TurtleFest 2023 Vendor Application
Saturday, March 18, 2023
10am - 6pm
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), a nonprofit organization located in Juno Beach, Florida, is dedicated to promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Through research, rehabilitation, education, and conservation, LMC staff and volunteers work to understand sea turtle ecology, develop proactive solutions for their protection, and educate the community.

    The 18th Annual TurtleFest: One Ocean - will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 and it’s anticipated to attract over 10,000 community members and visitors. LMC and the surrounding Loggerhead Park will transform into a day-long family-fun festival, complete with children’s activities, live music, food & beverages, educational presentations, artists, and much more.

    Turtlefest 2023 will feature:
    • Free admission, resulting in higher attendance and increased visibility for your business
    • Performances by local musical acts
    • Emphasis on conservation and education
    • The opportunity to reach over 10,000 people

    Vendor Policies
    In an effort to reduce waste and increase awareness of responsible practices, LMC asks that all TurtleFest vendors adhere to the following policies.

    TurtleFest will be a zero waste event. Recycling and composting bins will be available throughout campus. Items that are not reusable, recyclable, or compostable will not be permitted at the event.

    TurtleFest Vendor Agreement 2023
    Merchandise / Art Vendors
    • Focus on locally produced, sustainable products when possible – items made from post- consumer materials or renewable resources
    • NO single-use items for sale
    • NO plastic bags of ANY kind
    • Packaging is the minimum amount required and is made of compostable materials
    • Only eco-friendly cleaning products used
    • Limit electricity usage to the minimum amount required
    • Vendors to bring reusable water bottle for personal use, please do not bring single-use plastic bottles
    • Must stay for the whole event from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • We will be providing all tents.

    Eligibility
    • Open to all environmental and marine-themed artists - however items made from the marine environment will not be considered ex. starfish, sand dollars, coral etc.
    • Open to merchandise vendors
    • Attach samples of products/art for approval
    • Acceptance into festival is juried based on submission of three to five JPEG images
    • Special consideration given to artwork/products in line with LMC’s mission to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems
    • Limited spots in each category (Art, Apparel, Jewelry)

    Fee
    Early: $250
    February 1 - $275
    Tent is Included - This fee is due upon acceptance into the show to reserve your spot.

    Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail within 2 weeks of receipt of application and images. Exhibit booth fee is due within 5 days of notification to secure your spot. It will be your responsibility once accepted to secure your spot with payment within 5 days of acceptance notification, or LMC reserves the right to open to another qualified artist.

    Artists will be notified of information such as check-in time and PR opportunities through e-mail communications.

    LMC’s Marketing team will be present for the duration of the event and will be taking photos of vendors (upon their approval) for LMC’s social media accounts. Please showcase your efforts to help make TurtleFest a sustainable, zero waste event.

    You can take an active role in our mission by participating in TurtleFest. By requesting your vendor booth today, you can share your message, product, or services with thousands of people while helping protect threatened and endangered sea turtles.

    For more information, please email events@marinelife.org.
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  • Vendor Agreement Insurance

    Insurance is the responsibility of Vendor and is recommended. LMC is not responsible for replacement of lost or stolen goods. Vendors are responsible for obtaining their own general liability insurance for the show dates, including set-up and tear-down. Vendors will indemnify LMC for claims/suits arising between Vendors and attendees regarding exhibit rental.

    Limitation of Liability - The Vendor agrees to make no claim for any reason whatsoever, including negligence, against LMC, its members, agents, employees, or the volunteers of the event premises for loss, theft, damage, or destruction of property for any injury to Vendor or its employees while in the Event quarters.

    Cancellation Policy - There are no refunds for cancellation and for cancellation due to weather. As a TurtleFest 2023 vendor, I agree to adhere to the Vendor Policies as stated above. I will use only sustainable items that do not create waste. I will take action to reduce my environmental impact and help share sustainable practices with TurtleFest guests.

    By electronically signing this you agree to all the terms above.
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