Vendors must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. as needed.
Vendor may park one vehicle in the VIP/vendor parking area.
Vendors may set up one day prior to the start of the festival. Vendors will not be allowed to set up after dark. Vendors must be completely off site by Monday at noon.
Vendors will be allowed to camp but must inform BBAMF so that adequate space can be provided for your needs.
All vending merchandise/product and pricing must be cleared by Black Bear Festival Vendor Coordinator.
Vending will be exclusive to product as much as possible.
Vendors must check in upon arrival; location of vending space is at the discretion of the Vendor Coordinator.
Vendors will need to fill out the application, provide proof of liability insurance for one million dollars (Black Bear Americana Music Fest must be named as an additional insured), provide all appropriate licensing (such as health certificate) as required by law. Booth/tents will be inspected by the Goshen Building Inspector. Also, vendors must acquire a CT State Tax number; apply at the Dept. of Revenue Services.
CT Sales and Use Tax for Vendors
Vendors must register with the CT Dept. of Sales and Use. Permit cost is $100.00 and is good for 2 years. Permit should be displayed. It takes 7 – 10 days to get the certificate online; 30 days+ for snail mail applications.
Torrington Area Health Info
Click here for the temporary permit application. NOTE! As per TAH regulations -- anyone filing within 10 days of the event will be fined an extra $100. If you are an approved vendor, get your permits early!
Alcoholic beverages may not be sold unless approved by BBAMF Vending Coordinator.
Vendors may sell only those items listed on the application form and approved by Vendor Coordinator. Any vendor found to be selling items not pre approved will be escorted from the fairgrounds.
Black Bear Americana Music Fest may, at it's discretion, remove any vendor, merchandise, employee, or display that does not conform to the BBAMF rules and regulations.
Event is rain or shine.
All booths, tents and displays must follow rules and guidelines of the Fire Marshal.
Vendors are responsible for their own security; BBAMF will have security personnel on the grounds at all times.
Vendors must adhere to the same Rules of Conduct as festival goers, including no pets.
All vendor set up will be inspected by the town of Goshen. All permits must be available for review at the time of inspection — health, building, tax.
FOOD VENDORS Be aware that the Torrington Area Health Certificate for food services must be obtained prior to 10 days before the Festival. Applications submitted to Torrington Area Health for processing, 10 days or less prior to the event, will be charged an additional $100.00.
Please send payment/check made out to Black Bear Music Fest, PO Box 1365, Litchfield, CT 06759.
|Type||Area||Regular Cost / Early Bird*|
|Craft / Merch||10 x 10||$400 / $350|
|Craft / Merch||10 x 20||$600 / $550|
|Craft / Merch||20 x 20||$800 / $750|
|Food Vendors||20 x 20||$800 / $750|
|Food Vendors||20 x 30||$1,200 / $1,150|
|Electrical Fees||220 Service||120 Service|
|120 service is $5/amp||20 amps = $120||20 amps = $100|
|220 service is $6/amp||30 amps = $180||30 amps = $150|
|GFCI connections||50 amps = $300||50 amps = $250|
|100 amps = $600||100 amps = $500|
*To qualify for Early Bird, fees must be paid in full by August 1st.