Below is our Participation Agreement, please read carefully before agreeing to our terms and conditions regarding your participation in the Fair. You will be asked to submit your electronic signature at the bottom of the agreement.
THIS AGREEMENT, dated January 1, 2018 is between Renegade Craft Fair, Inc. (“RCF”) and the signatory at the end of this agreement (“Participant”). Participant will be participating in the Renegade Craft Fair on the date(s) selected above (the “Event”). This Agreement must be signed by Participant and submitted to RCF at least two (2) weeks prior to the first Event in which Participant will participate.
Term: This Agreement will be effective for the Event in which the Participant participates. This Agreement may be terminated by RCF with or without cause immediately upon notice to Participant. Participant and its employees, personnel, and agents agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and all Event rules, regulations, and directives.
Safety: Participant will act with the highest regard for the safety of the attendees and other participants of the Event, and will adhere to all laws, policies, rules, and regulations applicable to the goods and/or activities of Participant, including obtaining all licenses, permits, and approvals that may be required to enable Participant to conduct its activities at the Event and fulfill its obligations under this Agreement.
Liability: RCF will not be responsible for any loss or damage to Participant’s property, injury to, or death of the Participant (or its agents, employees, and/or personnel), or Participant sales. Participant expressly assumes all risks of loss, damage, liability, injury, or destruction resulting from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to acts or omissions by Participant, and hereby releases and waives any claims against RCF related to such loss, damage, liability, injury, and/or destruction.
Insurance: Participant represents that it has, or will have at the time of the Event, appropriate insurance to cover liability for the types of activities Participant will conduct at the Event. Participant covenants to be fully responsible for any of its liabilities, actions, or omissions, and will indemnify, defend, and hold RCF (and its officers, employees, agents, vendors, affiliates, and representatives) harmless against any claims related to Participant’s liabilities, actions, or omissions.
Cancellations: The event will proceed regardless of the weather. If there is a cancellation:
(a) By RCF: If a cancellation of the Event by RCF is necessary due to unforeseen circumstances, acts of a third party, or other circumstances which (in RCF’s sole judgment) may compromise the safety of Event participants, then the Event will not be rescheduled and there will be no refunds to Participant.
(b) By Participant: If Participant cancels its participation at least one month prior to the Event, then RCF will offer a full refund, less a $50 jurying fee. If Participant cancels its participation between four and two weeks prior to the Event, then RCF will offer a 50% refund. If Participant cancels its participation in the Event within two weeks prior to the Event, then RCF cannot offer a refund, due to the administrative work already done by that time. Once Participant cancels, it forfeits its spot in the Event.
Participant may not assign this Agreement to any third party, or delegate any of its obligations without the written consent of RCF. Only the accepted Participants are able to sell or distribute their items and/or conduct activities at the Event. The vendor list, map, and Booth assignments are subject to change without notice. RCF does not guarantee any level of attendance at the Event and there will be no refunds, under any circumstances, after the Event is over.
Change in terms: The terms of this Agreement may be changed by RCF and notice of such change(s) will be sent to you in writing. You agree to accept notices via email, sent to the address indicated below. RCF reserves the right to decline, prohibit, or expel any Participant exhibit, or prevent any activity, displays, product, or conduct, which (in RCF’s sole judgment) is out of keeping with the character of the Event or endangers the venue, any attendee, or other participants.
Participant and its agents, employees, personnel, and/or independent contractors who participate in the Event agree to be bound to this Agreement. The terms of this Agreement, including any waivers, inures to the benefit of RCF and its affiliates and Event co-producers and sponsors.
Independent Contractors: The relationship of Participant to RCF is that of an independent contractor, and nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, employment relationship, agency, or other relationship between the parties, or to make RCF liable for the debts or obligations of Participant.
Food and Beverage Participants: All food and beverage participants must agree to turn in all sales no later than two (2) hours after the event concludes each day. Participant must have the capability to accept credit card transactions; dress in appropriate clothing for food service; must be entirely self sufficient to execute food service; must comply with all food safety standards set by local, state or national food service standards; and must obtain all permits/insurance needed to operate and shall display both its health department license/approval and business license at all times in its booth space.
The validity, interpretation, construction, and enforcement of this Agreement will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its rules with respect to choice of law. Any dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement must be brought in federal or state court in Cook County and the parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and the venue of such forum. This Agreement, and any rules and regulations provided to Participant by RCF or RCF’s affiliates, will contain the entire Agreement and understanding between the parties hereto with respect to participation in the Event. If any term is contrary to law then that term will be severed and the remainder of the Agreement will remain in force.