Vendors can purchase a 6′ table with 2 chairs – add more than 1 table to your cart if you need more. This will be on a first come/first served basis. We can provide electricity to a few vendors, but this is not guaranteed with this purchase. Non-profit vendors can get a $35 per table discount – please email us for a coupon code.
Spaces will be available in the Community Room on the top floor of the Civic Plaza. A 6-foot table and two chairs will be provided. Power will be available at many of the booths on a first-come, first-served basis
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Full payment of booth fee is required with your application by Sept. 8, 2015 (make check payable to the Monterey Bay Birding Festival). Sign below and send to: Monterey Bay Birding Festival, Attn: Sue Dumller 522 California Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Full refunds will be awarded for booth cancellations received on or before September 1st only. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after September 1st, 2015.
The undersigned, in consideration of participation in this event, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, Inc., City of Watsonville, and County of Santa Cruz and release the Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, Inc., City of Watsonville, and County of Santa Cruz, its officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injury to person or property arising out of, or in any way connected with participation in this event, including any injury caused by the simple negligence of the Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, Inc., City of Watsonville, and County of Santa Cruz, its officers, employees, and/or agents. I have read the above and voluntarily sign this release and waiver of all liability and indemnify agreement. As a vendor or exhibitor at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival, I understand the above regulations and agree to comply with them. The Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, Inc. reserves the right to deny any requests for any reason. Space request and booth assignments will be made by the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. Vendors/exhibitors will be responsible for set up and clean up of booths. By purchasing this space online, you agree to the terms above.
There will be an Opening Day Social Reception in the Birder’s Marketplace, Thursday evening from
5:30 to 7. Tapas/small plates and beverages hosted by local Monterey Bay restaurants and caterers will be served.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will feature speakers in the auditorium (same building) from 7 to 8:30pm.
- Thursday, September 24th, Set-up 8am to 12:00 noon
- Thursday, September 24th 2:00pm to 7pm
- Friday, September 25th 2:00pm to 7pm
- Saturday, September 26th 10:00am to 7pm
Display materials and merchandise must be removed from the vendor room Saturday evening after 5pm and before 9pm. The vendor room will be closed on Sunday.
Vendors are welcome to participate in open or unfilled field trips as time allows. Trip fees, when applicable, will apply but registration fees will be waived. This is an opportunity to get added exposure, for your business, out in the field.
The Birders Marketplace (vendor/exhibitor area) will be secured during set-up and hours when the vendor/exhibitor area is open to the public. Items of value must be secured when your space is unattended. The Birders Marketplace will be locked at all other times. However, neither the City of Watsonville nor the Monterey Bay Birding Festival will be liable for lost, damaged or stolen items.
California State Sales Permit
Birders Marketplace vendors must have a California sales permit to participate. If you do not have a current permit on file with the state, you must obtain one from the California State Board of Equalization. There is no fee. The phone number is 800-400-7115. You can apply online by going to www.boe.ca.gov and follow the links.
For further information or assistance, contact Sue Dumller, Vendor Director, at 831-423-8248 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.