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We are pleased to announce the 36th Annual North Texas Irish Festival to be held at Fair Park in Dallas. We are proud to say that the Festival will once again be the largest Irish Festival in the Southwest and one of the largest in the Nation. Our purpose is to provide both an educational and entertaining Irish Experience for those who attend. We accomplish this by bringing together the very best in Irish musicians, dancers, artists and other performers, as well as a great number of quality vendors, displays and special events.

We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth since our first Festival in March of 1983, and welcome the challenge to continue to expand and improve the event. NTIF Vendors are an important part of our Festival, and we hope that you will join us for this Texas-sized Irish celebration. Guarantee your space at the Festival by completing the vendor application and sending it to us today.

About the Festival

The North Texas Irish Festival is produced and sponsored by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, Inc. a Texas nonprofit, tax exempt corporation dedicated to the “study, performance, promotion and preservation of Celtic music and dance in the Southwest.” Since its beginning in March of 1983, the NTIF has become one of the largest festivals in the United States, hosting multiple stages, workshops, craft demonstrations, a children’s area, games, traditional Irish foods and beverages, cultural displays, vendor areas and much more.

The Festival welcomes professional arts and crafts vendors and merchandise businesses that offer quality products. Although we would prefer booths with a Celtic or handcrafted theme, it is not required; the Festival reserves the right to reject any products we feel are not appropriate. The sale of weapons, food and beverages, or products bearing the Festival name or logo is prohibited without the prior written approval of the Festival Director. The Festival expressly prohibits politically themed or pornographic materials.

Festival Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The Festival will open to the public on Friday, March 2nd at 6 PM.

Friday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 4th

Booth Sizes and Descriptions

Inside vendors will be located in the Centennial & Automobile buildings.

Festival booths are available in 10’ x 10’ (100 sq. ft.) spaces. Vendors requiring larger areas may rent multiple booth spaces. Vendor spaces are located inside the Festival buildings and outdoors on either concrete or grass. Please be sure to specify your space and location needs on the vendor application form. Tables, chairs and electrical drops may also be rented from the festival if needed. We do not provide or rent lights, extension cords or plug strips.  We reserve the right to request that any unsafe electrical item be removed.

Deposits and Fees

If your completed application and fees are postmarked on or before the deadline of December 15, 2017, you will be eligible for an early bird discount. Your booth fee will be just $375 inside and $275 outside. The $25 discount will also be applied to the cost of each additional booth, or $350 inside and 4250 outside.

A refundable deposit of $100 is required from all vendors. You must submit two checks with your application: one check for booth fees and miscellaneous charges and a separate check for your $100 deposit. This deposit will be held until it is returned to you at the scheduled close of the Festival on Sunday, provided that vendors have not damaged their areas, vacated their booths before scheduled closing or ignored any Festival rules pertaining to booth spaces.

Booth rental fees and cost of accessories rental are listed on the vendor application form. Included in vendor fees are the cost of two vendor passes, one parking pass, 24-hour security and facility cleanup each morning before Festival opening.

Reminder—although we do not take a percentage of booth income, the various government entities do. It is your responsibility to collect and pay Texas State and local Sales and Use Tax (currently 8.25%). For more information, see the Texas Comptroller’s website or call 1-800-252-5555.

Confirmation

If your application is in order and all fees are received by the application deadline, your check will be deposited, serving as your confirmation. Regulations and other useful information will be posted on the festival website. Booth assignments, regulations and other useful information will be emailed the week before the event. To discuss matters related to your booth, please contact the Vendor Coordinator at the Festival office, 214-823-4370.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel before the deadline (December 15, 2017), your money will be returned in full. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to cancellations between December 16th and February 15th. No refunds will be given to any cancellation after February 15th. All cancellations must be received in writing.

How to apply

Complete the enclosed vendor application, sign and mail with all fees (2 Checks) to the address provided on the application. The festival will not accept reservations for booth spaces without all fees paid. Please send check or money order made out to the North Texas Irish Festival — no cash.

All new vendors must include a list of merchandise items or services to be sold or displayed with their application. All new vendors must also include photographs of their merchandise and booth set-up.

We reserve the right not to admit vendors selling merchandise other that that listed or approved by the Festival. All booths will be inspected after setup and periodically during the weekend. Vendors selling or displaying material that the Festival finds objectionable will be asked to leave.

Insurance

All vendors selling knives, swords or weapons of any kind, are required to submit Certificates of Insurance naming the following as additional insureds:

City of Dallas/Fair Park
Attn:Contract Compliance
3809 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX  75210

Southwest Celtic Music Association 
7324 Gaston Ave., #124-382
Dallas, TX  75214

The Dallas Directory, Inc
7324 Gaston Ave., #124-382
Dallas, TX 75214

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