Event Information


Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival 2020

Downtown Sarasota, 33 S. Gulfstream
Sarasota, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 1/17/20 - 1/19/20
Application Deadline: 11/17/19 Midnight EST
87 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The 5th Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival continues on Gulfstream Avenue between Cocoanut Ave. and McAnsh Sq. in downtown Sarasota.  The event is January 17-19, 2020.   Come be with us for another outstanding weekend of food, music, drinks and a marketplace of arts, crafts, and fine products.  As with all of our seafood & music festivals, the event masterfully blends fresh foods prepared onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using sustainable ocean resources, accompanied by a selection of fine drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, blended with the best local and regional musical entertainers in such styles as R&B, rock, jazz, blues, Caribbean and more.  

Friday, January 17, Event hours 4pm-10pm (Friday night is optional for all vendors) 

Saturday, January 18, Event hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 19,  Event hours:  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

General Information


2019-2020 Calendar


November 17, 2019 ...... applications deadline.

November 18, 2019 ..... jury starts

November 19, 2019..... jury ends

November 20, 2019 ..... jury results sent out.

December 17, 2019 ..... 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 .  

January 17, 2020:  setup begins on Gulfstream at 9:00 am and continues until 3:00 pm. Show hours 4pm-10 optional for vendors) 

January 18, 2020:   setup continues from 7 am to 9 am.  All vehicles must be offsite at 9:00 am.  Event hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

January 20, 2020:   Event hours:  10:00am - 6:00 pm.  Breakdown and load-out from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


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 waitlist.

Show Hours:   Friday, 4pm-10pm Saturday, 11am-10pm and Sunday from 11am - 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@paragonfestivals.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.

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 Sarasota 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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