Warwick Applefest 2017 Now Accepting Applications

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Hudson Valley Applefest 2017, which will be held on Sunday, October 1st, is now accepting craft vendor applications. Craft vendor applications and complete guidelines may be downloaded on the vendor webpage at, or via sending a self-addressed, stamped long envelope to: Applefest, P.O. Box 22, Warwick, NY 10990. For vendor FAQs and complete information about Applefest, you can visit the website or send an email to Applications are juried and booths will be assigned until all categories and spaces are full.

This year marks the 29th anniversary of Hudson Valley Applefest, an annual fund raiser sponsored by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce.In addition to hundreds of craft and food vendors, children’s activities, and free music performances on several stages, over 50 area not-for-profit organizations rely on Applefest as their most important fund raiser of the year. Over the past 29 years, Applefest attracts over 30,000 visitors annually. Accolades include “Best Food Event” and “Best Family & Arts Festival” in the Times Herald-Record, and one of the “Top 100 Events in the Nation” by the American Bus Association.

Event Liability & Insurance

A special event can take a significant amount of time and money to plan, including selecting vendors and securing the venue. However, there is always a chance that something unexpected could happen. Special event insurance is designed with situations such as these in mind.

Some venues may require event organizers to have event liability coverage. Many venues have their own liability insurance. So be sure to check with your venue, as well as your vendors, to see what types of situations may and may not be covered by their insurance. This can help determine whether your own event liability policy may help fill any gaps in coverage. If an event will be held at your home, review your homeowners policy’s liability coverage to see what is included in your coverage. You may want to purchase special event coverage beyond what your homeowners policy includes.

In addition to checking with vendors, the venue and your own homeowners policy about applicable liability coverage, you may have some coverage through credit cards or warranties. Be sure to contact credit card companies and review any existing warranties to see if they provide liability coverage.

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