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Welcome to the 25th Annual Festival of Cultures! This year’s event will be held on
Saturday, June 12th, 2021 from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Falls Park location.


We are so excited to be back at Falls Park for this year’s festival!


Do not hesitate to ask questions prior to registration or for help in getting your registration completed. Quite a bit has changed, so please read through everything. Please call Anna or Carla at 605-367-7401 to set up an appointment to register your food truck or vendor booth. An example of registration information is available for you to review prior to your appointment.


Sales and Display vendors are able to pick your booth space(s) when you register. If a booth number is not listed, the space has already been taken. Booth spaces are limited, so the sooner you register, the more options you have available. Booth payment is required at registration. Communication to you will be handled through email, so please check your email frequently as we near the event. Feel free to contact us via phone or email with any questions.


When you register, you will need to call Carla or Anna at 367-7401 and let them what you will be selling/displaying. This is very important for us.

Type of Booth:

Price:

FOOD VENDOR

$250

SALES BOOTH

$75

DISPLAY BOOTH

$25


General Notes:
  • A final and complete schedule of the day will be posted online and will be sent to you via email no later than June 1, 2021.
  • Food Booths may begin setup at 7:30 am and be ready for inspection by 11:30 am.
  • Setup for Sales booths can begin at 8:30 am and must be completed by 12:00 pm.
  • Setup for Display booths can begin at 9:30 am and must be completed by 12:00 pm.
  • Vendors that show up late will forfeit their space.
  • Your booth must be open and staffed from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm on the day of the Festival.
  • If you decide to leave early, we reserve the right to deny acceptance at future events. Also, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE YOUR CAR INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE EVENT.
  • When arriving at for setup, check in at Headquarters for any last minute information.
  • You must provide your own display units, tables, chairs, and canopies. Many spaces are in full sun, so be prepared to protect yourself and your booth contents from the elements.
  • Each vendor is responsible for their own package pickup/delivery. Keep in mind you will not be able to drive your vehicle next to your booth. We highly recommend bringing and using a dolly, cart, wagon, or other method to assist in transporting your items to your booth.
  • Sales & Display booth and Workshop spaces are approximately 10’x10’ and are located on a hard surface and ADA accessible. Sales/Display vendor booths and Workshop spaces will NOT have access to electricity.
  • Reporting of sales tax is your responsibility. (8% tax rate-city, state, tourism). We will give you the tax forms the day of the event.
  • The Festival of Cultures Committee will screen booths throughout the festival for compliance of rules. If the committee deems rules have been broken, you may be asked to leave.
  • The FOC and/or Multi-Cultural Center assumes no liability in cases of loss or damage to merchandise. Insurance is the responsibility of the vendor.
  • Multi-Cultural Center reserves the right to deny acceptance to booth registrations that do not promote and encourage diversity.
  • NO Refunds: There are no refunds once you have been registered. In the event of bad weather, an act of God, or any unforeseen event that could cause a cancellation of the event, does not entitle any exhibitor to a refund. Our policy is the festival will go on rain or shine.
  • NO beverages allowed for sale or given away by any Food Vendor, Sales booth, Display Booth, or Workshop Booth. The Multi-Cultural Center has exclusive rights to sell all beverages during the event.
Calendar
May 10, 2021
Deadline for registration

June 1, 2021

All registrants will receive confirmation and any last minute instructions.

June 13, 2020

7:30 am

Site opens for food vendor setup only

8:30 am

Sales/Display Vendors and Workshop setup

9:00 am

Informational Booth Setup

11:30 am

All food booths must be ready for inspection

12:00 pm

All booths must have setup complete

12 pm-6 pm

Festival Hours

6 pm-7 pm

Tear down


Feel free to call 605-367-7401 for more information, and ask to speak with Anna or Carla.


Vendor Frequently Asked Questions:


What if there is inclement weather?
The Festival will go on rain or shine! We will post information on Facebook and will send emails to registered vendors if there are any weather concerns. Safety of our vendors, visitors, and staff are top priority. Weather will be monitored throughout the day of the Festival.


What are the hours of operation?
The Festival of Cultures hours are Saturday, June 12th, 2021 from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Booths must be staffed the entire time of the event!


What types of businesses are allowed to be vendors?
We do not discriminate against any cultures. As you can see from the list of vendors registered for 2013-2019, cultures represented include American, Bolivian, Colombian, East Indian, Filipino, South Sudan, Sudan, plus much more! We reserve the right to prohibit any vendors that do not promote or encourage diversity.

When can I set-up?
Food vendors may start setting up at 7:30 am on the day of the event. Sales & Display Vendors may start setting up at 8:30 am. All booths MUST be ready to start by 12:00 pm. Food Vendors must be ready to start by 11:30 am for inspection.

When can I tear down?
All vendors must remain set-up & open until 6:00 pm on the day of the event. Teardown may begin promptly at 6:00 pm. All product and displays must be removed no later than 7:00 pm. We will have more specific tear down instructions when we send out registration confirmations by June 1st, 2021.

What is the difference between a sales and display booth?
If there is any exchange of money for goods or services during the Festival of Cultures, you must register as a sales vendor. You are responsible for reporting sales tax (city, state, tourism-8.0%). FOC Committee members will screen booths throughout the day for compliance.

What beverages can I sell?
No vendors are allowed to sell or give away any type of beverages.
The Multi-Cultural Center has exclusive rights to sell all beverages during the event.

Can I sell food or provide food/beverage samples from my sales or display booth?
No, MCC sells drink to help cover costs and we want the food vendors to make money.

What if it rains?
The Festival will be held unless inclement weather forces the cancellation due to safety concerns. There is no alternative location and no refunds will be issued. Be prepared to spend the day outdoors.

Where can I park?
Vendor parking will be labeled on the maps, which are located on our website. ( http://www.sfmcc.org) Once you are parked for the event, you will not be able to move your vehicle, so please keep that in mind for future reference.

Can I rent a canopy or tables from MCC?
No, we do not have any rentals for this event.

Can I bring my own canopy?
Yes! You may bring your own canopy; it is required. Remember your vendor space is 10'x10'. The event will be held, rain or shine, so be prepared for either lots of sun, or maybe some rain.

Do I have to bring my own tables and chairs?
Yes. Your booth rental includes only the space. We found many vendors already had their own displays and preferred to use them during the event.

Is there electricity?
Yes, but only for Food vendors.

What if I decide I can't attend the Festival of Cultures after I have registered?
There are no refunds once you have registered. In the event of bad weather, an act of God, or any unforeseen event that could cause a cancellation of the event, this does not entitle any vendor to a refund. Our policy is the festival will go on rain or shine, provided it is safe to do so.

Who are some of the vendors you have had in the past years?
2017 Vendors
2016 Vendors
2015 Vendors
2014 Vendors
2013 Vendors


If you are ready to register, click
HERE for our Sales/Display Booth registration, or click HERE to register your food booth.



For further information, please read through the
FAQs. For further information or questions, please contact Carla or Anna by
calling 605.367.7401. We look forward to seeing you at the 25th Annual Festival of Cultures on June 12th, 2021!