CORPUS CHRISTI JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the 2023 Corpus Christi Juneteenth Festival weekend. For your convenience, we put together a list of frequently-asked questions you might have about renting vendor space at the festival. If you don’t see your question here or need to clarify an answer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Celebration
What is the Corpus Christi Juneteenth Festival weekend?
The Corpus Christi Juneteenth Festival is a FREE cultural event designed to support the improvement of residents of the Hillcrest community’s quality of life in lieu of the Harbor Bridge project. The celebration will provide FREE medical testing, diverse cultural performances, educational & civic organizations showcasing services available to the community, kids zone area, food trucks, fun and wares of all types. The Annual Black & White Dinner & Dance is a ticketed event.
When does the festival take place in 2023?
The festival will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023. We will also have a kick off dinner and dance on Friday, June 16, 2023 . The weekend will conclude with a family reunion style park event on Sunday, June 18th ! To get the most up-to-date information on this year’s festival and future dates, we encourage you to sign up for our event information.
What are the hours of the festival?
The festival starts at 4 pm and ends at 10 pm. This time is subject to change. Please check the event line up page and social media for updates. For a complete list of events, visit the Entertainment page.
Where does the festival take place?
The festival takes place at the Waters Edge Park, 602 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Where does the Black & White Dinner & Dance take place?
The dance takes place at the Crystal Reception Hall, 2033 Airline Rd C3 Corpus Christi, Texas.
Where does the family reunion take place?
The dance takes place at the HJ Williams (Hillcrest) Park, 1506 Minton, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Becoming a Vendor
How can I apply to be a vendor at the festival?
You must complete the Vendor Application. We’ll review your application and notify you of space availability and assignment. Remember, spaces are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
When is the deadline to apply as a vendor?
We must receive your application by May 31, 2023, no later than 5 pm. Any applications approved after the deadline will be on a case-by-case basis. We recommend you apply as early as possible to secure your spot.
How do I know if my vendor application is approved?
You’ll get an email from us letting you know that we approved your application. We receive many applications, so it might take up to a week to confirm your space.
What sizes are available for rental?
You can rent a space in one of these sizes:
10 ft. x 10 ft.
Are other items or furniture included in the space rental?
No. Only the space is included in the rental. You must provide your own tents, tables, chairs, and any other furniture you need for your space. The festival does not provide equipment rental services.
What access is there to electricity in the rental space?
There is no access to electricity for vendors at the event. Your own whisper-quiet type generators are allowed, and you must let us know in advance that you’ll be using this type of generator. The festival will pre-approve all generators. Any generators onsite without approval are subject to removal.
Can you rent vendor space at more than one event?
No! Booth space is only available at the Festival on Saturday.
Fees and Payment
What fees do I have to pay as a vendor to rent space?
The fees depend on the size of the space you want to rent, your organization type—non-profit, arts and crafts and food vendor. The full list of prices is in the Vendors page.
How do I pay my vendor fees?
We’ll gladly accept one of these forms of payment:
Credit or debit cards, payable via Square online invoicing (with service charge). Form available.
Cashier’s check or money order, payable to “TABPHE Corpus Christi” Send your payment as early as possible.
Remember, your full balance is due by May 31, 2023 no later than 5pm.
Selling At The Festival
Do you have restrictions on the types of items I can sell?
We welcome all types of items, but we don’t allow selling of illegal or unsafe items. Prohibited items include drug paraphernalia, guns, fireworks, weapons, apparel displaying profanity, or sexually-explicit items. Your vendor application must list all the items you plan to sell so we can approve your submission. If you sell prohibited items, you may be fined, and we’ll ask you to leave the festival without a refund.
Can I have an exclusivity agreement on a product at the festival?
There is NO EXCLUSIVITY of products being sold at the festival.
Can I promote my business with coupons or promotional items?
You’re allowed to have promotional items, like coupons, brochures, menus, and signage in your space. If you want to distribute promotional items outside of your rented space, like in the eating areas, let us know in advance so we can approve your request.
Will I be able to play music?
No. You’re not allowed to play music in your vendor space during the festival.
What restrictions are there on food vendors?
You may sell only festival-approved food, and you must sell it in exchange for money, not coupons.
Insurance, Security, and Parking
Is insurance available through the festival?
No. As a vendor, you must provide your own insurance.
Will there be security at the event?
Yes, normal park compliance officers will be onsite and additional security.
Will vendors be assigned parking?
Yes, there will be a specific parking lot indicated for vendors. We recommend you use a dolly or other equipment to move or restock items between your space and your parking spots.
All vendors are responsible for the appropriate licenses to sell merchandise/food in Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi.
Vendors are responsible for their own items such as table, tent, chairs and additional lighting.