Friday Aug 10 Set up & Check in from Noon—6 pm
Saturday, Aug 11 Set up & Check in from 6 am—9 am
Saturday, Aug 11 Show is Open to the Public 9a m—5 pm
Sunday, Aug 12 Show is Open to the Public 10 am -5 pm
Sunday, Aug 12 Take Down from 5 pm—7pm
*All booths must be completely removed from the park (and trash removed too) by Sunday at 7 pm.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND CONTESTS: Artists are encouraged to demonstrate their skills and a trophy is awarded for the best demonstrations. Trophies & awards for the best booths in each category will also be awarded.
LODGING AND CAMPING INFORMATION:
Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce 1-800-220-4959
Ouray Chamber of Commerce 1-800-228-1876
Ridgway State Park 1-800-678-CAMP.
VENDOR CAMPING: The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival also offers camping near the site in a parking lot (no amenities) that we rent for the show. Camping is a flat $30 fee and includes camping permission for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only—with Sunday departure by 10 am.
DAY PARKING: Free – public lots located behind the library on Railroad Ave; Separate vendor lot is adjacent to public day lot.
LOST & FOUND/FIRST AID/INFORMATION & FESTIVAL STORE: Please visit the Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival booth at the Gazebo in Town Park during the event. Unclaimed “Lost” items remaining after the event will be held at Weehawken Creative Arts for 30 days and then donated to a local charity.
RESTROOMS: Public restrooms and portable facilities are located throughout the Festival grounds: near the tennis courts, near the post office, and near the public parking lot behind the library.
DISABLED ACCESS: Handicapped parking areas will be designated on both ends of the Festival as well as on nearby cross streets. If you have specific needs, please coordinate with Kentee Pasek, Creative Director.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Creative Director, Kentee Pasek at 970-318-6673 firstname.lastname@example.org
REGULATIONS & RULES
Booth spaces are outdoors and are 10′x10′. Booths must be free-standing and properly weighted. No tents or tables are provided. Double and triple spaces are available. Booth placement requests may be made, but MUST be made at the time of application. Requests are NOT guaranteed. Special needs and specific requests are taken on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Shade is NOT guaranteed. Applications are all date stamped upon receipt and requests are considered based on date of request. Assignments are made based on Creative Director’s vision, combined with request considerations as well as medium of work (no two mediums are next to each other).
*Please note that booth numbers have changed this year
*Electricity is only available if you PURCHASED electricity
*Booth location assignments are NOT negotiable and no changes will be made at registration or during the days of the show.
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PARKING: Exhibitors must abide by the show parking regulations (listed in the acceptance letter) and supply a vehicle description in their application.
WEATHER: The show is held outdoors and Ridgway is in the Mountains. The Rendezvous takes place no matter what the weather conditions may be, so please be prepared. There are no rain (or snow!) dates and no refunds because of inclement weather.
SECURITY/DAMAGES: The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival, its affiliates and the Town of Ridgway are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred by participants. We recommend that all goods of value be removed from the park following closing each day. Though we do monitor the park overnight, we do NOT have a professional security team or professional guards.
CLEAN UP: Booth space(s) must be completely cleared and cleaned no later than 7 pm on Sunday, August 12th. Please bring a dolly to hand-carry items, drop your tent and be completely packed before bringing your vehicle to the park-side. Please be courteous of your fellow artists and do not leave your vehicle unattended or blocking the flow of traffic.
SALES TAX: All vendors are responsible for collecting both Town of Ridgway and State of Colorado Sales Tax. Forms and instructions for both taxes will be provided at check-in on the morning of the event and on this page.
No Cars on the Lawn, period.
PETS: All vendor pets must be leashed and/or kenneled and may not impact neighbors and/or patrons in any way. Dogs are allowed in the Ridgway Town Park, but must be leashed. You will find as a vendor that many customers come with dogs.
FOOD BOOTHS: Food Booths must adhere to State of Colorado and Ouray County regulations and standards and must provide proof of licensure upon request.
LATE APPLICATIONS: Late applications will be accepted after May 1. However, a late fee is charged and must be included (according to date & late fee schedule) with your application for your application to be considered. The late fee is non-refundable.
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: If you cancel before July 15, we must have your WRITTEN notice with SASE to receive your booth refund.