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Instructions & Rules for Mule Camp Registrations

Deadline for Entries: September 1, 2020
     Applications received after this date will be charged a $50 late fee. No exceptions.
Acceptance Notices Sent: September 15, 2020

Vendor Set-up:
Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:30pm - 9pm on the Square
Vendor Check-in location: 200 Main St, Gainesville, GA 30501 (at corner of Spring St)
*Vendors cannot set up after 9am Friday, October 9 due to police traffic and safety controls.

Festival Open to Public:
Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 10
10am - 7pm
(Sat. entertainment times TBD).

Sunday, October 11
12pm - 5pm
Vendor Breakdown: 5pm Sun. Oct. 11
*Early vehicle access for loading and departure not allowed due to police traffic and safety controls.
Fees & Categories:
There are five different categories for which you may apply. Choose only one category per application. If you want to participate in more than one category, separate fees, applications and photos are required for each category you choose.

Separate payment is required for each application.
For the fastest response, please register online.
If you apply by mail, you may send one check payable to the "Gainesville Jaycees" to P.O. Box 36, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Booth Spaces:
Vendor spaces are approximately 10' wide by 10' deep. You may apply for multiple spaces. There are no guarantees on the location of booths. We may have to change your space as needed during the festival. Generally, spaces are assigned and changes made based on seniority, to promote competition, and to facilitate public convenience. All entrants should bring their own displays, tables, chairs, tents, etc.

Refunds & Acceptances:
Electronic refunds will be given to denied online applicants. Refund checks and photos will be mailed to denied mail applicants only if they enclose a return envelope. Photos of accepted mail applicants will not be returned. Acceptances are emailed and mailed approximately September 15, 2020

You are responsible for collecting and reporting Georgia Sales Tax (7%) on all sales, if applicable.

Limited electricity will be available for $50 per outlet ($40 for non-profit vendors) but is not guaranteed. You must request the number of outlets needed in your application and supply your own 50' 12 gauge drop cord (120 volt 20 amp only). Food vendors may require larger drop cords and should bring their own.

For each non-food application, you must submit three photos of your work and one of your display. Online applicants must email photos to Mail applicants must place your name on the back of each photo.

Non-profit Groups:
Applications must be submitted by an officer or director of your group. Unless you have been a vendor in a prior year, you must submit proof of your non-profit status from the Secretary of State. No political groups, campaigning or rallies are allowed.

Commercial Food Vendors:
All commercial food vendors must submit with their applications 1) a menu; and 2) certificate of insurance. You also must have a fire extinguisher in each booth.

In addition to booth fees, our permission and a $1,000 exclusivity fee is required in advance from any vendor wishing to have an exclusive right on the sale of any product. Please email to discuss.

The festival is a family oriented celebration of Appalachian folk art. Mule Camp directors have the exclusive right to interpret the festival rules and to require you to remove unacceptable material / activity that does not comply with the theme and to forfeit future participation.

  • Mule Camp Market makes final interpretation of all rules.
  • No refunds will be given if you do not show, must cancel, or are removed for any reason. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the festival may be terminated at the discretion of the Mule Camp directors or government officials.
  • No refunds for bad weather.
  • No guarantees on booth location.
  • No soliciting or displays outside your vendor space.
  • You must keep your area clean during and after the festival.
  • No driving to your booth during the festival without permission from police or a Mule Camp director.
  • No manufactured products, kit jewelry, production clothing, art supplies, or any other bought-for-resale or non-homemade item may be sold.
  • No sound equipment (such as speakers, stereos, or instruments) are allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No food or drink sold by a non-food vendor except with prior written permission of a Mule Camp director.
  • No paintings reproduced from the works of masters, from advertisements, or from widely circulated photographs or offset prints.
  • No dealer or agent may stand in proxy for artists.
  • Applicants are responsible for collecting and reporting 7% Georgia sales tax information.
  • No materials or activity that detracts from the theme of the festival.

To register online immediately, click the ONLINE REGISTRATION button below.
register online

You may also download the PDF ("2020 Mule Camp Vendor Application" below) application and information package, print it off, fill it out and mail it in.

Contact Us:
Mule Camp Market is run by a nonprofit organization with only part-time volunteers.
We may not respond to your question for several days and perhaps weeks.
Please read all Instructions and Rules before contacting us.
You will hear back more quickly if you contact us by email @
Phone: 770-532-7714