You must pay the $60 application fee to submit this application. Please review the Rules and Regulations below before completing the application.
Rules and Regulations
Booth space is 10×10 only. All vendors must supply their own canopy, tent, tables, chairs, etc. Music is not allowed in tent area. No electricity provided. No generators allowed. Non-food vendors may not sell or give away products that compete with any of the festival sponsors, i.e., all food, water, soda, and alcohol are not allowed. All 10×10 spaces are first come first serve. No products depicting nudity or pornography are allowed. If seen, you will be told to remove those items and/or leave the event with no refund of fees.
All applications are first come first serve. All fees paid or submitted will be returned if not approved as a vendor. Space is only confirmed with payment and vendor confirmation letter received from Opening Doors 2020 event coordinator.
Rain or shine
You have been made aware that this event is rain or shine. No refunds.
Volunteers will be present to direct vendors to their assigned area for set-up beginning two hours prior to the event start time (12pm). For safety reasons, vendors who arrive after the start of the event will forfeit assigned booth location and no refunds offered. All vendors must be completely set up 15 minutes prior to the event start (1:45pm) and remain set up and in place until event ends (8pm).
Tear-down upon end of event
To prevent accident or injury, no vendor may leave early prior to 8pm.
There will be a curbside drop-off area. Please unload promptly and move vehicle to one of the nearby public parking facilities. No vehicles will be allowed on event grounds.
Signage and sales
Vendors will be allowed to display company banner and signage to identify their business. Vendors will be able to sell merchandise through their selected payment systems and are responsible for reporting sales tax and for any compliance issues such as a business license or worker’s compensation insurance, if required.
Insurance and liability
Opening Doors 2020 will provide no insurance or coverage to vendors. Any insurance must be placed and paid by the exhibitor. By submitting this application I hereby relieve Opening Doors 2020 and its personnel and contractors, City of San Jose, The County of Santa Clara, and the SoFA District, and volunteers for any responsibility of the safekeeping of vendor property or for any injuries that may occur to me or my personnel while at this event.
Unless the application is not accepted, there will be no refunds. If, for any reason, it becomes impossible to hold the event, vendors understand this agreement is terminated and will waive any and all claims for damages. Refunds will not be made due to cancellation by exhibitor. In the event of cancellation for reasons out of organizer’s control (i.e., extreme weather, government health orders, etc.), the event will be rescheduled and new date will be announced to all registered vendors.
Vendors may distribute flyers, business cards, coupons, menus or other material to patrons within their vendor booth area. Social media posting is encouraged.
Opening Doors 2020 reserves the right to charge additional fees for damage, clean-up and/or dismiss a vendor with no refund of advance payments from failures to comply with any of the policies and procedures outlined in this application/agreement,
Code of conduct
Participants are asked to always conduct themselves in a professional and
tasteful manner. Failure to do so may result in being asked to leave the event with no refund of fees.
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Opening Doors 2020
598 North 1st Street, Suite A
San Jose, CA 95112