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2023 Pride Festival Vendor Application — Nonprofits

This form is for use by 501(c)(3) nonprofits (including college- and university-affiliated groups), community organizations, government agencies, and political candidates. 

Our PayPal account also accepts credit cards and debit cards. Please do not submit this form online if you intend to mail a check. Print the form and mail it with your check to PCCNCF, PO Box 5383, Gainesville, FL 32627. No application is complete without payment.

Organization Information


Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, Inc.

PO Box 5383, Gainesville, FL 32627

2023 Gainesville Pride Festival Agreement

October 21, 2023

In signing this agreement for the 2023 Gainesville Pride Festival, the vendor agrees to all clauses set forth in this agreement. Failure by the vendor to abide by any clauses set forth in this agreement gives Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, Inc. (hereinafter known as PCCNCF) and/or the authorized agents of PCCNCF the right to (1) immediately terminate this agreement (2) require vendor, immediately upon notice of violation of this agreement, to cease operations and vacate the premises, and (3) require the vendor to forfeit any and all fees paid to PCCNCF for the right and privilege of participating in the Festival.  No clauses of this agreement may be changed in any way or altered without the written, signed permission of PCCNCF.
  1. Applications for the Festival are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. PCCNCF reserves the right to refuse an application at its discretion. No application is final until this form is completed and payment is received. 
  2. At the festival site, organizations using this application may not sell any item or sell/distribute food or beverages. Candy and water may be distributed for free.
  3. No smoking is permitted at the festival site and no items may be fired or burned, such as incense or hookas.
  4. Pride Festival vendors shall not display, offer for viewing, or sell any illegal or contraband items.  Pride Festival vendors shall not display, offer for view or sell any items that are unlicensed and/or copies/interpretations of licensed or registered items at any site of the 2023 Gainesville Pride Festival.  Pride Festival vendors shall comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
  5. Pride Festival vendors shall not display, offer for viewing, take orders for, or sell any items that are imprinted, emblazoned, or marked in any manner with any or all the words "2023 Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival" even when printed with other words. Pride Festival vendors shall not offer phrases, logos, or artwork with any variations of these words.
  6. Pride Festival vendors may not share their space with, or sublet their space to, any other organization or individual.
  7. Pride Festival vendors acknowledge and understand that they are responsible for sales and use tax and shall in no way hold PCCNCF or its representatives responsible for any type of permits other than for the Festival itself.
  8. Refund policy: A full refund will be given if a written request is received by October 7, 2023.  No refunds will be given for any request received after October 7, 2023.
  9. PCCNCF makes neither representation nor guarantees toward actual Festival attendance.
  10. Pride Festival participants understand that PCCNCF has no control over the weather, acts of God, acts of terrorism, or governmental intervention, or any other cause that may prevent and/or interrupt the festival weekend, and vendors shall hold PCCNCF harmless for any losses that could arise because of such event.
  11. PCCNCF reserves the right to place Pride Festival vendors in a location at the complete discretion of PCCNCF.  Pride Festival vendors may request a preference of placement, however, PCCNCF shall have sole and complete authority to place the vendor in any location contained in the festival site, irrespective of the vendor’s request.
Terms of Agreement
Any modification of this agreement shall be null and void unless said modification is set forth in writing and signed by the same parties (or their representatives) having signed this agreement. The Pride Festival Vendor hereby absolves PCCNCF of any liability arising from participation in the Gainesville Pride Festival or any activities in association with the Pride Festival, subject to the limitations of Florida law.

Pride Festival Vendor

Shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and agrees to abide by the conditions of this agreement.

2023 Gainesville Pride Festival hours are Saturday, October 21, 2023, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Vendors will be notified via email when we accept their application and will receive their space number and a map via email by October 14, 2023.

Vendors will supply their own tables, chairs, table covers, and table skirts. Tents are highly recommended for sun protection.

Set up begins at 9:00 am on October 21. Tabling gear must be dropped off in designated areas (to be shown on the forthcoming map); the streets around Bo Diddley Plaza will be closed. Volunteers will be available to watch the gear while vendors park. All vendors must be set up by noon. Non-business vendors may leave at 5:00 pm; otherwise, they should stay until 8:00 pm so as not to disrupt other vendors. The streets around Bo Diddley Plaza will remain closed until 8:30 pm and vendors are responsible for carrying away their tabling gear.

Vendors must be off-site by 9:30 p.m. Any unauthorized vehicles left on the festival site after the conclusion of the festival are subject to towing at owner's expense.