Laurel Main Street Festival
Rules & Regulations
All Vendors and Participants
Your canopy must meet current CPAI-84 and NFPA-701 Fire Resistant Requirements. No exceptions can be made.
The Fire Marshall will be verifying all canopy/tents on the day of the Festival. If non-compliant you will need to remove your canopy and may be removed from the festival. No refunds are provided.
Prohibited at this Festival – Firearms possession, sales and distribution including replicas, look a-likes, or anything that resembles a weapon is prohibited. Please contact the Laurel police department https://www.cityoflaurel.org/police for firearm safety rules and regulations. All Alcohol sales, distribution or giveaways are prohibited at this event. Pornographic material, products, literature, giveaways, gifts, or anything that can resemble this is prohibited. Body piercing or tattoos are prohibited.
The proper fee must be included with your application, or it will not be processed. No exceptions to deadlines. No applications will be accepted without check, money order, cash, credit card or debit card information (a 4% handling fee will be added to all credit/debit card payments). If you are giving away or selling food, you must so indicate on your application. Some foods are allowed without a health permit, but others are not and could result in a fine and being shut down by the Health Department without refund from the Laurel Board of Trade.
If you are also serving or giving away food, you will need to apply using a Food Vendor Application and pay the Food Vendor fee for the amount of spaces you are using. You must list on the application all the food you are selling or giving away. If you are selling or giving away food it is your responsibility to contact the Prince George’s County Health Department for instructions on regulations and acquire all necessary permits and certifications and to be fully compliant with them. They can be contacted at (301)-883-7690 or online at: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1979/Food-Service-Requirements.
If this is your first time in the Main Street festival, you may be asked to provide pictures/images/sample of your merchandise. Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting Maryland Sales Tax. Neither the Laurel Main Street Festival Committee, the Laurel Board of Trade nor the City of Laurel is responsible for damage, loss or theft of items.
The Laurel Main Street Festival is a community and family event. As such, The Laurel Main Street Festival Committee/Laurel Board of Trade strives to select vendor applications that reflect the spirit of the festival. However, a vendor’s permit may be withdrawn by the Committee/LBOT if a vendor’s booth or actions are inappropriate for the festival. The Committee and/or LBOT are not responsible for any loss of revenue or fee if a participation permit is withdrawn. Decisions made by the Laurel Main Street Festival Committee and the Laurel Board of Trade are final.
Indemnification: The exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Laurel Board of Trade, their officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims including, but not limited to, those based upon property damages, personal injuries, taxes and/or loss, in any way related to the Festival including reasonable attorney’s fees, unless such loss or injury is directly the result of negligence on the part of. The Laurel Board of Trade and their officers, directors, employees, and agents assume no liability for loss of or damage to exhibitor’s property.
Force Majeure: The Event Sponsor unilaterally reserves the right to cancel the Festival at any time during the planning, preparation, and actual occurrence when the Event Sponsor’s performance shall be impracticable or impossible by a Force Majeure event beyond its control. Said event may include but not limited to health pandemics, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, fires, earthquakes, unusually severe weather, wars, insurrections, terrorism, and civil unrest. The sponsor shall notify the Applicant when such an event has occurred stating the circumstances of cancellation. This is a No Refund, rain or shine event. If conditions outside the Laurel Board of Trade’s control causes cancellation of this event any vendor application fees paid will be redirected to the next scheduled festival event or a 50% refund may be requested.
Any questions should be directed to the Laurel Board of Trade Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (301) 483-0838. Returned checks will incur a $50 processing fee. Vendor then must pay via a money order or cash.
Apply online at www.laurelboardoftrade.org or send completed application and payment to:
Laurel Board of Trade, 383 Main Street Laurel, MD 20707
Applications received after April 4, 2022 (or March 7, 2022 for a Main Street Merchant) cannot be guaranteed placement and participation at the Main Street Festival.