Vendor Infomation/ Regulations

2018 Alabama Gourd Show

October 19 and 20

Vendor Rules and Regulations

  • All vendors MUST be a member of the American Gourd Society (AGS) or a state chapter of AGS.
  • Vendors must enter a minimum of three (3) exhibits in the Show Exhibition.
  • Any item previously entered in any ALGS show is not eligible for entry.
  • Vendor’s merchandise must be 90% gourd related.
  • Inside Vendors will have a space approximately 10’ X 10’ with one table and two chairs.  Extra tables can be reserved for an additional $5 per table. Table cover(s) provided by the vendor, will extend to or near the floor. Electricity is available on all spaces. Vendor must furnish UL approved cord of appropriate size and length as well as any additional lamps or light fixtures needed. If electricity is needed you must mark yes on your vendor application.
  • Vendors returning from last year's show or those who will be teaching a class or giving demonstrations will be given first priority on booth sites. In order to be assured of a space, all applications and checks should be postmarked no later than September 15. Vendor spaces will be assigned and confirmation sent as soon as possible.
  • Vendors must be set up by 8 a.m. Friday and remain set up until 5 p.m. Saturday.  Exceptions are total sellout. 
  • Vendors may register and set up Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Absolutely NO inside setup before 10 a.m. Thursday.  Note: If you arrive early, we would welcome your help in preparing the civic center.
  • The Alabama Gourd Society will provide reasonable security, but assumes no responsibility for accidents, damage or theft.
  • Absolutely no requests for relocation of booth(s) will be honored at the show or after cutoff date.
  • All vendors are responsible for collecting and paying state, county, and city sales tax. Tax forms will be provided in vendor registration packet. We provide the State of Alabama Department of Revenue a list of names and addresses of all participating vendors.
  • No refunds given after September 1, 2018.
  • A return-check fee of $25 will be charged.
  • No sale of imported gourds.
  • Refreshments, provided by the Alabama Gourd Show Committee, will be served during set-up on Thursday, October 18, 2018. We plan to have stew and chili. Saturday and Sunday food will be available from a food vendor


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