ATTENTION CRAFT VENDOR APPLICANTS FOR THE FLORIDA MANATEE FESTIVAL 2020
All work must be original and handmade in the United States.
Crafts are defined as works made by hand or with the use of simple tools, showing imagination and the mark of the crafts person's individuality. Items sold must have some type of skill or craft applied to the product and must contain at least 50% original work that defines it as unique.
All crafts displayed for sale must be substantively produced by the hands, using traditional non-computer assisted or mechanical means that remove the actual guidance of the crafter’s hands.
Tying a bow around a wholesale item, gluing a clasp, pin, artificial flowers or rhinestone to a wholesale item, or adding a patch or applique to an article of clothing, is not considered a handmade craft and is not allowed.
Mass produced food items are not considered a craft and shall not be sold by vendors in the craft portion of the festival.
No mold-made or repeated items with only slight variations permitted.
No work which has been made with commercial kits, purchased molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed.
Some examples of what is not eligible appear below. This does not constitute a complete list.
Webster’s Dictionary defines handmade as an item made by hand or by a hand process.
Please respect the integrity of the event. Do not have anything for sale in your booth you did not create by hand.