Frequently Asked Questions - General

FAQs - General

Pets are allowed.  The event is extreamly busy loud and often hot.  You are responsible for following all laws regarding animals and keeping your dog on a leash.             

TAGS: animals, bird, cat, dog, pet, snake

Public parking is located throughout Ferndale east and west of Woodward. Street parking is available is some areas of Ferndale. Click here to find out more about Ferndale Parking. Always read and obey the parking signs.  Parking enforcement ends at 9pm.  Parking on Sunday is always free in Ferndale.  For information about Ferndale's parking app click here: Park Mobile.

TAGS: park, parking, Sunday

In the effect of an emergency, Pride will shut down for safety. For everything else, remember weather in Michigan varies. Sunscreen and hydration are advised for some prides and umbrellas for others. We almost always get one rainbow during the week of Ferndale Pride.   For weather predictions click here.

Pride is free to attend.  

Please continue to help us continue this tradition by shopping our sponsors.

 

It's illegal to carry alcohol on in the streets of Ferndale. You can stop into any of our wonderful sponsors for an alcoholic beverage. 

The volunteer booth is located at Planavon which intersects 9 Mile. 

 

  • Vendors must be open for business by 1 p.m. and must remain open until 8 p.m.

 

  • Vehicles are NOT allowed into the festival space except for unloading - only between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - where permissible and safe within the street fair.

 

  • Participants are responsible for transporting or shipping their goods to and from the street fair.

 

  • Vendors are prohibited from broadcasting any music or sound from their exhibit area.

 

  • Food/beverage vendors must comply with all state and county food preparation and handling regulations. A copy of your company’s food handler’s certificate is required with the submission of your application.

 

  • Electricity and water are NOT available to any booth or exhibit. Food/beverage vendors requiring the use of a generator must notify Ferndale Pride on this application. Vendors not declaring the use of a generator or found illegally using municipal or business utilities will be promptly shut down and asked to leave the event.

 

  • All vendors, participants and attendees must act in strict accordance with state liquor laws. No alcohol may be brought into the street fair. Vendors doing so will be promptly shut down and asked to leave the event. Vendors not in compliance will be fined by the City of Ferndale or the State of Michigan and will be responsible for any fine incurred by Ferndale Pride or Ferndale Community Foundation.

 

  • Vendors may not sell merchandise that contains the words “Ferndale Pride” or which depict the Ferndale Pride logo without prior written consent of the Ferndale Community Foundation.

 

  • Vendors consent to being photographed, videotaped and/or quoted for Ferndale Pride publicity/promotion purposes.

 

  • Ferndale Pride reserves the right to prohibit any display or sale of any items or material that may be illegal, obscene, pornographic or inappropriate as deemed by Ferndale Pride.

 

  • Vendors and exhibitors are responsible for any damages caused by themselves or their staff members to any other booths, vendors, Ferndale Pride property or the City of Ferndale.

 

  • Applicant and all vendors and exhibitors agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Ferndale Pride, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the City of Ferndale, from any claim, demand, suit, loss, cost or expense, or any damage which may be asserted, claimed or recovered including death, sustained by any person whomsoever and which damage, injury or death arises out of or is incident to, or in any way connected with Ferndale Pride event.

 

  • Full payment must be made to secure reservation. Fees are non-refundable after May 1 with no exceptions.

 

  • Food trucks must be compliant with State of Michigan, Oakland County and City of Ferndale regulations, including a fire suppression system.  

 

  • Ferndale Pride reserves the right to refuse exhibitor space at its own discretion.

 

  • Deadline for booth reservations and requests is May 1, 2018. Payment MUST be made with application.

 

  • If your company is unable to pay online submit payment through check or money order to:   Ferndale Pride

430 E. Saratoga Suite B

Ferndale, MI 48220

Ferndale Pride is always looking for volunteers. We need volunteers leading up to the event as well as on the day of the event. To volunteer please click here: volunteering at Ferndale Pride.

If this site is no longer active we have closed applications for the year.  Applications generally open on January 2 and close mid March. 

Please do not try to contact anyone regarding your application. Once all applications are reviewed acceptance and denial emails will be sent.  

More than 70 applications come in each year for the few time slots on each stage.  If you didn't make it this year try again next year! 

The application process is closed for this year. Please check back in January to apply for 2019.  If you applied for 2018, please be patient, you will

hear back via email soon!