Artists, Crafters, & Non-Profit Groups

Plans are well underway for the 2018 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash to be held on the grounds of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum the weekend of June 15-16, 2018

 A limited number of outdoor spaces will be available on Friday and Saturday (approx. 8 hrs. each day) for those offering unique, hand-crafted items (no 3rd party distributor products please).  Although this event has not been a gated activity, attendance was estimated at approx. 15,000+ in 2017, and we anticipate bigger crowds next year.

Please review and download the appropriate information and application:

     ~  Artists, Crafters, & Exhibitors (Non-Food):  2018 Application – Crafters & Vendors

      ~  Non-Profit (Food & Non-Food) Vendors:  2018 Application – Non-Profit Vendor

To assure a variety of quality, unique hand-crafted products,  please note the following timeline for  Crafter Applications for the 2018 event:

January 15, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of Application (see below) with list and photos of items you’d like to sell.   If you are an approved Tamarack vendor, please include your certificate with the application.  (No need to send application fee at this time).  Applications will be reviewed by the BBQ Bash committee for quality, uniqueness and to avoid duplicates.  Preference will also be given to those who participated in our prior events.

NOTE:  You do NOT need to send booth fee, business license, or insurance information with your initial application.  We’ll only require that “after” you’ve been notified of acceptance.   You need only send the completed application form with a list of items you wish to sell, and photos of your booth and/or some of your products.

February 15, 2018 – Notifications sent to all applicants regarding their acceptance after committee review.

April 1, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of the following documents to confirm your space.

***  Documents required by April 1, 2018 – after notification of acceptance:

1.  Applicable booth fee ($75 – WV Residents / $125 – Non WV Residents – for both days   OR  $25 for local non-profit groups)    AND   $25 – electric service fee (if requested and available)
2.  Copy of your current Business License
3.  Certificate of Insurance ($1 M coverage  – MUST list Almost Heaven BBQ Bash  AND Trans-    Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as additional insureds)
*** This is normally obtained thru your business or personal insurance agent at no cost or a nominal fee.   You may also contact our event agent, Loudin Insurance (304 / 472-1532) for coverage.  One-time event policies “average” approx. $30.00, while 1 year policies, covering other events you might participate in during the year,  are approx. $100 – $150 depending on amount of coverage.

**  Commercial Food  & Non-Food Vendors  –  Information and applications are available on the corresponding tab.


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