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Woot! We are super excited you are interested in participating in our festival! A few things please, then read way, way below for what you need to know. First, as of March1st, 2024, we are sold out of our main parking lot location, however have approximately 23 spaces available directly across the street in a private parking area. There is a cross-walk leading directly to it, and you can see and be seen by all those attending the festival. For those that apply from March 1st, 2024, this is where you will be located. We will also have signage and maps pointing to this area on grounds and at the Festival Welcome Tent so that patrons will be repeatedly reminded of your presence. Please take this in consideration when applying.

The Vendor Application and need to knows are below!

Please note, there will be an informational vendor zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30pm with a link being sent to you by TK by Tuesday, April 16th at 5pm. If you do not get the link by then, please email TK.

Please fill out the application below and submit it to “[email protected].”

Best, TK

ABOUT THE 2024 CONYERS BOOK FESTIVAL!

The 2024 Conyers Book Festival is the second annual book festival presented by the Olde Town Merchants, LTD, an association of merchants with stores and businesses in and around historic Olde Town Conyers, Georgia. The festival will be held April 20, 2024, on the grounds of The Book Cellar at 951 Rail Road Street and the Elm Street Parking lot in Olde Town Conyers between the hours of 11:am and 6:30pm. The premises will hold approximately 70-95 tent spaces for book vendors, authors, literary businesses, and merchants, along with food trucks. Author talks and book signings will take place inside The Book Cellar as well. There will be book prize drawings, and themed activities for all ages, and local businesses will be encouraged to participate by hosting their own literary events the week of the festival.

We plan to promote this event via Instagram, Facebook, and Eventbrite, in partnership with the City of Conyers, The Olde Town Merchants, the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale County, Rockdale County Public Schools, About Marketing, flyers, e-mails, text, word of mouth, and of course with your help! Please down load our posters and logo and feel free to use in your advertising.

Please pay attention to our Vendor Application cut-off dates and rate ladders.

 NOTE, if you were a vendor at last years festival and do not plan on changing your vendor category, you do NOT have to fill out this application, however you DO have to observe the cut-off dates and rate ladders. Please email TK at “[email protected]” to confirm your interest in participating in 2024 event.

**********BEGIN 2024 CONYERS BOOK FESTIVAL APPLICATION***********

CONYERS BOOK FESTIVAL 2024 AUTHOR, MERCHANDISE OR CRAFT PERSON VENDOR APPLICATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS* (Please review the “Things to Know” at the bottom of this Application):

NAME, EMAIL & LOCATION, WEBSITE ADDRESS & ADDRESS OF VENDOR:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

VENDOR TYPE (Check & Fill-out Appropriate Box(es)):

_____  Book Author, and if so genre of books authored to be sold: ________________________________________

_____  Book Store or Seller, and if so genre of types of books sold: _______________________________

____  Merchant, and if so, types of items sold: ____________________________________

____  Food truck, and if so, types of food sold: _______________________________________

____  Other, and if so what type of service: __________________________________________

SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS, WEBSITE ADDRESS, AMAZON, AND/OR OTHER ONLINE LINK SHOWING EXAMPLES OF ITEMS OFFERED FOR SALE (IF NONE OF THESE, PLEASE SEND PICTURES):

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SPACE RENTAL COSTS* (NOTE, RENTAL IS FOR SPACE ONLY.* PLEASE BRING OWN TENT, TABLES, CHAIRS, ETC.) ALSO, ALL RATES INCREASE BY $25.00 AFTER JANUARY 31ST, 2024:
10 x 10 Tent space – Author/Artisan/Artist/Author/Crafts-person: $75.00 each until January 31st, 2024, then $100.00;

10 x 10 Tent space – Crafts Person or Retail Small Business Start-up: $75.00 each until January 31st, 2024, then $100.00 each;
10 x 10  Tent space – Direct Sales Businesses/Organizations: $75.00 each until January 31st, 2024, then $100.00 each;
Space for Food Trucks (limited to 5): $100 each until January 31st, 2024, then $125.00 each;
Space for Entertainment Company (Petting Zoo, Bounce House, etc.): limited to three at $100.00 each until January 31st, 2024, then $125.00 each.

ALL VENDORS, Please email to [email protected], your Vendor Listing, a 250 word description of business, menu, craft items, merchandise, etc. for posting on our 2024 Vendor List. Also email pictures to go with listing including author photo, photos of representative merch, food truck menu, etc. See the 2023 vendor listing on the website for examples of what is needed. Do NOT exceed 250 words. https://conyersbookfestival.com/2022/11/check-out-the-2023-conyers-book-festival-vendors/

PLEASE SNAIL-MAIL YOUR APPLICATION WITH YOUR SPACE RENTAL CHECK FOR YOUR PAYMENT MADE OUT TO “OLDE TOWN MERCHANTS” TO: OLDE TOWN MERCHANTS C/O TK READ, 915 COMMERCIAL ST., CONYERS, GA 30012. PLEASE NOTE, WE PREFER PAYMENT BY CHECK, BUT IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, YOU CAN PAYPAL [email protected] OR VENMO TO: @Theresa-Read-2 . If you pay this way, please let TK know you have paid this way when you email her your Vendor Listing.

PLEASE VISIT THE WWW.CONYERSBOOKFESTIVAL.COM WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD OUR POSTERS TO DISPLAY IN YOUR BUSINESS OR ON YOUR WEBPAGE OR BLOG! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE CONYERS BOOK FESTIVAL!

*THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
*          DATE: Saturday, April 20, 2024 11 am-6:30 pm (Set up begins no earlier than 8:30 am);
This event is Rain, Cold, or Shine, and No Refunds Will Be Given;

  • This event is a JURIED event, as applications will be reviewed before accepted;
  • This event is a family event: No explicit book covers;
  • Once your Vendor Application is accepted and your booth fee is paid, all vendors have their bio listed on our 2024 Conyers Book Festival Vendor List, with your business logo or book cover next to your listing and a link to your business website (250 word limit);
  • Listing fees are non-refundable;
  • SPACES ARE FIRST COME, FIRST ACCEPTED BASIS. Please note, spaces are available on a first-come-basis, and there are only approximately 75-90 available;
  • NO EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: You must bring your own tents, tent weights, tables, and chairs as your reservation is for use of the space only. No equipment will be provided, AND THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY SOURCE;
  • PROOF OF PRODUCT REQUIRED: Any submissions that do not include photos of example products, pictures of book covers. or a valid website, Amazon, or Instagram link will NOT be considered;
  • APPLICATION FEE IS REFUNDABLE IF NOT ACCEPTED;
  • DAY OF EVENT INSTRUCTIONS: THIS IS A RAIN, COLD, OR SHINE EVENT.This event is in April and temperatures may be chilly or it may be rainy.  PLEASE wear warm and proper attire and bring ponchos and rain jackets. Also bring tent weights in case of wind gusts.
  • You will receive your space assignment in your participation packet the day of the festival at the Welcome Tent. This is a change from last year, as then we had some squaters on the festival’s outer edge.
  • Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and will be no later than 10:00 am.  Check-in will take place at the “Welcome” tent, demarcated by a large banner saying, “Welcome to the Conyers Book Festival.” A festival volunteer wearing a volunteer lanyard will direct you to your space, and provide you with a participation packet;
  • Each space will be marked by a bright colored sports cone with the space number written on it. Please pick up the cone and retain it. A volunteer will come by with a checklist to retrieve it.
  • Take down must be finished by 7pm so that The Book Cellar and Elm Street Parking lots are available for weekend traffic.
  • All vendors will be required to stay for the entire duration of the festival: NO EARLY BREAKDOWN
  • All vendors agree to remain “Family Friendly” in their presentations and interactions with our guests, event staff, festival volunteers, and coordinators;
  • Please plan to bring or purchase your lunch, or patronize one of our other vendors or one of the many local restaurants within walking distance.
  • There is a parking lot directy across Elm Street where you can park during set-up, but then you must move your car to another lot as we are keeping that lot open for festival attendees and Olde Town’s other patrons. We will go over alternative parking at the zoom meeting.

Covid-19 Disclaimer:
******* Old Town Merchants, LTD, its members and associates, The Book Cellar, and Conyers Book Festival volunteers assume no liability if anyone (vendors/guests/attendees) is reported to have contracted Covid-19 from this event.******

********************* END OF CONYERS BOOK FESTIVAL APPLICATION**********************************

We expect a good attendance and look forward to seeing this event continue to grow!

Thank you for your interest in the first, annual Conyers Book Festival, 2023. We are very excited to be offering this event to Conyers, Ga and need you to help us make it grow.

All the best,

T. K. Read and Tamara Gatson,
Conyers Book Festival Co-Chairs

For more information or questions regarding event registration PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]  *NOTE ALL COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING THIS EVENT WILL BE DONE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE TO NOT CALL OUR VOLUNTEERS.