Merchants

Snake River Renaissance Faire Merchants

Do you have something unique and period appropriate to sell?  We are looking for artisans and crafters, and a limited number of resale items to join us as merchants at Snake River Renaissance Faire.  If you will be selling any food or beverages please see our Food Merchants page.

As a rule, we do not accept applications from mainstream franchise businesses, MLMs, or network marketing, such as It Works, LipSense, Paparazzi, doTERRA, Nuskin, Young Living, Xango, etc. Exceptions are made in RARE cases, on a case-by-case basis. Most of the time these types of vendors do not have enough of the type of stock that fits our theme of renaissance/medieval. If you believe that you can pull off the look and feel of our theme and still make it worth your while, submit good photos of how you would do it so we can make an informed decision.

To keep the renaissance/medieval atmosphere in our village marketplace there are a few things we need from our merchants:

  • Merchants need to dress in period-appropriate clothing and footwear.  Costumes do not need to be elaborate.  Clothing items can often be found at thrift stores or places like Amazon.
  • Booth canopies or tents need to look period-appropriate.  If you are using a modern pop up canopy or tent with metal legs, there are some simple ways to disguise them.  Fabrics and garlands can be added to tents and legs to help minimize the modern feel.
  • Items offered by our merchants need to have the look and feel of the Renaissance or medieval period.  Items made from wood, metals, natural fibers, and leather work well.

Merchants will need to provide their own tents/canopies, tables, chairs, etc. needed for booth setup.  Non-wood tables need to be covered by tablecloths.

Merchant Fees

10×10 booth space            $100

10×20 booth space            $150

If you need other size booth space please contact the merchant coordinator.

Registration

Early registration ends March 31st:  $20 discount

Late registration after June 30th:     $10 late fee

Contract and merchant fees must be received by early registration deadline to receive the discount.

Please fill out the merchant application.  Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with the merchant contract, invoice for the merchant fee and other applicable information.

Please provide a description of the wares you will be selling.

Merchant Terms – Please Read

Booth space includes 4 merchant badges. Additional badges may be purchased for $3 each. If you have small children that need to be with you, they will not need a merchant badge.

Merchants will need to provide their own tent/canopy, tables, chairs and other furnishings needed. Booths should be decorated in a manner to tie in with the renaissance period. Modern tables (not wood) should be covered with tablecloths. All merchants should dress in period-appropriate costumes.

Payment: After acceptance of your application a PayPal invoice will be sent to the e-mail address you supplied. PayPal accepts all major credit cards; you do not need to have an account to pay the invoice.  Payments are due within 30 days of invoice.

Event insurance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. (We may require proof of insurance from certain types of merchants.)  ACT Insurance offers reasonable rates and offers per show and annual policies.

Merchants are responsible for all sales tax collections and remission to the Idaho State Tax Commission. Temporary Events sales tax forms will be distributed at check-in.

Security: We will have our own Faire security on site during the day. Faire security and staff will be camped on site during the night. We do not guarantee the prevention of loss of goods or revenue. Please secure your valuable products and remove all money and cash boxes at the close of business.

Use of merchant names and/or photographs: Merchants and their booth help consent to the use of their name, picture, or image of any type, voice or video recording for purpose of promotional or commercial usage by the organizers.

Animals: No animals except service animals are allowed.

Refund Policy: Cancellations by May 31st receive a full refund. Cancellations by June 30th receive a 50% refund. No refunds after June 30th.