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General FAQs

FestivalNet is not affiliated with any festival we list on our site.

A membership to our website saves you time in your event research!

If you need additional info on event schedules, buying tickets, music lineup, how to be a vendor, when the parade starts, parking arrangements, or if your dog or cat can come, please contact the festival directly. You can look up their website or social media if you are not interested in our membership services.

You can become a free member of FestivalNet.com and get full show details on any eight events of your choice. To do that, go here.

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If you have questions about individual events, please visit that event's website or contact the show producers individually. FestivalNet is not directly involved with the events.

Our website members have direct access to extensive event details. Check out our Membership Info page.

FestivalNet.com does not sell the event tickets, rent vendor booths, or otherwise manage and produce the events you can find on this website.

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First of all, a Basic FestivalNet account is Free! You can access all events using our advanced search tools. While some event details are left out, it's a great starting point to learn where and when the shows are.

Our paid levels cover our team of researchers who, year round compile, update and expand our data, maintaining relevant and current info on thousands of events throughout North America. Nowhere else can you get the volume of information and extensive details we offer, along with organizational and productivity tools all in one place. Many of the details we provide are not even found on the event's web site! AND we offer world class customer service and tech support to all our customers from basic free accounts to the highest paid pro level, this all costs money.

Some people ask us: why pay for something I can get for free? Can't I just use google to get the info I need? You certainly could use other sources, including yourself, to track down festivals & discover some of the details you need, but you can not find all of what we offer and after a while you will soon see the value of our services! In business, time is money and FestivalNet is an investment in yourself and in your business. Save research hours, use our awesome 'one-click-connect' and our other excellent tools, and you will absolutely book your show calendar faster and better with FestivalNet than if you go at it alone.

Go here for membership info

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A gathering place for anyone that works or participates in the festival, events, art show or craft show industry (i.e. artists, crafters, musicians, bands, performers, promoters, commercial vendors, food vendors, service providers, festival goers). Our community offers the following features:

All visitors can browse member sites, view products of FestivalNet members, read forum posts, and view member calendars and galleries.

FestivalNet members can create their own profile with pictures, videos, personal calendar & blogs. Members can post upcoming events they will be working at, post and respond in the FestivalNet forums, communicate directly with other members and create a friends list.

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In "Modify Profile," you can choose to opt in or remove yourself from the FestBiz Directory.

You edit your listing in 2 places: In "Account Details" which is linked on the right in your "My Account" area (this section controls which of your contact information is displayed in your listing) and in "Modify Profile" which manages your business information.

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General FAQs, Member FAQs

Juried events have a selection committee for art & craft exhibitors, and require that you submit slides or photos of your work or products. The selection committee (the jury) reviews all applications before choosing exhibitors for the event. Sometimes there is a nonrefundable jury fee for these events.

Jury standards (and jury fees) will vary a lot -- some are very selective, and others simply want to prevent too much repetition in event exhibitors.

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In Pro Search, after the number of entertainment stages, you will see abbreviations of specific genres of entertainment that event is seeking.

Level of entertainment:
I = International, N = National, R = Regional, L = Local

Types of music:
AL = alternative
AM = americana
BC = beach
BG = bluegrass
BL = blues
CL = classical/symphony
CH = children's
CR = christian
CY = country
CZ = cajun/zydeco
EL = electronic
ET = ethnic
EX = experimental
FK = folk
FU = funk
GP = gospel
JM = jam
JZ = jazz
LN = latin
ME = metal
NA = new age
OP = opera
OT = old-time
RA = ragtime
RB = rhythm & blues/soul
RG = reggae
RK = rock
RO = rockabilly
RP = rap
RT = roots
SO = soul
SP = spoken Word
SW = swing
TC = dj/dance/techno
TF = top forty/pop
WL = world

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If you want a tax ID number, you can apply with the federal government (IRS), unless you are a sole proprietor - in which case you may simply use your social security number. You will need to apply to each state (Dept. of Revenue) separately for sales tax numbers to go with your tax ID number.

A vendor license is generally not required if you are participating in festivals, since you will be permitted through the event sponsor. If you were a street vendor in the city of X, not affiliated with a festival, that city might require you to have a vendor license.

For more information on license and tax ID info, check with your local government as well as the festival that you may be vending at.

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Below are things to consider and suggestions to improve your success rate getting replies and/or applications from events:

* Are you contacting the right events for your product/service? Our Pro Search can help you with that. For example, selecting categories from the "Allowed" drop down in the "Exhibitors" box will find events that allow what you do. For more search tips, there's a help link in the top left corner of Pro Search

* Be sure the deadline date has not passed. Contact each event well in advance of their application deadline, otherwise emails & calls will not likely be returned. Use our handy "Deadline Reminder Newsletter" and the "Deadlines" option in Pro search to get ahead of the game.

* Important note about deadlines. It doesn't mean applications will be accepted up until that date. Festivals will frequently fill all open slots before their posted deadline. That's due to no fault of your information source, it's simply the way the business works.

* Check out each event's website for additional application info and specific instructions for successful application acceptance. Always follow each event's requirements exactly as indicated.

* Follow up your initial communication with a phone call. It's important to show continued interest, but be careful not to over do it. Space your follow up calls/messages a week apart. Always call *far before the deadline* to learn what your first step must be with each event.

* Be sure your FN Profile is filled out completely, including clear photos, full company description and is free of spelling errors. Once it is, try using the email EPK link.

In addition to your FN profile, what's the state of your web presence and marketing materials? If you contact an event and they look you up at FestivalNet or do a web search on you and/or your company, what will they find? Will they find anything? Or perhaps find some half baked profiles on different web sites without great looking photos or informative & effective information? If you don't present yourself professionally anywhere people will find you and/or your business, then why would an event take you seriously and want to answer your emails or call you back?! Remember, you ALWAYS only get one chance to make a first impression!

If you get any returned (undeliverable) emails or discover a disconnected phone number, please let us know asap. Contact support@festivalnet.com and we will gladly research that for you. We work very hard to provide accurate event data but sometimes contact info will change.

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General FAQs, Festival/Promoters FAQs

Do a search here to see if your event is listed. If you find your event, that means your organization has a User ID. Please contact support@festivalnet.com if you need assistance with your login so you can edit your event.

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Member FAQs

Export allows you to save the basic contact info from My List to a comma-separated values (csv) file. You can import your list to a spreadsheet, *contact manager or database. Generate mailing labels, run a mail merge or send a group email! Fields included: Show Dates, Main Email, Promoter Name, Show Name, Attendance, Promoter Mailing Address, Show Director Name, Main Phone, Show Location City & State.

*A contact manager is a database program that is used to manage a list of clients/customers/contacts. Try a Google search like this: "best contact manager programs"

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Follow these steps to export your MyList:

A) First, have the events you want to export saved to your My List. Click on "View My List" to see how list. To delete events, click "Delete" at the bottom of each event summary.

B) When you're ready to export, click "Export My List." In the box that opens, select 'Save this file to disk' or 'Save to my computer' and click OK.

C) In the next box that opens, you will see the name of the export file, the file type, and where on your computer it will be saved. It is best to save the file to your desktop. Be sure that the file type is '.csv'. If it's not, use the drop-down arrow to change the file type to '.csv'.

D) Click "Save." The export file is now on your computer's hard drive (it might take a minute if your file has many events in it).

You may open this file directly from a spreadsheet program, or import the data into a contact manager or database program. The import command is usually under File > Import. Your software will usually ask you to choose the file type (.csv) and which fields you want imported where.

Please keep in mind that each time you export your My List, the entire list is exported -- not only new events you may have recently added to the list. To export just a few events, those must be the only events in your list.

The export is emailed to you after purchase and the download link is valid for 7 days and 5 download attempts.

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This is either the date all bookings will be done or the deadline to receive applications (if they use an application process). In either case, contact the event well in advance (4-6 months) of the posted deadline. If a festival is all booked up before their posted deadline, that is the nature of the business.

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FestivalNet is not directly involved in transactions between our members, Marketplace buyers, or site visitors and can not be held responsible for negative experiences with individuals or organizations that are part of FestivalNet. We can not mediate or assist in conflicts between members.

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We scale your images down so it is not exactly possible to blow them up to a printable size for profit or personal use. Without the source image, in high resolution format, it is near impossible to recreate the image in a high enough quality to print it for display.

All artists who post their work on the web face this concern. Another option is to add a watermark over your image before uploading it.

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No, views of your own pages or items when you are logged in are not included in these stats. Pro members can view their profile stats here (which is linked off your 'My Account' area).

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Here are a few tips for non-music performers and entertainers.

In the Entertainment box, in the # of stages of option, select "0 w/ Roving Performers". This is a good place to start, but it is not the only way to search. These are events that don't hire bands but do have entertainment.

You can also find suitable events by using our key word search. Select All events with entertainment and try words that fit what you do, like sideshow, comedy, magician, magic, juggler, kids' entertainment etc. Do a separate search for each key word(s) you place in the key word box. Again, do not rely on just this one method.

Remember: You can contact any event that has any type or level of entertainment, pitch what you do and possibly get booked!

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Member FAQs, Festival/Promoters FAQs


My Account is like your control center. You can access all member features from your My Account area. From here you can modify your profile & account details, manage your e-lists and access the Pro search to find events.

Your Profile is your business page on FestivalNet for others to learn about what you do! (Having a profile is optional, you can choose to not display yours and/or opt out of the directory in your 'Modify Profile' area.) Also termed "EPK" (Electronic Press Kit), your profile is where you talk about your business; your bio, member categories, medium/materials, profile picture, and more. From Modify Profile you can change this information that is displayed on your site.

Your Site is the combination of Your Profile, Blogs, Gallery, Calendar, Video and Friends. All of these items can be viewed at your site. You can also create a custom URL (web address) i.e.: https://festivalnet.com/johns_cool_stuff

Account Details contains all information about your FestivalNet account, including name, address, phone, contacts, credit card information, membership level, etc. You can activate autorenew here.

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Yes. Once you have logged in with your current password and in your "My Account" area, simply click on the "Change Password" option.

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Festival/Promoters FAQs

Log in and go to "My Account" On the right of your account area, click the link "Pro View of My Events." If your show has ratings, you will see yellow stars in the top right hand corner of your event. Click on the stars to view your ratings. If the stars are greyed out, that means there are no ratings.

Encourage your happy exhibitors and vendors to rate your shows! We provide you with tips on doing this at the bottom of this page: festivalnet.com/festpromotion

Promoters are allowed the option to add one response per event or promoter rating. FestivalNet will not be put in the middle of any disputes between members.

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Yes, different emails may be listed with each event. Please keep in mind, the email address tied to your Member User ID is the email address that will control your User ID. If you forget your password (or user ID) and use the Password Lookup, it will be sent to that email address.

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If you do not enter a date for your event's exhibitor, food, or entertainment deadline fields - we will display "Until Full" there as a courtesy.

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Seller questions

If your items does not fall into any of the categories listed, you may request a new category using the link in the Add Item section. If the requested category or another relevant category is added, you may add your item. You may not add items that do not fit into an available category. Items added in categories where they do not belong will be removed. Fine art and fine craft categories will not be added under the commercial/import section.

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We scale your images down so it is not exactly possible to blow them up to a printable size for profit or personal use. Without the source image, in high resolution format, it is near impossible to recreate the image in a high enough quality to print it for display.

All artists who post their work on the web face this concern. Another option is to add a watermark over your image before uploading it.

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