOUNT IS ALREADY ACTIVE. IF YOU ARE A NEW VENDOR, CLICK ON THE REGISTER ACCOUNT LINK TO FILL OUT A “VENDOR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT APPLICATION” WHICH REGISTERS YOU ON OUR WEBSITE. ONCE ACCEPTED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A WELCOME EMAIL WITH YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION – LOGIN TO THE WEBSITE AND FILL OUT AN EVENT APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL. ONCE APPROVED YOUR PAYMENT METHOD ON FILE WILL BE CHARGED FOR VENDOR BOOTH FEES AND YOU WILL BE GOOD TO GO. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAYMENT CARD ON FILE IS UPDATED – ALL PAYMENT CARDS WERE REMOVED FROM THE SYSTEM SO IF YOU HAD A CARD ON FILE LAST YEAR YOU WILL NEED TO RE-ADD IT.
As a reminder and in preparation for you having a successful experience at the Oyster Fest, we want to remind everyone the following:
We DO NOT provide electrical service, so if electrical is needed, you MUST bring a (quiet) generator with you. We will NOT have running water (hot or cold) available during the event. We will have garbage cans and a dumpster on site. Please use the dumpster for your trash and clean up your area before departing for the day.
We will have assigned vendor spaces; you will be instructed where to set up at arrival check-in. Please arrive BEFORE 9:00 AM so you can be set up and vehicles moved before 11:00 AM. No vehicles will be allowed into the vendor area after 11:00 AM.
Setup options will be available the night before the event, and information about times for that will be emailed to vendors as we get closer to event day.
For the safety of folks attending the event – No one will be allowed to pack up early and drive through the event grounds. You will be able to park extra vehicles in a designated area, so if you have staff that will need to leave early, they will need to park in the designated areas.
Food & Snack Vendors- We need a list of the items you plan to sell and a price sheet. Please, no theme park pricing! Prices should be reasonable, otherwise folks will be turned off and not patronize your business or return in the following years.
Hope to see you all at the Oyster Fest!