Event Information


Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival 2020

River District
Fort Myers , Florida (South)

Phone: (941) 487-8061
Event Dates: 1/3/20 - 1/5/20
Application Deadline: 11/3/19 Midnight EST
73 day(s) and 0 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $15.00


Event Summary

The second annual Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival will be held in the River District. Be entertained by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. 

General Information
December 3, 2018 ..... 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 .  

Friday, January 3, Event hours: 4pm-10pm (Friday night is optional for all vendors) 

Saturday, January 4, 2020:  Event hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 5, 2020:   Event hours:  11:00am - 6:00 pm.  Breakdown and load-out from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT VENDORS:  Please read the Rules/Regulations section below. 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 handmade 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.



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

The Standards & Rules provided below apply only to ARTISTS and CRAFTERS.

STANDARDS & RULES (Artists and Craft Vendors only)
    Accepted artists agree that Paragon Festivals may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.
  • STANDARDS and RULES for non food vendors 

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.   

    • Cancellations 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 phone of your inability to attend; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund.
    • If cancellations are received from 11 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 10 days of the event will not receive either a refund or a credit except for cases of extreme hardship.

    Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. The Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.

SALES TAX: Sales tax in Florida 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

ELECTRIC: 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.