I am interested in becoming a vendor at The Alabama Renaissance Faire, who do I need to contact?
The first thing you should do is contact Billy Warren (Chairperson for the Alabama Renaissance Faire). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. Box 431 Florence, Al. 35631. If you will supply him with all your contact information, specifically your mailing address, he can mail you a vendor application. After we have received your application, it will go to our Vendor Applicant Committee for review and someone will let you know if your request has been approved.
I am a new or returning vendor to the Faire, where should I park?
There is parking all around the edges of the park itself. The simplest thing to do is find a temporary parking spot, then come in to the park and locate the Lady of Locations (Debbie Martin) to find your designated place to set your booth up at. Then you can either leave your vehicle where you parked it, drive it into the park (if there is an open lane) until setup is complete or you can find another spot closer to your location.
I am a performer and I need a place to store my stuff temporarily, where can I do this?
If you need a place to store your gear while your stage area is still being set up or to keep it out of the weather while you aid in getting your area ready, then get with one of the staff members (we will be wearing Staff badges) who can be found at the Royal Pavilion or the Information Booth. They are located on the East and West sides of the fountain, facing each other. We will aid you as best we can.
I heard there was a fountain at the park?
You have heard correctly. Normally, during this time of the year the fountain is still in operation with water shooting up to it’s top. But, we (the Roundtable) do make sure to get it turned off. There is no playing in the fountain (it does have electricity powering the lights), however, we do have several boats for kids of all ages to play with. These are hooked to sticks, that way the kids can walk around the outside of the fountain, pulling their boat.
When I arrive at Wilson Park, how do I find where to set up my booth or what stage I’m performing at?
The best thing to do is to find the Information Booth, it is centrally located on the West side of the fountain along the inner ring of the park. This is likely the best place to locate the Lady of Locations (Debbie Martin). She may or may not be there, just wait around and she will show back up. She might have been away helping another vendor. Once she has shown you where to set up at and if you want to, feel free to take a walk around the park and get an idea of where things might be.
If my booth/stage is located by the food vendors, will I have to compete with generator noise?
While there is the possibility that you will hear generator noise, it is not overpowering as our vendors do keep them out of the way behind their trailers or booths.
As a vendor or participant, I might like to catch one of the performances. Who would I ask about what shows are going on?
If you have a question about anything going on during the Faire itself, on Saturday or Sunday, you could go to the Information Booth. At the Information Booth, there is always someone there and we do have schedules that list the time and location of the performances.
What about restrooms?
There are port a potties located on the 4 outside corners of the park. Restrooms are also located in the library on the west, just across Wood Avenue from the park.