Fiesta del Sol Vendors
Frequently asked vendor questions
What are the hours of operation?
Fiesta del Sol opens at 9am and closes at 9pm after the last musical act, Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012.
When can I set up and takedown?
Saturday morning set-up time begins at 5am and must be completed by 7am (due to the parade which begins at 9am). No breakdown on Saturday night. Breakdown begins Sunday evening according to the schedule outlined on the map (see downloads on the right).
Can I bring my vehicle into the exhibitor zone?
You are permitted to bring your vehicle into the exhibitor area on Saturday until 8:30am. Your vehicle must be unloaded immediately upon arrival. Once unloaded, drive your vehicle to the designated vendor parking zone. Set-up your booth after your vehicle has been relocated. On Sunday evening, vehicles are allowed into the exhibitor area for loading. Breakdown your booth before obtaining your vehicle.
Can I set up my own tent?
A ten-foot by ten-foot tent or equivalent space will be allocated. You must provide a tent to match that size. Exhibitors must only occupy the assigned space within the boundaries to accommodate neighbor booths. Please keep your booth space attended from 9am to 6pm both days of the event (mandatory). Exhibitors will be responsible for providing their own set-ups or any materials needed for their display. Tables must have floor length table covers all around the table.
Do non-profit groups bring their own tent?
The Fiesta del Sol will provide all non-profit organizations with a ten-foot by ten-foot three-sided tent, six-foot table and two chairs.
Where can I park?
Specific parking zones are provided for merchants/exhibitors. Staff will direct you to the designated parking zones. DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL SHOPPING CENTERS FLANKING THE BOOTH AREAS. These parking centers have been marked for limited time parking, and citations and/or towing will be issued. You will be asked to leave these parking spaces, and failure to do so will result in either citation or towing. If you park in the exhibitor parking lot on Sierra Avenue, you must post your cell phone number on your dashboard.
How do I get my help into the exhibitor area?
Exhibitor employees must find their own parking.
Can I pick my booth location?
It is your responsibility to verify that an acceptable booth has been reserved to your satisfaction at least 30 days prior to the Fiesta del Sol. We cannot guarantee booth locations within 30 days of the event by mail. In person or telephone confirmation will be required.
Is there electricity?
There are a few spots available for exhibitors who need electricity at an additional cost of $75.
Can I hand out snacks, cookies, etc.?
Contact the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and 2012 Fiesta del Sol Chaiperson, Nichole Peterson, for instructions from the Health Department about food regulations and permits.
Is there overnight security?
The Fiesta del Sol will provide the overnight security for the Exhibitor Zone. You are responsible for securing the displays and booths for weather conditions.
What if it rains?
The Fiesta del Sol will go on as scheduled. Rain or shine. There will be no alternative location or refund arrangements in case of inclement weather.
What is the refund policy?
The Fiesta del Sol does not guarantee retail sales, weather or attendance. No refunds will be issued after 30 days prior to the Fiesta del Sol to any exhibitor for any reason.
Please refer to the downloaded application/contract for details.