Vendors and crafters
Vendors and crafters are needed for the following nonprofit events:
• Sponsorship opportunities are available for Taste of the Fields, the signature event of the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge. The event will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at Lakeside Ranch, 19297 Ayers Road, south of Brooksville. Sponsorship packages include: Presenting sponsor, $3,000; Diamond sponsors, $1,500; Gold sponsors, $1,000; Silver sponsors, $500; Bronze sponsors, $250, and Table sponsors, $100. Program ads are also available. For information, contact David Lambert at (727) 505-3179 or email@example.com.
• Vendors are needed for the seventh annual YMCA Arts & Crafts Fair, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from table and spaces will benefit the Y's community support fund, which helps provide financial assistance to participants in Y programs. For vendor information, contact Kathy Kissell at (352) 688-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Vendors are needed for the annual National Night Out, hosted by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Target parking lot, 3101 Aerial Way, south of Brooksville. The public can meet law enforcement officials and learn how to build a strong, healthy and safe community. Chick-fil-A and more than 60 other agencies, businesses and organizations are expected for the family-friendly event. The event is free and will include activities for children, teens, adults and families; entertainment; food; games; live shows; giveaways, and demonstrations. The deadline for vendors to sign up is Sept. 15. For information, send email to Adam Crawley, email@example.com or call (352) 596-1411.
• Vendors are needed for the inaugural Hernando Untapped Craft Beer & Wine Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 16 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. Attendees will sample beer and wine while enjoying live music and food from local food truck vendors. Local merchants and retailers will participate. For information, call (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.
• Family and animal friendly vendors, as well as sponsorships, are needed for Barktoberfest, presented by the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central, from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St., Spring Hill. Vendor spots are 10- by 10-foot outdoor spaces with no electricity. Barktoberfest will feature a costume contest for dogs and their owners, as well as an ugliest cute dog contest. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Foundation of Spring Hill Central, which supports the dog park and other local charities. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $1. For information, send email to SHCrotary@outlook.org.
• Food vendors and business exhibitors are needed for the first Hernando Music Fest, "A Celebration of Music," from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. The family-friendly event will feature more than 10 bands and music acts, a children's music activities tent, food and beverages. Free admission; $5 parking. Bring your own chair or blanket. For applications, contact Jan Knowles at (352) 279-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit hernandoarts.org.
• Artisan, crafters, exhibitors and business vendors are needed for the first Hernando County Pie Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 N Broad St., Brooksville. To secure a booth, vendors interested in participating should send email to Simplyeventsfl@yahoo.com.
• Vendors, bands and sponsors are needed for the Pay It Forward Farm's annual Playing it Forward Music Festival fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. The event will include live bands, kids play and creative areas, and food and other vendors. The Pay It Forward Farm, in Spring Hill, is a local nonprofit organization that assists single mothers and their children. For information, contact Christine Collins, director, at (727) 378-5331 or email@example.com.
• Vendors with dog-related items are needed for the All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Admission is free. Parking is $5. For information, visit roccridgehounds.com.
• Vendors, including retail, artists, crafts, church/nonprofit, food and commercial business, are needed for the ChristKindl Arts and Crafts Festival, hosted by the GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman's Club, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at S Main Street and Hendricks Avenue in downtown Brooksville. The street will be closed from the woman's clubhouse, 131 S Main St., to Lamar Avenue. The festival, which will include German and European traditions with international flair and local charm, will be held immediately after the annual Brooksville Christmas Parade and will include German foods, music, dancing, hot mulled wine, local craft beer, handcrafts, artisans and local retailers. Vendors must provide a 10- by 10-foot tent with weights. No electricity will be provided. Booth rentals booked prior to Aug. 31 receive discounts. For a list of prices, terms, rules and regulations, call Georgia, (727) 243-7952 or visit gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org/.