Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival

The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival is Rocky Mount’s largest community festival, filled with music, dance, vendors, and cultural activities. Watch this space for details about this year’s Juneteenth Festival!

Vendor Applications

Commercial Vendor Application
Non-Profit Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application

Rules & Regulations

  1. Application Deadline is May 1st. After May 1st, there is a late fee of $25. No applications will be accepted after May 10th. Applications that are accepted will receive conformation by event coordinator.

  2. Space location requests will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

  3. Vendors must provide all equipment, tables, chairs, tents, and signage for their space.

  4. Amplified sound is not allowed.

  5. All activity is confined to designated space. Flyers/brochures/coupons can not be handed out outside of designated space.

  6. All vendor booths should be attractive from all sides and kept neat and clean in appearance.

  7. Generators are not allowed. If required please contact event coordinator to be approved.

  8. Vendors can only sale what they are pre-approved to sale.

  9. Vendor listed on application is the only one that can use space.

  10. All merchandise must be listed on the application and approved for sale.

  11. All merchandise must be the property of the vendor on the application.

  12. Food concessions may sell any beverage except alcoholic beverages.

  13. Do not pour grease, oil, soapy water, or food debris on the ground or in the public trash containers. Each vendor is responsible for handling these items in the proper manner as described by the Health Department, and for removing it from the festival site at the end of the day.

  14. Space assignments, additional information, parking instructions, parking permits, and maps will be mailed to you prior to the festival.

  15. No refunds will be made once an application is accepted and a conformation letter has been mailed. Applications not approved will receive a full refund.

  16. The JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FESTIVAL will be held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly. There is no rain date. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Health Department Rules and Regulation Information
The County Health Department enforces all state regulation regarding food preparation. Preparing food outside requires strict preparation and storage procedures. Health Department staff will inspect booths. If you do not meet standards, they will not allow you to serve to the public. Consult Edgecombe County Health Department for answers regarding required procedures. The food vendor MUST contact the Edgecombe County Health Department a minimum of (3) three weeks in advance of June 3rd for permit and to schedule for booth inspection. NO EXCEPTIONS. Edgecombe County Health Department: (252) 641-7511

Hotel Accommodations:

All of our event participants may book rooms at two of our local hotels, Comfort Inn Rocky Mount and Quality Inn Rocky Mount, at a discounted rate. Please see hotel information below.

Comfort Inn
200 Gateway Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
Phone: (252) 937-7765
For discounted event rates, visit https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/QN18I0 or call 252-937-7765 and ask for the Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival Rate. Please make sure to book before May 1st, 2018 to get this discounted rate.

Quality Inn
1200 Benvenue Rd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
Phone: (252) 972-9400
For discounted rates call 252-972-9400 and ask for the Local Rocky Mount Events Rate.

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