Due to limited space and overwhelming requests to participate, vendor registration is by invitation only. If you are interested in being a vendor for the 2018 Brighton Chile Fest please contact Amanda Griffin via email with a link to your website, facebook page, or online portfolio where we are able to review your product offerings.
|$75 base +10% of sales
||Food vendor: space + power included (ALL SPACES FILLED)
||Merchandise vendor: 10’x10′ space only (fee waived for Lulu’s suppliers if sales go through Lulu’s registers)
||Merchandise vendor: 10’x10′ space with canopy, table, two chairs (set-up and ready)
||Power hook-up (extension cord/power strip NOT included)
Please review the Vendor frequently asked questions for further information.
Can I just set up in the parking lot or bring flyers to hand out or put on vehicles?
Absolutely not! These activities are prohibited by the Brighton Chile Fest and property owner. Anyone who has not paid for a booth space and is passing out information or otherwise conducting business without prior approval will be escorted off the premises. If your product is suitable to circulating among the crowd and passing out samples, you must receive prior approval from us and pay a vendor fee for product promotion.
Hours & Setup
What are the exhibit hours?
The festival and exhibits officially run from 12:00-6:00 PM, though because Lulu’s opens at 9:00 AM, it is not uncommon for early customers to come outside to check things out. If you are set up early, you may be able to capture some early business.
When can I start setting up?
Vendor set-up begins at 9:00 AM, and must be completed by 11:30 AM.
Can I pack up and leave before 6:00 PM?
No! Early departure of vendors is not permitted as it will be disruptive to guests and break the flow of the festival. If a vendor breaks down early they will NOT be invited back.
Application & Payment
What forms of payment do you accept for payment of vendor fees?
Credit card (paid by calling the store at 303.659.3300) is preferred. Credit card, cash, or check can also be paid in person at Lulu’s Farm store.
Do I need to pay the vendor fees before the day of the festival?
Yes, fees must be paid to reserve your spot.
If my application is not accepted will my payment be returned?
Vendor registration is by invitation only, so you will know if you are approved when you turn in your registration.
For what reason(s) might my application not be approved?
We may disapprove an application if there are too many of a certain type of product, or if the business or product offered is not deemed a good fit. We also have limited space, and high-demand, so acceptance is on a first-come basis once invitations have been sent out.
Is there a discounted booth fee for non-profit organizations?
No. The Brighton Chile Fest is a fundraiser for the Brighton Legacy Foundation. We have a low flat fee for vendor booths.
How does the Brighton Chile Fest Committee decide where to place the booths?
We lay out the chile fest to facilitate channeling attendees through the event to maximize exposure to all booths. We try to put some distance between competing vendors or those with similar products. With some vendors we try to group complimentary products together. Requiring electricity or utilizing propane or other flammable substance can also affect where your booth is placed as ensuring the safety of our guests and vendors is important.
Where will my booth be located?
The festival takes place outside, and the surface is primarily dirt. All accepted vendors will receive a vendor info sheet via email by September 1st with directions for load-in, load-out, and vendor parking.
How big are the booth spaces?
Vendor booth spaces are 10′ x 10′. If you are supplying your own canopy, or bringing any stand alone signage, display furniture, etc., please make sure it all fits within your space. We have limited space so this is extremely important.
What if I need more space?
You can rent additional 10’x10′ spaces as needed.
Can a booth space be shared by multiple businesses/groups?
Up to two vendors/businesses may share a booth. The price is the same, and the size of the booth is the same. Please be sure to include both business names and contact names on your application and check.
Fixtures & Power
Do I need to order canopy, table, or chairs when I submit my application if I need them, or can I request them the day of the festival?
Yes, you must order and pay for them at time of application so that we can plan accordingly and have them on site for you.
Do I need to order electricity when I submit my application, or can I request it the day of the festival?
Yes, absolutely! Needing power will determine your booth placement so we are not able to provide power at the last minute.
Can I get an extension cord or power strip to use if I order a power hook-up?
No, we do not have extension cords or power strips available for loan, you will need to bring your own.
How long of an extension cord do I need to have?
We recommend 25′.
If I run out of propane can I get more on site, or do I need to reserve it in advance?
Yes, we have plenty of propane available for purchase at $2 per gallon, and it does not need to be ordered in advance.
Is there designated vendor parking?
Yes, you will be directed to the designated vendor parking area during load-in, and all vendor and vendor employee vehicles must be parked in this designated area, and not in the Lulu’s parking lot. We appreciate your cooperation with this in order to have as much parking available for customers and festival attendees as possible.
Do I need a sales tax license and is it City of Brighton or Adams County?
Only if you are selling food or merchandise. Sales tax licenses are REQUIRED by the state of Colorado. The Brighton Chile Fest is located in unincorporated Adams County. As a vendor, you will be required to collect tax on all sales, and remit those taxes to the county and state on your own.
Where do I get a tax license?
You can download sales tax license forms by following this link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-instructions-and-forms
You can also apply in person at:
144 West Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Which tax license do I need, Special Events or Regular?
Please refer to the web site listed above, but in a nutshell, if you are only doing one fair this year, get a one-time special events license. If you are doing two or more fairs, you’ll need the multiple events license. If you have a regular place of business, the sales tax license you have for that business will most likely cover the Brighton Chile Fest, but please verify this with the Department of Revenue.
We’re not selling anything, do we need a sales tax license?
No. You do not need a sales tax license for the festival if you are only promoting your services or business on site, and no money is changing hands.
I have a question not answered here, who can I contact?
Amanda Griffin email or call (303) 905-6114