Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor for our 103rd year. Please review the application as some options have changed. The Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association and staff will use its best efforts to organize and conduct the event to which the contract pertains so that the vendor may derive the best possible result from the sales of consumer products during the event.
Vendors will be assigned spaces by the office staff for best arrangement of the event as a whole. The governing Board of Directors of the SCCFRA reserve the right to refuse a vendor application as well as void contracts, and reassign vendor spaces, without notice, as they deem necessary.
Lastly, note that the attached contract is not binding until signed by office staff or other authorized SCCFRA personnel. When your application is approved for a vendor space, you will receive notice. Applications will not be accepted after .
Please contact the office at 520-455-5553 or email VendorMaster@sonoita-fairgrounds.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Please click on the buttons below for vendor application, nonprofit organization application, health application, and temporary food vendor permit.
FOOD VENDORS - PLEASE NOTE: THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS WAIVED ALL TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT FEES FOR SCCFRA EVENTS AT THE SONOITA FAIRGROUNDS FOR 2018
Online & Printable Vendor Application 2018
To All Vendors & Exhibitors
Our Events are as follows;
*Sonoita Horse Races May 5 -6
*Sonoita Memorial Day Rodeo May 26-27
80th Quarter Horse Show Aug.TBD
SAILA Aug. 18-19
*Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo Sept. 1-3
*Santa Cruz County Fair Sept. 21-23
Chirstmas Corral TBD.
* Denotes a signature event
Please pay special attention to the instructions as some things have changed;
Setup: May begin the day before the event beginning at 8:00 am until 4:00 p.m
Hours for setup and breakdown will be strictly enforced. Daily hours during event are 8 -9 AM (all vehicles must be out of common areas by 9AM on event days.
Breakdown: May begin after the close of each event. Horse Races roughly end at 5PM, Memorial Day/Labor Day Rodeos after 7:00 PM, and County Fair after 8:00 PM
NO EARLY DEPARTURES!
The following is our fee schedule for our Signature Events, Sonoita Horse Races, Memorial Day Rodeo, Labor Day Rodeo, Santa Cruz County Fair:
$20.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
$350.00 Commercial and food booth vendors deposit to be applied to booth space fee. Due at time of application. If application is not accepted, deposit will be returned.
$250. (Local Food Vendors, Sonoita, Patagonia, Elgin only!) 10’x10’ vendor booth fee. Additional space will be charged $1.62 per square foot.
$150. For Local Non-Food Hand Made items (Items not-commercially produced) Additional space will be charged $1.62 per square foot.
$250. Non Local Merchandise.
$85. Non-Profit Informational 10’x10’ vendor booth fee. Additional space will be charged $1.62 per square foot. Vendor booth fee due at time of application.
For SAILA, The Sonoita Quarter Horse Show, special events, and the Christmas Corral, fees are as follows;
$35. Local Arts & Crafts 10’x10’
$45. Non-Local Merchandise 10'x'10
$25. Non-Profit Organization 10'x10'
$75. Food Local/Non-Local 10'x10'
No $100. fee required for these events.
Bulk space for cars, boats, hot tubs, equipment, etc. contact the fairgrounds for pricing.
$16.00/night Dry camping. Please reserve early. Another option is the Patagonia RV Park. It is located in Patagonia. It is strongly suggested you call for reservations in advance, 520-455-5553
Application Instructions & Vendor Guidelines:
A deposit of $100 (which goes towards your total) + $20 Application fee is due at time of application for SIGNATURE EVENTS ONLY. All other events require payment one month prior to the event.Credit Card payments are accepted with a processing fee. Balance to be due 6 weeks prior to event for signature events.
A photo or neat sketch of your operation is required. Emailed photos are acceptable. Please email all cooraspondance to email@example.com
No vehicles or RVs allowed to park next to exhibit or booth area. Must be parked in designated parking areas unless special arrangements have been made.
No dogs or animals in, or around, your exhibit or booth area (fair area perimeter).
*Proper licenses, permits, must be obtained 30 DAYS prior to opening of event per the Santa Cruz County Board of Health.
No Exclusivity shall be granted! We do make an effort not to duplicate items; our goal is for our vendors to be successful.
BOOTH SIZE: For mobile kitchens or commercial displays, you must include the actual length and width of the vehicle, as well as any exterior awnings, portable equipment, etc. For all booths, vendors must indicate a size that will accommodate all of their product, displays, tables, chairs, etc. Exhibitors are limited to only the space leased for any advertising, brochures, and/or handout material. There will be no soliciting by exhibitors, organizations or any other persons allowed on the fairgrounds property outside of their leased space.
Certain products and merchandise deemed inappropriate in a family setting are prohibited for sale at the fair.
LIABILITY INSURANCE: Liability Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 is required from all food and commercial vendors. Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association should be listed as the Named Insured.
*Food Vendors will be required to adhere to Santa Cruz County Food Licensing requirements. Contact the Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Department at 520-375-7900 for County regulations (see button above for permit application). Food vendors will be expected to keep the areas surrounding their booths clean of all garbage. Sale of alcohol is prohibited.
All servicing of your exhibit or booth area will be done before 9:00 a.m.; all service vehicles must be removed by then.
Food, beverage, or gift samples may not be given away without permission from the fairgrounds and a permit from the Heath Dept..
All exhibits must have a finished, professional look. No bare tables or uncovered boxes. Vendors are required to have covering for all wires, hoses, etc.
Vendors must furnish all extension cords, hoses, tables, chairs and any other special needs.
Spaces are assigned with the consideration of the vendor in mind, as well as the availability to power, water, etc. We reserve the right to place vendors at our discretion.
The fairgrounds will provide tables and seating areas throughout the fairgrounds for customers.