In order to be a vendor with GiddyBird Events, you must abide by the following items…
Unloading and Breakdown
- When unloading your vehicle(s), please be courteous of other vendors. If the specific event provides allowances for unloading your vehicle(s) at a building entry, please be swift with your unloading practices, and remove your vehicle as quickly as possible so that other vendors may have time to unload their vehicle(s) with convenience as well.
- All vendors are responsible for moving, loading, and unloading their own vehicle(s).
- All vendors are responsible for bringing their own carts, wagons, dollies, and other items necessary to transport their goods to and from their respective vending site(s) and vehicle(s).
- When we host an outdoor event, and if space allows, vendors may have the option of pulling up their vehicle(s) close to their site(s) in order to load and unload their goods. When this option is available, we ask that you load and unload your vehicle(s) quickly, and please have courtesy of other vendors’ needs. If you must move your vehicle(s) slightly so that you provide the space necessary to accommodate a neighboring vendor’s loading/unloading needs, please do so. Being courteous is often paid back by other vendors returning the favor, and it just creates a neighborly atmosphere.
- To allow for swift breakdown at all events, we ask that all vendors breakdown their entire site before moving your vehicles to load. We have found that an event ends much more quickly and smoothly if vendors don’t have to sit and wait for another vendor to load his/her vehicle(s) when they haven’t completely broken down their site(s). Again, a little courtesy goes a long way.
- You must provide your own table coverings and they must be large enough so that items hidden under tables are blocked from view from patrons. We like to promote clean-looking events, free from visual obstructions.
- Unless otherwise stated in the documentation for a specific event, vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, and tents.
- When an event is being held outdoors, you must provide your own tent and it must be the dimensions of 10 feet x 10 feet (unless you are renting more than one space… then your tent can be the dimensions of 10 feet x 20 feet, 30 feet… etc).
- All vendors must have a weights and/or stakes on hand for their tents. There will be inclement weather from time to time, and we certainly don’t want your tent to blow away on a windy day. Also, it’s important for you to make sure your tent stays in place for the sake of surrounding vendors and patrons as well. A tent that has blown into a crowd of people can cause injury, and can also cause damage to another vendor’s space and their goods. For everybody’s sake, and for the sake of the property space that we’ve rented, please be certain your tent is secured to the ground.
- GiddyBird Events will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your belongings. Therefore, it is the vendor’s responsibility to provide their own insurance coverage. There are a number of companies that you can get insurance through, but we find that a good place to get vendor event insurance is ACT (this is just our opinion). You can find them online. They are reasonably priced, and provide good overall coverage for vendors (again, this is just our opinion).
- GiddyBird Events is an Limited Liability Company, and we do carry liability insurance.
For the safety of our vendors, staff, and patrons, please read all of the items below. They are important elements to the successful outcome of an event.
- Spills – If you spill something, please clean it up, or ask a GiddyBird Events LLC staff member to do so. Please do not leave any spills unattended. If you must leave the spill area to go get something to clean it up, please as a neighboring vendor to inform the public of the spill area so that nobody slips and gets hurt.
- Obstacles – All vendors are responsible for keeping their booth area clean and free from obstructions that could be deemed as a safety hazard. Please keep all property out of the way of public traffic areas.
- Public Traffic Areas – The Fire Marshall states that there must be a 6 foot wide traffic area for public traffic (this applies to indoor events also). This 6 foot aisle way is to be used for public use to travel through our event. It is not to be used for vendor belongings. It is not to be blocked by signage or display items.
- Medical Emergencies – All staff members are equipped with a phone. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or ask a staff member to do so.
- General Safety Concerns – If you are not sure what to do in the event of an emergency, it’s always best practice to call 911 if you are unclear as to what protocol to practice.
- All vendors should know how to use a basic home fire extinguisher. If you do not know how, please ask a GiddyBird Events LLC staff member.
- Each event we host is equipped with at least one fire extinguisher.
- All vendors must know how to safely exit the building in the event of a fire. If you are unsure where fire exits are, please ask a GiddyBird Events LLC staff member.
- No refunds will be given on space rentals if you cancel or do not show up to a registered event.
- No refunds will be given because of weather issues. We cannot dictate weather scenarios and we cannot forecast the weather.
- If GiddyBird Events LLC cancels an event, we will issue a refund of your ticket price. If we must reschedule an event, you will have the option to choose to either use your ticket(s) for the booth rental at the rescheduled event, or you may choose to receive a refund.
- No refunds will be given due to customer turn-out or how much or little you make in sales.
Prohibited Sale Items
- You may NOT sell tobacco, firearms, or alcohol, or anything that contains illegal substances.
- You may NOT sell items that pertain to adult only merchandise. We host family-friendly events.
- You may NOT sell items that are racist, offensive, or sexist. If you have to question whether an item is family-friendly, it’s probably not allowed.
- Although, in some states, marijuana is legal, you may not sell items that contain THC. In the future, we may allow vendors to sell CBD oils and merchandise, but at this time we will NOT allow such sales.
- It is a vendors’ responsibility to be registered with the state for sales tax purposes. We will not be held responsible for the lack of licensing from our vendors. You may find the Michigan Concessionaires Sales Tax Form by clicking here.