2017 Christmas on the Square

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Name: 2017 Christmas on the Square
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
The Kaufman Texas "Christmas On The Square" is a Community celebration welcoming visitors to our town and historic square. Join us for a parade, parade float contest, caroling, live performances of various school bands, choirs and churches, shopping with unique vendors selling Christmas collectibles, great food trucks, magic shows and general Christmas cheer. Kaufman and the town square have a rich Texas history documented with historical markers and tours available year round. Come and let us show you some small town Texas hospitality.
Location:
Historic Kaufman Town Square

Singing and performances will begin at Noon on the Square. There will be food vendors and Christmas craft vendors. The Kaufman Lighted Christmas Parade will start at sundown at Washington Square and travel up Washington St. and through the Town Square. The 2017 Parade registration is at City Offices on the County South Campus.

Vendor Registration can be accomplished online.
Date/Time Information:
Vendor set-up is from 9:00 am-11:30 am. All vehicles must be removed from the festival area by 11:30 am.

At noon the "Christmas on the Square" starts officially.  There will be vendors, games for children, Santa Claus, music on stage and strolling carolers.

At sundown, the "Lighted Christmas Parade" starts on Washington Street, ending at the Square. Santa Clause will be the end of the parade and will have a Chair on the Square afterward. Children will be able to sit on Santa's knee, share their lists and get photos taken.

"Christmas on the Square" continues until 8:00 pm.

No exits or vehicles on the Square after 11:30 am or before 8:00 pm.
 
Contact Information:
Curtis Snow
Fees/Admission:
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT.

BOOTH VENDORS:

Registration opens November 1, 2017 - December 4, 2017 = $75.00 per booth space.

There will be no refunds for cancelations due to inclimate weather.
 
Booth space approximately 10'x10'.  Tent ropes, ties, etc. must fit within the 10'x10' area or you will need to purchase an additional space.  All spaces are uncovered and on asphalt. No in-ground stakes can be driven into the asphalt. Vendors must supply festive lighting for evening. There will be electricity at no charge for lighting only. No space heaters will be allowed to plug in. Electricity for food vendors will be available on a first come first served basis for a fee.
 
FOOD VENDORS:
For any vendor serving food (not just selling food), a $50.00 Food Permit required by the City of Kaufman. You will also need to complete a City of Kaufman Food Permit Application  and return it to the KAUFMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PO BOX 146, KAUFMAN, TX 75142 or tourism@kaufmanchamber.com. Food trucks, trailers, tent ropes, ties, etc. must fit within the 10'x10' area or you will need to purchase an additional space.  All spaces are uncovered and on asphalt. No in-ground stakes can be driven into the asphalt. Must provide measurement of truck or trailer (hitch to bumper) in the comments section of the online registration.

If needed, there is a $20.00 additional fee for electricity. Each plug is 20 amps, and you are limited to two (2) plugs. You must list everything you will need electricity for in the comments section of your vendor registration.  Electricity is limited. Priority is given to food vendors even with early registration. Please contact the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce for approval if you would like to bring your own generator.

 
The Kaufman Texas Scarecrow Festival and the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce will endeavor to not have duplicate vendors.  The first vendor to register will be given priority. Duplicate vendors may choose to have their fees refunded or remain on a waiting list until the festival.  If no space becomes available, your fees will be refunded at festival time. The Texas State Comptroller requires all for profit vendors to have a tax id number and sales tax permit. Please have the necessary documentation available in your booth on festival day.
 
Rules and Regulations:
  • Entry deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 by 5:00 PM or until all spaces are assigned, whichever comes first. There will be no refunds after November 15, 2017 or refunds due to inclement weather.
  • Vendor spaces will be assigned at the discretion of the Chamber of Commerce. All efforts will be made to accommodate requested spaces, but will not be guaranteed.
  • Vendor spaces will not be reserved until all fees are paid in full and insurance information is received, if required.
  • All spaces are uncovered and on asphalt. No in-ground stakes can be driven into asphalt.
  • Booth spaces are approximately 10' X 10'.  Tent ropes, ties, etc. must fit within 10' X 10' area or you will need to purchase an additional space.
  • The 2017 Kaufman "Christmas On The Square" is a family-oriented event. All merchandise and displays must be appropriate and suitable for all ages. No guns or weapons nor toy guns or weapons will be allowed.
  • The Chamber staff and its representatives reserve the right to determine the suitability of merchandise and have it removed from display/sales.
  • Food vendors are requested to bring a trash receptacle, chairs and at least one table to set up in front of your food vendor booth. Vendors are responsible for meeting all City and State required health regulations.
  • Vendors with spaces on the Courthouse Square and arterial streets will not be allowed to set up their spaces prior to 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 9th.  The Square will not be closed to through traffic until this time. All vendors must be set up and have all vehicles removed from the square by 11:30 AM on the day of the festival.
  • Vendors must stay for the entirety of the one-day event, no vehicles on Square or Vendor exits prior to 8:00 PM.
  • Vendors will receive all event schedules, set-up and clean-up instructions, parking instructions, etc. in the vendor packet, approximately 2 weeks prior to the festival.
  • Food permits will be delivered to the booths on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017.
For advertising purposes, please submit a photo of your booth. As a registered vendor of the Kaufman Scarecrow Festival, you give the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kaufman the authorization and right to post, promote, and advertise your participation (booth).
 
In consideration of the right to participate, entrants, participants and spectators, by registering and paying for your space at this event, release and discharge the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kaufman, State of Texas and their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, servants and anyone else connected with management of presentation of the 2017 Kaufman "Christmas On The Square" of and from any and all known or unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgments and/or claims from any cause whatsoever that may be suffered by any entrant expressly agrees to indemnify all of the foregoing entities, firms, persons and bodies from any and all liability occasioned or resulting from the conduct of entrants or any participant assisting or cooperating with entrant under the direction of control of entrant.
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Printed courtesy of www.kaufmanchamber.com – Contact the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce for more information.
P.O. Box 146, Kaufman, TX 75142 – (972) 932-3118 – info@kaufmanchamber.com