EXHIBITOR AND OPERATOR INSTRUCTIONS
DATE, TIME AND LOCATION: Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
EXHIBITOR SPACE SIZES: All booth spaces are 10' x 10', except food booths which are 10' wide x 20' deep.
EXHIBITOR PERMITS: Exhibitor permits will be emailed approximately 1 week prior to the day of the Fair. You will receive a map of the fair area including an entry/exit route. You must have a copy of your permit to enter the fairgrounds with your vehicle. If for some reason your application is not accepted, you will be notified by phone or mail.
SETUP: Vehicles will be allowed to enter the fair area between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and must be removed from the fair area by 9:00 AM. Booth spaces must be claimed by 9:00 AM or your space may be reassigned to another applicant.
Market Street: (including all food and beverage booths): Booth must be completely disassembled and Operator's area completely cleaned of materials and debris no later than 6:30 PM. All food & beverage sales must cease by 5:00 PM.
Castro Street: Booth must be completely disassembled and Operator's area completely cleaned of materials and debris no later than 7:30 PM.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sales may begin when booth is set up.
Market Street: Sales must end at 5:00 PM, due to street closure requirements that stipulate that Market Street must be cleaned and re-opened to traffic by 8:00 PM. If you continue sales after closing time, your application will not be accepted in subsequent years.
Castro Street: Sales must end at 6:00 PM. If you continue sales after closing time, your application will not be accepted in subsequent years.
BOOTHS, TENTS, TABLES, CHAIRS, ETC: Operator must provide their own booth structures, tents, tables, chairs, water and/or electricity. Presentation must be contained within the operator’s exhibitor space and cannot extend beyond the borders of the operator’s booth. Operator may stand in front of booth, but must not interfere with operations of neighboring exhibitors.
CORNER SPACE: A corner space means two sides of your booth are open. A corner does not mean that your booth is located at a street intersection in the fair. Corner booth spaces are the same size as regular booth spaces.
GENERATORS: All generators must be pre-approved and will require a San Francisco Fire Department inspection fee. If approved, the generator must be contained within your exhibitor space and exhaust fumes or noise must not disturb neighboring exhibitors.
AMPLIFIED SOUND: No amplified sound, including bullhorns, will be permitted.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS: Food and beverage applications must be complete and received by Sept 1, 2023. The SF Health and Fire Departments must approve all food and beverage applications. Health and Fire Department forms will be emailed to applicants and must be completed and returned to the Castro Street Fair no later than Friday, September 8, 2023. Food vendors must comply with San Francisco’s requirements regarding compostable and recyclable materials. No more than three  vendors will be allowed to sell the same item. Alcohol may not be sold. Food and Beverage spaces are 10' wide x 20' deep, which includes a 10' x 10' serving area and a 10' x 10' prep area.
REFUNDS: No refunds.