VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
If you would like to be added to the City of Anniston vendor database to be contacted about future events, complete the form below and submit.
Applications submitted without a valid e-mail address are not accepted.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: MARCH 15, 2018
This is a juried event. Accepted vendors are notified within 2 weeks of receipt of application and issued an invoice for vendor fee. For best consideration, include photographs or a website URL with images of your products for the festival advisory team to review and make their decision.
In addition to your vendor fee, vendors must pay City sales tax at a rate of 5%. You will receive details on how to do this when you arrive at the festival.
Thank you for your interest in the Noble Street Festival. Your application will be reviewed by our festival advisory team. If selected, you will be notified no later than March 30, 2018.
Event Information and Policies
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE FESTIVAL
WHAT TO EXPECT
The annual Noble Street Festival (NSF) is held in conjunction with the Sunny King Criterium, a professional cycling road race. The "Crit" draws professional, junior and amateur cyclists and cycling teams from around the world. The festival is a way for visitors and locals to engage with the cycling event and show their support.
The event began in 2002 through grassroots volunteer efforts. Today, it has grown! The race is managed by a professional race management team and streamed on LIVESTREAM. NSF is managed by the City of Anniston with volunteer support from numerous organizations and a portion of festival proceeds donated to Relay for Life.
Attendance for the one-day event averages 4,000 with peak attendance from noon to 2 PM and again in the evening during the professional category men's and women's races.
NSF is held along the 900 to 1200 blocks of Noble Street, home to locally-owned retail and service businesses, restaurants and lofts. Side streets and alleys offer more local flavor including the State's oldest pub, arts and heritage trails, public murals, and the Freedom Riders National Monument. The downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Sites. It is unique mix of diverse architectural styles.
Vendors will be juried by the festival advisory team. Vendors with innovative and original products not currently offered by our downtown restaurants and retail businesses will receive priority. Sales of commercial products are avoided. We want vendors that compliment our business community and enhance festival attendees' experiences; and we genuinely want you to be successful.
NSF and the Sunny King Criterium are broadly promoted via radio, television, social media, State tourism department resources, local and regional newspapers and more. Promotions for the next year begin almost as soon as the festival is over! Vendors registered by Feb. 1 are included in the online NSF vendor listing.
SET UP/BREAK DOWN
Set-up Begins: Saturday, April 7, at 6 AM
Set-up Complete/vehicles moved: By 10 AM
Break Down: Saturday, April 7, 8 PM
A festival map is e-mailed to vendors one week prior to the festival. Review this map so that upon arrival you know how to enter the festival, where to set up and where to park vehicles. We want you to be successful; therefore, we strategically assign each vendor to a location that is most suitable for maximum exposure. Please do not ask to be moved.
Spikes are not allowed in the pavement. Vendors are not permitted to exceed designated marked space. If you believe you will need more space than 10x10-foot, you are welcome to purchase an additional booth space.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC
The festival area and race course is closed to traffic in the early morning on the day of the festival. Understanding how to access the festival area for set-up is important. In addition to your vending trailer/tent, you are allowed one vehicle in the vendor area to unload supplies during setup. All vehicles used for supplies must be removed from the festival area no later than 10 AM. Parking for vehicle(s) is available within walking distance from the vendor area. You will receive further instructions in advance e-mail communications.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR VENDORS
NSF will not close during intermittent rain, unless the weather pattern suggests severe weather. Come prepared! No refunds on vendor fees.
Noble Street Festival reserves the right to refuse any vendor application. Should this occur, the application fee submitted by the vendor would be refunded. Once an application is accepted, no refunds will be given for any reason. The Vendor shall defend, save, and hold harmless the City of Anniston, Alabama, their respective officers, agents, board members, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and assigns from any claims, damages, losses, liability, or expense which may arise, and shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage due to fire, accident, theft, weather, acts of God, vandalism, or any other loss or injury whatsoever or not specifically described herein, whether past, present, or future. Booths are not insured by the City of Anniston, Alabama, Noble Street Festival or any sponsoring agents. Exhibitors must make provisions for safeguarding their goods. Exhibitors must have replacement cost insurance for all personal property. Exhibitor assumes full liability for protecting, care, and maintenance of exhibitor’s property. ANY VENDOR NOT HOLDING VALID LIABILITY INSURANCE EXHIBITS AT THEIR OWN RISK AND ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY.
Suzen Robertson, Festival Coordinator, City of Anniston