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Meet The Candidates

36th Annual Poke Salat Festival

Friday 15, 2020 2:00 – 9:00

Saturday May 16, 2020 10:00 – 8:00

Download a printable application here

Inviting all local candidates to join us for the 1st Annual Poke Salat “Meet The Candidates”. The 36th Annual Poke Salat Festival will be held Friday, May 15th and Saturday May 16th. The 1st Annual Poke Salat Festival “Meet The Candidates” is an opportunity for local candidates to join the Festival to distribute campaign literature & swag and participate in a meet and greet with citizens.

Each candidate can apply for a space in the “Meet The Candidates” area. The cost will be $30 and includes space for the candidate to set up a 4’ table and two chairs.

The Poke Salat Festival and it’s organizers do not endorse any political party or issue, current or prospective candidate’s platforms, but is merely providing a venue for campaigning regardless of political affiliation. Each application will be reviewed by the Poke Salat Festival Planning Committee for appropriateness.

Rules & Guidelines:

This is a family friendly and non-partisan event.

This is NOT a forum for debates.

All participants must agree to be respectful, courteous and kind to all other participants despite any differences in beliefs on political issues. Any disruptive behavior will result in immediate removal from the Festival area, with no refunds.

Each candidate/participant can bring one 4’ table and two chairs for set up.

Each candidate/participant can distribute campaign literature, flyers and information about their campaign. Giveaway items such as balloons, fans, etc.. with imprinted campaign information is also permissible. NO food items or bottled water may be given away. All campaigning, distribution of materials, giveaways must be done at your display. No canvassing will be allowed.

Candidates/participants will display 2:00-7:30 on Friday, May 15, and 10:00-5:00 on Saturday, May 16. No early breakdown or departure will be allowed. Set up will be between 10 am and 1:30 pm on Friday, May 15. Participants must be set up 30 minutes prior to opening on both days.

If you would like to participate, please complete the application and return to:

PSF 50 N. Main Street, Arab, AL 35016

or return in person to

Dots 15 1st Ave NW, Arab, AL 35016

Arab Jewelry & Pawn 50 N. Main Street, Arab, AL 35016

Chamber of Commerce Office 1157 N Main St, Arab, AL 35016

For more information, please call Dawn Sparks, Vendor Coordinator 256-200-5270

Download a printable application here
If you are a political candidate interested in participating:  Meet the Candidates


36th Annual 

Poke Salat Festival

May 15-16, 2020

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