Sept 2, 2017 - GECKOFEST

GULFPORT GECKOFEST ~ 17th Annual ~ Theme: “Geckostock" will be a celebration of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, as well as hippies and the “Peace and Love” generation.

Est. Attendance: 35,000 (in 2015)

Location: 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Date: September 2, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Load in: 6:00 am, Saturday 9/2/2017       Load out: 10:30 pm, Saturday 9/2/2017

Applicant Info: “Theme Geckostock" themed décor is requested of all Approved Applicants. Applications must include three (3) photos of work or items for sale and one (1) photo of outdoor booth set up. Applications will be reviewed by committee. Applying for an event does not guarantee acceptance. Confirmation or rejection of acceptance will be sent via e-mail and will not be given over the phone without prior written confirmation. A waiting list will be established in case of cancellation. Alternates will be made from the wait list at the discretion of the committee.

Space Size: All spaces are sold in 10’ x 10’ increments. Please make arrangements for your display to fit within your purchased/assigned space.

Early Application Discount: Save $50 when you Postmark or Apply Online by June 1 , 2017

Application Fee: $15.00 Payable to SIK Promotions, Inc.

Artist/Crafter: $200 (Items must be handmade or 75% embellished by the artist)

Fair Trade/Import: $300 (Maximum 24 spaces available to also include Resale/Retail) 

Resale/Retail: $300 (Maximum 24 spaces available to also include Fair Trade/Import) 

Commercial/Corporate: $800 and up

Charities/Non-Profits: $200 (Space is limited - Application must include a copy of 501(c)(3) designation)

Mainline Food Vendors*: $350 (Maximum 9 Mainline spaces available) Electric Included 

Single Item Food Vendors*: $300 (Single (1) Item ONLY - Maximum 9 Single Item spaces available) Electric Included 

* Mainline and Single Item Food Vendor Applications must include complete menu with prices, copy of mobile vending permit or license and copy of insurance. Once approved, vendors must submit a certificate of insurance naming the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Merchant’s Association and SIK Promotions, Inc. each as additional insured, and must also complete the Gulfport Fire Departments temporary permit application.

Performers: All applications must be received with a press kit. Please note, SIK Promotions events are considered family-friendly and vulgar language, violence, nudity, alcohol, and/or drug use are prohibited at any of our events. SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE FOR PERFORMANCE. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea/Steampunk Themed Applicants will take priority.

Returned Check Fee: In accordance with Florida law, all returned checks will be assessed a penalty of:

  1. $25.00, if the face value does not exceed $50.00
  2. $30.00, if the face value is more than $50.00 but does not exceed $300
  3. $40, if the face value is more than $300.00

Apply Online or Mail completed application along with payment to:

SIK Promotions, c/o GECKOFEST, PO Box 530234, St. Petersburg, FL 33747

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