Farmer's Market, Merchant, Non-profit and Busker Vendor Guidelines, Information & Application

 

Thank you for your interest in Music in the Park at War Memorial Park.  We are excited about bringing our community together and vendors are a vital part of making that happen.  We hope that you will join us for our inaugural event. 

Below is the information you need for a successful Music in the Park evening along with the online application.  Since we want to offer our attendees a variety of option, submission does not equal approval.  You will be contacted if you are approved or not approved and payment is not due until you receive confirmation.    

 

Booth Details: Each booth is a 10' x 10' space.  Participants may request an adjacent booth and will be charged another full price for the second booth. The second booth creates a 10' x 20' space. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, tablecloths and chairs.  Music in the Park only provides the booth space.  Vendors may display their own signage within their booth. No decorations, signage or merchandise can extend beyond the booth space.  

Utility lines run through our parks.  So, the 2-3 foot tent stakes are NOT allowed to secure a tent.  The small little aluminum ones are fine.

Electricity: Electricity is limited to 6 vendors and is strictly on a first come, first serve basis.  Vendors are responsible for supplying their own extension cords and power once the 6 slots are filled. The length of the extension cord is based on how close you are to the power source. No generators are allowed.

Product Guidelines: A selected vendor can only sell the types of items listed on the application. Vendors may not sell any additional items outside of the listed items on the application without prior approval from Music in the Park.  Vendors may not sell tobacco, weapons or umbrellas with any type of point (plastic or metal).  The umbrellas must have a button top. Produce vendors can not sale produce with more than 10% decay, shriveling, etc. A produce vendor shall not "false pack" (place fresh produce over spoiled produce). Ejection from the event will occur if the issue can not be resolved.  

Vendor Set-up/Breakdown Hours: Set up will be from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  No one will be allowed to set-up after 3:00 pm.  Vendors may drive up to their booth, unload and immediately drive off.  Vendors must remove vehicle from premises before setting up the booth. Breakdown will occur when the attendees are gone.  No vehicles will be able to enter the premises until all of the attendees are gone. 

Parking:  Please do not park inside the park or golf course.  This area is reserved for attendees.  The west side of War Memorial Stadium is reserved for vendors. You can walk the trail to the park.

Special Rules/Regulations: Vendors selling meats, plants or cottage foods (jams, jellies, baked goods, etc) are required to follow AR Department Guidelines.  Please refer to the Homemade Food Guide and the AR Department of Health Farmers Market Vendor Guide PDFs below.

2022 Arkansas Department of Health Farmers Market Guidelines

2022 Homemade Food Guide (replaced Cottage Food Acts in 2021)

 

Vendor Fees

Deadline: May 18th, upon approval of application

   1) Farmers- $40; 

  • Must grow 50% of produce sold

   2) Produce Brokers - $40

  •  Purchase to sell over 50% of produce
  •  Sellers must label produce source

   3) Commercial Vendor - $75 

   4) Artisan Vendor - $40

  • 50% of items must be handcrafted 

   5) Non-profit* (no sales) - $20.00

   6) Non-profit* (sales) - $30.00

   7) Busker - $10

 

*Non-profits must provide proof of non-profit status. 

Submit to ksykes@littlerock.gov. 

 

Payment Information

Mail Checks To:

Little Rock Parks and Recreation

Attn: Karen Sykes

500 W. Markham St., Ste. 108

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Credit or Debit Card:

Payment

*A 3% fee will be applied.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Music in the Park                                  

  • Friday, June 3, 2022
  • 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 5511 W. Markham Street 
  • Little Rock, AR 72205

Deadline for Vendor Applications:       

  • May 18th

Deadline for Vendor Fees:                         

  • May 25th

 

APPLY HERE TO BE A PRODUCE, MERCHANT, ARTISAN, NON-PROFIT OR BUSKER VENDOR