Yoga Fest Vendor Information
Thank you for your interest in vending at Yoga Fest 2012. Below is information that you will need in order to have a successful experience. Our intent is not only that you do well as a vendor, but also that your experience is transformational as a participant. Please read all information carefully. Applications can be completed online or mailed to us at Song of the Morning 9607 E. Sturgeon Valley Rd. Vanderbilt, MI 49795.
Vendor space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. However, we do screen our applicants to insure the products and services vended are in harmony with the festival. The theme of this year's festival is "Raising the Collective Consciousness". The festival is August 17 - 19, providing three days of vending.
Contact your insurance company and have Golden Lotus Inc. named as an additional insured on your liability insurance for these dates: August 16 – 19th, 2012. This is a simple procedure and there is no cost to you. Please have them e-mail a copy of the certificate to email@example.com or mail it to Song of the Morning 9607 E. Sturgeon Valley Rd. Vanderbilt, MI 49795. We cannot accept vendors without business liability insurance.
Each 12' x 12' vendor space is just $65. (Non-profits $50) One eight foot table and two chairs will be provided. Electricity is available on a limited basis for an additional $20. Additional tables and chairs are available for $10 and $3 respectively.
Vendors can camp for free, by tent or camper. If you desire indoor accommodations, they are available on a first come first serve basis at various rates. We have multiple facilities for lodging, each with their own character and charm. See our accommodations page for more information.
Vendor Space Set up is on Thursday, August 16th, anytime, or Friday morning, August 17th, before 11am. Vendors should have a canopy properly weighted with a minimum of 200 lbs. Canopies will be installed on the perimeter of a large vendor tent, on an interior area inside the tent down the center isle as marked, or toward the entrance of the tent in designated areas. We will work to accommodate your needs to make your vendor space work for you. Please remember that each site adds to the overall participant experience and to the spirit of the event, so use your creativity in designing a vendor space that really stands out. Volunteers will be available, if needed, to assist you in unloading your vehicle. If you indicate a need for electricity on your application, a 40’ outdoor UL listed extension cord is required.
You will be responsible for your own booth set-up in regards to health and safety. One 8’ table and two chairs will be provided. Additional ones are available at $10 per table and $3 per chair. If you need more, please let us know by August 5th. It is highly recommended that you arrive as early as possible for set up. A location diagram will be provided upon arrival. After you set up, please register at the Welcome Booth. You are welcome to collect information, distribute written materials, and sell items at your booth. Please help to maintain a low noise level during the festival, when appropriate, as not to disturb the participants during quieter meditation portions. Selling food or drink items to be prepared onsite may require a license and a temporary food handlers permit. You are responsible for the collection and payment of any state sales tax, licensing, or permits.
After 4:00pm Sunday or once people disperse, you will be able to return your vehicle to the festival area for tear down. We strongly encourage our vendors to stay through the end of the festival. What we’ve experienced is that people wait till the end to make their purchases so they don’t have to lug them around. Please do not leave anything behind. We appreciate your efforts in maintaining the cleanliness of the retreat center.
Take I-75 North to Vanderbilt exit 290, turn right and follow Old US-27 South into Vanderbilt. Turn left at the caution light at Main Street, which becomes E. Sturgeon Valley Rd., and drive east for 9-1/2 miles, (3 ½ miles past the big green fence). There you will find our driveway on the right-hand side, marked by a sign that reads "Song of the Morning Ranch." Drive 1-1/4 miles down the driveway until you come to the bridge over the Pigeon River. Drive over the bridge up to the end of the road and take a left turn. You will be met there and given a location for setup. Please Note: Do not use Mapquest, Google Maps or GPS for directions to the Ranch. You will end up lost. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 989-983-4107.
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