The Bloom and Grow Garden Society will be hosting its 21st annual "Spring Fever in the Garden" April 1st & 2nd, 2023 in Historic Downtown Winter Garden.
Spring Fever in the Garden 2023
The Bloom & Grow Garden Society will be hosting its 21st annual “Spring Fever in the Garden” festival, on Saturday, April 1 st, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 2nd, from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in historic downtown Winter Garden. You can get information and view pictures from the previous festivals on our website.
Spring Fever is unique in that it is the quintessential garden show with large and small plant vendors selling an infinite variety of plants. We also have vendors selling any and all things related to nature and gardening. All products being exhibited must be high-quality garden, nature, or wildlife-related items.
At the 2022 Spring Fever festival, the 2-day attendance was estimated at over 60K and that was with a limited day on Saturday because of storms. With the expectation of larger attendance at the 2023 festival, we encourage vendors to make sure they have the staffing to accommodate the possible uptick in sales for the 2 days of the festival.
While our show is an excellent selling event for vendors, we have other activities that draw people into the downtown festival area. Our chalk art contest is considered an event in itself. Kidzone has so much to do kids can spend the day. Eclectic entertainment in front of city hall goes on throughout the day. Plus, booths like the Avian Reconditioning Center and Ask the Garden Experts are extremely popular. Spring Fever in the Garden could be considered the premier garden festival in the Central Florida area, if not the state.
All applications are subject to review by our committee. Upon acceptance, the committee will send an acknowledgment letter to the vendor. Please read all the vendor criteria below (and sign the agreement). Final vendor acceptances are at the discretion of the Spring Fever in the Garden committee.
The purpose of the festival is to raise money for charitable purposes. All of the profits earned from the festival are donated to carefully vetted charitable organizations. Any hardship requests for the refund of a booth fee shall be at the sole and absolute discretion of the Bloom & Grow Garden Society.
Please pay particular attention to the rules and regulations below as we’ve changed many of them.
No applications will be accepted after March 15, 2023. Food and Drink Vendor Applications are closed for 2023.
Spring Fever in the Garden Vendor Criteria
This is a rain or shine event. There are no rain dates.
Spaces will be 10 feet by 10 feet. We ask that you contain your products within the space allocated. You can purchase multiple spaces if needed.
Fees are $200 per space with each additional space at $175. Fees are non-refundable unless we do not accept your application.
Since this is a garden show, all sales will be of plant, nature, garden related and horticultural items
The sale of tee shirts and drawings or raffle tickets by vendors and organizations is strictly prohibited. No tip or donation jars are allowed.
Set up times, space location and parking will be assigned and provided via email 2 weeks before the festival weekend. To keep this process timely, vendors must be punctual. Vendors arriving late will be unable to access their reserved space by vehicle. Late arrivals may be relocated and required to hand carry in their items to their space. Late arriving vendors may risk not being invited back the following year.
Vendors who do not set up on Saturday will not be allowed to set up and sell on Sunday. Vendors who do not show up the day of the event will risk not being accepted for future Spring Fever festivals.
Vendors must sell until 5 pm on Saturday and 4:00 pm on Sunday. Vendors wishing to stay open later on Saturday may do so.
Vendors will provide their own tents, tables and chairs. Additionally, all tents must have tie down weights for winds sustainable up to 40 MPH.
Please have signage on your booth.
Electricity and water can be provided. Please indicate on the application what you need. Generators are not allowed.
Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting their own sales tax at the event.
Vendors may not share booths with other vendors. We ask that all vendors be courteous to their neighbors. There will be no “hawking” merchandise on the street.
We encourage all vendors to monitor the weather on your cell phones for the two days of the festival. If inclement weather threatens, cover your goods, pull down the top of your tent, and seek shelter. It is imperative that you have sufficient weights on your tent(s).
Bloom & Grow will provide music via public address system. Please do not bring additional music or entertainment.
Security on Saturday night will be provided by the Winter Garden Police Department, but we cannot guarantee against theft or damage of items at the event
If you have requested a particular spot, we will try to work with you while keeping the best interest of the event in mind at all times.
Vendor Breakdown On Sunday
At 4:00 vendors must be in their booths and ready to pack up.
All vendors must sell until closing time of 4:00 pm. There will be no sales after that time.
No early breakdown allowed.
We encourage vendors to have help in packing up your goods.
Please fold tent and use the space for packing and stacking your goods. Keep the street in front of your space clear for vehicles at all times.
No vehicles will be allowed on the street when pedestrians are present. The city will release vendors and open the streets at 5:00 if all areas of the festival are clear of pedestrians, all tents are down, streets are clear of goods and passable for cars, etc.
If you are not in your booth during breakdown, we may have to move your goods to allow cars through the area. The city of Winter Garden and the Bloom & Grow Garden Society are not liable for any lost or damage merchandise.
A map for Sunday Breakdown and pick up route for your tent and goods from Plant Street will be available Saturday morning. Follow the map of how to get to your area of the street. You may walk goods to your car or truck before the streets are opened.