$125.00 – $150.00
River Town Days is a two-day presentation of music, arts, kids rides, and community cooperation. Historically this festival has been a Friday-Saturday event, but this year we have moved it to a Saturday – Sunday with hopes to provide a better festival to our vendors and patrons! We have made several additions to the festival this year. We’re pleased to announce our headliner is the well-known musician, Uncle Kracker, a country-rock artist known for his connection to Kid Rock. The Southwest Georgia Cornhole League is back again and hosting a tournament that spans over the weekend. We will also have Swamp Gravy, a nationally recognized folk-life play out of Colquitt, Georgia, perform on Sunday. The event is put on by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce. Attendance in 2019 was estimated at 13,000.
River Town Days will have two vendor opportunities. We will have an open marketplace for all vendors set up on the quad alongside the performing arts stage. We will also have an exclusive Southern Artisan Market set up down Hatcher Rd, adjacent to the performing arts stage and quad. All artist booths will be set up in close proximity to the river, children’s activities, competitions, and music concerts.
We hope you’ll apply to join us! You may apply and pay below or download the application and return with a check by mail. Please review the application below for further details. Download Form
Registration & Booth Fee
Applications must be completed in full and submitted with a booth payment and photos of products
offered. Print photos will not be returned. No application will be accepted without the complete
application package, photos and booth fee. Acceptance is determined by the River Town Days
Committee. Submission of an application does not guarantee a booth. Show directors reserve the right
to decline applications based on the proposed items and refuse admittance to anyone whose work is
deemed offensive or of questionable taste.
Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 755
Bainbridge GA 39818
River Town Days
September 12 & 13, 2020
100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge GA
Coordinator: Anna Kinchen
Facebook: River Town Days
Jurors look for quality and innovation. Exhibitors with similar products are limited. Jury members
review only the completed applications submitted. The jury works to complete our ultimate vision: to
create a positive experience for our vendors, and the families that visit our festival. When the jury is
complete, the results are presented to the director who then notifies the selected applicants. *RTD
does accept supplemental & additional documentation for applications (previous booth setups, etc.)
Upon application review, the River Town Days Committee will send you an email confirming your
approval or denial with 60 days or your submitted application.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
There is no rain date and no refund in case of inclement weather. If a vendor is declined, the booth fee
will be returned in the way the vendor paid.
Refunds requested before:
July 1st: Fees will be refunded less $25 processing charge
February 1st: 50% refund
NO Refunds after August 1, 2019
“No Shows” who do not notify the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce by phone or email prior to
opening day will not be considered for future application and will not receive a refund. Assigned artist
space will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.
The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce River Town Days Festival will place event
advertisements with media outlets servicing the region. Advertising will also be done through the
Chamber of Commerce’s website and social media pages.
Vendors who elect to be a Marketplace Vendor must supply their own Tent. Vendors who elect to be a
Southern Artisan Vendor will have a solid white, 10×10 tent available, set up and broken down for you.
Tent rental information is available upon request.
*Your set up is important to your business, and the safety of you and your neighbors. A professional
display reflects on you as well as the event. We appreciate your compliance.
Booth assignments, festival map, and set-up procedures will be posted online via the Bainbridge
Chamber of Commerce website at www.bainbridgegachamber.com by Wednesday, September 8, 2020.
Booths will be pre-assigned. The River Town Days Committee has the discretion to assign and re-assign
booth spaces, so that similar booths are not too close in proximity. If you want a space near another
vendor, you must apply at the same time to ensure that you are located next to one another.
Each exhibitor must provide his/her own tables, tablecloths, displays and signage. We ask each
exhibitor to take appropriate measures to make sure space and surroundings are safe.
Sound devices, music and/or motion pictures are restricted to within the exhibitor’s booth and must be
kept below annoyance level as decided by the River Town Days Committee. No flashing lights are
Animals and pets are not permitted in the event facility or neighboring outdoor event grounds except
in conjunction with aids to the disabled. Animal owners must properly dispose of pet waste.
No Smoking is Allowed
The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to remove any exhibitor
and/or vendor from the event who does not adhere to all Rules & Regulations set forth by the Chamber
of Commerce. Exhibitors and/or vendors in non-compliance will not be invited back to future events.
The RTD Committee provides overnight grounds security for vendor booths. Please keep vendor
products and valuables under personal supervision before and during the Market.
Electricity is provided to a select number of vendors. Please state if your booth will require electricity
in your application. Exhibitors must provide their own heavy-duty extension cords and power strips.
Exhibitors are responsible for handling their sales transactions and Georgia Sales Tax.
Booth setup is to take place between 2PM and 5PM on Friday September 11th and 7AM to 9AM on
Saturday September 12th.
All Booth vendors must check in with the Chamber of Commerce Events and
Communications Coordinator (Anna Kinchen) no later than 9am on Saturday, September 12th.
All vehicles must be off Hatcher Rd by 8:30AM on Saturday, March 14th. After 8:30AM, you may
continue to unload in a designated parking area across from the booths in the guest parking area.
Hours of Booth Operation
Marketplace Vendors must have representatives present at all times during event are expected to be in
operation from 10AM-11PM on Saturday, September 12th and 10AM-5PM on Sunday September 14th.
Southern Artisan Market Vendors must be open for sales and operation from 10am to 7pm on Saturday, September 12th and 10am to 5pm Sunday September 14th.
All vendors are responsible for their own security during the event.
Cleanup & Breakdown
ALL goods, tents and staging items must stay in place until the end of the RTD festival at 5:00PM on
Sunday, September 14. (Violation of this rule will result in a vendor not being re-admitted to future events).
Vendors will pack up their tent and booth items before bringing their vehicle into the venue areas.
Remove all trash, cardboard and zip ties/plastic tie-downs. Cardboard boxes must be broken down for
easy disposal. Exhibitors who fail to properly clean their area will be fined $100 and will lose the right
to participate in future festivals. Trash and vehicles must be removed from space by midnight following
By signing my signature on the preceding page, I (the participating exhibitor) agrees to indemnify and
hold harmless the River Town Days Festival and the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce
and its officers, directors, representatives, employees, and agents against any and all claims of any
person whomsoever, arising from the acts of omission of the participating exhibitors, its
representatives, employees, agents, patrons, or guests. Neither the River Town Days Festival, the
Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and its volunteers, nor the City of Bainbridge shall
be liable for any loss or damage of the exhibitor’s property or person. The participating exhibitor agrees to
accept as conclusive and binding, the decision of the River Town Days Festival as to any dispute or
matter not covered by the terms of this Participation Agreement.