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Merry Marketplace in Valdosta, GA

Fri Nov 21st - Sun Nov 23rd
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Valdosta Junior Service League Merry Marketplace

Event Location
1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31602
Lowndes County - 32,660 housholds avg $43,344 ea.

Location/Facility Type: James H. Rainwater Conference Center
Listing Details for Event #: 1593847
Posted: Dec 9, 2013
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2014
Listing Completeness %: 90%
Views: Total: 21   Registered Users: 2  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Additional Categories:
     - Craft Boutique
  - Holiday & Seasonal Events
     - Christmas Market
Dates: Fri Nov 21st - Sun Nov 23rd
Show Hours: Friday, November 16 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Preview Party Saturday
Setup Time: Fri. Nov. 16, 2007 between 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Year #: 8
Public Admission Price: $5-Adults; $3-Children
Haul Details: Vendors load in from parking lot
Vendor Help: none
Vendor Breakfast: Concessions available
Vendor Lunch: Concessions available
Parking: Large field for parking
Vendor Parking: parking lot behind Conference Center
RV Parking: None on site
Restrooms: Conference Center Facilities
Electricity: $25
Water: not provided
Tables/Chairs: $5 - 8ft tables; $5 per chair
Misc Details: Indoor Event, Retail Items
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Entertainment: We will have a children's breakfast that will include different characters (Santa, Snow White, Spiderman, etc.). WE also plan on having bounce houses, petting zoos, etc. outside.
Activities: The event will cater to all members of the family with special entertainment and activities geared more toward children such as a Breakfast with Santa and special arts and crafts workshops.
  Jury Fee: n/a
Jury Requirements: n/a
Commission: n/a
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 100
Art/Craft Space Price: $300 6x10; $325 10x10 (middle room); $350 10x10 (middle room corner); $350 10x10 (main room); $400 10x10 (main room corner); $775 10x20 (double booth)

Retail Spaces This Yr: 100
Retail Space Price: $300 6x10; $325 10x10 (middle room); $350 10x10 (middle room corner); $350 10x10 (main room); $400 10x10 (main room corner); $775 10x20 (double booth)

Food Space Price: 200, will be outside

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Description
The Valdosta Junior Service League will host the Merry Marketplace on Sat., Nov. 17 from 10am�5pm and Sun., Nov. 18 from 11am-4pm at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, GA. There will be a preview party on Fri., Nov. 16 from 6�9pm.

Formerly known as the Arts & Crafts Show Christmas Spectacular, the new show will expand to include local and regional retailers along with a mix of unique artisans and craft makers. Beth Reames and Anita Sinnott are the co-chairs for this year�s new Merry Marketplace.

The show will feature more than 100 booths filled with a variety of original artwork including watercolors, photography, pottery and handmade jewelry. Toys, children�s clothing, holiday decorations and painted woodcrafts will also be available. In an effort to create a �one-stop shopping� atmosphere for our guests, select retailers will be invited to participate in this year�s show. The expansion will feature specialty shops, which offer unusual items not easily found in traditional retail outlets, and the show will also feature more items geared toward men and boys such as sporting goods, electronics, home improvement tools, and other items.

The event will cater to all members of the family with special entertainment and activities geared more toward children such as a Breakfast with Santa and special arts and crafts workshops.

In the League booth, show patrons may purchase homemade cakes provided by members of the League as well as the League�s latest cookbook, �Southern Treasures: Our Famous Yellow Cookbook.� Gift wrapping services will also be available for a small donation. Hourly door prizes and a raffle will round out the weekend of fun activities.

The Valdosta Junior Service League is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Lowndes-Valdosta area. Proceeds from the Merry Marketplace directly benefit Kid�s Caf�, Koats for Kids, Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission, School Hearing and Vision Screenings, local Learning Enhancement Grants, Habitat for Humanity, LAMP and many other worthy causes.

Don�t miss the first Merry Marketplace! Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Children under 3 are free. Let us help put you in the holiday spirit! For more information on how to purchase tickets or how to become a vendor for the show, please visit the VJSL web site at, http://www.vjsl.org.

The show will feature more than 100 booths filled with a variety of original artwork including watercolors, photography, pottery and handmade jewelry. Toys, children�s clothing, holiday decorations and painted woodcrafts will also be available. In an effort to create a �one-stop shopping� atmosphere for our guests, select retailers will be invited to participate in this year�s show. The expansion will feature specialty shops, which offer unusual items not easily found in traditional retail outlets, and the show will also feature more items geared toward men and boys such as sporting goods, electronics, home improvement tools, and other items.

The event will cater to all members of the family with special entertainment and activities geared more toward children such as a Breakfast with Santa and special arts and crafts workshops.

In the League booth, show patrons may purchase homemade cakes provided by members of the League as well as the League�s latest cookbook, �Southern Treasures: Our Famous Yellow Cookbook.� Gift wrapping services will also be available for a small donation. Hourly door prizes and a raffle will round out the weekend of fun activities.

The Valdosta Junior Service League is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Lowndes-Valdosta area. Proceeds from the Merry Marketplace directly benefit Kid�s Caf�, Koats for Kids, Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission, School Hearing and Vision Screenings, local Learning Enhancement Grants, Habitat for Humanity, LAMP and many other worthy causes.

Don�t miss the first Merry Marketplace! Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Children under 3 are free. Let us help put you in the holiday spirit! For more information on how to purchase tickets or how to become a vendor for the show, please visit the VJSL web site at, http://www.vjsl.org
Merry MArketpace is an event that we have never had in the past. We have always had an Arts & Crafts Show on this same weekend, but we are having to make some changes this year to include retailers. WE plan on having over 100 vendors ranging from clothes to candles, anything can be submitted for application this year. We are having a preview party on Friday night from 6:00 to 9:00. A children's breakfast will be held on Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00. The doors will open to the shoppers at 10:00 Saturday morning.
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Past Listing: 11/21-11/22 2009 - Merry Marketplace 90% 
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Past Listing: 11/19-11/21 2010 - Merry Marketplace 87% 
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Past Listing: 11/19-11/20 2011 - Merry Marketplace 87% 
Past Listing: 11/16-11/18 2012 - Merry Marketplace 80% 
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Past Listing: 11/22-11/24 2013 - Merry Marketplace 92% 
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Newspaper ads; Billboards; promotion on various websites; Advertising budget $6000; radio and television publicity; yard signs; banners advertising the show placed over major streets in city; posters and flyers placed in various businesses
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
The VJSL proposes to sponsor a holiday market known as Merry Marketplace at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center (hereinafter referred to as
Conference Center), an air-conditioned facility, on November 16, 17 and 18, 2007. Merchant agrees to rent space for the sale and exhibition of its
merchandise at the event on the terms and conditions herein specified.

1. In order to insure reservation of space for Merchant, this agreement must be returned before July 1, 2007, fully executed by Merchant and VJSL with a
deposit of $150.00 for each booth. Deposits for double booth are $300.00. The deposit will be applied in full toward the payment of the booth rental fee.
Merchant shall be liable for the balance of the both rental fee on or before September 1, 2007, unless prior to that time Merchant shall give written notice to
VJSL that Merchant does not intend to participate n the Marketplace. In the event the full rent has not been received by September 1, 2007, Merchant will be
charged a late fee of $100.00. If full rent and/or any past due payment is not received by October 1, 2007, the VJSL reserves the right to consider this contract
null and void. The VJSL, at its option, may cancel this contract and retain in full any amount previously paid. Merchant hereby agrees to pay the rental
provided below for the size of booth so rented at the location designated by the VJSL.
Please rank booth preference from 1- 3 with 1 being most preferable. Booth preference will be based on application acceptance and date of receipt of
completed contract and deposit.

Booth Size Square Footage Base Price Deposit Amount
______ 6 x 10 single 60 s. f. $300.00 $150.00
______ 10 x 10 single (middle room) 100 s. f. $325.00 $150.00
______ 10 x 10 single (middle room corner) 100 s. f. $350.00 $150.00
______ 10 x 10 single (main room) 100 s. f. $350.00 $150.00
______ 10 x 10 single (main room corner) 100 s. f. $ 400.00 $150.00
______ 10 x 20 double booth 200 s. f. (double booth price less $25) $300.00


All 10 x 10 booths and larger include piping, draping and waste basket. Additional amenities are available for rent as follows:
_____ Electricity - $ 25.00 _____ Table rent - $5.00 _____ Chair rent - $5.00. Please designate any of these additional amenities you request
and include in your payment.


2. A maximum of two (2) businesses are permitted to share a booth. In this respect, a business is defined as one (1) merchant. Merchants are permitted
three (3) workers per single booth, four (4) per double booth. Badges will be provided. Only pre-registered workers will be admitted without paying
admission.


3. The VJSL reserves the right to refrain from renting booth space to Merchant for any reason. Considerations that may cause the VJSL to refrain from
renting booth space to Merchant include, but are not limited to: (1) the nature of that Merchants merchandise, in order to avoid excessive duplication and
saturation of the Market; (2) where the merchandise is not well-suited or appropriate to this Market.
4. In addition to paying the booth rate expressed above, Merchant agrees to donate to the VJSL a gift certificate (which will be completed for you to sign
upon check-in on November 16, 2007) or merchandise, for the VJSLs discretionary use for the Marketplace raffle and/or door prizes.
5.
The Merry Marketplace hours will be as follows: Friday, November 16 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Preview Party
Saturday, November 17 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Merchant agrees to keep its booth open at all times during the open hours of the Marketplace. Merchant will not begin packing its merchandise for removal
prior to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007.

6. Merchant agrees to move in and arrange its merchandise between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2007; Merchant may not
check-in prior to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2007. Merchant agrees to remove its merchandise on Sunday, November 18, 2007 by 5:00 p.m.
Merchant will not block any handicapped ramp or loading bays during Marketplace set-up, selling hours, or break-down, and will keep badges on display, in
plain sight, during those times.
7. Merchant must remain within the perimeters of booth and cannot extend more than six (6) inches into the aisle. Merchant must adhere to all Conference
Center rules and regulations, including no open flames in the Conference Center.
8. All expenses of any kind in connection with transporting, packaging, unpacking, and insuring of Merchants property and merchandise shall be borne
entirely by Merchant.
9. The VJSL agrees to include Merchant in all Merry Marketplace advertising and publicity that is produced and distributed by the VJSL in connection
with said event, provided Merchant has fulfilled its duties under this contract in a timely manner. The VJSL is not responsible for any typographical or clerical
errors made by the media pursuant to this publicity.
10. Merchant agrees to ship any merchandise ordered by customers at Merry Marketplace no later than December 31, 2007. In the event that ordered
merchandise cannot be shipped by such date, Merchant shall notify purchaser in writing and upon request must return any deposits or purchase payments made
by the purchaser. Merchant agrees to indemnify and hold the VJSL harmless in regard to any liability arising out of the delay or failure of Merchant to deliver
appropriate merchandise ordered or purchased at Merry Marketplace.
11. The VJSL will make no warranties with respect to merchandise and will have no responsibility with respect to the collection of unpaid accounts, returned
checks, or the return of merchandise.
12. The VJSL may cancel Merry Marketplace at any time for any reason, and without penalty. Written notice of such cancellation shall be given to
Merchant on or before September 1, 2007. In the event the VJSL cancels this Agreement prior to said date, booth rental fee will be returned to Merchant less
the deposit amount. If Merchant cancels after September 1, 2007, neither the deposit nor the booth rental fee will be refunded to Merchant. If VJSL cancels
Merry Marketplace after September 1, 2007, due to act of God or other event outside of its control, the booth rental fee will be refunded to Merchant.
13. Merchant shall assume all risks with respect to Merchants merchandise, including fire, theft, and any other type of damage, and insurance thereon must
be provided at the expense of Merchant. Merchant agrees to defend and indemnify the VJSL and hold it harmless from any and all claims and liabilities
resulting from faulty or defective merchandise purchased or ordered at the event or from the acts of any the employees or agents of Merchant. Neither the
VJSL nor any of its agents or employees, shall be liable to Merchant or its employees or agents, for personal injury or property damage of any kind arising out
of the operation of Merry Marketplace.
14. Merchant agrees to collect any sales tax on sales of its merchandise (7%) and to comply wit all requirements of the Georgia State Department of
Revenue, and all requirements of the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia concerning the sale of merchandise. Merchant further agrees to comply
with all other laws and regulations governing its activities. Merchant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the VJSL harmless with respect to any and all
liability for sales taxes or other licenses and fees arising out of Merchants conduct at Merry Marketplace and from any other liability arising out of
Merchants failure to comply with any other law or regulation.
15. The VJSL will not be responsible for receiving, handling, storing or safeguarding Merchants merchandise or other property. No storage space will be
available at the Conference Center. Merchant shall be responsible for safeguarding these items during Marketplace hours as well as between hours. The VJSL
shall not be responsible for breakage, theft, robbery, burglary, vandalism, fire, wind, flood, hail water damage or any other casualty whatsoever which might
occur; and Merchant assumes all risks with respect to Merchant, its employees, agents, merchandise, and property, including, but not limited to, fire, wind,
theft, robbery, burglary, vandalism, hail, flood, or water damage and any other type of damage from whatever cause, and any insurance against such risk shall
be provided by Merchant at its expense.
16. Merchant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the VJSL from all fines, suits, claims, demands and actions whatsoever kind or nature, by reason of any
breach, violation, or nonperformance of any condition hereof on the part of Merchant. Merchant will defend, indemnify, protect, and hold harmless the VJSL
from any loss, cost (including attorneys fees), damage or expense caused directly or indirectly by Merchant for injuries to persons or property, while in or on
said premises leased by the VJSL for the sponsoring of Merry Marketplace. Merchant agrees to comply with all of the laws applicable within the
municipality, county, and state, in which said premises are located in regard to nuisance, insofar as the building and premises referred to above are concerned,
and by no act render the VJSL liable therefore.
17. In the event of default by Merchant in any of its obligations hereunder and in the event the VJSL places a claim for such default in the hands of its
attorneys, Merchant agrees to pay VJSLs reasonable attorneys fees and costs in connection with said claim or suite and all other costs of the VJSL connected
herewith.
18. Merchants rights under this agreement are non-transferable and Merchant shall make no assignment of sublease of its rights to another Merchant without
the written consent of the VJSL President and Treasurer.
19. The VJSL will not be responsible for supplying or furnishing Merchant with equipment not designated on the rental agreement. Merchant agrees that if
equipment is desired by Merchant, Merchant will order the equipment on its own and will be responsible for those charges.

Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Vendors can share a booth. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. No Refunds or Show Credits. Held Rain or Shine! ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. No Early Packup Allowed. Raffle / Door Prize Donation Required. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
A single-person or more panel lightly screens slides or photos.
Retail Items Allowed.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Determined Quality Level: 2   quality levels explained
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