Event Information

Englewood Seafood & Music Festival 2019

Pioneer Park, 300 W. Dearborn St.
Englewood, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 1/26/19 - 1/27/19
Application Deadline: 11/26/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00


Event Summary

Join us at Pioneer Park on January 26-27, 2019 the Englewood Seafood & Music Festival.  The event sets up Friday and hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

The event is created, as are all good meals, thru incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  We offer all food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) prepared fresh on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

While enjoying your meal and drinks, be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents.  Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a small marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.  

So join us for a weekend of delicious food and drinks, music and shopping at the Englewood Seafood & Music Festival. Enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends and explore the shops and businesses of downtown Englewood!  We will lay the feast – all we need is you!  

For artisans, this event offers a unique opportunity to grow your customer base on the southwest Florida coast, as Englewood is close to the markets of Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  

General Information



Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets periodically and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted artisans and crafters until all available spots are filled at which time artisans and crafters will be placed on a wait list

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


2018-2019 CALENDAR:

Online applications are now available on www.zapplication.org


November 27, 2018: Jury starts

November 28, 2018: Jury ends

November 29, 2018: NOTIFICATION of jury results sent

December 26, 2017: CONTRACTS AND BOOTH FEE PAYMENTS DUE ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE ZAPPLICATION WEBSITE.  If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

January 26, 2019:  Noon (12:00 pm) check-in and set up begins 

January 26, 2019:  5 - 8 am check-in. EVENT HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm

January 27, 2019:  EVENT HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken with a digital camera with or without manipulation in software (e.g., Photoshop) should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and massed production are not permitted.
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Print for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Print-makers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media whether or not it is manipulated in a software program (e.g., Photoshop); photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolors are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Images must be editioned with edition sizes not to exceed 250.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work created in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

  • Check-in and setup: check-in from noon to 8 pm on Friday January 25, 2018 
  • Check-in continues Saturday January 26 from 5 am to 8 am
  • Event dates: January 26 - January 27, 2018
  • Hours: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Location: Pioneer Park, Englewood, FL


Bill Kinney, Festival Director

   1625 Keely Ln
   Sarasota, FL  34232

   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.

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 businesses allowed.

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.


  • 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 Boca Raton 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 Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $600.00

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


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $100.00

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

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.

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