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Call for Arts and Crafts Vendors in Middletown



MATH - Middletown Area Town Hall and Middletown Senior Center are pleased to announce an open call for arts and craft vendors for the 1st Annual Middletown Square Chili & Salsa Cook Off and Beer and Wine Tasting to be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10AM to 8PM in Downtown Middletown.


This fun-for-the-whole-family contest and festival includes a fine arts & crafts market, live music and entertainment, face painting for children and more. The day is topped off by Western Dancing with Steve Minkin, caller and instructor from 4 to 6 PM.


Where: Middletown Square (in front of the new Library)

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015. Registration starts at 9 AM. Event ends 8 PM.


Registration and display setup begins at 9:00 AM the day of the event. All artwork must be removed no later than 8:00 PM and is the responsibility of the artists. Pop-up tents, tables and chairs will not be provided. We offer 12” x 12” spots. All sale transactions are between the artist and purchaser. There are no fees and no commissions on sales of artwork and crafts. However, the festival is a fundraising event for the Senior Center so donations are much appreciated.


Application Deadline is May 1, 2015.


Charlotte Kubiak, PO Box 37, Middletown, CA 95461


For more information about application regarding sales of arts and crafts, please send an email to


For information regarding the Chili cook off contest or for other questions, please contact Fletcher Thornton at 707-245-6822. Thank you for your participation!

FYI: This is what the State and the City Of Lakeport requires from arts and craft and commercial vendors.


The state requires all sellers to collect the 7.75% sales tax.  This is the “sellers permit” from the State Board of Equalization.  There is no charge for this permit,  just the application  filed.  To obtain this permit on line: Use the web site,;  Click on “sales and use tax”; click on “obtain sellers permit”;  scroll down to “register by mail” and click on BOE400SPA;  print form.

Santa Rosa office, 707-576-2100 


The City of Lakeport requires a one day business license at a cost of $10.  Again on line:;  Click on finance; under the logo, City of Lakeport ,click on business; click on business licensing; on the bottom of the page click on “complete the appropriate  form”; click on one time business license form B-02;  print form.

City of Lakeport, 225 Park.  707-263-3056


If you are a FOOD Vendor, selling eat on site food, or processed food items, you will also need a “Temporary Health Permit” from the Environmental Health Division of Lake County.  Their charge is $59.  This fee is waved for non-profit and  Veterans Businesses.  They are located at: 922 Bevens Court, Lakeport, 95453.  On line:;  Click on Department Directory;  scroll down and click on Environmental Health;

click on Documents and Forms located on the left hand panel; scroll down and click on “Temporary Food Event Application”;  print form.


Both the City and the County representatives were at our event last year checking for permits and health requirements.

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