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Old Fashion Christmas

Friday & Saturday

December 1 & 2, 2023

Join us for the largest arts and crafts show in Medina County! Vendors will feature everything from Christmas crafts, woodwork, handmade jewelry, candles, crocheted items, food, and so much more. Visit Santa, enjoy the entertainment and shopping, and let your children’s imagination run wild in the Kid’s Area. 

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Old Fashion Rules & Regulations Agreement

֎ ALL ITEMS ON THE CHECKLIST MUST BE INCLUDED FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE APPLICATION. Applications must be completed in order to be considered. Please submit an exact description of merchandise and 2 photos representing what you plan to sell. Photos will not be returned. Photos may be emailed. In the event you are unable to attend the event, your application fee will not be refunded. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

֎ The Chamber of Commerce will review all applications and photos to assure the quality and appropriateness of items to be sold. We may limit the number of vendors selling the same or similar products.

֎ Vendors are required to furnish their own tables, chairs, decorations and canopies in case of inclement weather. No stakes can be used in the set-up of your booth. Canopies must be sufficiently weighted to prevent them from blowing over. Vendors should set up inside the assigned space.

֎ Vendors who are registered for Friday night may begin setting up at noon on Friday. Security will be provided to protect your booth and merchandise overnight. Vendors for Saturday may begin setting up at 6am on Saturday morning.

֎ Absolutely NO SOLICITATION is allowed at Old Fashion Christmas. This is a shopping event ONLY and not a venue for anyone to solicit or promote their business, unless it is in the booth space they have purchased and their application has been APPROVED prior to the start of the event.

֎ All vehicles must be cleared from the square and surrounding streets by 5 pm on Friday and 8 am on Saturday. Please be set up at least 1 hour prior to the advertised time of opening on both days. No parking is allowed on the streets surrounding the Square. IF YOUR VEHICLE REMAINS IN THE SQUARE AFTER 5 PM ON FRIDAY or 8 AM ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR EXPENSE. A map showing where vendors are allowed to park will be included in the information emailed to vendors after the acceptance of the application. One parking permit per booth.

֎ The City of Castroville is no longer providing electricity to us free of charge for this event. Therefore, we must pass on the cost to the vendors if you need electricity in your booth. Power is for lighting and charging your phone ONLY; no electric space heaters will be allowed. If you’re going to use electricity, you MUST provide your own 100 ft. #12 power cord, per circuit UL approved. Only one plug per vendor booth will be provided, please limit your lighting to one or two lights. Please no electric fans. In the event of cold weather, propane heaters are allowed. You may bring and use a gas generator only; NO diesel generators are allowed.

֎ All food booths will be separated from craft/commercial vendors as much as possible. You must provide your own gas generator (no diesel generators allowed) or use gas-generated stoves for cooking. Electricity is provided for lighting only. All food booths must have a food service permit on display and must comply with Texas Department of Health rules & regulations. Forms for the certificate are available through the Chamber of Commerce or the local Medina County Office (830) 741-6195. Non-profits are exempt from the fee but must still have a Health Certificate posted.

֎ Selling of raffle tickets and gambling are not allowed unless approved by the CACC staff coordinators. The selling of alcoholic beverages or firearms is prohibited, except by those licensed and authorized to do so. Vendors are no longer allowed to sell toy guns or poppers of any kind. Violators will be asked to leave the area and will not be allowed to return.

֎ Please dispose of any trash in or around your space. Large trash bins will be available around the square. Your space should be completely empty before you leave the event.

֎ Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax. A Texas Sales Tax permit may be obtained by calling or writing: State Comptroller of Public Accounts, 9514 Console, Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78229. (210) 616-0067. Or go online to www.window.state.tx.us/taxpermit/. The State Comptroller may be checking booths on the day of
the event. Please provide a copy of your certificate so it can be sent to their office for verification.

֎ For all returning vendors and performers, to secure the same booth/time slot as last year, application/payment must be received by 8/8/23. All returning vendors and performers have the right of first refusal. If as a vendor you missed a year, you are NOT guaranteed your spot.

֎ If you have ever been revoked from the CACC, for any reason, you are not allowed to participate in any Chamber events.

֎ The CACC Executive Director shall be the final authority on the interpretation of the rules and regulations.

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Booth Location

**PLEASE NOTE: A LATE FEE OF $25 WILL APPLY IF PAYMENT FOR THE BOOTH IS NOT RECEIVED/POSTMARKED BY 11/22/23. ALSO, TO SECURE THE SAME BOOTH AS LAST YEAR, FOR ALL RETURNING VENDORS, PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 8/8/23.

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I understand that I am responsible for the collection of all Sales Tax. The City of Castroville's sales tax rate is 8.25%. For information on sales tax please call the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at 512-463-4600. WE WILL NEED A COPY OF YOUR ACTIVE STATE SALES TAX & USE CERTIFICATION IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION. WITHOUT A COPY, YOU WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED A BOOTH.

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Business Selection

One Booth Space (12 X 12), Two Booth Spaces (12 X 24)

Hours: Friday Night 6 - 10 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Nonprofit Selection
Performance Selection

The City of Castroville is no longer providing electricity to us free of charge for this event. Therefore, we must pass on the cost to the vendors if you need electricity in your booth. Power is for lighting and charging your phone ONLY: no electric space heaters will be allowed. If you're going to use

electricity, you MUST provide your own 100ft. #12 power cord, per circuit UL approved.

In an attempt to ensure all vendors have the electricity they need, all food vendors please state your amp requirements. Thank you.

I further understand that the Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Old Fashion Christmas Committee shall not be liable or responsible for any and all claims or damages of any kind; for injury to or death of any person or persons, and for damaage to or loss of property arising out of or attributed to, directly or indirectly, to the operation or performance of the undersigned. I also recognize and agree that the Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce and the OFC Committee and its representatives are in no way responsible for any action of vendors and their helpers or employees. I have read and I understand and accept all provisions of this letter of agreement and rules and regulations, and will abide by all requirements of the Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Past Old Fashion Christmas Photo Gallery

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