Vendor Information


We still have space available!  (Updated June 1, 2014)

We look forward to reviewing your application!  Please read each section carefully and pay special attention to the requirements regarding displays.

Copy and paste info required into an email and send to:                         llindley@agapenashville.org

ABOUT THE SHOW:  Bella Rustica is a two-day juried event, meaning vendors and dealers are selected based on the goods they have to offer as well as pleasant personalities.  Experience isn’t necessary, however friendliness is.
The theme for this year’s show is A Spectacle of American Vintage” in honor of celebrating our Southern heritage and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is on the National Register of Historic Places and was a battle site during the Army of Tennessee’s retreat from Nashville.  This land was the site of heavy fighting between the Confederate infantry and Federal cavalry.  This property is also credited as the birthplace of the walking horse industry in Tennessee.  Harlinsdale was a horse breeding farm and home of “Midnight Sun” who stood for 25 years. 
We are looking for vendors with upscale Americana; anything from American Farmhouse, Mid-Century Modern to Industrial, Rustic Luxe or simple cottage.  Booths should be well thought out and stock should be quality items that have been accumulated exclusively for the 2014 Show.  All items are required to be cleverly and creatively displayed. No plain tables allowed!

WHO SHOULD APPLY:
We are looking for a wide representation of true vintage merchandise or repurposed, up-cycled goods made from vintage.  More specifically, vendors who have created their own brand.  Some market goods may be permitted, but must have prior approval.  Apparel should be preferably handmade or vintage inspired.  Art vendors will be chosen according to style and appropriateness.  A Pinterest Page has been created as an inspiration board and can be found at http://www.pinterest.com/rust4/whats-next-americana/
Photos are required as a part of the application process.  Knack for display and creating the “WOW” factor is key for being taken into consideration.  Please attach photos of past displays.  The photos should include both the type merchandise to be sold and the manner in which it will be displayed.  Vintage, repurposed and reclaimed merchandise should be 90% of your stock, (clothing is the exception).  Vendors may be asked to remove Market merchandise if it is in conflict with another vendor’s true vintage goods.

Please include photos of previous booth set ups or staging.  Jurors are looking for a unique approach to marketing and clever display.  Table- top items like jewelry, art or hand-made items should be integrated with vintage props.

Should you have any difficulties sending photos, please try sending only a few per email to llindley@agapenashville.org or, if you are unable to attach photos, you may mail* them to:
        Bella Rustica Merchant Committee
        c/o  AGAPE
        4555 Trousdale Dr
        Nashville, TN  37204
(*Sorry, but photos will not be returned.)
We look forward to reviewing your application!  Please read each section carefully and pay special attention to the requirements regarding displays.

BOOTH SPACES/Rentals
Unfortunately, we are unable to use the lovely vintage barn on the property because it isn’t up to codes.  All booth spaces will be located in the market-style tents we used last year or in furnished 10 X 10’s (walls are available for extra cost.)  Please see separate sheet for pricing.  Only a limited area is available for Bring Your Own Tents.
Because of the limited space for the show, requests will be granted on a first come, first served basis.  We can only reserve your space with your deposit.  Deposit is half of booth fee.  Balance due Sept 1.  No refunds after August 30.Will you be sharing with another vendor(s)?  Each additional vendor (per booth) will be an additional $100


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Name:

Business Name (if you have one)

Street Address: 

City:                                        State:               ZIP:

Email address:

Best Phone #: (including area code)

Do you have a blog or website?

Booth Size requesting:                       Extras?

Please describe previous vendor experience from other shops/shows. (If not, please don’t hesitate to apply.)













         *All vendors must be approved by the Jury* in order to receive their Vendor ID.  Two badges will be issued per space.  Any vendors present and selling without a Vendor ID will be fined. Vendor helpers for load in/out are excluded.
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Thank you for your interest!  Linda
                                                  Event Director

                                                  615.620-3493