DBF STREET FAIR 2018
Applications for the 2018 AJC Decatur Book Festival Street Fair will be accepted starting in spring 2018.
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To learn more about the DBF Street Fair, see 2017 information below.
Exhibitor Application 2017
AJC Decatur Book Festival Street Fair Exhibitor Information
DBF Street Fair: September 2–3, 2017
The DBF Street Fair is held annually in downtown Decatur,
Georgia, over the Labor Day weekend. There are over 200 exhibit spaces
installed in the city’s main streets of Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont
Avenue, and Sycamore Street, as well as on the city square and around the
historic DeKalb County Old Courthouse. Exhibitors range from small to large
publishers, writers and poets displaying their latest works, writing clubs
and a variety of fun and interesting businesses that appeal to our
Exhibit space is typically sold out by late July or early August. Exhibit
space is sold in 10x10 (100 square foot) increments; we can accommodate
exhibits sizes such as 10x10, 10x20, 10x30, 10x40, 20x20, 20x30 and larger.
Exhibit space cost is based on a 10x10 package, ranging from $675 to $825,
depending on when payment is made:
- Early Bird: payment made by May 15: $675 per 10x10 space
- Discount: payment made after May 16 and before July 1: $725 per 10x10 space
- Standard: payment made after July 1: $825 per 10x10 space
Each basic exhibitor package includes the following:
- One covered and enclosed 100 square foot tented space (10x10)
- One 8 foot table
- Two folding chairs
- One booth ID sign with one exhibitor name and booth number
- One listing in the event program; this program is published in The
Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper and also distributed onsite; total
distribution is 300,000 copies
Additional items available (for additional cost):
- 3 amps/360 watts of electrical service is $150 (limited service, not
available in all locations)
- Additional tables $35 each
- Additional chairs $15 each
DBF Street Fair Facts
There are three primary exhibit areas at the DBF:
- The Family Zone: Children's author exhibitors; this area is located on
the Sycamore Street where our Children's Stage is located
- The Culinary Village: An area for invited cookbook writers and related
exhibitors; this area is located adjacent to the Food & Cooking Stage
- The main exhibit area where writers and publishers of all genres exhibit
The DBF is held rain or shine. The festival does not issue refunds based on
inclement weather or a registered exhibitor's decision to not attend.
Full payment for exhibit space is required at the time of registration.
Starting in July, all registered exhibitors will receive emails with assigned
booth numbers, maps of the fairgrounds, instructions for installation,
parking locations and other exhibitor information.
The DBF reserves the rights to reject any application deemed unsuitable or
inappropriate for our event, or for any other reason, at our sole discretion.
All exhibitors are required to read and sign acknowledgement of rules and
regulations of exhibiting before completing booth registration.
Can I bring my own tent?
The DBF provides a 4-walled weather-tight tent as part of the basic booth package; some exceptions may be arranged for exhibitor-provided tents with show management written approval, in advance.
Will we need to collect Georgia state sales taxes?
All exhibitors are responsible for compliance with federal and state tax law, and for collecting and remitting applicable Georgia state sales tax. A state sales tax form is provided to each exhibitor.
When can I install my materials?
Installation information will be sent to all registered exhibitors in August. Exhibitors must install their materials based on their booth number at the provided times.
May we sell items other than books?
No food, beverages, alcohol or tobacco products are permitted for sale by exhibitors, no exceptions. There is some leeway on the sale of non-book (but related) items by exhibitors who are mainly selling books (for example, sales of related printed materials or educational toys in The Family Zone). All non-book item sales must be approved in writing by show management, in advance. Exhibiting sponsorship opportunities are available for non-book related companies; please visit our sponsorship information site at http://decaturbookfestival.com/support/sponsor
Can I select my booth location?
You can request your booth location within the registration site, but there is no guarantee that you will be assigned the requested location, as placement is decided by show management. The DBF has exhibitors who have been with us since the first event in 2005 and these long-time exhibitors have placement priority.
Is there onsite help available?
Yes, we provide volunteers to assist exhibitors to unload and load out their materials. How to arrange this help will be sent in our exhibitor informational emails. We also provide an onsite Exhibitor Service Desk open for move in and move out and during all show hours to assist exhibitors for additional furniture orders, local information, and general Q and A.
Thank you for your interest in The AJC Decatur Book Festival. If you need
additional information, please contact Mike Miller.
AJC Decatur Book Festival
601 W Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030