Culture Themed Merchandise Application

  • Name of the club, organization or business that will host this booth. (Vendors/exhibitors registered/paid by Noon the Saturday before the event will receive 8 free admission tickets. If more than 8 people will be actively working at your booth email director@bginternationalfest.com to request additional tickets. Workers without tickets must pay admission (note: tickets cost less if purchased in advance online).
  • Person who can be contacted about this application.
  • What is the foreign culture people will learn about from your booth?
  • Put foreign culture themed merchandise at top of items listed.
  • Pro booths are professional vendors and business related booths. Non-Pro booths are for nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status or local individuals/organizations with no business affiliation that participates in less than 3 events per year.
  • Each space is 10' x 10'. Space is limited, please do not request more than is needed for what you are doing.
  • Do not request electricity unless necessary, it is limited. Consider alternatives such as batteries, Sterno, camp stoves or grills using propane or charcoal when possible.

    No more than 4 110 outlets are permitted per boothspace. No more than 1 appliance and 1 extension cord per outlet is permitted. Power strips are not permitted. Cords must be #10 or #12. You may lose all access to electricity or be asked to leave without refund if any appliance not listed on your application is plugged in or for violation of any rule concerning electricity.

    Electric fees apply to free boothspaces and are: $25 for 2 110 outlets; $50 for 4 110 outlets; $50 for 1 50 Amp outlet (generally for food trucks).

    Electricity requests can not be added, altered or cancelled after the Sunday before the Festival.
  • List all items that will be plugged into requested outlets. Items not listed will not be permitted.

    No more than 1 appliance and 1 extension cord per outlet is permitted. Power strips are not permitted. Cords must be #10 or #12. You may lose all access to electricity or be asked to leave without refund if any appliance not listed on your application is plugged in or for violation of any rule concerning electricity.
  • Boothspace fees are:
    • Business/Professional Vendors: $125 for first 10x10 space and $75 each additional 10x10.

    • Non-profit/Non-professional (has tax-exempt status or is a local individual/organization that will participate in 3 or fewer events this year and has no business affiliations): $75 for first 10x10 space and $50 each additional 10x10 ft. space.

  • What type of booth setup will you bring? No setup items are provided. No tables or other display items are available for rent on site. Trucks or trailers are not accepted under this application type.
  • Are you requesting permission to play music at your booth? (Sound can not be loud enough to interfere with talking or music at nearby booths).
  • Will you have any demonstrations at your booth? (No demonstration can obstruct traffic to surrounding booths in any way. Stage time can be requested through our Performance Application in the "Participate" section of the website.)
  • If yes above, describe the demonstration you would like to do.
  • List any additional information or requests.
  • A number you can be reached evenings & weekends.
    Format: (###) ###-####

Use this application for merchandise from or heavily inspired by a foreign culture. For other types of merchandise use the Special Interest application.

Apply early, there is not a deadline for boothspace but space is limited.

Inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend as we run out of space and have to turn away applicants. If you need more booth space than you put in your application be sure to request it as soon as possible as it won’t be available by event time. Space is limited, please do not request more than is needed for what you are doing.

Terms & Conditions

Inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend as we run out of space and have to turn away applicants. If you need more booth space than you put in your application be sure to request it as soon as possible as it won’t be available by event time. Space is limited, please do not request more than is needed for what you are doing.

You agree to the following requirements when you submit this application:

Do not call for booth space locations, they will be provided at check-in. Check-in at the information booth before beginning set-up. You can check-in from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday night. Saturday morning check in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Complete booth setup no later than 9 a.m.

Keep your booth open and staffed 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Ice will be available on site starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A 22lb bag is $5.

Remain within your booth space. No roaming solicitation allowed, including on the sidewalk near your space. Do not set up tables, displays, racks, tents or umbrellas outside of your booth space area.

Do not bring a vehicle into the site. No vehicles are not permitted within the fence, except while unhitching trailers at street booth spaces. Move and park vehicles immediately after unloading. Park for free in the parking structure on College Street on the next block from the site. You may park there Friday night overnight but should park on the College street side of the structure either on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th floor.

Provide your own setup/displays such as cords (#10 or #12), tables, chairs, shelving, tents, easels etc.

All booths must face the direction they point on our site map.

Do not drive stakes into the ground.  If you need to anchor your tent, bring sandbags.

Realize that—if the content of your booth is inadequately described, misrepresented on the application or deemed inappropriate for general audiences by festival staff—you will be not be allowed to set up or will be asked to leave.  You will not receive a refund.

Vendor access is at the Participant Gate on College Street. This is the only gate you can carry supplies/equipment through after 9 a.m.

Each participating group fully registered by the Saturday before the Festival will be issued 8 tickets for workers. If you have additional people who will be actively working at your booth email director@bginternationalfest.com to request additional tickets. Workers without a ticket will have to pay admission. (Tickets are cheaper when purchased online). Workers can use the Participant Gate for quicker entry.

Do not open or move fence sections or you will not be invited back. If you need access for loading in or out or restocking, our site management team can assist you in getting out from anywhere in the park – visit the site tent by the State Street Parking lot for assistance.

Turn in your KY sales tax form after the event. For more information read the explanation letter they provided and download the required form in the booth space section of our website.

Provide something for the festival Travel Guides, a collectible booklet given out at the information booth. Examples would be a stamp of a country’s flag, a sticker or writing something in another language.