The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. invites you to participate in this annual event
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. and the City of Largo. Pawfest is a
one day carnival that provides a unique opportunity to introduce and/or demonstrate your product, ser-
vice, or sport to hundreds, potentially thousands of people with a known interest in animal welfare, adop-
tion, activities, and services. Pawfest is an excellent opportunity for you to network with the individuals
who use your services or products and to explore new business ventures with others. Exhibiting is a dy-
namic, cost effective, one-stop opportunity to maximize contact with your existing clients and thousands
of potentially new customers. Pawfest provides exhibitors with a targeted market and qualified buyers. If
your business targets animal lovers, pet owners or soon-to-be pet owners, you can’t afford not to partici-
pate in this unique event! Pawfest grows each year; prior attendance has been over 3,000 and is quoted by
The New Barker as “one of the best dog friendly events of the year in Florida.”
Pawfest aims to provide children and families an opportunity to interact and have some fun with the fami-
ly pet. Pawfest strives to demonstrate to children the remarkable capabilities of their pets and to heighten
children’s awareness of the love and care that their pets require. All this fun will take place in Largo Cen-
tral Park, which for the day will become the “Dog House Village”, featuring:
The Play House: Contests and games for both children and pets.
The Activity Midway: Obedience, agility, skill & safety demonstrations, health screenings, pet
identification & other interactive programs for both children and pets.
The Art House: Student art and hands on kiddie & doggy crafts.
The Doggy Mall: A variety of pet supplies and services to choose from so you can shop till you
drop and pamper your animal best friend.
The Bark Café: Plenty of food and drinks to satisfy the human appetite, and maybe even a
little something for the dog!
This event is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc., a volunteer
community service organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one family at a time. This
event will support and raise awareness for our local animal rescue organizations around Tampa Bay.
Every dollar raised through Pawfest will go back into our local community, through the continued work of
the local rescue organizations, and the continued volunteer work of our Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanians and
the Largo High School Key Club.
THE WHEN & WHERE!!!
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rain or Shine!
LOCATION: Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
GENERAL EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:
Booth Spaces. Booths are 10’ x 10’ (100 sq. ft.) spaces.
Retail Exhibitors: $100 for one 10’ x 10’ booth space; $50 for each additional space, after January 31, 2017.
Non-Profit/Rescue Organizations: $25 for one 10’ x 10’ booth space; limited to 15 rescues; first come,
Other Non-Profit Organizations: $35 for one 10’ x 10’ booth space; $15 for each additional space.
Food Vendors: $150 for one 10’ x 10’ booth space; $100 each additional space.
Electricity: add $25
Food Trucks: Cost $150 for 10’ x 10’ serving space. Please note which side of trailer you will be serving from.
Performance Based Organizations: Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. invites you to
participate in the event by demonstrating your activity (i.e. obedience, agility, skill (Frisbee, flyball, doggie
dancing), safety demonstrations). There is no participation fee charged if you donate a performance or
demonstration. If you would like to showcase your activity, please contact Michele Simmons at (727) 776-
7250, or email
NOTE: Each participant is responsible for collecting Florida State Sales Tax and reporting it to the Florida
Department of Revenue. Out of state participants must also adhere to their individual state laws.
Booth Accommodations/Equipment. You will be responsible to bring any and all equipment you require
to set up your booth space (table, chairs, tents, fencing for performance areas, etc.) The City of Largo may
have certain items of equipment available for rent. If you are in need of equipment rental, please contact
Michele Simmons at (727) 776-7250.
Waiver of Liability and Insurance. The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. is required
to maintain a one million dollar insurance policy in order to host this event. To help ensure we succeed in
securing the necessary coverage, with the knowledge that insurance companies consider dogs to be “dan-
gerous animals,” all Exhibitors, performance organizations and food vendors will be required to sign the
attached Exhibitor Participation, Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
Further, all food vendors participating in the event shall be required to furnish the Kiwanis Club of
Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. a standard Certificate of Insurance evidencing coverage for any claim
which might arise, with a combined single limit of no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence Bodily Injury
and Property Damage, to be furnished at least 14 days prior to the event. Said Certificate of Insurance
shall reflect The City of Largo, Kiwanis International and Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas, Inc.
as named additional insureds on the General Liability insurance policy. Said Certificate of Insurance shall
indicate that the insurance covers all premises and operations which will be involved in the event, as well
as products liability insurance for any equipment to be furnished or any food products or services to be
sold by the operator.
OTHER EVENT INFORMATION:
• Set up the day of the event begins at 7 a.m. and must be completed by 9 a.m. Food truck set up must
begin no later than 7:30 a.m. You will need to unload your vehicle as quickly as possible, and complete
your set-up after removing your vehicle to the designated Exhibitor parking area.
• You will be provided a vehicle pass to be displayed on your windshield to gain access to drive on to the
event grounds for set up and break down. You will only be permitted to drive one vehicle on to the event
grounds. Vehicles are only permitted on the event grounds during assigned set-up and break-down times
– you may drive in to unload and set up your booth, then you must remove your vehicle(s) from the show
area and park in the designated parking areas for Exhibitors. Speed limit is 5 mph in the Park.
• No vehicles will be permitted to enter or be left on the event grounds from 9 a.m. on until 2 p.m.
• Exhibitors will be required to keep their booths open, and staff and monitor their booths for the entire
event. Event volunteers will be available to stand-in for you allowing you to take short breaks if needed.
• Signage and decoration of booths is encouraged so long as it is in good taste. Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-
Pinellas Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to remove any decor deemed inappropriate for the event.
• No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the show grounds.
• If you need to re-stock or remove articles from your booth area during the event, you must do this by
hand-carrying, carts, or dollies.
• Breakdown of booths may not begin until 2:05 p.m. on the day of the event. Before checking-out, all Ex-
hibitors must clean up trash in their booth space and return their space back to its original condition.
Your booth must be entirely dismantled and ready to be loaded, before you are provided a break-down
ticket which will provide entry of your vehicle into the event area to load up and exit the event.
How to become an Exhibitor or Performer, or Food Vendor. Complete the following: (1) the Pawfest
2017 Participant application or Food Vendor Contract, (2) Pawfest 2017 Participation, Waiver of Liability
and Assumption of Risk Agreement, (3) Largo Central Park Vendor Policies. Mail these documents with all
applicable fees to the address provided on the application. Reservations for booth spaces will not be
accepted unless all the above stated forms are received and all fees are paid. For Additional Ex-
hibitor or Food Vendor information or additional information about performances or to schedule a perfor-
mance, please contact Michele Simmons at (727) 776-7250.
Don’t just participate, go one step above the rest and be a Sponsor! There are a variety of different
sponsorship levels, providing for additional advantages in expanding your advertising for this event, in
exchange for your sponsorship donation. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please review the
Sponsor Commitment form enclosed, which outlines these sponsorship levels, and if interested, please
complete and return the following: (1) 2017 Sponsorship Commitment. Note: If your Sponsorship level
entitles you to booth space, you will be requested following receipt of your sponsorship commitment to
additionally complete and return the following: (1) Pawfest 2017 Participation, Waiver of Liability and As-
sumption of Risk Agreement, and (2) Largo Central Park Vendor Policies. For Additional sponsor informa-
tion, contact Linda Bullerman at (727) 501-1444, or email email@example.com.
Application Acceptance. Exhibitors accepted into the Pawfest 2017 will receive additional information
about show policies and procedures with their acceptance notification. Any changes to the show hours,
rules, set-up or break-down times, or other procedures will be noted at that time.
The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to re-
quire an exhibitor to withdraw from the event. In such event, the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas
Foundation, Inc. will refund any monies paid directly to it by said exhibitor. Exhibitor shall have no re-
course nor shall the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc. be liable in any way for any in-
direct, direct, consequential, lost profits or any other damages that may be incurred by the exhibitor.
Because Pawfest is held outdoors in a public park, the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Foundation,
Inc. cannot be responsible for weather, ground conditions, or other factors beyond our control. Rain, wind,
and other weather conditions may be present. We will do our best to accommodate all exhibitors and their
needs, and we request that exhibitors remain considerate of their customers, fellow crafters, and the vol-
unteer staff organizing and running the show.
THE KIWANIS CLUB OF LARGO/MID-PINELLAS FOUNDATION, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION; EIN 90-0599760. FLORIDA STATUTE
496.405: REGISTRATION # CH33530. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY
ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Hope to See You There!