Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Red Bank Neighborhood Pride Association is looking for vendors of food and handcrafted goods as well as sponsors for the second annual New Moon Pie Festival, to be held at City Park in Red Bank Saturday, April 20.
“The event is growing and we’re going to have more people attending this year, we hope,” said Erin Creal, 2013 New Moon Pie Festival chairperson.
Last year’s festival featured about 30 vendors and 12 sponsors, she said.
“The vendors said they had a great time last year,” said Creal. “They had excellent sales, and they enjoyed the atmosphere and the whole event.”
The golden rule for the festival’s vendors is “the maker must be the seller.” To sign up or see a list of other vendor rules, visit Red Bank Neighborhood Pride’s website at www.redbankpride.org.
Each vendor will be provided a 10-by-10-foot booth space. Those who wish to rent a space should do so early, as vendor spaces are limited. To ensure a variety of items are available, some vendors may be turned away if too many other vendors are selling the same type of thing, Creal said.
Space for food vendors is already almost filled, she added.
Sponsorships range from $100 for a “Southern Pie” sponsorship that includes a 10-by-10-foot booth space, to the $2,500 “Original MoonPie” sponsorship including logo placement on flyers and billboards, radio media recognition, two signs at the event and free parade entry as well as booth space.
For 2013, the festival will feature two Moon Pie eating contests, one for Red Bank “celebrities” and one for festival-goers, as many attendees wanted to participate in last year’s contest, said Creal.
The day of the event, the Jubilee Parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the festival and Moon Pie eating contests at 11 a.m., and the festival will end around 4 p.m.