2012 Homecoming Festival Rules for Vendors
In the interests of maintaining an orderly, peaceable and enjoyable Dearborn Homecoming Festival
, the following rules shall be strictly enforced August 3-5, 2012.PARKING / TRAFFIC FLOW
In order to ensure a safe and uninterrupted flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the Homecoming Festival, the following rules shall be enforced:
1. Parking shall be permitted in designated areas only. Any infraction will result in vehicles being ticketed and towed at owner's expense.
2. No overnight vehicle parking shall be permitted without prior approval of the Homecoming Festival Field Director.
3. No vehicular traffic shall be permitted over bridges during posted hours of the Homecoming Festival operation (City and emergency vehicles will have access during regular hours of operation).
4. Vendor vehicles with coded passes will be permitted access to the north side of the river via Cherry Hill Road for the purpose of loading and unloading only. Vendor vehicles must display passes affixed to the front windshield and depart within 20 minutes of either loading or unloading. Unattended vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
5. A reserved parking area for city vehicles and vendor vehicles is provided off Cherry Hill Road at the top of the service road. Vendor vehicles displaying coded passes affixed (not taped) to the front windshield may park in this reserved area. Passes must be displayed on parked vehicles at all times. Vendor vehicles without coded passes will be
towed at the owner's expense. Vendor vehicle with properly affixed passes may also
park for free in the Main Parking lot, south of the bridge, space permitting. ALCOHOL SALES
In order to ensure the safe and controlled sale of alcoholic beverages during the Homecoming Festival, the following rules shall be enforced:
Infraction of these rules will result in immediate termination of sales and other appropriate enforcement action.
1. Each organization selling alcohol is required to have a supervisor on site during all hours of alcohol sales who has a valid alcohol management training certificate.
2. Only beer/malt beverages and wine/wine coolers may be sold. No spirits shall be sold.
3. Vendors selling alcoholic beverages shall be authorized by the Dearborn Community Fund, which must be properly licensed by the Liquor Control Commission. Copies of the license shall be prominently displayed by each organization selling alcohol and each group must obey all rules and regulations of the L.C.C. and the City of Dearborn Police Department.
4. No persons under the age of 18 shall sell beer or wine.
5. No beer or wine shall be sold to persons under the age of 21. Photo identification shall be required of all customers who do not appear to be 21 years of age. Vendors are responsible for verifying the age of customers with photo identification. Strict enforcement of the minimum age requirement must be maintained.
6. No alcoholic beverages shall be sold to intoxicated persons.
7. Beer/malt beverages and wine/wine coolers shall be served in translucent plastic containers of not more than 16 ounces. No can or bottle sales shall be permitted for alcohol sales. No pitcher or jug sales shall be permitted.
8. The Dearborn Community Fund will provide required site plans to the State Liquor Control Commission indicating where alcoholic beverage sales will occur.
9. Not more than two servings of alcoholic beverages shall be served to a customer at any one time.
10. Established minimum charges per serving shall be adhered to.
11. Low alcohol or no alcohol beer sales shall be regulated in accordance with the above rules.
12. No alcoholic beverages or sales shall be permitted in the carnival area.
13. Other than authorized vendors, no person shall bring alcoholic beverages into the park.
14. All alcohol must be purchased and consumed on the festival grounds, per LCC rules.
15. Sales of all alcoholic beverages must cease by 11 p.m. each day. VENDOR RULES
Homecoming vending space is offered to nonprofit, Dearborn-based organizations with documented 501c (3) status in the following categories: service clubs, fraternal groups, youth groups, church groups, athletic teams, veteran organizations, alumni groups, social groups, animal rescue, senior citizen groups and cultural arts and performance groups.
Additional consideration may be extended to other types of Dearborn-based nonprofit groups with 501c (3) or equivalent nonprofit documentation, dependent on available space. Two booths are allowed per group in the Food Court, except for returning groups that have been “grandfathered” in. Wait list applicants fill vacancies first, thereafter, an additional booth may be granted to an existing Food Court vendor at the discretion of the Homecoming Festival Committee.
One booth is allowed per group in the Civic Tent.
In order to ensure the safe and controlled sale of concession goods, the following rules shall be enforced:
1. Vendors are not allowed to have golf carts on the festival grounds.
2. Sales shall be conducted only from the front of rented booths in designated vendor areas. Absolutely no sales shall be permitted from the rear of the Food Court Tent booths or Civic Tent booths.
3. The Fire Marshal or appropriate city official will provide specific directions to all vendors regarding cooking devices, tents and canopies. Vendors must adhere to those rules.
4. No grease or oil shall be poured down drains or sewers or dumped into the river. Vendors shall be responsible for providing proper containers for disposal.
5. Regular hours for vendor operations are: FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
All Vendors must strictly adhere to hours of operation. No sales shall be permitted beyond established Homecoming Festival closing hours.
6. Food vendors must adhere to all applicable City, County and State health regulations.
7. Only authorized tents, booths, canopies, tent extensions or temporary shelters necessary to carry out scheduled activities or approved vendor activities may be erected and require prior approval of the HOMECOMING Festival Field Director.
8. All vendor activities shall be confined to their designated rental area in the Food Court, Civic Tents or other authorized rental space, such as the American Legion Tent, Italian Shelter or Polish Tent. No activities including storage, cooking, food preparation, etc., shall take place outside the tent perimeter fence.
9. Alcoholic beverages shall be served in clear or translucent plastic containers of not more than 16 ounces. No can or glass bottle sales shall be permitted for alcoholic beverages. Soft drinks and water may be sold in cans, plastic bottles and by the cup.
10. Vendor supply vehicles may park in designated areas only. Drivers must secure permission from the Homecoming Festival Field Director for overnight parking.
11. Vendors are encouraged to partner with commercial food providers. However, signage within the booth must follow this rule: The nonprofit organization’s name must be at least as big as the business name. The Homecoming Festival Committee may require the business signage to be removed if it is larger than the nonprofit group.
12. In consideration of neighboring booths, all amplification devices are prohibited.
13. All groups can sell glow-in-the-dark necklaces from within their authorized booths. Following past practice, only one group has been authorized to sell glow-in-the-dark necklaces on the hill and throughout the festival grounds. That group is the Exchange Club of Dearborn. (Only actual members of that group will be allowed to sell.)
14. Vendors authorized by the Homecoming Committee are not permitted to post political advertising in their booths. Vendors authorized by the Homecoming Committee are not permitted to post religious advertising in their booths, except for religious organizations or their sponsors that have paid for a booth or other vendor space.
15. Compressed air or helium tanks must be inspected and approved by the Fire Marshal and/or Commercial Division Inspector and appropriately secured to ensure they remain upright, such as being chained to a post set in the ground. Tanks must be safely transported from one place to another, remaining upright and off the ground (not rolled or dragged), with protective safety caps in place during transport. Prior approval is strongly recommended. Contact the Fire Marshal at (313) 943-2838.
16. According to state law, no smoking is allowed in areas where food is prepared or consumed. No smoking is allowed in tents.
17. Infractions of the above rules will result in appropriate enforcement action by the Homecoming Festival Committee.