Poke Salat Festival
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34th Annual Poke Salat Festival

The Arab Downtown Association invites you or your organization to participate in the 34th Annual Poke Salat Festival, May 18th and 19th, 2018. We expect two great days of festivities and we’d like you to be a part of the fun.

What makes the the Poke Salat Festival such an exciting event is the broad and varied range of unique artisans and vendors who fill the town with their products and services.  The Festival brings together merchants, entertainers, food service providers, artists, crafters, and professional service providers who will have the opportunity to meet individually with the guests in attendance. 

Booth space is limited. Apply early for best rates!

Applications are due by April 1, 2018. Applications, including full payment, must be received or postmarked by this date to receive the early-bird discount. Vendor guidelines and an application are enclosed.

Please read the vendor guidelines carefully. If you have additional questions after reading the guidelines, you can reach our Planning Committee and Vendor Coordinators at pokesalat@gmail.com. We’ll answer as quickly as possible.

Vendor Guidelines

Vendors are selected based on merchandise, product variety, product appropriateness, and space availability. Applicants must complete the “list of merchandise” section of the application, listing all items that will be sold at the festival or services provided. Yard sale and second hand items are not allowed.

Raffles are limited to non-profit/civic groups and must be approved by the Planning Committee and Vendor Coordinators.

Soliciting/distribution of materials or products outside of allotted vendor space is not allowed. Vendors are not allowed to move their vendor space. If there is a problem, please see a volunteer at the Information Booth.

Our Vendor Coordinators will contact vendors directly when their application has been approved for the event. Until you are contacted, you are not approved. You will typically be notified within a week of receipt of your application, by email. If you do not have an email address, a Vendor Coordinator will phone.

We have two booth types available: table spaces and tent spaces. The table spaces are perfect for artisans or crafters that have a small amount of merchandise and businesses or groups that want to hand out information or pamphlets. The tables spaces are located on the sidewalks that run along Main Street, and average 12’ wide by 3’ deep. The tent spaces are located throughout the festival area in various locations and are 10’ x 10’. You may rent multiples of either type booth, as long as space is still available.

No food items may be sold or given away, with the exception of non-profit groups holding bake sales. Bake sales and canned food are accepted on a limited basis. See application for Board of Health requirements.

Vendors must furnish their own free-standing tents (with weights), tables and displays. Note: Vendor space may be assigned on concrete sidewalk, grass, or asphalt parking lot which may or may not be level. Coordinators will do their best to place each vendor in as level a spot as possible. Tents and umbrellas are not allowed in the table spaces along Main Street.

All items for sale, personal items, chairs, boxes and other items must remain inside your rented space. Please do NOT set your chairs and boxes along the sidewalks blocking foot traffic. At all times, vendors must keep their space clean and orderly. Vendors are responsible for removing trash from their space and disposing it in the trash cans provided.

Direct Sales vendors are limited to one for each company and each vendor may represent only one company.

The Festival does not give product exclusivity, but reserves the right to limit the number of vendors with similar products.

All vendors are required to remain open until 7:30 both nights. On Friday night, the entertainment will continue until 9 pm, and on Saturday until 8 pm. If you wish to remain open until the entertainment ends, you are welcome but will need to provide battery lighting. To provide the best experience for Festival attendees, early departure is not allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: After 1:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am on Saturday, vehicles will NOT be allowed into the Festival area until after the entertainment ends each night. Everything must be walked or carted out to your vehicle in the parking area. Bypassing City roadblocks could result in tickets and fines.

Check In, Set-up and Booth Assignments:

You will receive your booth assignments when you check in at the Information Booth, located at the corner of 1st Ave NW and 1st Street NW. Please refer to the enclosed map for directions to the Information Booth. Please move to your space, unload and move your vehicle BEFORE setting up.

Vendor check-in begins at 10 am on Friday, May 18th. Because food and games vendors will be setting up earlier, vendors will not be allowed to check in or set up until 10 am. Set up for all vendors MUST be complete and ready to open by 1:30 pm on Friday and 9:30 am on Saturday. All cars must be moved to the parking areas by 1 pm. The volunteers at the Information Booth will direct you to parking areas.

Please provide a cell phone number on the application for text alerts in the event of approaching bad weather. This should be a number that will be at your booth the majority of the festival.

Electricity and water are not available.

The Poke Salat Festival is an outside event, held rain or shine. No refunds are given.

We are not accepting Food Vendor applications for the 2018 show. Spaces in the Food Court are filled by invitation to returning vendors first. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email pokesalat@gmail.com with a list of food items you vend.

Games and interactive vendors are selected based on variety, appropriateness and space availability. Please email pokesalat@gmail.com to inquire about applying.

Security: Overnight security is not provided. Each vendor exhibits all work at his own risk. The Festival promoters, Downtown Association, Merchants, Chamber of Commerce and City of Arab assume no responsible for damage, theft, or loss of items.

Ready to Apply?

Printable Application:

Download a printable application and a copy of the vendor guidelines: DOWNLOAD

Apply Online:

Beginning this year, we are also accepting applications online. If you’d like to apply online, please read the directions carefully. Please note that there is a $5 processing fee for making the online application. If your application is not approved for participation, your application fee will be returned to you by check, typically within 3-4 days. The processing fee is non-refundable.

Make sure you have read all the vendor guidelines before you apply.

1. Click this link: APPLY ONLINE

2. Click the Blue “Register Now” button

3. Click the “Add Attendee” button to fill out your application.

4. Complete all required fields.

5. Click “Save Changes”

6. On the next page, confirm your contact information and “choose one” to let us know which booth space(s) you need.

7. Click “Next”

8. Click “Check Out”

9. Provide payment information and click “check out”.

Our Vendor Coordinators will contact vendors directly when their application has been approved for the event. Until you are contacted, you are not approved. You will typically be notified within a week of receipt of your application, by email.

We look forward to you be a part of the 34th Annual Poke Salat Festival.

Dawn Sparks 256-200-5270

Kathy Ramsey 256-586-0345

Arab Chamber of Commerce 256-586-3138





34th Annual 

Poke Salat Festival

May 18-19, 2018

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