Kool April Nites Car Show
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April 17-25, 2021

Vendor Information

Online Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted!

Registration is now open for Cool April Nites in Redding California

For our Vendors, the show opens at the Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 24th 12n-5pm; Saturday, April 25th 7am-5pm (Main Event) & Sunday, April 26th 8am-1pm. There are also daily Show n' Shines that lead up to the main event at the Civic (see the schedule on the home page)

Please do not submit an application to be a food vendor until you have contacted our Vendor Coordinator, Kelly Hayden at vendors@koolaprilnites.com. Please be aware, we give preference to our returning food vendors as space is limited.

All of our food vendors and regular vendors are required to register online and you MUST provide your own liability insurance and name Kool April Nites as "additional insured". The limit must be a minimum of 1 million dollars each occurrence. Please use this information on your Certificate of Liability Insurance:

Kool April Nites
700 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001

Also, the Additional Insured box MUST be indicated with either an X or a Y for this form to be valid! All insurance information and a Shasta County health permit needs to be sent to Kelly Hayden at vendors@koolaprilnites.com at the time of your application submission. For any insurance questions please feel free to contact Curtis Byron at Siskiyou Insurance Services Inc. PO Box 491600 : 875 Mistletoe Lane Redding, CA 96049-1600. Tel (530)224-2345 Fax (530)224-2346

You can also go directly to the Shasta County website and navigate to: Shasta County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Division for information, guidelines, fees and forms at http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/drm_index/eh_index.aspx or call (530) 225-5787.

Fees: For Food Vendors that sell prepared food, there is a flat fee of $375. For food vendors selling only drinks, the flat fee is $150 per site. An initial fee of $100 is due and payable when your application is submitted. The balance will be due on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5pm. Applications are all due in by Friday, April 3, 2020; thereafter, a late fee of $25 will be added.

*Tentative*: There might be an "informational meeting" in March or early April for all Food Vendors. The vendor coordinator will contact you in advance of the time/location. More information is included on the application for your reading enjoyment! Welcome to the Show!

Merchandise Vendors:

Vendor email: vendors@koolaprilnites.com

Booth space is $200 for 1st 10'x10' space, $100 for each 10' added. Large rigs needing space over 10' in width or depth should contact the Vendor Coordinator first to establish the price. Price is the same for indoor or outdoor spots. Vendors will be provided with 2 all access passes with a 10'x10' space. Please talk to our Vendor Liaison if you need additional passes.

Insurance - All of our food vendors and regular vendors are required to register online and you MUST provide your own liability insurance and name Kool April Nites as "additional insured". The limit must be a minimum of 1 million dollars each occurrence. Please use this information on your Certificate of Liability Insurance:

Kool April Nites
700 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001

Also, the Additional Insured box MUST be indicated with either an X or a Y for this form to be valid! All insurance information needs to be sent to Kelly Hayden at vendors@koolaprilnites.com at the time of your application submission. For any insurance questions please feel free to contact Curtis Byron at Siskiyou Insurance Services Inc. PO Box 491600 : 875 Mistletoe Lane Redding, CA 96049-1600. Tel (530)224-2345 Fax (530)224-2346

If in the event you do not already possess your own liablity insurance, please contact Curtis Byron at Siskiyou Insurance Services Inc. (530)224-2345. He will have inexpensive event insurance companies you can choose from.

Please be aware, we will most likely be utilizing the same map structure in 2020 that we used in the 2019 show.

Vendor Registration will open January 20th, 2020.

We close our online applications after April 10, 2020. Please contact the Vendor Coordinator at vendors@koolaprilnites.com to see if there is available space.

Availability and Check In:

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All booth space is on a first come, first served basis. Returning vendors and car related accessory vendors have first priority. If you had a booth in the last KAN show, notify us no later than February 14, 2020 of your intent to return. If we have not heard from you by then, your space will be reassigned.

KAN has obtained a special permit for basic electrical service; however, it would be better to bring your own generator. If you need electrical service for your display, check the appropriate box on the exhibit space contract. If you will be requiring power you MUST let the Vendor Coordinator know at time of your application submission.

***Kool April Nites is operated by volunteers, we do not have staff that will be able to help you with Vendor Set-ups or Take Downs.***
***ABSOLUTELY NO UNMANNED BOOTHS***

Vendor Check-In begins NO EARLIER THAN Wednesday 4/22/2020, by appointment, Thursday 4/23/2020 8am-5pm and Friday 4/24/2020, 8am–1pm (after 1pm, set-up will be by appointment only!)

ABSOLUTELY NO Saturday Set-up!!!

Show Teardown is Sunday 4/26/2020 between 12pm-2pm. Indoor vendors need to be vacated by 3pm. ALL VENDORS must be off Civic Property by 6 pm Sunday 4/26/2020.
*If you must leave after the show on Saturday, you CANNOT break down your site until after 4 pm. ***NO EXCEPTIONS***

Show opens at the Civic Auditorium Friday 12 noon-5pm, Sat 7am-5pm, and Sun 7am-1pm.

We look forward to your participation in the Kool April Nites 2020 Classic Car Show.

Important Vendor Information

Temporary Business License for City of Redding The City of Redding requires a temporary license for you to sell within the city limits. Please select "City of Redding Business License" from the menu at left of application information on City's website. While the application is generic and is not necessarily designed for temporary vendor licenses, we highly recommend that you call the City Clerk's Office to obtain detailed information and pricing. City of Redding Temporary Business License City Clerks Office (530) 225-4056. The basic license starts at a fee of $13.50, but if you are a professional service or amusement those fees will be higher. NOTE: The City Clerk's Office is typically closed every other Friday.

California Sales Tax Number Requirement
Merchandise vendors please note: You must have a California Sales Tax Number (Resale #) before your application will be accepted. Please send your application in to the State Board two-four weeks before the event. Information can be obtained at the following website: http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm

California Sales and Use Tax: The State of California has a sales use tax minimum fee (MTF) of $800 for certain S corporations, LLC's and Partnerships. Please have your tax accountant look at (Article 17, Regulation 1684) if you are not from California. There also appears to be exceptions to this MTF:

  • They did not conduct any business in California during the tax year.
  • Their tax year was 15 days or less.
  • Individuals and Sole Proprietors do not appear to have this minimum tax fee (MTF) but are all subject to the standard tax laws of the minimum gross revenue/income filing amounts.

Again, we look forward to your participation in the Kool April Nites 2020 Classic Car Show.

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