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The 2023 Gumbo Festival will be held on the weekend of October 13, 14, & 15th in Bridge City, Louisiana, which is known as the “Gumbo Capital of the World!” Booths are available for the sale, display and demonstration of arts and crafts items and other merchandise and services.
Only non-profit organizations that can provide proof of non-profit status are allowed to operate games. No outside food or beverage vendors are allowed. There are some items that are handled exclusively by the Gumbo Festival. Among these are food, beverages and raffles. This list is subject to change.
The sale of “silly string” and “color ribbon” is prohibited. We also do not allow the sale of anything that could be considered a weapon or mistaken as a weapon, such as lasers, knives, toy guns, etc. In the past, we have had a few problems with items such as lighters with switchblades concealed in them.
The sale of such items is a violation of our agreement and you will be asked to close up and leave the grounds with no refund. Vendors must comply with all requirements imposed on festival visitors. Therefore, no ice chests are allowed on the festival grounds.
We expect you to patronize our drink stands and food booths while you are participating in our festival. Ready-made booths are 10’wide X 8’deep and covered. Spaces in our open area start at 10’ X 20’. 20 amps of electricity are provided for you. Special electrical needs will be provided for a nominal fee to be determined by our electrician. Security is provided for the duration of the festival.
Rental is as follows: Arts & Crafts, Games, Novelties, Promotions, etc.
• $100 per booth (10’X 8’)
• Spaces in the open area start at $200 (See application form)
• Hold Harmless Agreement required
• No animals allowed (except service animals)
Booths and open area spaces are limited and are rented on a first-come/first-serve basis. Each rental is subject to the approval of the committee. To apply for space, please state your intention by mailing the application attached with the Hold Harmless Agreement and your money order made payable to The Bridge City Gumbo Festival.
DEADLINE FOR BOOTH/SPACE RENTAL: OCTOBER 7, 2022.