Event Information

Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival | November 2018

Main Street
Lakewood , Florida (South)

Phone: (941) 487-8061
Event Dates: 11/24/18 - 11/25/18
Application Deadline: 11/10/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $15.00


Event Summary
The Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival will be held on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  Residents here have a combined annual income of over $100,000, which makes this an ideal location for an art festival.  The University Town Center Market is nearby, with over 200 stores, and the 2017 World Rowing Championship will be held locally at Nathan Benderson Park.  The Sarasota Polo Club plays in Lakewood Ranch, as well as the Sarasota International Cricket Club, and the community boasts eighteen tennis courts and numerous golf courses.  In addition, Lakewood Ranch is the largest certified green community in the United States.

General Information

The Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival will be held on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch 2018 for an outstanding weekend of food, music and arts, crafts and fine products.  As with all of our seafood & music festivals, the event is a masterful blending of foods prepared onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using sustainable ocean resources blended with the best local and regional musical entertainers in such styles as R&B, rock, jazz, blues, Caribbean and more.  The event also includes a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.


October 24 ..... contract/invoice and payment for booth space due.  NOTE:  payments for booths are NOT accepted through ZAPPlication.  They can only be made directly to Paragon.  See payment instructions at:  https://www.paragonartevents.com/online-payment.html .  


FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT VENDORS:  Please read the Rules/Regulations section below.  We are seeking arts and crafts with a nautical theme.  This does not preclude other arts, crafts and fine products from applying.  Other types of vendors such as culinary items (e.g., sauces and dips) or products (e.g., soaps, lotions) are welcome to apply as these items do not need to be hand made for this event.


JURY PROCESS:  Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets weekly and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted fine artists and craft vendors each week until all available spots are filled at which time artists will be placed on a wait list.

EVENT Specifics
Show Hours:  Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 6pm
Breakdown & Loadout:  Sunday 6pm - 9pm



Bill Kinney

12326 Thornhill Court  
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Office:  (941) 487-8061

FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com



Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. Our Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.  No multi-level marketing businesses permitted.

1) Artisans, crafters and vendors must be present with the work for the entire duration of the arts festival. 


2) Artisans, crafters and vendors are required to show photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure identity and compliance.


3) Artisans, crafters and vendors may only show work in categories and bodies of work shown to and selected by by the jury.


4) All work exhibited must be in the category applied to, and exhibit the quality and body of work that was shown in the images used in the jury process.

5) No Multi-Level Marketing products. 

Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 


  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will received a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.

SALES TAX: Sales tax in Lakewood is currently 7.00%. A video is available online from the Florida DOR on how to complete Sales & Use Tax Returns at: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/training/dr15_new/safari3/index.html?dhtmlActivation=inplace

Booth Information



SINGLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $300.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $600.00

NOTE:  booth fees is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $100.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP



DISPLAY SPACE:  Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.


DISPLAY SURFACE:  Pavement/brick and grass: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights only. No tying off to benches, posts, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.

Event Site Map

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