$100.00 – $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
River Town Days Dates and Location
The River Town Days Celebration is a two-day, outdoor festival complete with competitions and concerts that takes place at the Bainbridge Georgia Boat Basin along the banks of the beautiful Flint River. 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.
Requirements of the Southern Artisan Market
Items offered for sale at the River Town Days Southern Artisan Market must be handmade, recycled, upcycled, or produced in the South.
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.
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
Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 755
Bainbridge GA 39818
River Town Days
August 28-29, 2021
100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge GA
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 of 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 via check.
Refunds requested before:
June 1st: Fees will be refunded
July 1st: 50% refund
NO Refunds after August 1, 2021
“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 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 setup 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.
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 permitted.
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 8AM and 5PM on Friday August 27 and 7AM to 9AM on Saturday August 28th. All Booth vendors must check in with the Chamber of no later than 9am on Saturday August 28.
All vehicles must be off Hatcher Rd by 8:30AM on Saturday August 28. 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-DUSK on Saturday and 10AM-5PM on Sunday. Southern Artisan Market Vendors must be open for sales and operation from 10 am to DUSK on Saturday, August 28th, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, August 29th.
While the festival will have overnight security. The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce or River Town Days Festival is in no way responsible for any lost or stolen items during the festival or after festival hours. Vendors are encouraged to lock up goods to ensure they are safe overnight.
Cleanup & Breakdown
ALL goods, tents, and staging items must stay in place until the end of the RTD festival at 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 29. (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 vehicles 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 the event.
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 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.